Blue & Green Daily: Monday 13 April headlines

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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.

Renewables poised for ‘transformative year’ in US

World Responsible Tourism Awards nomination deadline extended

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Permafrost carbon release to have similar impact as deforestation

UN Green Climate Fund comes under fire for funding coal

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13 April headlines

Fossil fuel-free funds outperformed conventional ones, analysis shows

Investors who have dumped holdings in fossil fuel companies have outperformed those that remain invested in coal, gas and oil over the past five years, according to analysis by the world’s leading stock market index company. Guardian.

Yale students cited at fuel divestment protest

Yale University police cited 19 students after they staged a sit-in outside President Salovey’s office to push for divestment from fossil fuel companies. The protest comes as students at Harvard prepare for a week-long demonstration. Bloomberg.

UKIP Wales leader Nathan Gill: Climate change not man made

The leader of UKIP in Wales has claimed climate change is not man made. Nathan Gill said it was “complete stupidity” to think wind turbines would stop climate change His comments were criticised by Labour, Tories, Lib Dems, Plaid and the Greens who say humans affect climate change. BBC.

Supreme Court to rule on illegal pollution levels

A Supreme Court ruling this week could finally force the government to drastically speed up its plans to deal with dangerous levels of air pollution, as a long-running battle over illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide comes to head. Independent.

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Interesting picks

How much fossil fuel has been used in your lifetime? – Guardian

The EU is quietly shaping its energy union – Financial Times

Investing in fossil fuels goes against health charities’ aims, says Jonathon Porritt – Guardian

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