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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 5 May 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.

Church of England divests from coal and tar sands

Climate change will make UK heat waves 13 time more likely

#GE2015: Most popular policies from Vote for Policies (Part one)

#GE2015: Most popular policies from Vote for Policies (Part two)

Renewable jobs growing 7 times faster than average


5 May headlines

Planned curbs in greenhouse gas emissions won’t prevent global warming ‘danger limit’ being reached, warns report

The planned curbs in greenhouse gas emissions by the nations of the world fall short of what is required to avoid average temperatures exceeding the ‘danger limit’ of 2C this century, a report has warned. Independent.

Fossil fuel divestment gathers momentum

More than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling on ABP, the $360 billion Dutch fund, to drop its holdings of oil, gas and coal stocks, in a further demonstration of the momentum behind fossil fuel divestment. Financial Times.

Climate drives ‘new era’ in Arctic Ocean

Changes in the Arctic Ocean are so profound that the region s entering what amounts to “a new era”, according to Norwegian scientists. The changes could have far reaching impacts, they add. BBC.

Number of homes becoming warmer and cheaper to heat drops by more than two-thirds, official figures say

The number of homes becoming warmer and cheaper to heat dropped by more than two-thirds during the last parliament, according to official figures. Independent.


Interesting picks

Will Tesla’s battery really transform our energy infrastructure? – Guardian

Look past the shock tactics of divestment to reduce emissions – Financial Times

Ten election ideas to bring on the ‘green economy’ – Ecologist

The BRIC nations’ response to climate change is critical to the fate of the planet – Guardian

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