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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 22 December 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.

NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory returns first maps

Climate change could cut crop production by 18%


22 December headlines

UK’s biggest solar farm connects to national grid

The biggest solar farm in the UK, capable of powering 14,000 homes a year, has been connected to the national grid in Oxfordshire. The 46MW Landmead solar farm is built on low-grade farmland used for grazing sheep, which will remain along with new wildflowers to be planted as part of efforts to improve the site’s biodiversity. Guardian.

Antarctic photo science archive unlocked

Aerial photos from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula. UK scientists are comparing the images with newly acquired data sets to assess the changes that have occurred in some of the region’s 400-plus glaciers. BBC.

Saudi Arabia Confident in Oil Rebounding on Global Growth

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, is confident that crude prices will rebound with global economic growth boosting demand. Prices will recover from a slump due to a glut created by a lack of cooperation from producers outside the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, the Saudi Arabia Oil Minister has said. Bloomberg.

British wave power hit by uncertainty over funding, says report

Funding for wave power, seen as a potentially huge and clean source of energy for the UK, has become uncertain as investors pull out or are unwilling to invest, according to a new report. Guardian.

One in ten local wildlife havens lost or damaged

More than one in ten of England’s local wildlife havens have been lost or damaged in the last five years, conservationists have warned. Sites including hedgerows and ancient woodland are under threat from house and road building and change to environmental farming schemes. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

Only 9% of public ready to eat less meat to fight climate change – Policy Innovations

Q&A: heating up the climate change debate – Wall Street Journal

Americans have no idea about the health consequences of climate change – Fast Company

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