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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 1 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.

Medical students call for health research funders to divest from fossil fuels

General election: attention given to sustainability in campaigns criticised

#GE 2015: Those who opposed AV only have themselves to blame for election ‘chaos’

#GE2015: Lincoln – Blue & Green’s home constituency votes for policies


1 May headlines

Church of England ends investment in heavily polluting fossil fuels

The Church of England has pulled its money out of the two most polluting fossil fuels as part of what it called its moral responsibility to protect the world’s poor from the impact of global warming. Guardian.

EU carbon market reforms back on the table

The EU is almost certain to bring forward reforms to revive moribund carbon prices, after Poland failed to corral sufficient opposition in eastern Europe to block the market overhaul. Financial Times.

Exceptionally warm annual temperatures have become 13 times more likely in England

England is set to experience a significant increase in the number of record breaking warm years due to the influence of greenhouse gas emissions, scientists said. Independent.

Climate change risk to ‘one in six species’

One in six species on the planet could face extinction if nothing is done to tackle climate change, analysis suggests. If carbon emissions continue on their current path 16% of animals and plants will be lost. BBC.

Elon Muck launches Tesla’s move into energy storage

Elon Musk has launched an ambitious move that take Tesla into the energy storage market, placing high hopes for both his company and the environment in a 4ft tall domestic battery that can be mounted on a garage wall. Financial Times.


Interesting picks

Vote who, go green? Parties diverge on how to save the planet – Guardian

Election 2015: Green leader ‘put climate change on agenda’ – BBC

Vote who, go green? Parties diverge on how to save the planet – Guardian

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