Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 17 June headlines

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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.

Pope Francis warns of ‘unprecedented destruction’ if climate change is not addressed

Greenpeace launches new action against Shell drilling in the Arctic

Report highlights vulnerability of global food systems

Consumers willing to pay more for sustainable palm oil, study finds

Study: green spaces near schools boost mental development

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17 June headlines

UK and France ‘may miss EU renewable energy target’

The UK, France, Netherlands are set to miss a key EU renewable energy target and should review their policies to get back on track, the European commission has said. Guardian.

Global water supplies are ‘in distress’, scientists warn

More than a third of the world’s biggest aquifers, a vital source of fresh water for million, are “in distress” because human activities are draining them, according to satellite observations. Financial Times.

Protect more bee species to safeguard crops, say scientists

Almost 80% of cop pollination by wild bee species is provided by just 2% of the most common species, say scientists. However, scientists say protecting a wide range of bees would “provide insurance against future ecological shocks”. BBC.

Thousands to lobby MPs to back strong climate change action

Thousands of people from snowboarders and surfers to bee keepers and nuns are set to converge on parliament on Wednesday to urge their MPs to back strong action on climate change. Guardian.

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Interesting picks

The new cold war: drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic – Guardian

Rich countries have the biggest role to play on coal – Financial Times

How the Pope got religion on climate change – Bloomberg

Why this Pope could make the world greener – Telegraph

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