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Davey: EU climate package could boost global deal

The EU’s climate change mitigation package has been described as a “historic moment” and could aid negotiations on a global scale, according to energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Last week, EU leaders...


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Consumers warned over pumpkin waste ahead of Halloween night

As Halloween night approaches, Britons have been urged not to throw edible pumpkins away once the celebrations have ended, especially this year, which according to farmers has been particularly bad for pumpkins. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. With the...


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Co-op Bank appoints Dennis Holt as chairman

The Co-operative Bank has appointed Dennis Holt as its new chairman following its former chairman becoming embroiled in a drugs scandal. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The Co-op Bank hit headwinds last year when it discovered a £1.5 billion...


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GIB invests in Royal Brackla whisky distillery sustainability upgrade

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has announced plans to finance a biomass conversion project that will help a historic Scottish whisky distillery to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.  Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The new biomass boiler will allow the...


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UN report to warn of ‘irreversible’ climate change damage

A draft copy of a report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that climate change could have “serious, pervasive and irreversible” effects on society and the environment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The report is...


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University of New South Wales criticised by campaigners for refusing to divest from fossil fuels

The vice chancellor of the University of New South Wales has said the school will not drop its $50 million investment in coal, oil and gas companies but would rather ‘work closely with the industry’, despite calls from students and academics to show leadership in tackling climate change. Blue...


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Melting Arctic increasing the chance of cold winters in Europe and Asia

Loss of ice in the Arctic triggered by global warming could result in more severe winters in Europe and central Asia, as freezing air from altered wind patterns would be pushed southwards, according to new research. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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25 European banks fail stress test

The European Central Bank (ECB) has released the troubling results of its latest stress test, identifying 25 banks that have capital shortfalls amounting to €25 billion (£19.7bn). The test is designed to assess how banks would cope in another financial crisis. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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HS3 northern rail link given green light

The UK government has given the nod to a HS3 rail link, which would connect cities in the north of England, despite the controversy that has surrounded its predecessor HS2. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In a new report the chair...


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Global trade increasingly responsible for deforestation

The global trade in agricultural and timber products is pushing the planet’s forests to the brink, having been responsible for more than a third of recent deforestation, a new study has warned. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The report, commissioned by...


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Oceans acidifying at unprecedented rate, says chief scientist

Sir Mark Walport, the UK government’s chief scientist, has warned that since the industrial revolution the acidity of the world’s oceans has increased by 25% and is set to rise further – threatening fish stocks and the natural environment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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Centrica boss criticises UK’s ‘paradox’ power policy

Sam Laidlaw, chief executive of Centrica, the owner of British Gas, has labelled the UK’s power policy as a “paradox” and criticised the capacity market subsidy scheme for supporting old polluting power plants. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The...


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US insurance companies not prepared for climate change, Ceres finds

Analysis of 330 of America’s largest insurance companies found that while a few are showing strong leadership to address the threats climate change poses, the majority of them are unprepared to face risks and opportunities arising from the unpredictability of climate events. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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EU agrees on 40% emission cut climate target

EU leaders have agreed on a climate change pact that requires the bloc to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The climate package, finalised at a meeting of heads of state...


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55 studies find climate change causes conflict

A new analysis from the National Bureau of Economic Research has amalgamated the findings of 55 studies and concluded that there is a relationship between the effects of climate change and the rise of violent conflict. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....



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