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Google reveal data requests from governments up 150%

Internet search engine giant Google has confirmed that it is facing increasing pressure from governments across the globe to provide user information in criminal investigations, among serious ongoing revelations regarding national surveillance programs. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge In its...


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Doctors call for sugary food to be banned from schools and hospital

London researchers have argued that sugar should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake in people’s diet, in order to tackle the issue of tooth decay. To do so, experts have called on public establishments to ban sugary food and have suggested a tax on sugar....


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Pension funds urge firms to engage with shareholders over executive pay

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has urged eight companies to talk to their shareholders and resolve disputes over executive’s pay. In its second Annual General Meeting (AGM) Season Report, NAPF names eight listed companies – including easyJet, transport operator FirstGroup and private equity company SVG Capital –...


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Study suggests US gas leaks caused by faulty wells, not fracking

A new study has found that 130 water wells in Pennsylvania and Texas were contaminated by gas leaks caused by problems with the casing or lining of drilling wells, and not by the process of fracking. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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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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