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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 9 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.

Climate-aligned bonds grow 20% to reach $600bn

Summer Budget 2015: renewables Climate Change Levy exemption to be scrapped

Ambitious policy ‘essential’ to transforming UK energy, say scientists


9 July headlines

A quantum of carbon: scientists devise new way to observe greenhouse effect

British scientists have devised a new way to observe the greenhouse world, enabling researcher to measure with exquisite accuracy how atmospheric carbon dioxide builds up, migrates, evolves and absorbs radiation. Guardian.

Summer Budget: End of climate levy relief undermines Drax shares

Shares in Drax, the power utility switching from burning coal to wood pellets, tumbled on Wednesday after a climate change tax exemption was abruptly scrapped. The stock closed 28% lower after the Chancellor’s budget. Financial Times.

UK opposes new EU waste recycling targets in leaked paper

The UK has rubbished the idea of Europe setting new targets for recycling, despite warning from the EU’s environment commissioner that such measures should be non-negotiable. Guardian.

Did oil giant ExxonMobil know about climate change in 1981?

The biggest oil company in the world, ExxonMobil, suspected fossil fuels might be involved in climate change as early as 1981 – seven years before the issue hit the headlines – the firm’s former climate expert has revealed. Independent.


Interesting picks

Analysis: The most ‘cited’ climate change papers – Carbon Brief

Tory ‘blue crap’ means the UK is falling behind in switch to clean energy – Guardian

The burning question of global carbon reduction – Financial Times

Saving plants from the fifth mass extinction – BBC

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