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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 14 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.

Fiduciary duty: are your investment fit for the future?

Sustainable cities go beyond green to blue

Investments in renewables must increase, warns UN

National Trust calls for action to protect coastline from climate change

IPCC climate report means cleantech ‘an attractive proposition for any investor’


14 April headlines

Renewables, nuclear must triple to save climate, UN says

The world needs to triple the energy it gets from renewables, nuclear reactors and power plants that use emissions-capture technology to avoid dangerous levels of global warming, United Nations scientists said. Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chair of the 235 scientists who drafted the report, said, “We need to depart from business as usual, and this departure is a huge technological and institutional challenge.” Bloomberg.

Ed Davey urges EU to lead climate change fight

The European Unions must do more to lead worldwide efforts to limit climate change, the UK government has said. Climate change secretary Ed Davey said other countries must try to be as “ambitious” as the UK, he added that is was possible to make changes in a “cheap” way. BBC.

Ohio geologists link small earthquakes to fracking

State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to gas drilling, leading the state to issue new permit condition in certain areas that are among the nation’s strictest. Guardian.

Local authorities ‘hustled’ into passing greenfield planning permissions

Councils are being “hustled” into allowing development on Greenfield land by the government, the director-general of the National Trust has warned. Dame Helen Ghosh said that pressure from government is pushing councils into proposing Greenfield land for development rather than brownfield sites, leading to greenfield sites being “no longer sacrosanct”. Telegraph.

Entire marine food chain at risk from rising CO2 levels in water

Escalating carbon dioxide will cause fish to lose their fear of predators, potentially damaging the entire marine food chain, joint Australian and US research had found. The study states that the behaviour of fish would be “seriously affected” by greater exposure to CO2. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Coal gasification: the clean energy of the future? – BBC

Climate change: small is also beautiful – Guardian

Investors predict executive pay protest against UK banks – Financial Times

Fragile middle: 2.8bn people on the brink – Financial Times

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