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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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David Cameron among 125 confirmed speakers at UN climate summit

The UN has released a list of confirmed attendants for the New York climate meeting next week, including David Cameron, with presidents from US and France also participating. India and China, two of the most polluting nations, will not send their presidents but instead lower level officials. Blue &...


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Environmental laureates urge foundations and philanthropists to battle climate change

Some 160 leading environmentalists have issued a call to foundations and philanthropists to use their money and influence to battle climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In an open letter published in the form of a full-page advertisement...


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Solar generator teams up with RSPB to ‘give nature a home’

Solar generator Lightsource Renewable Energy has joined forces with environmental NGO RSPB to launch a competition asking schoolchildren to design a new-look bird nesting or bat roosting box that can be installed on solar farms around the UK, to “give nature a home”. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


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Scottish independence: what the papers say

At the Scottish independence referendum draws nearer, the debate between unionists and nationalists has been dominating headlines. On September 18, Scots will take to the polls and decide if they want to remain part of the UK or become an independent country. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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Renewable manifesto sets out blueprint for next government

Ahead of next year’s general election, the Renewable Energy Association (REA) has published a blueprint for the next government, outlining plans to create jobs, investment and growth whilst helping the UK catch up in the global energy race. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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Survey: more financial advisers should consider alternative investments

A survey, published in a comprehensive new report, has found that 100% of respondents at an alternative investment summit agree that more financial advisers should consider the growing market for their clients. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The 2014...



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