Blue&Green Daily: Thursday 16 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.

CDP: Apple, Google, Microsoft and Unilever leaders in tackling climate change

Global renewable energy investment up 11% in promising third quarter

Sea levels to rise by 1.8 meters in worst-case climate scenario

Free trade is a ‘myth’ that has failed, says Fairtrade CEO

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October 16 headlines

BG’s new CEO Lund to become best-paid oil-company boss in Europe

Helge Lund will become the best-paid oil-company boss in Europe when he takes the helm at BG Group Plc, catapulting him past peers at bigger producers including Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Businessweek

UK science ‘losing ground’ to rival nations

The UK will lose its leading position in science and engineering unless cutbacks are reversed, campaigners say. BBC

UK blocks €5bn Russian North Sea deal

The UK has blocked a €5bn deal by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to acquire gasfields in the North Sea, as even private Russian companies with no connection to Russian president Vladimir Putin’s inner circle fall victim to the chill between Moscow and the west. Financial Times

With new Ebola case confirmed, US vows vigilance

New shortcomings emerged Wednesday in the nation’s response to the Ebola virus after it was revealed that a second nurse was infected with Ebola at a hospital here and that she had traveled on a commercial flight the day before she showed symptoms of the disease. New York Times

Interesting picks:

Anthropocene: is this the new epoch of humans?Guardian

As deaths mount in Nepal disasters, questions about climate change raisedThe Star

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