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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 13 March 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.

Shale gas should play a role in low-carbon future, say MPs

London assembly backs fossil fuel divestment

Parliament backs plain packaging. Big tobacco fights back.

What the papers say. Dale Vince and the Supreme Court

General election: public debate to explore how the internet affects voting


13 March headlines

Global carbon emissions stall in 2014

Global emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide did not rise last year for the first time in 40 years without the presence of an economic crisis. Financial Times.

By 2050 some US cities will be hotter every year than their current record

Within 35 years, even a cold year will be warmer than the hottest year on record, according to research. The study estimates when major US cities’ average temperatures will never again dip below that of the hottest year in the past century and a half. Guardian.

China’s carbon emissions drop for the first time since 2001

Total carbon emissions in world’s second-biggest economy dropped 2% in 2014 compare with the previous year, the first drop since 2001. Bloomberg.

Plantlife Scotland highlights importance of 47 areas

The qualities of 47 places identified as Important Plant Areas have been detailed in a new report to mark Plantlife’s Scotland’s 25th anniversary. BBC.

UK trade deficit narrows to lowest since 2000

Britain’s quarterly trade deficit has narrowed to its lowest since 2000, helped by a sharp fall in the cost of imports due to a collapse in the oil price. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

ISIS are not the only ones committing great acts of vandalism – Guardian

Q&A: Why static CO2 emissions are important – Financial Times

How businesses are driving change and using sustainability to boost their economic performance – 2 Degrees

Forget global warming and climate change, call it ‘climate disruption’ – Forbes

Coalition Britain: has the ‘greenest ever’ government lived up to its promise? – Guardian

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