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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 30 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.

80% of deforestation set to occur in just 11 areas

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30 April headlines

Fossil fuel companies defy warnings on burning reserves

The world’s biggest fossil fuel companies are taking a defiant stance against warning that reserves of coal, oil and gas are already several times larger than can be burned if the world’s governments are to meet their pledge to tackle climate change. Guardian.

Amazon: 1% of tree species store 50% of region’s carbon

About 1% of all tree species in the Amazon account for half of the carbon locked in the vast South American rainforest, a study has estimated. Although the region is home to an estimated 16,000 tree species, researcher found that just 182 species dominated the carbon storage process. BBC.

Pope Francis criticises gender pay gap

Pope Francis has criticised the “scandal” of pay disparities between men and women and said it is “chauvinism” to blame the decline in traditional family structures on female emancipation, as he showed a willingness to wade into heated battleground of economic and social policy. Financial Times.

RBS loses £446m as yet more misconduct charges bite

Taxpayer-owned bank the Royal Bank of Scotland has set aside more than £850 million for foreign exchange and mortgage-backed securities mis-selling fines. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

Countries that lead the switch to clean energy will reap the financial rewards – Guardian

Sustainable cities work for climate change – Huffington Post

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