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Houses of Parliament - Gordon Bell via Flickr

MP’s expenses and bills far higher than in 2009

As the parliamentary expenses scandal of 2009 has begun to slip from the public’s consciousness, a new survey has confirmed that MP’s expenses and bills are now £5 million higher than in 2009. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The total claims...


drought by DFID - UK Department for International Development via Flickr

Development banks pledge to increase finance for climate change action

The world’s leading multilateral development banks (MDBs) have issued a joint pledge to increase their efforts to help developing nations fight climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Ahead of a crucial UN climate summit, to be held in New York...


Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr

Warming air temperatures may have caused Antarctica’s Larsen-B collapse

The collapse of a giant Antarctic ice shelf in 2002 was caused by rising air temperatures, according to new research. During the Antarctic summer of 2002 Larsen-B – a 3,250 sq km section of the Larsen Ice...


Ishan Khosla via Flickr

‘Don’t ignore garment workers’, activists tell London Fashion week organisers

Campaigners from anti-poverty charity War on Want have called on the UK’s fashion industry not to forget garment workers, often forced to work long hours in despicable conditions in poor countries. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. With London Fashion...


EU flags By Eoghan OLionnain via Flickr

European Commission rejects petition against ‘undemocratic’ EU-US trade deal

Campaigners have today announced that the European Commission has rejected a petition that would force a public review of a secret trade deal between the EU, US and Canada in the European Parliament. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The petition...


orca seaworld by Olivier Bruchez via Flickr

SeaWorld faces investor lawsuit following documentary Blackfish affecting attendance

SeaWorld Entertainment, which operates marine parks in San Diageo, California, and Orlando, Florida, is facing an investor lawsuit amid claims it lied about the reason for a decline in attendance after documentary Blackfish was released. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


coal power plant by Emilian Robert Vicol via flickr

Government’s capacity market could increase electricity bills and emissions, warn MPs

MPs on the energy select committee have warned that the government’s capacity market, which aims to ensure energy demand is met at peak times, could increase greenhouse gas emissions and electricity bills. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The capacity...


child visiting solar park

Co-operative Energy will begin sustainability fortnight with Community Energy Conference

Industry leader Co-operative Energy will open the Community Energy Fortnight 2014 with a conference exploring the rapid growth of community energy, complete with a panel of leading speakers from across the energy industry. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The conference...


Neil Palmer (CIAT) via Flickr

Amazon deforestation rate up 29% in 2013

The rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has worsened and is again on the rise, the government has revealed, saying 6,000 sq km (2,315 sq miles) of forest were cleared in the period up to July 2013. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


Photo: Minale Tattersfield via Flickr

ExxonMobil understating climate change risk to investors, says CTI

ExxonMobil is underplaying the risks presented to its business and investors by the need for international action to prevent climate change, according to a new report. The analysis, from the financial thinktank the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI), warns that the oil giant is unprepared for a major shift in...


Tez Goodyer via Flickr

Plans for oil and gas drilling in South Downs National Park rejected

The South Down National Park’s authority has unanimously decided to reject a bid by fracking firm Celtique Energie to undertake exploratory drilling near Fenhurst in Sussex, because of the adverse effects the operations could have on the ecosystem and landscape. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder...


oil rig scotland by Steven Straiton via flickr

IEA report reveals ‘remarkable’ slowdown in oil demand growth

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has predicted that the growth in demand for oil will slow down in the coming years, largely because of weaker demand in Europe and China, in its September Oil Market Report.  Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


Nuclear regulators

Japan steps closer to restarting nuclear power plants

Japan’s atomic regulator has today approved safety reports for two nuclear reactors, three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster led to their closure. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge The reactors were approved by a commissioners meeting in Tokyo today, with...


William Grootonk via Flickr

19% increase in people switching bank account

One year after the Current Account Switch Service was launched, the Payments Council has reported a 19% increase in customers switching current accounts – around 1.1 million people. However, some have argued the figure is too low. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


scotland flag by Barney Moss via flickr

Scottish independence: take our poll

With the Scottish independence referendum set to take place in just a week’s time, we’re asking our readers what they think in our latest website poll. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. A day after launching, the results suggest our...



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