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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 23 June 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

Study: world in period of ‘mass extinction’

2015 on track to be hottest year on record

In pictures: The secrets of Greenland’s ice sheet

Henderson: investing ethically in ‘productivity’


23 June headlines

Climate change threatens 50 years of progress in global health, study says

Climate change threatens to undermine half a century of progress in global health, according to a major new report. But the analysis also concludes that the benefits resulting from slashing fossil fuel use are so large that is also presents the greatest opportunity to improve health in the 21st century. Guardian.

Society will collapse by 2040 die to catastrophic food shortages, says Foreign Office-funded study

A scientific model supported by the Foreign Office has suggested that society will collapse in less than three decades due to catastrophic food shortages if policies do not change. Independent.

Cuadrilla bid for first UK fracking in four years debated

A bid to start the first fracking operation in the UK for four years will be scrutinised by a council later. Energy firm Cuadrilla wants to extract shale gas at Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood on the Fylde Coast, in Lancashire. BBC.

Climate change could lead to smaller loaves of bread in 2050, scientists say

Global warming could leave loaves of bread diminished in size due to a reduction in the amount of protein in grains, scientists say. Independent.

Illegal ivory crushed in New York’s Times Square

More than a ton of confiscated ivory has been crushed in New York’s Time Square to send a message that the illegal trade will not be tolerated. BBC.


Interesting picks

A beginners guide to fossil fuel divestment – Guardian

Pope’s challenge is aimed as us as individuals – Financial Times

Here’s what people are asking Google about climate change – Smithsonian

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