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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 22 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.

Shell and BP face investor calls for transparency on climate change risks

Business leaders embracing sustainability but Europe lagging behind

Clean energy investment reached $274bn in 2014

Amazon to use wind to power data centres


22 January headlines

Controversial Lancashire fracking plans ‘should be refused’

Controversial plans for fracking in Lancashire should be refused because drilling would cause “unacceptable” increases in noise and heavy traffic, according to the count council’s planning officers. Guardian.

Miliband calls for global treaty to halt despoliation of seas

Governments should appoint ministers for the oceans and agree a global treaty to halt the despoiling of the seas, the former foreign secretary David Miliband has said. The Times.

Underground carbon dioxide storage process faces clogs, MIT says

The practice of storing carbon dioxide underground in salt caverns, where it’s supposed to solidify, could result in carbon dioxide remaining in its gaseous state and escaping into the atmosphere. Bloomberg.

‘Safer GMOs’ made by US scientists

US scientists say they have taken the first step towards making “safer” GMOs that cannot spread in the wild using synthetic biology. BBC.

Davos 2015: Banks are better off for more regulation, says Deutsche Bank boss

Banks are better off for most of the new regulations that have been introduced in the wake of the financial crisis, according to the boss of one of the world’s largest lenders. Independent.


Interesting picks

India’s tiger revival is a boost for that rarest beast in conservation: hope – Guardian

Getting rid of fuel subsidies – Financial Times

UK should take a lead role in the EU drive to overhaul deep-sea trawling – Guardian

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