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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 29 September headlines



Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow.

Fracking: government ignores 99% opposition to change trespass law

British businesses make sustainable timber pledge

EU must reconsider climate targets if UN talks fail, says energy commissioner

One in 40 living in areas likely to be underwater by 2100

ShareAction warns investors over Shell’s Arctic drilling plans


29 September headlines

Geneva Report warns record debt and slow growth point to crisis

A “poisonous combination” of record debt and slowing growth suggest the global economy could be heading for another crisis, a hard-hitting report will warn on Monday. FT.

Siemens: we will be in fossil fuels ‘for the really long-term’

One of the world’s leading industrial multinationals has said it will be investing in fossil fuels for “the really long-term”, despite commitments to green technologies including renewable energy and energy efficiency. Guardian.

China embraces carbon pricing and UN takes a shine to plan

Millions of visitors and residents could hardly miss the message projected on the side of the world famous United Nations building in New York this week: “Put a price on carbon.” Reuters. 

Hong Kong citizens step up protests as riot police withdrawn

Thousands of Hong Kong citizens protested across the city on Monday, blocking roads and prompting the closure of banks and schools, as they stepped up their calls for democracy. Guardian. 

US carbon emissions rise despite Obama climate plan

U.S. emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide have risen 6% in the last two years despite the Obama administration’s efforts to curb global warming, federal data show. USA Today.


Interesting picks

Is Alaska the new Florida? Experts predict where next for America’s ‘climate refugees’Guardian

Solar-powered beer: Heineken unveils UK’s largest green breweryEdie

Threatened birds of prey ‘vanish’BBC

Taxes, fees: the worldwide battle between utilities and solarReuters

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