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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 20 January 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.

Wind power vital for cutting import costs and improving energy resilience

Richest 1% on track to own more than all the rest by 2016

50 UK companies feature in Sustainably Yearbook for investors

Plummeting renewable costs present ‘historic opportunity’ to build clean energy systems

Commercial bees risk spreading disease to wild pollinators


20 January headlines

Lancashire fracking: Jobs claim is over-hyped, Friends of the Earth claims

The number of jobs that would be generated by the fracking industry in Lancashire has been ‘over-hyped’, Friends of the Earth has claimed. BBC.

Final reckoning looms for BP in Deepwater Horizon case

This Tuesday, close to five years after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig claimed 11 lives and poured millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, a judge in New Orleans will begin his final reckoning for one of the worst environmental disasters in US history. Guardian.

Co-op Bank unveils new ethical policy that bans leading tax-avoiding companies

The Co-operative Bank has officially banned lending to companies involved in payday lending and those gambling and tax avoidance activities that it deems irresponsible as part of an effort to restores its ethical credentials. Telegraph.

Protecting Great Barrier Reed ‘needs A$785m’ fund

Australia Great Barrier Reef needs an investment of at least A$785 million (£426m) over five years to protect it from pollution, a report says. BBC.

Keep off the grass: research confirms that highly manicured lawns produce more greenhouse gases than they soak up

New research confirms what some environmentalists have long suspected: that the lawn is a significant source of the greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. Independent.


Interesting picks

Why socially responsible investing has finally entered the mainstream – City AM

Should tackling climate change trump protecting nature? – Guardian

An ever warmer world in conflict with cheaper oil – Financial Times

Davos: the case for and against going to WEF – BBC

‘It is profitable to let the world go to hell’ – Guardian

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