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International Volunteering Conference to shed light on ethics in ‘voluntourism’

A conference has been organised to give interested volunteers information on overseas development projects and the practices behind them. The event will take place in London on October 25. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The International Volunteering Conference, launched...


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India to host global investor summit focused on renewable energy in 2015

India is set to host a meeting of international investors willing to pour billions into realising the country’s great clean energy potential, after India’s energy minister promised to turn the nation into a ‘renewable superpower’. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Thousands march to demand end to rhino and elephant poaching

Thousands of people took to the streets around the world on Saturday to protest against the illegal wildlife trade that is threatening the very existence of rhinos and elephants. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The Global March for Elephants and Rhinos...


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China’s economic growth undermining carbon-cutting efforts

Despite climate change commitments and improvements in its approach to greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, China’s massive economic growth is jeopardising its efforts to build a low-carbon economy, new research has found. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The study,...


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Energy efficiency targets could boost UK economy by £62bn

Tougher energy efficiency targets could boost the UK economy by £62 billion and create 40,000 jobs, according to unpublished figures obtained by WWF. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The figures, part of a costs and benefit assessment disclosed after an access...


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Governments have failed to protect wildlife, UN biodiversity report finds

As representatives from around the world gather in South Korea to discuss conservation progress, a damning new report from the UN has revealed that governments have failed to tackle the loss of species, habitat destruction, pollution and overfishing. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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Abandoned Lincoln asylum could become global science centre

A run down 19th century former mental asylum in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, may be reinvented as an international science centre under new £4 million plans. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The Lawn, a Greek revival complex comprised of several buildings, was build...


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Smithsonian publishes first official statement on climate change

The Smithsonian Institution, a renowned group of US museums and research centres, has published its first official statement on climate change, warning the world of its unsustainable course. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Pointing to the wealth of evidence linking rising...


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Renewable energy contracts ‘poorly managed’, say MPs

Consumers are getting poor value for money out of contracts worth £16.6 billion given to renewable energy projects, without competition, by the UK government, according to MPs. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In April, the government stepped in to offer contracts to...


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Global renewable energy investment on the rise

Renewable energy investment totalled $175 billion (£108.9bn) in the first three quarters of 2014, as the sector shows signs of a worldwide recovery after a two-year slump. Figures released on Thursday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) reveal that clean energy investment is up 16% from the same period...


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200,000 more pensioners to receive winter energy bill discount

A scheme that helps UK pensioners pay their energy bills is to be expanded this winter, to include an extra 200,000 people. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. This year, anyone signed up to the Pension Credit Guarantee will qualify for the...


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Offshore wind crucial to Japan’s energy future, says Carbon Trust

Japan must accelerate the development of its wind sector in order to ensure a sustainable future and stop dependency on nuclear power and imported fossil fuels, according to a new report by the Carbon Trust. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Thousands of walruses forced onto Alaskan shore by Arctic melt

The loss of Arctic sea ice has caused around 35,000 walruses to come ashore on a beach in Alaska, with the US forced to reroute flights in order to avoid scaring the animals. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The phenomenon was...


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Renewables to compete for £300m subsidies but solar industry penalised

The government has unveiled plans to increase support for renewable energy from £95 million to £300 million but the industry fears the system would harm solar development and provide little value for money. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The renewable energy sector...


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World’s first CCS power plant launched in Canada

The world’s first commercial-scale power plant to be fitted with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has begun operations, boosting hopes that the technology can contribute to the fight against climate change. SaskPower’s Boundary Dam facility in Saskatchewan, Canada, will now trap around 90% of its emissions, equivalent to taking...



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