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2013 Australian heatwave caused by climate change, studies argue

Four separate studies by Australian universities have concluded that the extremely hot temperatures that hit the country last year were almost certainly related to rising greenhouse gas emissions and have urged the climate-sceptic government to take action. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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US carbon standards could save thousands of lives every year

The introduction of stricter emissions standards for US power plants could save thousands of lives every year, according to a new study. By cutting dangerous air pollution, emissions standards could have almost immediate health benefits, researchers said. Depending on the strength of the measures introduced, these benefits could include...


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India to become ‘renewables superpower’ but coal still needed, says energy minister

India’s energy minister Piyush Goyal has said his country will become a renewables superpower, with solar power in particular set for a big boost. However, he said the output of coal-fired power plants will also grow, with the minister dismissing climate change and environmental protection discourse as ‘western homilies’....


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Wonga profits halved by compensation payouts

The payday lender Wonga has seen its profits fall by more than half after a year marred by controversy. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Wonga, the UK’s largest payday lender, reported pre-tax profits for the year ending in December 2013 of...


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National Trust and Panasonic team up in effort to boost sustainability

The conservation charity National Trust has entered a new partnership with tech giant Panasonic UK that it hopes will enable the charity to operate in a more sustainable way, by using more energy efficient products. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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UK’s first floating solar farm installed

A farm in Berkshire has become home to the first floating solar farm in the UK, as developers announce plans to roll out the innovative installations across the country. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Floating on a reservoir at Sheeplands Farm,...


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Oil and gas industry calls for tax incentives as operating costs rise by 60%

The UK oil and gas industry’s economic outlook has revealed rising costs for the sector, prompting calls for the government to provide more tax incentives to retrieve £1 trillion investment and fully exploit the country’s declining offshore reserves. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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Climate change worsening California drought

Manmade climate change is exacerbating California’s devastating drought, scientists have said, as at least 80% of the state suffers under extreme drought conditions. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In a new study, researchers from Stanford University are hesitant to fully blame...


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UK set for driest September on record

With just 19.4mm of rain up to September 28 and temperatures warmer than average, September 2014 is likely to be the driest since records began. However, the Met Office has said that October is likely to be as wet and cold as usual. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


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Campaigners call for climate refugee protection as migrant deaths reach record high

As a new study reveals that 22,000 migrants have died trying to reach Europe in the last 14 years, campaigners have warned that climate change may force many more to flee their country. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. New figures from...


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IEA: solar could be largest electricity source by 2050

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said in a new report that the falling cost of photovoltaic (PV) technology is likely to make solar power the greatest source of electricity by mid-century, with China and the US taking the lead. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder...


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World’s wildlife declined by 50% in 40 years

The number of wild animals living on the planet has halved over the past four decades because of unsustainable consumption and reckless human activities that have destroyed habitats, according to the latest figures from WWF and the Zoological Society of London. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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Conservative party conference: Osborne criticised for welfare cuts and inaction over climate change

Chancellor George Osborne has promised new reforms on benefits to eradicate a “culture of welfare dependency” and pledged to encourage the exploitation of shale gas reserves if the Conservatives are re-elected. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Speaking at the...


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Lloyds fires eight staff and withholds bonuses over Libor scandal

Lloyds Banking Group has dismissed eight employees for their role in the manipulation of currency and the Libor rate, forfeiting bonuses worth £3 million. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Lloyds, which is 24% owned by the government after its bailout, said...


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Cameron’s new homes pledge ‘counter-productive’, says UK Green Building Council

Prime minister David Cameron’s pledge to build discount homes for first time buyers and exempt them from the zero-carbon homes standard has been criticised by green campaigners. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. On Saturday, Cameron announced that a re-elected Conservative government...



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