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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 5 January 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.

Pope Francis set to issue call to action on climate change

Financial resilience not enough to restore confidence in banking sector, says BoE

UNEP: universal climate change agreement must be in place by 2015

Wheat yields estimated to fall 6% for every 1C temperature increase

WWF: Abbot Point dredge plans raise ‘alarming concerns’


5 January headlines

Environment Agency: 7,000 properties to be lost to sea

An estimated 7,000 properties around England and Wales will be sacrificed to rising seas over the next century, according to the Environment Agency. BBC.

Nuclear power is the greenest option, says top scientists

Nuclear power is one of the least damaging sources of energy for the environment, and the green movement must accepts its expansion if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, some of the world’s leading conservation biologists have warned. Independent.

Groundbreaking biofuel project brings new life to Cornish mine

A pioneering research project to clean up a flooded Cornish tin mine is using algae to harvest the precious heavy metals in its toxic water, while simultaneously producing biofuel. Guardian.

Tropical rainforests absorb more CO2 than thought: NASA

Tropical forests may be absorbing far more carbon dioxide in response to rising atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas than many scientists had thought, a new NASA-led study has found. Economic Times.


Interesting picks

The 2015 climate change target: 192 nations, two weeks of negotiations – and one world to save – Independent

How can I go green in 2015? – Guardian

David Attenborough: senior politicians in denial about climate risk – RTCC

2015: the most crucial year in decades in the climate battle – Telegraph

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