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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 24 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.

Can we ignore the sustainability naysayers?

‘This is the year to fight climate change’, World Bank president tells finance world at Davos

First UK Islamic ISA gives consumers ethical tax-free way to save

EU ‘bows to pressure from fossil fuel lobby’ as fracking regulation plans are shelved

Impax Asset Management: investment opportunities in environmental markets ‘attractive’


January 24 headlines

SSE set for huge profit jump after hiking energy bills

Big six energy supplier SSE has admitted that its customers have been leaving in droves after the hike in household prices last year. However, the company said it still expects profits to grow by around 8.8% to £1.54 billion in the year to March 31. Independent.

Lord Rooker: ‘Planting trees could stop flooding’

Britain should turn swathes of its upland pastures into woodland to help prevent flooding, according to a former environment minister, Lord Rooker. The idea of “rewilding” the uplands is something the current environment secretary Owen Paterson has said he would seriously consider along with other innovative solutions. BBC.

Fish oil could soon come from GM crop

A genetically-modified plant that produces seeds packed with fish oils is set to be grown in open fields in the UK within money, scientists have announced. As well as being used as health supplements in human food the seeds could provide feed for farmed fish. Guardian.

Billionaire Caudwell urges rich to give more to poor

British billionaire John Caudwell says the rich have a “moral and ethical obligation” to give more to the poor. He urged those attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to address the growing gap between starving poor and supper rich. BBC.


Interesting picks

The ‘too big to fail’ problem just got worse – Telegraph

Voices: Joe Keefe, on the appeal of ESG investments – Wall Street Journal

Reasons for optimism about a transition to a greener economy – Guardian

Upping the ante on climate change media coverage – Huffington Post

Startling Number of Scientific Papers Disputed Human-Caused Global Warming Last Year – Weather Channel


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