Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 30 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. 

Conservative party conference: Osborne criticised for welfare cuts and inaction over climate change

Cameron’s new homes pledge ‘counter-productive’, says UK Green Building Council

Chile enforces South America’s first carbon tax

Banks and schools close down amid Hong Kong pro-democracy protests

CDP: greener S&P 500 corporations are more profitable


30 September headlines

World wildlife populations halved in 40 years – report

The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, the London Zoological Society (ZSL) says in its new Living Planet Index. BBC. 

Solar power could be world’s top electricity source by 2050, says IEA

Solar energy could be the top source of electricity by 2050, aided by plummeting costs of the equipment to generate it, a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the West’s energy watchdog, said on Monday. Guardian.

Osborne plans crackdown on tech groups with new anti-avoidance rules 

Technology companies “that go to extraordinary lengths” to cut their tax bills will be hit with new anti-avoidance rules, as George Osborne signalled plans to raise “hundreds of millions” in tax from the likes of Google and Microsoft. FT.

Argentina found to be in contempt of court by US judge 

A US judge has ruled that the Republic of Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds. BBC. 


Interesting picks

Ten British wildlife species in danger: in picturesTelegraph 

How climate change affected the world’s weather in 2013RTCC 

African fish nourish AmazonBBC

Photo: sanja gjenero via Free Images


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