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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 25 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.

Will Oulton plans top slot for First State responsible investment

Which? says impartial advice ‘critical’ to protecting pensioners

Labour urged to take ‘equal and sustainable society’ vision to next election

Government’s fracking focus threatens renewables investment, experts say

Islamic investment becoming ‘financial powerhouse’ in the UK


25 March headlines

Missing Malaysia flight MH370: search will be affected by climate change, say scientists

The effects of climate change will have hampered efforts to find Malaysian Airline flight MH370, which has been missing since March 8, according to climate change scientists.  The turbulent currents and strong winds in the search area caused by manmade global warming will have made the search more difficult. Independent.

Energy competition probe ‘will increase risk of blackouts’

Energy companies will not invest in new power plants needed to keep the lights on while an anticipated two-year competition investigation is ongoing, analyst warns. Regulator Ofgem is expected to announce it is referring the market for a full Competition and Markets Authority investigation this week. Telegraph.

UN report flags up 2013 global weather extremes

From Cairo’s first snowfall in more than a century, to Russia’s warmest December and the widest US tornado ever recoded, 2013 was marked by unusual weather extremes worldwide, the UN report in its annual assessment of the global climate, Every continent saw records of some sort in 2013. Financial Times.

River pollution could be increased by wetter winters

Wetter winters in the future could increase agriculture pollution in Britain’s rivers, say scientists. A research team concluded that increased, more intensive winter rainfall is likely to wash more fertiliser out of soil and into rivers. BBC.

Green MP Caroline Lucas goes on trial over Sussex fracking protests

The Green party MP Caroline Lucas told police after being arrested at a protest camp that she wanted “to end a clear message to the government that fracking was not needed or wanted”, a court has heard. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Is this all humans are? Diminutive monsters of death and destruction? – Guardian

The long-term investment theme that analysts are overlooking – FE Trust Net

Britain may rue the day it killed investment banks – Telegraph