Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 6 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.

David Attenborough: people in power denying climate risk

Asda to trial misshapen veg as Jamie Oliver criticises food waste

Scotland’s electricity system could be almost 100% renewable by 2030

Nuclear power needed to tackle climate change, say leading scientists

7,000 properties to be lost due to rising sea levels, says Environment Agency


6 January headlines

2014 was UK’s hottest year on record, says Met Office

2014 was the UK’s warmest year on record, figures from the Met Office show. Provisional figures for the whole year reveal that it was the hottest for the UK in records dating back to 1910. Guardian.

Flood warnings rise in Devon and Cornwall

Flood warnings in Devon and Cornwall have increased dramatically in the last nine years. Last year there was a total of 32 severe flood warnings, more than double the previous highest annual figure of 13 in 2012. BBC.

Oil price crashes through $53 barrier sparking equity sell-off

The price of Brent Crude, the global benchmark for oil, has fallen below $53 per barrel for the first time in more than five and a half years, dragging the FTSE 100 lower. Telegraph.

Global campaign aims to inspire British cities to choose 100% clean energy

Environmental campaigners are hoping that 2015 will be the year when the UK’s cities go green. Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Munich, Seattle, Sydney and Lima have all committed to switching to using 100% clean energy by 2050, and now grassroots campaigns calling on civic leaders to endorse the initiative have been launched in 123 towns and cities across the UK. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Paris climate talks the most significant task ahead of us in 2015 – Guardian

Climate change groups split on fossil fuel divestment – Financial Times

How companies can become more socially responsible in 2015 – Forbes

Let this be the year when we put a proper price on carbon – Financial Times

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