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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 27 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.

EU agrees on 40% emission cut climate target

Global trade increasingly responsible for deforestation

Oceans acidifying at unprecedented rate, says chief scientist

Top ecotourism destinations: Denmark

US insurance companies not prepared for climate change, Ceres finds


27 October headlines

Twenty-four European banks fail financial stress tests

One in five European banks have failed crucial tests of their financial strength, leaving a €25bn (£19.6bn) capital hole in the continent’s banking system at a time of renewed fears that the five-year long eurozone crisis may be flaring up again. Guardian.

‘HS3’ backed for north of England

Plans for a high-speed “HS3” rail link in the north of England have moved a step closer after a report by the boss of the HS2 scheme, Sir David Higgins. BBC.

Global warming has doubled risk of harsh winters in Eurasia, research finds

The risk of severe winters in Europe and northern Asia has been doubled by global warming, according to new research. The counter-intuitive finding is the result of climate change melting the Arctic ice cap and causing new wind patterns that push freezing air and snow southwards. Guardian.

UNSW’s fossil fuel stance ‘a complete failure of leadership’

The decision by the University of NSW to retain its $50 million investments in fossil fuel-related businesses has been dubbed  “a complete failure of leadership” by divestment activists. SMH.


Interesting picks 

Will Australia be to world climate talks what Poland is to Europe? – Renew Economy

Halloween horror of pumpkin waste ‘must be slayed’ – Business Green

Feed the world? This organic food startup would rather not – Guardian

Ambitious or weak? Reaction to the EU’s 2030 climate package – RTCC 

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