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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 26 August 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.

Carbon-cutting policies could save billions in healthcare costs

Bank holiday: one in five British families can’t afford a day out to the beach

Tackling climate change could address economic and social challenges, says report

Co-op Bank loses 38,000 customers but slashes first-half losses

Plastic pollution at ‘alarming levels’ in Sydney harbour


26 August headlines

Labour attempts to strengthen regulation of UK fracking industry

The Labour party believes the rules covering fracking for gas are not tight enough and will attempt to strengthen regulation of the controversial drilling method by tabling a series of amendments of the infrastructure bill in the House of Lords. Guardian.

Continued rail disruption certain without urgent action, says report

Britain’s crumbling rail network is not built to “modern standards” and is at risk of a repeat of the severe disruption of last winter unless urgent action is taken, according to a major new report being considered by ministers. Independent.

Environmental groups build case against runway in southeast England

Environmental groups have been building their case against a new runway in southeast England. They point to an apparent contradiction between Britain’s green ambitions and those of the aviation industry: that a long-term trend of expansion cannot be compatible with climate targets. Financial Times.

New Antarctic atlas offers index of marine life

The most complete audit ever assembled of Antarctic sea life is to be published this week. It is hoped the publication will help inform conservation policy, such as the issue of whether marine protected areas should be established in open swathes of the Southern Ocean. BBC.

Scottish independence: Salmond scores victory over Darling in fractious debate

Alex Salmond staged a dramatic fightback in the Scottish independence camping after mounting repeated attacks on the credibility of no campaign leader Alistair Darling in a confrontation in advance of next month’s referendum. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Unpacking unpaused global warming – climate models got it right – Guardian

Tech firms help farmers combat climate change – Environmental Leader

Geothermal power steaming over wind and solar energies – Forbes

Wealth adviser: the evolution of socially responsible investing – The Wall Street Journal

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