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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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Formula E to begin this weekend in the heart of Beijing

The greatly anticipated electric Formula E racing championship will begin in Beijing this weekend, with 40 zero-emission high-performance cars taking to the Chinese capital’s streets, beginning an 11 fully-electric racing series. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The top performance electric...


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Swiss pension fund members back sustainable investment strategies

A survey has revealed that the majority of pension fund members in Switzerland support and recognise the benefits of sustainable investment strategies. The findings highlight the growing movement to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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Oxfordshire named ‘Social Enterprise Place’ ahead of Social Saturday

Oxfordshire has become the first county in Britain to be officially named a ‘Social Enterprise Place’ by Social Enterprise UK, in recognition of the area’s growing social economy. Social enterprises are businesses that trade with a...


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Role of energy efficiency greatly underestimated, says energy body

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said that energy efficiency has the potential to boost economic growth and sustainable development and not only reduce energy demand, as it is often suggested. The so-called ‘hidden fuel’ is...


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Hundreds dead as heaviest downpour in 50 years rains down on India and Pakistan

The heavily militarised region of Kashmir, shared by both India and Pakistan, has endured the worst rainfall in 50 years as flash floods took thousands by surprise, with no warning issued by India’s weather office. The...


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British winters becoming more extreme, scientists warn

British winters are becoming more extreme, with unpredictable swings between very mild, stormy winters and very cold, snowy ones becoming more likely, a new study has warned. Surveying seasonal records dating back to 1899, experts from...



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