Blue & Green Daily: Monday 10 February 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.
UK ethical fund value grew more than 20% in 2013
The wrong side of the tracks? The charity helping India’s railway children
UK environmental research body signs partnership with oil giant Shell
British explorer completes Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated Antarctic journey
UK weather: heavy rainfall and severe gales means southern disruption continues
February 10 headlines
Political row deepens as 14 flood warnings in place on Thames
Fourteen severe flood warnings were in place along the River Thames early Monday as the head of the Environment Agency accused critics of the public body of being politically motivated. AFP.
Ed Davey calls for investigation into energy companies’ gas profits
The energy secretary, Ed Davey, has urged the energy regulator to look into the profits being made by the Big Six energy companies through supplying gas. Guardian.
UK weather: Floods threaten to spread as Army scrambles to help bolster defences with yet more storms on the way
Serious flooding is likely to spread to the Thames Valley within days, the Government warned today as hundreds of soldiers were put on standby to protect threatened communities by building up sea and river defences. Independent.
Barclays blasted over ‘catastrophic’ theft of thousands of customer files
Barclays is under scrutiny by regulators and could face a hefty fine after thousands of confidential customer files were stolen in a data breach described as catastrophic by an adviser to the business secretary, Vince Cable. Guardian.
Thousands of rogue bankers sacked since financial crisis
Almost six thousand bankers, brokers and financial advisers in Britain have been sacked or suspended for dishonest or reckless conduct since the start of the financial crisis. Times.
Hot heads in cold weather – New Yorker
Millennials’ bold new business plan: Corporations with a conscience – Salon
The End of Snow? – New York Times
Women and Cleantech: Glass Ceiling Not Yet Broken – Huffington Post