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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 2 September 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.

Survey finds rising energy costs a priority concern across UK manufacturing base

Australian church to divest from fossil fuels to help sinking Pacific states

Political parties urged to make environment key part of election manifestos

World must cut meat consumption to prevent climate change and food security

Pennsylvania drinking wells contaminated by fracking operations hundreds of times


2 September headlines

Two secret funders of Nigel Lawson’s climate sceptic organisation revealed

Two secret funders of Nigel Lawson’s climate sceptic organisation have been revealed. This is the first time anyone financing the group has confirmed their contributions. Both Neil Record and Nigel Vinson are linked to free-market thinktank the Institute of Economic Affairs. Guardian.

Boris Johnson brands decision to dump Thames airport plan ‘myopic’ and ‘irrelevant’

Boris Johnson has launched a stinging attack on the Airports Commission, branding its work “myopic” and “irrelevant” after it marooned his proposals for a new, four-runway hub in the Thames Estuary. Telegraph.

Green revolution meeting considers Africa’s food future

African ministers and business leaders have gathered in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent’s food security. The African Green Revolution Forum will focus on delivering agriculture-led economic growth. BBC.

Abbot Point port developers to ditch Great Barrier Reef seabed dumping plan

A plan to dump 5 million tonnes of seabed sediment into the Great Barrier Reef marine park is set to be ditched following an outcry from environmentalists and some scientists. The developers of Abbot Pont will now submit a new proposal. Guardian.

Poll find rapid shift in favour of Scottish independence

Scottish voters are shifting rapidly toward support for independence with less than three weeks to go to a referendum that could end the 307-year-old political union at the heart of the UK, a new opinion poll suggests. Financial Times.


Interesting picks

Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we’re nearing collapse – Guardian

Islamic finance seeks to go green with environment-based products – Yahoo

Poor countries shouldn’t sacrifice growth to fight climate change – Business Week

A doomed Earth of science fiction may well become a reality – Guardian

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