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Wind powered a quarter of homes in 2014

Record amounts of clean energy from wind farms were generated last year, powering over a quarter of all UK homes, official statistics from the National Grid show. RenewableUK, the trade body for the wind and marine energy sectors, has highlighted the figures that show the growth within the renewable...


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FTSE chief executives surpass average annual salary in 2 days

By late afternoon on January 6 company executives that returned to work the previous day will have earned more than the average UK worker earns in an entire year, according to calculations by think-tank the High Pay Centre. FTSE 100 chief executives are paid on average £4.72 million, even...


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Met Office: 2014 UK’s warmest year on record

Provisional full year figures have confirmed that 2014 was the UK’s warmest year, according to the Met Office. Despite this, awareness of the effects of climate change on the UK remains low amongst the public, leading to one expert calling the government’s communications on the issue a “colossal failure”....


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Commuters faced with train fare hike

Last week train fares were increased further, putting pressure on commuters, with average day fares rising by 2.2%. The increase means that a record number of workers travelling into London will now pay more than £5,000 a year on travel costs. The latest price hike marks the 11th successive...


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David Attenborough: people in power denying climate risk

Naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough has accused those in a position of authority and power of denying the risks posed by climate change because it is easier than taking the necessary action. Speaking to Sky News, Attenborough said, “Wherever you look there are huge risks. The awful thing is...


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Asda to trial misshapen veg as Jamie Oliver criticises food waste

Supermarket Asda is to trial selling misshapen fruit and vegetables at a discount price after working with TV chef Jamie Oliver, who has described the amount of food waste in the UK as “bordering on criminal”. The initiative featured in a new series of Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night...


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Scotland’s electricity system could be almost 100% renewable by 2030

By 2030 Scotland’s electricity could be powered almost entirely by renewables and be fossil fuel-free, according to a report backed by WWF Scotland. The research adds that clean energy sources could provide a “secure and stable” alternative for the country. The first half of 2014 saw renewables become the...


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Nuclear power needed to tackle climate change, say leading scientists

Top conservation scientists have stated that in order to tackle climate change and protect the natural environment nuclear power must be considered. They warn that relying solely on renewables to replace fossil fuels is “risky”. In an open letter over 70 scientists call on environmentalist and campaign groups to...


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7,000 properties to be lost due to rising sea levels, says Environment Agency

By the end of the century an estimated 7,000 properties across England and Wales will be lost to rising sea levels, according to the Environment Agency, after a decision that states the cost of protecting the properties would be too high. The risk of flooding in the UK is...


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Top articles of 2014

Looking back at Blue & Green Tomorrow’s top articles of 2014 shows variety and sustainability across a range of areas, from vegan meals to supervolcanoes and rising sea levels to ice structures.  University of Oxford college votes for vegan meals to help fight climate change Jemma Collins: Wadham College at...


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Top articles of October 2014

Bees proved they continue to be a favourite among the British public, with findings of the Great British Bee Count becoming our most popular article of October 2014. Great British Bee Count: allotments better than parks for bees Ilaria Bertini: Findings of the Great British Bee Count revealed that allotments,...


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Top articles of September 2014

Back in September, a saltwater-powered sports car was approved for EU roads, David Attenborough warned of the ‘escalating erosion of wildlife’, and claims stated that Richard Branson failed to deliver on his climate pledge. Saltwater-powered sports car approved for EU roads Tom Revell: An environmentally-friendly sports car powered by saltwater...


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Top articles of August 2014

A town in Solomon Islands relocating its whole population proved to be the top article in August. Animal testing, integrated sustainability in business and tidal energy also came out top. Soloman Islands town to relocate 1,000 people to escape climate change Tom Revell: A town in the Soloman Islands is...


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Top articles of July 2014

In July, climate change affecting rainfall levels in Southern Australia became our most popular article of the month, whilst scientists offering $30,000 for proof that climate change is not manmade came second. Climate change creating ‘water crisis’ in Australia Richard Heasman: Compared to data collected in the 20th century, rainfall levels...


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Pope Francis set to issue call to action on climate change

Reports suggest that Pope Francis is set to take the unprecedented step of issuing a call for Catholics to act on climate change. The Pope has previously stated that economic developments should respect “God’s creation”. According to a Bishop the Pope would like to have a direct influence on...



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