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