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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 6 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.

Smithsonian publishes first official statement on climate change

Global renewable energy investment on the rise

200,000 more pensioners to receive winter energy bill discount

Renewable energy contracts ‘poorly managed’, say MPs


6 October headlines

Financial services see fastest growth since 2007, says CBI

The UK’s financial service sector is growing at its fastest rate since 2007, says the CBI business lobby group. BBC

UN biodiversity report highlights failure to meet conservation targets

International efforts to meet targets to stem the loss of wildlife and habitats are failing miserably, according to a UN report. Guardian

Typhoon Phanfone Returns to Sea After Drenching Tokyo

Rail services resumed and evacuation advisories were lifted in Tokyo after Typhoon Phanfone passed over the Japanese capital on its way back out to sea. The storm caused at least one death at a U.S. air base in Okinawa. Businessweek

Inequalities mar Africa’s rise

From Senegal to Kenya and from Morocco to Mozambique, Africa is enjoying an era of economic promise that has survived war and famine, dictatorship and corruption. Financial Times

Stormy conditions hit UK

Stormy conditions hit parts of the UK on Monday morning, with strong winds and heavy rain expected to spread westwards bringing the risk of travel disruption and flooding across. Guardian

Interesting picks:

London voted most desired place in the world to workGuardian

Cable plans pay rise for apprentices BBC

Butterfly wings successfully grown in labZ news

Hong Kong Protests Dwindle as City Returns to Work Wall Street Journal

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