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Essential indicators reflect trends of a warming planet

In 2014, the most essential indicators of Earth’s changing climate continued to reflect trends of a warming planet, with several markers such as rising land and ocean temperature, sea levels and greenhouse gases ─ setting new records. These key findings and others can be found in the State of...


World class marine energy testing facility opens at the University of Edinburgh.

UK and Canada in unique link-up to develop tidal energy projects

Five British companies are to receive grant funding from the Government’s innovation experts at Innovate UK to develop tidal energy projects with Canadian businesses and universities. Split across two projects, worth a combined £700,000, the projects will help governments, industry and academia better understand the impact of tidal technology...


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NASA finds Greenland glaciers melting faster than thought

Greenland’s glaciers flowing into the ocean are grounded deeper below sea level than previously measured, allowing intruding ocean water to badly undercut the glacier faces. That process will raise sea levels around the world much faster than currently estimated, according to a team of researchers led by Eric Rignot...


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Mangroves help protect coastal areas against sea level rise

Mangrove forests could play a crucial role in protecting coastal areas from sea level rise caused by climate change, according to new research involving the University of Southampton. A joint study between researchers at the University of Southampton along with colleagues from the Universities of Auckland and Waikato in...


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Natural gas boom is NOT responsible for drop in CO2 emissions

The 11 percent decrease in climate change-causing carbon dioxide emissions in the US during the six years up to 2013 was caused by the global financial recession – not the switch to natural gas, new research shows. Experts have assumed that the drop in emissions reflected a shift to...


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Scotland’s First Minister demands Whitehall “respect” for renewable energy

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is using her increased political muscle to fight the corner of the Scottish renewable energy industry in the wake of planned subsidy cuts. The SNP leader has written to Prime Minister David Cameron to demand “respect” for her nation’s world-leading position on the development...


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Green Deal scheme closes after DECC pulls the plug on extra funding

The Green Deal scheme has been closed to all new applications this afternoon after the Government ruled out further funding of the Green Deal Finance Company. Concerned about the low take-up and poor industry standards, Energy Ministers decided to call time on the troubled scheme saying the move would...


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Nuclear watchdog says Defence chiefs are breaking the law over radioactive waste

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has accused UK defence chiefs of breaching Health and Safety legislation by failing to protect the public from the risk of radioactive waste at one of its atomic weapons bases. An official Improvement Notice has been served on the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)...


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Industry reacts with shock and anger to renewable energy subsidy cuts

Industry leaders and campaigners have reacted with shock and anger at Government plans to overhaul subsidy support for the renewable energy industry with a series of cuts and rule changes, RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has expressed dismay at the announcement by...


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Articles of note: best in sustainability

Here we round up all the trending news in climate change and sustainability. We’re planning to relaunch with original content in September so please complete our readership survey to tell us what you’d like us to cover. Climate change costing airlines millions of dollars in extra fuel and flying time. Scientists...


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Articles of note: responsible tourism

Here we round up all the trending news in responsible tourism. We’re planning to relaunch with original content in September so please complete our readership survey to tell us what you’d like us to cover. Responsible Travel hits back at FCO with alternative Greece advice.  Government advice and sensationalist media headlines...


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Articles of note: renewable energy

Here we round up all the trending news in renewable, clean and new energy. We’re planning to relaunch with original content in September so please complete our readership survey to tell us what you’d like us to cover. Cheap oil endangers poorer nations’ switch to renewable energy. Supporters of solar power...


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Articles of note: sustainable investment

Here we round up all the trending news in sustainable, responsible and ethical investment. We’re planning to relaunch with original content in September so please complete our readership survey to tell us what you’d like us to cover. £50.1m of Green Investment Bank funs backing Halton projects. Anna Soubry,...


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UK Govt study releases climate change risk assessment

An international group of scientists, energy policy analysts, and experts in risk from finance and the military have released a new independent assessment of the risks of climate change, designed to support political leaders in their decisions on how much priority to give to the issue. The ‘Climate Change:...


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Getting ready for September relaunch

We’re taking a short break over the summer weeks while we prepare for our relaunch in mid-September. Please complete our readership and relaunch survey so we can include all of your excellent thoughts with ours. We’ll still be posting ‘articles of note’ from other publications at blueandgreentomorrow.com and putting up features periodically. We’ll also be summarising...



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