Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 14 October headlines

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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.

Australian National University divests from fossil fuels amid government criticism

Scottish wind energy sector boosted by four new farms

Owen Paterson’s proposal to repeal Climate Change Act ‘stupid’

82% of ‘generation fairtrade’ teens want companies to behave responsibly

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October 14 headlines

UK to allow fracking companies to use ‘any substance’ under homes

The UK government plans to allow fracking companies to put “any substance” under people’s homes and property and leave it there, as part of the Infrastructure Bill which will be debated by the House of Lords on Tuesday. Guardian

University ‘hijacked’ by students’ green agenda

Professors at a leading university have accused colleagues of swallowing student “propaganda” after they voted in favour of withdrawing investments in fossil fuel companies. Times

Climate change: Models ‘underplay plant CO2 absorption’

Global climate models have underestimated the amount of CO2 being absorbed by plants, according to new research. BBC

Green party threatens legal action as Ukip gets seat on TV debates

The major TV broadcasters faced a deluge of criticism and threats of legal action on Monday when they proposed to include Ukip, but not the Green party, in the planned TV leader debates in the general election next year. Guardian

Interesting picks:

Warm weather and supermarket price war hit food and clothing salesReuters

‘Historic step’ as Palestine gets recognition from Parliament – but less than half of MPs vote Independent

George Osborne: use your pension as a bank accountTelegraph

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