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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 24 April 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.

Report: fossil fuel companies need to consider climate action or risk shareholder value

WWF calls for increased ocean protection and values resource at $24tn


24 April headlines

General Election 2015: Green Party accused of ignoring climate change during campaign

Scientists and campaigners have rounded on the Green Part by accusing it of turning its back on its main missions by largely ignoring the crucial issue of climate change in the run-up to the general election Independent.

Fifth of Labour and Lib Dem candidates pledge to defy party line on fracking

More than one in five Liberal Democrat and Labour election candidates have pledged to oppose fracking in defiance of their parties’ promises to foster the industry during the next parliament. Guardian.

Air pollution could increase risk of dementia

Middle-aged and older adults who live in towns and cities suffer ageing of the brain and increased risk of dementia and stokes because of air pollution, new research suggests. Telegraph.

Changes in water vapor and clouds are amplifying global warming

A very new paper currently in press shines light on climate feedbacks and the balance of energy flow to and from earth. In the study, the authors ask and answer a number of challenging questions. Guardian.

Oil prices driven higher by Yemen conflict nerves

Oil price climbed to their highest levels in more than four months on Thursday, driven by concern that conflict could interrupt supply. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

One man’s quixotic quest for a greener future – Financial Times

Conservation and the rights of tribal people must go hand in hand – Guardian

The climate change religion – Wall Street Journal

How long term investing can offer a sustainable return – The Week

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