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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 16 January 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.

Study: sea levels rising quicker than previously estimated

General election: Greens call on party leaders to support TV debate bid

Report: renewables to grow faster than fossil fuels in 2015

Harvard increases fossil fuel investment despite calls to divest

Green bond issuance triples in 2014


16 January headlines

Axa warns that companies linked to fossil fuels risk their reputations

The reputations of companies linked to fossil fuels are at immediate risk from a fast-growing divestment campaign, one of Europe’s biggest asset managers has warned. Guardian.

Even rich nations face climate ‘danger zones’, report says

With prospects of containing global warming slipping away, a team of scientists urged policymakers to redouble their efforts to rein in pollution, saying human activity risks turning even rich nations into a “danger zone”. Bloomberg.

Rate of environmental degradation puts life on Earth at risk, say scientists

Human are “eating away at out own life support” at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gas emissions and releasing vast amount of agriculture chemicals into the environment, new research has found. Guardian.

BP Gulf of Mexico oil leaks not as bad as US government claimed

BP will face a maximum fine of $13.7 billion under the Clean Water Act for its Gulf of Mexico oil spill, several billion dollars less than feared, after a judge ruled that the size of the spill was smaller than thought. Telegraph.

RBS admits mis-selling loans to troubled businesses

The Royal Bank of Scotland has run into yet more trouble over its lending to small businesses, with the launch of a review of loans that is hold sold through the Government’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme after the bank admitted to mis-selling. Independent.


Interesting picks

It is ‘impossible’ for today’s big oil companies to adapt to climate change – Guardian

Sachs: why sustainable development is just as important as finance – Investment Week

Pope Francis says climate change is mostly man’s fault – Guardian

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