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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 10 July 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.

University of Warwick commits to fossil fuel divestment

Report: oil investments facing ‘heightened risks’

Summer budget 2015: benefit cuts to affect 13m families

EdenTree launch event triumph

How cooking endangers planet and people


10 July headlines

Fossil fuel firms risk wasting billions by ignoring climate change, says IEA

The world’s fossil fuel companies risk wasting billions of dollars of investment by not taking global action to fight climate change seriously, according to the chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Guardian.

Climate ‘vice’ constricts bumblebees’ natural ranges – researchers

Climate change is threatening the survival of bumblebees, significantly reducing the habitats in which they can survive, researchers say. They say the natural ranges of these key pollinators are being compressed in both Europe and North America. BBC.

UK renewable funds drop on Osborne’s climate levy change

UK-based energy funds have taken a hit following the government’s decision to extend a climate change levy to renewable producers. The Renewables Infrastructure Group Ltd., or TRIG, was the hardest hit by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s measures. Its share price dropped 3.1 percent on Thursday. Bloomberg.

Green Climate Fund partners with Deutsche Bank to green fury

A UN piggy bank to help poor countries deal with climate change partnered with a leading coal funder, sparking an outcry from green groups. At a meeting in its South Korean headquarters on Thursday, the Green Climate Fund approved Deutsche Bank and 12 other financial entities to receive and distribute cash. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Scientists should tell investors about climate, carbon and divestment – Guardian

The 97 percent scientific consensus on climate change is wrong – it’s even higher – Yahoo

Investing in science can be ‘the game changer’ for development – Reuters

Is it ok for scientists to weep over climate change? – Guardian

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