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Scottish independence: renewables and climate change debate heats up

Opponents and supporters of Scottish independence have started to outline the case for renewable energy investment and progress on climate change in case the country decides to leave the union, with ‘no’ campaigners arguing the independence will harm the wind energy sector. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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Oxford City Council commits to fossil fuel divestment

Oxford City Council has become the first UK local authority to commit to fossil fuel divestment, after pledging to end its investments in the polluting industry on ethical grounds. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Though the motion was passed on July...


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Greenest government ever gets a ‘red card’ from MPs

The Environmental Audit Committee has said the government has failed to tackle air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, therefore earning a ‘red card’ on its handling of green issues. In a new report, the committee also called on parties to give top priority to environmental protection in their...


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Scottish independence: Cameron describes a Yes vote as ‘painful divorce’ in emotional appeal

Prime minister David Cameron has delivered an emotional appeal to the people of Scotland to not vote for independence, describing a future union without Scotland as “heart breaking”, a feeling he says is shared by Britons elsewhere. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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Economic growth and action against climate change can go together, global report says

Nations do not have to choose between prosperity and environmental protection anymore thanks to new technological innovations and infrastructure investment, a group of leading figures from governments and business has said in a new analysis. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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90% of small businesses prefer challenger banks

Some 90% of small and medium sized enterprises (SME) believe that challenger banks, such as Metro and Handelsbanken, offer better services than the ‘big four’ on the high street, according to a new survey. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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Brazil to build a tower in the Amazon to monitor climate change effects

A giant observation tower to assess the relationship between climate change and the forest is to be built in the Amazon, whose sensitive ecosystem can provide unique insight data on weather events and carbon capture. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) project is led by the National Institute of...


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Unilever and Siemens among companies named sustainability leaders

Unilever, Siemens and BT have all been named as sustainability leaders in their respective industries in this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) review, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The DJSI takes a...


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Sports Direct accused of ‘disregarding’ shareholder concerns

At its annual general meeting (AGM) last week retailer Sports Direct faced tough questions about practices in regards to its employees, including the use of zero-hour contracts and legal action related to bonus schemes. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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Threatened shark species protected by new fishing ban

Five threatened species of sharks have gained new protection with the introduction of historic regulations on Sunday, as part of an effort to end unsustainable fishing practices. As of September 14, oceanic whitetips, porbeagles and three types of hammerhead shark are under the protection of the Convention on International Trade...


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Impact investment taskforce calls for UK government to free $1 trillion finance

A new report from the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce has called on the government to recognise the potential for social impact investing in the UK – and help the private sector unleash $1 trillion (£615bn) in investments ready to generate profits and social good. Blue & Green Tomorrow...


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Northern Atlantic glaciers melting faster than ever, study warns

Glaciers on the northern Atlantic peninsula are melting faster than ever before and may disappear within 200 years, according to a new study. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The paper, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, has revealed that rising...


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Big corporations already preparing for carbon pricing agreement, study reveals

Some of the world’s biggest corporations are beginning to factor the likely introduction of a global price on carbon emissions into their business plans, in anticipation of international action to curb climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Data gathered for...


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Scottish independence: ‘Yes’ vote could lead to £14bn hole in budget

An independent Scotland would face three major challenges in oil, finance and pensions, according to thinktank Centre for Policy Studies. A paper published by the organisation claims Scotland could face a £13.8 billion hole in its budget if the country votes ‘Yes’. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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MPs call for new incentives to save the green deal

The energy and climate change committee has suggested stamp duty discounts, variable council tax rates and other financial incentives as ways to push householders towards energy efficiency measures, after the government’s flagship scheme failed to deliver expected results. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...



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