Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 20 May 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.

IMF: Fossil fuels receive $10m a minute subsidies

Pay bankers the same as civil servants, says former Tory strategist

Deutsche Bank prepares for UK exit from EU

Greek debt deal within a week, says Varoufakis


20 May headlines

Organic farms benefit biodiversity

A study has found that organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the decline in biodiversity on conventional farms. BBC

Coal company exploited Ebola crisis for corporate gain

Public health experts have expressed their outrage that Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private coal company, used the Ebola crisis for its own corporate gain. The company is accused of saying that an expansion of energy access with coal could have hindered the spread of the disease which killed 11,000 people in West Africa last year. Guardian

CBI: Time to ‘turn up the volume’ on EU vote

The president of the Confederation of British Industry has said that it is time to spark the debate on the EU referendum vote which David Cameron is hoping will take place in 2017. He has called upon businesses to speak out on the benefits of Britain’s membership of the EU. Telegraph

UBS faces £350m fine over forex rigging

The Swiss bank UBS is expected to be fined around £350 after it fixed the foreign exchange rate. The US Justice Department is expected to pursue the bank over allegations it manipulated the £3.5trn a day market. Guardian


Interesting picks:

I’m not British but I live here and pay my taxes. Shouldn’t I have a vote in the EU referendum? – Telegraph

Faeces, bacteria, toxins: welcome to the chicken farm – Guardian

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