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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 11 March 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.

Observer Ethical Awards 2014: a look inside the ‘green Oscars’

Trust in UK banks stabilises – but still lags behind rest of world

The road to nowhere: a call to arms for sustainable transport

Scientists discover four new manmade ozone-depleting gases

Thyroid cancer cases rise among Fukushima children – but link to nuclear disaster contested


11 March headlines

A question of integrity: forex scandal leaves Bank fighting to save reputation

Mark Carney, the Bank of England’s Governor, will face one the sternest tests of his tenure today. He and Paul Fisher, the Bank’s executive director of markets, will appear before MPs to answer explosive allegations that the institution turned a blind eye to the manipulation of foreign exchange markets. Times.

Fukushima operator may have to dump contaminated water into Pacific

A senior adviser to the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has told the firm that it may have no choice but to eventually dump hundreds of thousands of tonnes of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean. Guardian.

Floods give jobs market ‘unexpected boost’, says Manpower

The UK’s winter floods have given the jobs market an “unexpected boost” as new staff are hired to cope with the clean-up, Manpower has said. BBC.

Ed Balls plans £6bn raid on bank bonuses and mansion owners

Labour is planning a £6bn tax raid on bankers and prime property owners to raise funds for new job creation schemes and other pledges. Financial Times.


Interesting picks

How climate change helped Genghis Khan – Independent

Can hair salons help save the environment? – Guardian

Do massive dams ever make sense? – BBC

Elephants Can Distinguish Between Human Languages and Voices – TIME

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