Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 9 October 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.

Farmers concerned over effects of fracking on rural land

Inventors of energy-efficient LED technology win Physics Nobel Prize

Outrage as the EU Commission fails to label tar sands oil as highly polluting

HSBC directors to quit over jail threat to bankers


9 October headlines

Lego ends Shell partnership following Greenpeace campaign

Lego will not renew its marketing contract with Shell after coming under sustained pressure from Greenpeace to end a partnership that dates to the 1960s. Guardian

Glasgow University to sell its fossil fuel investments

Glasgow University has become the first in the UK to announce that it will sell off the shares it holds in companies that produce fossil fuels. BBC

Payday lenders face further price comparison reforms

The £2.8bn payday loan industy will be forced to sign up to an officially-recognised price comparison site, under new rules proposed by the Competitions and Markets Authority this morning. Independent

Five million UK workers face uncertainty after tax bills wrongly calculated twice in HMRC blunder

More than five million British workers face uncertainty after leaked emails revealed that their tax bills for last year may have been wrongly calculated. Telegraph

Workers strike at Foxconn China factory after HP order cut: labor watchdog

More than 1,000 employees went on strike at a China factory owned by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world’s biggest electronics contract manufacturer, demanding higher wages and better benefits, a labor watchdog said on Thursday. Reuters

Interesting picks:

European commission to probe Amazon’s tax status in LuxembourgGuardian

5 wildlife species that will be extinct soonZ News

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