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Sports Direct set to face investor’s questions on zero hour contracts

At its annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, retailer Sports Direct will face questions over the use of zero hour contracts for part time staff. Such contracts have faced criticism over the last year because of the lack of security they offer workers. Zero hour contracts have been described...


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Big Six to give £153m back to consumers

The UK’s biggest energy firms have been told by the energy regulator to refund 3.5 million domestic customers a total of £153 million from closed accounts, following complaints by consumer groups. The UK’s ‘Big Six’ –...


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Half of North America’s bird species vulnerable to climate change, study finds

Approximately half of North America’s 650 bird species, including the bald eagle, will be disrupted by climate change over the next 65 years, a new report has found, with some expected to go extinct. The report, published by the National Audubon Society, has described the shrinking habitats and ranges...


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University of California unsure over fossil fuel divestment

The University of California (UC) has agreed to take environmental issues into account over investment decisions but has not considered the option of total divestment from fossil fuel companies, arguing this would not significantly affect climate change. [Blue&Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Personal happiness and healthy environment deeply interconnected, new book says

Our appetite for material things that we cannot have is seriously harming the planet’s resources according to the new book by a researcher from the University of East Anglia (UEA). The book Happier People Healthier Planet:...


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Badger cull resumes despite concerns over effectiveness

A controversial cull of badgers to prevent the spread of bovine TB has resumed, despite evidence suggesting that the practice is inhumane and ineffective. The government has confirmed that the second year of the cull...


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NASA probe to study world’s forests and carbon cycle

NASA is developing a new probe that will create a unique 3D map of all the world’s forests, in an attempt to improve understanding of their role in the carbon cycle and the mitigation of climate change. [Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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Europe could see an increase in forest fires due to climate change

The area burned by forest fires in Europe could increase by 200% by 2090 because of the impacts of climate change, a new study from the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) has found. Climate change is expected to bring increased temperatures and longer droughts – conditions that...


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Modern technology could have predicted global warming hiatus

If scientists had today’s tools in the 1990s, they would have been able to forecast a pause in global rising temperatures, according to a new study by US and Australian researchers. Scientists from the National Centre...


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Greenpeace launch campaign to save ancient Mahan Forest from Indian Coal

This week, environmental group Greenpeace have launched a campaign to save over 400,000 trees and its local inhabitants in Mahan, India, from a potentially illegal coal plant. A petition has already begun to raise pressure on India’s minister of tribal affairs to ensure a fair village vote in the...


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Conflict zones could place crucial crops at risk, study finds

Wild species related to our crops and are crucial as a potential future food resource have been identified in a study. However, researchers from the University of Birmingham said conflict zones could places these species at risk. Crop wild relatives (CWR) are species closely related to our crops, which researchers say...


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Global food trade may not meet future demand

As the global population grows food supply may be unable to meet rising demand, with potentially devastating impacts for countries already reliant on imports, a new study has warned. The paper, published in the journal...


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Ed Davey promises bold action from the UK at UN climate summit

The government has outlined an action plan to ensure a global climate agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ahead of UN conference in Paris in 2015 and climate summit in New York later this month. The...


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Scottish independence: sterling falls as investor confidence struck by Yes gains

The findings of a recent YouGov poll that confirmed the Yes campaign for an independent Scotland has edged ahead of its rival has spurred panic among businesses and consumers over financial uncertainty. The sterling has subsequently fallen to a 10-month low, down 1.1% at $1.6147 against the dollar and down...


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Children science project found more bumblebees in cities than in the countryside

A nationwide school science experiment has revealed that bumblebees prefer suburban areas to rural places, because of the wider variety of flora. EDF Energy’s Big Bumblebee Discovery was carried out in partnership with the British Science Association (BSA) and the Centre of Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and involved around...



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