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Blue & Green Daily: 22 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.

Petition urges UK government to keep the ban on bee-killing pesticides

Over £24m invested on Crowdcube in early 2015

Marine habitats in European seas found in bad shape

State of emergency declared over California oil spill

Oxford University pledges to stay away from oil and coal investments



May 22 headlines

Thomas Cook apologises over children’s deaths

Travel operator Thomas Cook has issued a ‘sincere and heartfelt’ apology over the poisoning of two children in the Greek holiday resort of Corfu. Guardian

Nationwide profits increase to over £1bn 

Nationwide building society has reported a 54% increase on annual pre-tax profits this year to £1.04bn. Nationwide has now regained position as the UK’s second largest mortgage lender. BBC

Tobacco firms prepare for legal bid against standardised packaging

Tobacco companies are preparing for to launch a legal bid in the High Court against the government for losses as a result of standardised cigarette packaging. Telegraph

Antarctic experiences ‘dramatic’ ice loss

Researchers have claimed that the Antarctic Peninsula loses around 60 cubic km every year in ice, equivalent to the annual domestic water supply to the UK.

Interesting picks:

Should Ireland say Yes to gay marriage? – Telegraph

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