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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 3 February 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.

Less than half of top asset managers disclosing responsible investment policies

Green Party challenges GDP as sole indicator of prosperity

Supermarkets failing to meet consumer demand for sustainable fish

Melting glaciers leading to Iceland rising, according to scientists

Ethical Tourism Conference to explore sector’s issues and solutions


3 February headlines

14 of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred since 2000, UN says

Fourteen of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred since 2000, according to the UN World Meteorological Organisation, as rising carbon emissions continue to trap heat and drive climate change. Guardian.

Ex-EU science chief Anne Glover: GM tech ‘is safe’

The technology behind GM crops is safe, according to scientific consensus, says the outgoing science adviser to the European Commission. BBC.

Shell prepares to dismantle North Sea giants

Royal Dutch Shell will on Tuesday set out ambitious plans to decommission the North Sea’s Brent oilfield- one of the UK’s largest – in a multibillion-dollar project over the next ten years. Financial Times.

BP profits slump as low oil prices bites but dividend maintained

BP has reported a slump in profits and warned that it is preparing for the “new reality of lower prices” by slashing spending on new projects. Telegraph.

‘Suppressed’ EU report could have banned pesticides worth billions

As many as 31 pesticides with a value running into billion of pounds could have been banned because of potential health risks, if a blocked EU paper had been acted on. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Why GM is the natural solution for future farming – Guardian

Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction – Global Issues

Britons feel more threatened by Russia than climate change – RTCC

Barrier Reef coral genetically altered in hope of surviving climate change – Guardian

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