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