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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 22 August 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.

Angels back regeneration via the crowd

A designer future: communicating sustainability by design

Labour party would allow energy regulator to revoke utilities’ licences

Study links increased flooding to population growth

Study: Greenland and Antarctica are losing 500km3 of ice per year


22 August headlines

Global warming slowdown answer lies in depth of Atlantic, study finds

The key behind the slowdown in global warming in recent years could lie at the depths of the Atlantic and Southern oceans where excess heat is being stored – not the Pacific Ocean as has previously been suggested, according to new research. Guardian.

Bank of America to pay record $17bn settlement for mortgage sales

The US government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-checked securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department has announced. Independent.

Scottish independence could trigger capital flight, warns HSBC chairman

The chairman of HSBC has warned that Scottish independence could prompt “capital flight” from the country and leaves its financial system in a “parlous state”. Douglas Flint is the most senior business leader to voice concerns independence. Telegraph.

Tidal energy project to be constructed in the Pentland Firth

The construction of a major tidal energy project in the Pentland Firth is set to begin later this year. The MeyGen scheme has secured £50 million in funding. The scheme’s backers say that, when completed, it will include 269 turbines submerged on the seabed. BBC.


Interesting picks

Iran: dried out – Financial Times

Climate change: meteorologists preparing for the worst – Yahoo

Does social responsibility hurt a company’s bottom line? – Entrepreneur

Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change – Washington Post

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