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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 23 April 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.

Earth Day: public urged to take climate action

Climate will irrevocably change unless bold action is taken, scientists warn

Businesses to showcase pledges and call for policies at climate summit

Survey: wealthiest should donate 25% of money to good causes

Modern Magna Carta: Charter 88


23 April headlines

Climate change ignored by politicians, say experts

A leading environmentalist has criticised the lack of attention given to climate change during the general election campaign. James Lovelock said he was “shocked” at the lack of coverage so far. BBC.

Carbon ‘blueprint’ shows risk from not preparing for cheap fuel

Oil and natural gas companies that fail to consider the risks of a warmer planet and cheaper fossil fuels are jeopardising shareholder value, according to a report from the Carbon Tracker Initiative and Energy Transition Advisors. Bloomberg.

Bees may become addicted to nicotine-like pesticides, study finds

Bees may become addicted to nicotine-like pesticides in the same way humans get hooked on cigarettes, according to a new study, which was released as a landmark field trial providing further evidence that such neonicotinoids harm bee populations. Guardian.

Assessment questions plastics’ non-hazardous ranking

A study had questioned plastic’s non-hazardous ranking, as an estimated 150 million tonnes “disappears” from the global waste stream each year. Researchers outlined measures that can be used to shed light on the wider environmental impacts of waste plastic. BBC.

Deforestation tripled in the Amazon, say researchers as experts warn more ‘extreme events’

Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon almost tripled last month compared with March 2014, say researchers. Experts have warned that extreme events, such as drought episodes will become increasingly more frequents and intense with climate change. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

Earth Day around the world – in pictures – Guardian

Climate change and security: here’s the analysis, when’s the action? – Open Democracy

Climate change education is a necessity – Huffington Post

Can we afford to tackle climate change? – video – Guardian

Photo: KayPat via Freeimages


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