Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 9 December 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.

Air pollution deemed a ‘public health crisis’ by MPs

More research needed on risks fracking poses to human health, says study

Miliband criticises Cameron over climate change action

Funding gap in climate adaption, says UN report


9 December headlines

Extremely warm summers will become the new normal for Britain

The UK can expect a dramatic increase in the frequency and intensity of heatwaves in the coming years after new research found that “extremely warm summers” are now ten times more likely to occur in some parts of Europe than they were just a decade ago. Independent.

Paris and Berlin seek to delay cuts in EU car emissions standards

France and Germany have moved to stave off another round of carbon emissions cuts for vehicles sold in the EU, setting the stage for a fresh stand-off with Brussels. Financial Times.

World Bank’s Kim calls for binding targets on carbon next year

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim urged countries to adopt binding targets next year to cut greenhouse gas emissions and put in place policies that put a “price” on carbon pollution. Bloomberg.

Australia named worst performing industrial country on climate change

Australia has been named the worst performing industrial country in the world on climate change in a report released at international negotiations in Peru. Guardian.

Brent crude slumps to new five-year low

Oil prices have taken another hammering after Morgan Stanley cuts its price forecast due to oversupply worries. Benchmark Brent crude sank to a five-year low of $64.69 per barrel. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

Why is diesel now bad news? – BBC

Cities and markets can fight climate change – Bloomberg

Tackling climate change on a global scale – the COP 20 in Peru – Guardian

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