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10 April headlines
Permafrost ‘carbon bomb’ may be more of a slow burn, say scientists
The ‘carbon bomb’ is stored in the thawing Arctic permafrost may be releases in a slow leak as global warming takes hold, rather than an eruption, according to new research. Guardian.
Longer-term thinking ‘needed’ on air pollution
Warnings about dirty air come so often that only the most severe seem to catch anyone’s attention. The last major episode to grab the headlines came a year ago when many areas of Britain were blanketed in a noxious brew that turned skies grey-brown for several days. BBC.
Shell’s huge gas bet underscores big oil’s push to replace coal
BP coined the slogan ‘Beyond Petroleum’. The new industry manta might be ‘Beyond Oil and into Gas’. Oh, and while we’re at it, ‘Down with Coal’. Consider Shell’s recent $70 billion acquisition of BG Group- clearly a huge bet that natural gas will prove to be its cash cow of the future. Bloomberg.
Co-operative Group returns to profit
The Co-operative Group has returned to profit after a recovery in its grocery stores and the sale of its pharmacies and farmland helped the mutual to bounce back from near collapse. Telegraph.
Europe’s carbon capture dream beset by delays, fears and doubt
Brevik, a small coastal town two hours west of Oslo, has found itself on the front line of a global battle over a technology that is hailed in some quarters as the solution to climate change, but denigrated in others as a reckless and potential fatal gamble. Guardian.
Investing in green technology – The future – Investopedia
Time to add gender equality to the growth agenda – Policy Network
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