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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 24 March 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.

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24 March headlines

Solar energy ‘could provide 4% of UK electricity in a decade’

Solar power could provide up to 4% of the UK’s electricity by the end of the decade, the government has said. The plummeting cost of solar panels has led to figures being revised upwards. BBC.

Arctic melt leading to weakest gulf stream in up to 1,000 years

Gulf Stream water current in the Atlantic Ocean has slowed to the weakest in as long as 1,000 years, threatening shifts in US and European weather. Bloomberg.

NYU faculty calls for school to divest from fossil fuel industry

More than 130 New York University faculty members are calling for the school to divest its $3.4 billion endowment from publicly traded oil, natural gas and coal companies. Bloomberg.

Flower-friendly farms ‘boost bee populations’

Planting farmland with strips of flowers can boost the number of wild bumblebees, a study has confirmed. Not only does it attract foraging bees, but it also encourages nesting, say researchers. BBC.

Elephant poaching crisis unchanged a year after global pledge

The number of elephants being killed by poachers in Africa remains unchanged a year after 46 countries pledged to control the illegal ivory trade. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Carbon capture battle stirs hopes, dreams and grim realties – Guardian

Warm feelings no help to the climate – Financial Times

Adapting to climate change could still mean environmental troubles – Nature World News

Why National Trust is focussing on restoring UK’s green lungs – Guardian

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