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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 17 February 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.

Banks targeted as part of Global Divestment Day

Problem of fossil fuel stranded assets a ‘real one’, says Tim Yeo

Scientist raises concerns over hostile geoengineering

Climate change leading to emergence of infectious disease


17 February headlines

EU policy mash roils markets before Paris climate deal

The European Union’s carbon market, designed to save the environment, is being undercut by a patchwork of national subsides for renewables and misaligned energy policies that change helped cut in half the volume of power being traded. Bloomberg.

Ineos tries to reassure Grangemouth employees on site’s future

Ineos has sought to reassure 1,300 staff at its Grangemouth petrochemical plants that it has a long-term future after one executive warned that a fracking moratorium had cast doubts over the business. Guardian.

HSBC leaks: email from whistleblower to HMRC ‘proves’ authorities were told of tax evasion

An email HSBC whistleblower Herve Falciani claims he sent to HMRC has been revealed, potentially providing proof he informed authorities about the bank’s alleged tax evasion scheme seven years ago. Independent.

Iran MPs wear medical face masks to protest air pollution

Iranian lawmakers wore medical face masks in parliament at the weekend in a show of solidarity with residents of their areas battling pollution from strong sandstorms. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Can the CIA weaponise the weather? – Guardian

How razing the rainforest has created a devastating drought in Brazil – Telegraph

Global Divestment Day – in pictures – RTCC

Real progress on climate changes needs trust between all political parties – Guardian

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