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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 14 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.

Energy consumption in cites to triple by 2050 without sustainable planning

Wave energy has potential to be cheaper than wind

Second-biggest carbon market launched by South Korea

Wildlife charity challenges Scottish windfarms


14 January headlines

EU changes rules on GM crop cultivation

The EU has given governments more power to decide whether to plant genetically modified (GM) crops, which are highly restricted in Europe. BBC.

Obama to call for new methane regulation in State of the Union address

Barack Obama will unveil a new plan to cut methane from America’s booming oil and gas industry ahead of the State of the Union address, in an attempt to cement his climate legacy. Guardian.

Call to build millions of homes on green belt

Green belts around cities should be stripped of their protected statues to allow the construction of more than two million homes, according to a free-market think-tank. The Times.

Oil fall continues as Arab states aim to crush US shale

Pressure on oil prices has continued to build after key members of the Opec indicated there would be no let up in the cartel’s strategy of allowing the cost of a barrel to plummet. Telegraph.

Low carbon battery-powered train carries first passengers

A new battery-powered train will pick up its first passengers this week, signalling that the days of noisy and polluting diesel engines may soon be a thing of the past. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Will Gadd: ‘We’re climbing ice that isn’t going to be there next week’ – Guardian

Fingerprints ‘breakthrough’ for wildlife crime investigators – BBC

Three signs that a privatised railway is unsustainable – Open Democracy

Hebei’s steel cities and China’s air pollution – in pictures – Guardian

Photo: iriann via Freeimages


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