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17 September headlines
Natural disasters displaced more people than war in 2013, study finds
Natural disasters displaced three times as many people as world war last year – even as 2013 was a horrific year for conflict – with 22 million driven out of their homes by floods, hurricanes and other hazards, a new study has found. Guardian.
Fight against climate change seen driving economic growth
Government and industry leaders normally need to choose between fighting climate change or growing the world’s economy. They can do both, according to a study. Bloomberg.
Public transport holds key for clean cities, says study
Effective urban transit systems can encourage people out of their cars and provide a cost effective way to tackle climate change, a report has suggested. BBC.
Accounting watchdog asks UK companies to explain bosses’ pay
Financial Reporting Council introduces new requirements to governance code including demand that business assure shareholders of long-term viability. Telegraph.
August was hottest on record worldwide, says Nasa
August 2014 was marginally the warmest August worldwide since records began 130 years ago, according to new data from Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Guardian.
Is whaling the biggest threat to whales? – Guardian
Put Britain’s economy on sustainable footing – Financial Times
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