Blue & Green Daily: Monday 23 March 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.
Arctic sea ice hits record low
Carbon absorbed by Amazon has halved since 90s, says study
Gates and Bloomberg give $4 million to fight tobacco
Stock Trading Has Accelerated Beyond Our Control
Partial eclipse 2015: the source of all our power
23 March headlines
Global warming poses ‘biggest challenge’ to National Trust
Year-long silverfish infestations, battered coastlines and other consequences of a changing climate mean global warming is now the biggest single threat to the National Trust, the charity’s head has warned. Financial Times.
Climate-sceptic US senator given funds by BP political action committee
One of America’s most powerful and outspoken opponents of climate change regulation received election campaign contributions that can be traced back to senior BP staff, including chief executive Bob Dudley. Guardian.
Fossil fuels: scientists draw up investment principles
Climate scientists at leading universities are joining forces discuss the basis of a set of principles governing investment in fossil fuels. They include academics at Oxford, Imperial College London and Harvard. BBC.
Climate change: Coalition accused of politicising greenhouse gas target
The Australian Abbott government has been accused of politicising the release of official greenhouse gas projections that confirm Australia’s international climate pledge for 2020 is becoming easier to reach, but which will also increase pressure for the country to adopt a more ambitious post-2020 target. Guardian.
Abbott steps up funding to keep barrier reef off endangered list
Australian prime minister Tony Abbott promised a further A$100 million in funds as part of a plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef and keep the World Heritage site from being listed as endangered. Bloomberg.
Could Oslo’s decision to divest from coal inspire bigger cities to do the same? – Guardian
Selling out of fossil fuels no solution for climate change – Financial Times
Meat free week: good for your waistline and the planet? –Telegraph
Investment consultants told to ‘man up’ on stranded assets – Financial Times
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