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Current renewables won’t solve climate crisis, say Google engineers

Today’s renewable technologies alone will not be able to cut greenhouse gas emissions enough to halt climate change, Ross Koningstein and David Fork, both engineers at Google, have commented. In an article written by the two engineers for IEEE Spectrum they note that climate scientists have “definitively” shown that...


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Responsibly invested assets reach $6.57tn in US

Sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing assets have grown by 76% in the US between 2012 and 2014, a report from the US SIF Foundation, the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in the US, has revealed. The biennial report – US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends 2014...


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Parasite linked to climate change a threat to honey bees

New research from the Queen’s University Belfast has found that the spread of an exotic parasite that threatens the UK’s honey bee population could be speed up by climate change and rising temperatures. The study was funded by the Insect Pollinators Initiative and published and the journal Proceeding of...


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Helen Mirren and Michael Palin amongst celebrities backing #GivingTuesday

Celebrities, businesses and charities have signed up as partners to the UK’s first #GivingTuesday, part of a global campaign designed to promote giving in the run up to the festive period. #GivingTuesday falls directly after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, days that are associated with pre-Christmas consumerism. The global...


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Thank you crowdfunder and our crowdfunders

In August I had the painful task of telling our readers, supporters and the team that we faced an existential crisis. Everyone rallied and we put together a last ditch crowd funding appeal with the excellent people at crowdfunder. Our mission, to raise enough money to survive a cash flow problem....


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Research finds Antarctic ice thicker than previously thought

A research team has used a robot to create a 3D map of previously inaccessible areas of the Antarctic and found that sea ice is thicker than previously thought. The team, which consists of scientists from the UK, US and Australia, has so far mapped three locations around the...


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UN ethical tourism efforts praised

During a meeting in Rome, Italy, last week the World Committee on Tourism Ethics praised UN efforts to promote ethical behaviour in the travel industry, including initiatives on accessible tourism, trafficking and illegal trading. Minister for Culture and Tourism of Italy, Dario Franceschini commented, “In these difficult times, characterised...


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INEOS bids to become biggest player in UK shale with $1bn investment

Chemical giant INEOS has announced its intentions to become the biggest player within the UK’s growing shale gas industry with an investment of $1 billion (£640 million). Shale gas has become a highly debated energy source. Whilst supporters argue that shale gas can be used as an effective transition...


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Responsible investment still being viewed as detrimental to returns

Fiona Reynolds, managing director at Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), has commented that whilst the responsible investment community is making the case for wealth creation whilst considering sustainability it is not translating into the amount of action needed. Sustainable investment has gradually been gaining ground and research suggests that...


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And we’re back – Blue & Green Tomorrow has a tomorrow, from today

Just under a month since we succeeded in our crowdfunding campaign and took a break to regroup, we’re back. It’s been a busy few weeks but we’re looking forward to getting back into the game, amplifying the work of sustainable individuals and organisations and pointing a spotlight on the...


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A man in the arena: the end of the beginning

1,454 days after the first Blue & Green word was published on November 5th 2010, we fade to grey. Not black, because there is still a flicker of hope. We’re taking a break while we regroup. It may be next month, it may be in 2015. Yes, we have...


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Shell seeks Arctic drilling licence extension

Oil giant Shell is reportedly seeking an extension on a licence that allows the firm to drill in US Arctic water. The move is likely to be criticised by green and environmental groups. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The...


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Salt degradation risking food security, says UN study

A study from the UN has found that an area of previously fertile land equivalent to the size of France has been damaged by salt, putting food security at risk. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The study, from the...


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IT workers across the world work in ‘unethical and lethal conditions’

A new investigation by Electronics Watch and student group People & Planet denounces “major abuses” in the sector manufacturing computers and other ICT equipment in Asia, with workers often being exposed to dangerous and unethical conditions. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Deutsche Bank faces €92m loss over soaring legal cost

German bank Deutsche Bank has announced a net loss of €92 million (£72.6m) in the three months to September following legal costs of up to €894 million (£706 million) for various investigations it was involved with. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....



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