Blue & Green Daily: Friday 17 October headlines

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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 boom will increase global carbon emissions, scientists warn

Family farming to be the focus of 2014 World Food Day

SolarCity offers $200m green bonds to retail investors

Over £800,000 equity investment raised for social and impact investing

MSCI launches fossil fuel free investment indexes

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October 17 headlines

Fossil fuel industry supported by a ‘toxic triangle’ that puts 400 million at risk

Political inertia, financial short-termism and vested fossil fuel interests have formed a “toxic triangle” that threatens to push up global temperatures, putting 400 million people at risk of hunger and drought by 2060, Oxfam said on Friday, a week before a European Union summit to finalise a new climate and energy policy framework. Guardian.

Government to consider new peer-to-peer lending ISA

The government is considering a new tax free individual savings account (ISA). The plan is to create one for people who lend money direct to borrowers over the the internet using peer-to-peer lending sites, adding to the two longstanding ISAs for cash and shares. BBC.

ANU’s share divestment based on sound research, says adviser

The advice behind the Australian National University’s (ANU’s) divestment from seven resource companies was sound and is not about to be changed, the head of the responsible investment advisory company has insisted after a two-week controversy over the decision. Guardian.

UN appeals for funds to fight ebola

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has launched a fresh appeal for financing to contain the spread of the Ebola virus in west Africa after the global body received only 1 per cent of $1bn sought for a rapid response fund to tackle the escalating crisis. FT.

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Interesting picks:

Ebola is in headlines, but tobacco also kills in Africa Guardian Sustainable Business Network.

Solarcentury reveals how it is planning to make solar farms even greener Business Green.

Windmills, snails and science tales: Paterson comes out of his shell RTCC. 

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