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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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Sustainable Development Goals need to consider poverty and climate change

Climate change, poverty eradication and sustainable development cannot be tackled as separate entities, claims a new report. Instead a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that considers all off these factors is crucial, it argues. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Rally organised in retaliation against ‘green attack’ on Abbot Point over Great Barrier Reef concerns

Local business owners and politicians have banded together to defend developments on Abbot Point docks, Australia, a move that would “save north Queensland,” but puts the Great Barrier Reef at immense environmental risk. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The rally,...


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Campaigners call for action on ‘weak’ whaling moratorium

The Humane Society International (HSI) has called on the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to curb violations of the global moratorium on whaling, which campaigners fear is no longer sufficient to protect cetaceans. Blue&Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The commission will gather...


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Survey: Brits show appetite for socially responsible businesses

A new UK-wide survey, conducted to coincide with Social Saturday, has revealed that the public have an appetite and appreciation for socially responsible businesses. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Social enterprises are businesses that have a mission to tackle...


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Scottish Independence: An overview – as shares rise in RBS and Lloyds over plans to leave Scotland

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and its state-backed peer Lloyds have both confirmed plans to leave an independent Scotland and move its headquarters to England if the Scottish people vote for independence next week – a decision that has resonated well with investors. Blue & Green Tomorrow is...


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Just half of MPs believe that manmade climate change is a fact

A new poll has revealed that just 51% of MPs believe that it is an established fact that global warming is caused by human activities despite the majority of scientists supporting this. The survey revealed considerable difference of opinions among the political parties. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


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Renewable energy job industry to benefit contractors across Europe

As Europe enforces tighter emission targets for 2020, renewable energy development to reduce carbon emissions will continue the steady growth of the sustainable energy industry, benefiting contractors across the EU. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. A report by Procorre, an...


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Ozone layer on track to recovery, UN says

The Earth’s ozone layer that protects us from the dangerous ultraviolet rays of the sun is expected to recover over the next few decades, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) have said. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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Consumer demand drives illegal deforestation – report

Demand for commodities such as palm oil, animal feed and timber has caused 71% of tropical deforestation for agriculture between 2000 and 2012, 49% of which was done illegally. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Consumer demand from the EU,...


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Labour promises air pollution crackdown

The Labour party has launched a new campaign against air pollution, pledging to help local authorities tackle a crisis that, they say, causes the premature death of 29,000 Britons each year. Speaking at a London primary...


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Climate change art project in Bristol shows extent of rising sea levels

Artists, helped by community members and experts, have drown a blue chalk line across Bristol to show which parts of the city  would be underwater because of extreme weather and rising sea levels if action is not taken to mitigate the effects of climate change. A US-born artistic piece...


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Scottish independence: one week to go

With just one week until Scots take to the polls to decide if they want to remain part of the union or become an independent country, we’re asking our readers what they think. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Our...


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Europe’s climate change and energy strategy at ‘critical juncture’, says thinktank

Renewed leadership from Europe on the issues of climate change and energy could leverage a greater effort from other major economies, according to thinktank IPPR. The organisation describes Europe as being as a “critical juncture” when it comes to strategy on the issue. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


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Smart meters could save only 2% on energy bills, MPs warn

Household smart meters could save consumers as little as 2% on their energy bills, MPs have warned ahead of a £10.6 billion nationwide roll out. Starting in earnest next year, the roll out will see around...



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