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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 27 January 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.

MPs: fracking incompatible with climate change targets

Oxford University committee meets to discuss fossil fuel divestment

UBS sponsors fund that aims to deliver financial and social return

Government faces calls to raise Zero Carbon Homes standards


27 January headlines

Ministers impose curbs on fracking

Ministers have imposed a series of Labour demands on the UK’s fracking industry, in a lost-minute move to avert a House of Commons defeat and pace the way for development of shale oil and gas across Britain. Financial Times.

Study: global warming ‘doubles risk’ of extreme weather

Extreme weather arising from a climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean will get much worse as the world warms, according to climate modelling. BBC.

Prince Charles: global pact on climate change could be Magna Carta for Earth

A new global pact on climate change, due to be signed this year in Paris, should be a “Magna Carta for the Earth”, Prince Charles has urged. Guardian.

Decline of England’s natural environment ‘hits economy’

England’s natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group has told the government. BBC.

Uganda seizes £1m of ivory and 2 tonnes of pangolin skins

Wildlife rangers in Uganda have intercepted more than 130 pieces of elephant ivory with a street value of more than £1 million, packed in three crates destined for Amsterdam. The Times.


Interesting picks

‘Fifty miles out we could smell the pollution’: sailing amid ocean litter – Guardian

Tackling climate change – For real, this time – Huffington Post

Why London is rubbish at solar – Guardian

Smartest cities in the world revealed – as well as what the rest of us can learn from them – Independent

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