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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 2 July 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.

100 philanthropic organisations have pledged to divest from fossil fuels

Airports Commission backs Heathrow expansion

Government should explain onshore wind subsidy alternative, committee says


2 July headlines

Fracking could hurt house prices, health and environment, official report says

Fracking operations to extract shale gas in Britain could cause nearby house prices to fall by up to 7% and create a risk of environmental damage, according to a government report that has been published in full for the first time. Guardian.

China climate change plan unveiled

China – the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases – has announced details of its climate action plan. The office of Premier Li Keqiang said that emissions “will peak around 2030” and China would work hard to achieve the target even earlier. BBC.

Vatican ‘may’ consider divestment from fossil fuels, despite pope’s call to arms

The Vatican may consider, but it not committed to, divesting its holding in fossil fuels, a Catholic church official has said, despite Pope Francis’s call for bold action to fight climate change and global warming. Guardian.

Australia welcomes Unesco decision on Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s government breathed a sigh of relief after Unesco’s World Heritage Committee upheld a May decision that keeps the Great Barrier Reef from being listed as endangered. Bloomberg.


Interesting picks

Heathrow expansions risks deepening London’s air pollution crisis – Guardian

Heathrow Airport expansions: How the small village of Harmondsworth could be destroyed to clear space – Independent

Technology the key to pollution debate as app exposes ‘dirty air’ neighbourhoods – London Evening Standard

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