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Research finds Antarctic ice thicker than previously thought

A research team has used a robot to create a 3D map of previously inaccessible areas of the Antarctic and found that sea ice is thicker than previously thought. The team, which consists of scientists from the UK, US and Australia, has so far mapped three locations around the...


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UN ethical tourism efforts praised

During a meeting in Rome, Italy, last week the World Committee on Tourism Ethics praised UN efforts to promote ethical behaviour in the travel industry, including initiatives on accessible tourism, trafficking and illegal trading. Minister for Culture and Tourism of Italy, Dario Franceschini commented, “In these difficult times, characterised...


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INEOS bids to become biggest player in UK shale with $1bn investment

Chemical giant INEOS has announced its intentions to become the biggest player within the UK’s growing shale gas industry with an investment of $1 billion (£640 million). Shale gas has become a highly debated energy source. Whilst supporters argue that shale gas can be used as an effective transition...


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Responsible investment still being viewed as detrimental to returns

Fiona Reynolds, managing director at Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), has commented that whilst the responsible investment community is making the case for wealth creation whilst considering sustainability it is not translating into the amount of action needed. Sustainable investment has gradually been gaining ground and research suggests that...


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And we’re back – Blue & Green Tomorrow has a tomorrow, from today

Just under a month since we succeeded in our crowdfunding campaign and took a break to regroup, we’re back. It’s been a busy few weeks but we’re looking forward to getting back into the game, amplifying the work of sustainable individuals and organisations and pointing a spotlight on the...


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A man in the arena: the end of the beginning

1,454 days after the first Blue & Green word was published on November 5th 2010, we fade to grey. Not black, because there is still a flicker of hope. We’re taking a break while we regroup. It may be next month, it may be in 2015. Yes, we have...


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Shell seeks Arctic drilling licence extension

Oil giant Shell is reportedly seeking an extension on a licence that allows the firm to drill in US Arctic water. The move is likely to be criticised by green and environmental groups. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The...


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Salt degradation risking food security, says UN study

A study from the UN has found that an area of previously fertile land equivalent to the size of France has been damaged by salt, putting food security at risk. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The study, from the...


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IT workers across the world work in ‘unethical and lethal conditions’

A new investigation by Electronics Watch and student group People & Planet denounces “major abuses” in the sector manufacturing computers and other ICT equipment in Asia, with workers often being exposed to dangerous and unethical conditions. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Deutsche Bank faces €92m loss over soaring legal cost

German bank Deutsche Bank has announced a net loss of €92 million (£72.6m) in the three months to September following legal costs of up to €894 million (£706 million) for various investigations it was involved with. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Bank of England raises climate change concerns with insurers

The Bank of England has written to 30 large insurers to raise concerns and ask the companies whether climate change poses a material risk to the sector and how the phenomenon could affect their business models. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Climate change to amplify risk of conflict

A combination of climate change and food insecurity, which could be heightened by changing weather patters, is amplifying the risks of conflict and civil unrest in 32 counties, according to a new report. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The...


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National Trust opens new hydro turbine in Snowdonia

Conservation charity the National Trust has switched on a new hydro turbine at Hafod y Porth in Snowdonia in a partnership with clean energy supplier Good Energy, in an effort to boost the organisation’s renewable portfolio. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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National Grid: winter energy capacity to fall to seven-year low

The National Grid has warned that the UK’s electricity capacity will be at a seven-year low this winter, after a string of power plant closures and breakdowns. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Though the national energy operator stressed that blackouts are...


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Great British Bee Count: allotments better than parks for bees

Findings of the Great British Bee Count revealed that allotments, more than gardens, school grounds and parks provide the best habitat for declining bees, honey bees and bumblebees. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The initiative organised by Friends of...



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