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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 21 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.

Just 6 UK universities assessing climate risk on investments

Energy efficiency and decentralisation cuts dependence on imported fossil fuels

Co-op Bank extends list of companies it won’t lend to

Fracking jobs claims ‘overstated’, argue environmental group

Food diversity vital for adapting to climate change


21 January headlines

Shareholder challenge BP to confront climate change risk

Oil giant BP is being challenge to confront the risk that climate change may pose to its future in a shareholder resolution published on Wednesday. Guardian.

BHP Billiton to cut shale drilling budget and rigs

BHP Biliton is to cut to shale drilling budget over the next six months as it look to meet its promise not to cut dividends in the face of a collapse in iron ore, copper and oil prices. Telegraph.

Watchdog allowed poisonous silt t be dumped off Cornwall coast

The government agency setup to protect coastal waters illegally granted a licence to dump thousands of tons of silt contaminated with poisonous chemicals off the coast of Cornwall. The Times.

Amazon joins Apple using clean energy at cloud data centres

Amazon is turning to wind to power data centres forming its giant global network after committing in November to drive all operations on renewable energy. Bloomberg.

EU to launch diplomatic offensive ahead of Paris climate talks

Europe is launching a major diplomatic push for an ambitious deal on global warming, mobilising A-list celebrities and tens of thousands of diplomats to exert “maximum pressure” on key countries in international climate negotiations. Guardian.


Interesting picks

India’s tiger population jumps 30 per cent – Telegraph

How concerned are CEOs about climate change? Not at all – Guardian

NASA photos shows climate change’s impact on glaciers – Weather Channel

Why developing countries are disproportionately affected by climate change – Huffington Post

Photo: iriann via Freeimages


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