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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 13 October 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.

Low carbon energy transition could save trillions

Dame Colette Bowe appointed new chairman of the Banking Standards Review Council

Pay gap between private and public sector increasing – report


October 13 headlines

Midwives to strike for first time in history in row over pay

Midwives will strike today for the first time as they join hundreds of thousands of health workers in a national protest over pay. Metro

Alien species in UK could cause an ‘environmental catastrophe’ for British rivers

Five of Europe’s deadliest freshwater species are now in UK waters wreaking havoc on the environment, a Cambridge University study has warned. At least 10 more are expected in the next half-decade. Independent

FTSE 100 directors’ earnings up 21% in a year

A steep rise in long-term incentives meant directors at FTSE 100 companies earned 21% more in the last financial year, a report has found. Sky News

Drugs flushed into the environment could be cause of wildlife decline

Potent pharmaceuticals flushed into the environment via human and animal sewage could be a hidden cause of the global wildlife crisis, according to new research. Guardian

Interesting picks:

Apprentice’s Nick Hewer attacks Tesco as he backs Fairtrade banana campaignGuardian

Concerns rise over US-EU trade talksBBC

What Would Milton Friedman Do About Climate Change? Tax CarbonForbes

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