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A man in the arena: the end of the beginning

1,454 days after the first Blue & Green word was published on November 5th 2010, we fade to grey. Not black, because there is still a flicker of hope. We’re taking a break while we regroup. It may be next month, it may be in 2015. Yes, we have...


Antarctic iceberg by NOAA's National Ocean Service via Flickr

Shell seeks Arctic drilling licence extension

Oil giant Shell is reportedly seeking an extension on a licence that allows the firm to drill in US Arctic water. The move is likely to be criticised by green and environmental groups. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The...


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Salt degradation risking food security, says UN study

A study from the UN has found that an area of previously fertile land equivalent to the size of France has been damaged by salt, putting food security at risk. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The study, from the...


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IT workers across the world work in ‘unethical and lethal conditions’

A new investigation by Electronics Watch and student group People & Planet denounces “major abuses” in the sector manufacturing computers and other ICT equipment in Asia, with workers often being exposed to dangerous and unethical conditions. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Deutsche Bank faces €92m loss over soaring legal cost

German bank Deutsche Bank has announced a net loss of €92 million (£72.6m) in the three months to September following legal costs of up to €894 million (£706 million) for various investigations it was involved with. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Bank of England raises climate change concerns with insurers

The Bank of England has written to 30 large insurers to raise concerns and ask the companies whether climate change poses a material risk to the sector and how the phenomenon could affect their business models. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Climate change to amplify risk of conflict

A combination of climate change and food insecurity, which could be heightened by changing weather patters, is amplifying the risks of conflict and civil unrest in 32 counties, according to a new report. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The...


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National Trust opens new hydro turbine in Snowdonia

Conservation charity the National Trust has switched on a new hydro turbine at Hafod y Porth in Snowdonia in a partnership with clean energy supplier Good Energy, in an effort to boost the organisation’s renewable portfolio. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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National Grid: winter energy capacity to fall to seven-year low

The National Grid has warned that the UK’s electricity capacity will be at a seven-year low this winter, after a string of power plant closures and breakdowns. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Though the national energy operator stressed that blackouts are...


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Great British Bee Count: allotments better than parks for bees

Findings of the Great British Bee Count revealed that allotments, more than gardens, school grounds and parks provide the best habitat for declining bees, honey bees and bumblebees. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The initiative organised by Friends of...


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UBS boosts profits despite setting aside £1.9bn for legal costs

Swiss bank UBS has set aside $1.9 billion (£1.18bn) to cover legal costs for an investigation into alleged currency rigging. Despite the issues, net income at the bank increased by almost a third. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. UBS...


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Met Office unveils new £97m supercomputer to improve weather and climate predictions

The UK Met Office will build a new supercomputer 13 times more powerful than the current system to predict weather and climate change, in a plan expected to put the UK at the forefront of meteorological research. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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Financial market scandals result of ‘undesirable culture’, says BOE official

The claims that there are a “few bad apples” operating in the financial markets is no longer credible given the amount of cases of misconduct that have emerged in recent years, according to Minouche Shafik, deputy governor for markets and banking at the Bank of England. Blue & Green...


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Unsustainable population rise is unstoppable, scientists warn

Not even a global one-child policy or a devastating third world war would reduce the human population to sustainable levels, a study has found. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...


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Wall Street banks rule out funding controversial Abbot Point coal port

Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan Chase have decided not to finance a controversial project involving dredging part of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, according to an Australian environmental group. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The Rainforest Action...



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