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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 28 November 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.

Current renewables won’t solve climate crisis, say Google engineers

Responsibly invested assets reach $6.57tn in US

Parasite linked to climate change a threat to honey bees

Helen Mirren and Michael Palin amongst celebrities backing #GivingTuesday


28 November headlines

UN climate change deal must have legally binding targets, says EU

An international deal on global warming must have legally binding targets, Europe will argue at a UN climate summit in Peru next week. Guardian.

Renewables ‘biggest power source’

Renewable power has overtaken nuclear to become the main source of electricity in Scotland, the latest figures have suggested. BBC.

Indonesia cracks down on deforestation in symbolic u-turn

Indonesia’s new president announces plans to protect rainforest and peatlands, signalling a new direction for the country with the worst rate of deforestation in the world. Guardian.

Humans are the new asteroids as animals driven extinct

Animals are dying off in the wild at a pace as great as the extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago because of human activity and climate change. Bloomberg.

Oil price tumbles to four-year low as Saudis resist OPEC cut

The price of oil plunged to a fresh four-year low with Opec poised to shy away from production cuts despite a 30% slump in prince since the summer. Independent.


Interesting picks

We have a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ for a cycling revolution – Guardian

How could man intervene to change the climate? – BBC

Pope Francis backs global efforts to tackle climate change – RTCC

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