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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 14 May 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.

Edinburgh students stage sit-in over fossil fuel investments

UN calls to tackle $19bn e-waste ‘tsunami’

Nepal: Rescue efforts resume after deadly tremor

Modern Magna Carta: Principles for Responsible Investment


14 May headlines

Philippine factory fire: Death toll rises to 72

The death toll in a fire that destroyed a shoe factory in the Philippine capital has risen to 72, officials say. BBC

Tory pledge to end wind subsidies risks green economy, say industry leaders

The Conservatives must not undermine the so-called green economy and cause job losses through their manifesto pledge to end subsidies for onshore windfarms, figures in the renewable energy industry have said. The Guardian

UK forex inquiry comes under US pressure

The integrity of a Bank of England inquiry is in question as prosecutors in the US probe what the central bank knew about traders’ behaviour in the foreign-exchange market. Financial Times

World Bank advocates long term thinking on climate change

Switching to a zero-carbon economy is more than just a dream, according to the World Bank. But costs will be high for countries that fail to act quickly. EurActiv


Interesting picks:

Prince Charles urged badger cull – BBC

Oxford university in £300m science venture – FT

Amber Rudd faces climate change battle with Tory ‘grey blob’ – The Ecologist

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