Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 21 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.

‘EU is key to national prosperity’, says CBI chief

Coal company ‘exploited’ Ebola crisis for corporate gains

Barclays issued with record £1.5bn fine

Organic farming benefits biodiversity, claims report


May 21 headlines

California oil spill sparks state of emergency

A state of emergency has been declared in southern California in the US after two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, formed off the coast. BBC

Revealed: BP’s close ties with the UK government

Documents show the extent of BP’s influence on government policy and how their intimate relationship is at odds with UK commitments to reduce carbon emissions. The Guardian

MPs took tobacco firms’ gifts before packaging vote

MPs and peers accepted gifts from the tobacco industry, such as tickets to the men’s final at Wimbledon and the opera at Glyndebourne, before voting against plain packaging, an investigation has found. The Telegraph

El Nino could ‘disrupt food markets’

Global food markets could be disrupted by the El Nino event predicted for later this year. BBC

Interesting picks:

Scientists will consider rules on genetically altered humans – Empire State Tribune

Scotland demands greater voice in deciding UK renewable energy policy – Click Green

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