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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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UBS boosts profits despite setting aside £1.9bn for legal costs

Swiss bank UBS has set aside $1.9 billion (£1.18bn) to cover legal costs for an investigation into alleged currency rigging. Despite the issues, net income at the bank increased by almost a third. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. UBS...


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Met Office unveils new £97m supercomputer to improve weather and climate predictions

The UK Met Office will build a new supercomputer 13 times more powerful than the current system to predict weather and climate change, in a plan expected to put the UK at the forefront of meteorological research. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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Financial market scandals result of ‘undesirable culture’, says BOE official

The claims that there are a “few bad apples” operating in the financial markets is no longer credible given the amount of cases of misconduct that have emerged in recent years, according to Minouche Shafik, deputy governor for markets and banking at the Bank of England. Blue & Green...


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Unsustainable population rise is unstoppable, scientists warn

Not even a global one-child policy or a devastating third world war would reduce the human population to sustainable levels, a study has found. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...


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Wall Street banks rule out funding controversial Abbot Point coal port

Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan Chase have decided not to finance a controversial project involving dredging part of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, according to an Australian environmental group. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The Rainforest Action...


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Davey: EU climate package could boost global deal

The EU’s climate change mitigation package has been described as a “historic moment” and could aid negotiations on a global scale, according to energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Last week, EU leaders...


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Consumers warned over pumpkin waste ahead of Halloween night

As Halloween night approaches, Britons have been urged not to throw edible pumpkins away once the celebrations have ended, especially this year, which according to farmers has been particularly bad for pumpkins. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. With the...


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Co-op Bank appoints Dennis Holt as chairman

The Co-operative Bank has appointed Dennis Holt as its new chairman following its former chairman becoming embroiled in a drugs scandal. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The Co-op Bank hit headwinds last year when it discovered a £1.5 billion...


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GIB invests in Royal Brackla whisky distillery sustainability upgrade

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has announced plans to finance a biomass conversion project that will help a historic Scottish whisky distillery to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.  Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The new biomass boiler will allow the...


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UN report to warn of ‘irreversible’ climate change damage

A draft copy of a report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that climate change could have “serious, pervasive and irreversible” effects on society and the environment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The report is...


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University of New South Wales criticised by campaigners for refusing to divest from fossil fuels

The vice chancellor of the University of New South Wales has said the school will not drop its $50 million investment in coal, oil and gas companies but would rather ‘work closely with the industry’, despite calls from students and academics to show leadership in tackling climate change. Blue...


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Melting Arctic increasing the chance of cold winters in Europe and Asia

Loss of ice in the Arctic triggered by global warming could result in more severe winters in Europe and central Asia, as freezing air from altered wind patterns would be pushed southwards, according to new research. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....



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