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Charity hails new law as a vital step forwards in walking investment

National charity Living Streets is celebrating the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy being made into law as a positive step towards walking and calling for this commitment to be matched by the government earmarking funds in the upcoming Spending Review. People today walk almost a third less than they...


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Primary school pupils given look at future of renewable energy

The relative peace and quiet of a Pembrokeshire based solar farm was disturbed last week when more than 30 pupils from Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School visited as part of their education into the production and use of alternative energy. Taking place at Haverfordwest’s Cuckoo Grove site the Solar...


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Virgin Media announces Digital for Good sustainability strategy

Virgin Media has announces a set of new sustainability goals that will see the UK’s internet provider do more good with digital, while growing responsibly and sustainably. As part of its new sustainability strategy, Virgin Media is committed to achieving five ambitious goals in the next five years. They...


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Europe approves €33 million funding for EV network in Netherlands

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Dutch plans to provide almost €33 million of public funding for the installation and operation of charging stations for electric vehicles. This scheme will contribute to the roll-out of the necessary infrastructure to make electric cars a viable alternative...


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Scotland deliver renewable energy success to Malawi

Almost 80,000 people in rural Malawi have improved access to electricity and a brighter future thanks to the Malawi Renewable Energy Acceleration Programme (MREAP) which has published its final results. Led by the University of Strathclyde, with an investment of £2.3m, MREAP is the single biggest Scottish Government international...


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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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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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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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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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Why casinos are beginning to leave NV Energy

Nevada based energy firm NV Energy are looking at a potential crisis if proposed plans by various Las Vegas casino operators go ahead. Major casino owners are looking to sever their ties with the energy company and are looking to now source their electricity elsewhere. Many industries have been...


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NGOs urge world leaders to harness ‘historic opportunity’

World leaders have a “historic opportunity” this year to tackle climate change and eradicate poverty, according for NGOs who are calling on them to seize the opportunity. In a report, development and environmental NGOs CARE and WWF argues that two important government summits can be used to forge lasting...


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G7 study: climate change a ‘global security threat’

Climate change will aggravate social and political tensions for decades to come unless action is taken, according to a new report commissioned by the G7 governments. The report, which was written by an international consortium, urges governments to make climate change a priority in foreign policy. It describes climate...


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Pope Francis criticises those involved in weapons industry

Pope Francis has labelled Christians that are involved in the arms industry or invest in the sector “hypocrites”. The comments come after the Pope published his encyclical in climate change and the environment. The Pope set aside his prepared speech as he addressed a really of young people in...


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Climate change a ‘medical emergency’, says study

The threat climate change poses to human health is so great it should be considered a “medical emergency” and has the potential to undermine the last fifty years of gains in development and global health, according to a UCL-led Commission. The research, which has been published in the Lancet,...


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OECD: Large banking sectors fuel inequality and slow growth

Countries with larger banking sectors experience greater inequality and slower economic growth, according to a report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). A report by the OECD has said that countries that have larger banking sectors have higher levels of inequality and slower rates of...



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