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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 24 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.

Global 500 firms account for 10% of global emissions

10% of wildlife havens have been lost or damaged in last five years

WWF: Abbot Point dredge plans raise ‘alarming concerns’

International Climate Fund progressing well but still room for improvement

Christmas gadgets to raise UK energy bill by £392m


24 December headlines

Global warming will cut wheat yields, research shows

Global wheat yields are likely to fall significantly as climate change takes hold, new research has shown. The researchers found that wheat production would fall by 6% for every 1C increase in temperatures. Guardian.

Bank of England says confidence in banking system is still shaky amid recent scandals and cyber threats

UK banks must go far beyond bolstering financial strength to restore confidence after recent scandals and should guard against complacency about possible cyber-attacks, the Bank of England has warned. Independent.

National badger cull stopped in its tracks

A decision on spreading the badger cull to up to 40 more areas has been postponed indefinitely after a pilot cull failed to kill enough of the animals. The Times.

RBS suspends bonuses for 18 employees as forex probe deepens

State-backed lender Royal Bank of Scotland has suspended bonus pits as part of an internal investigation into attempted rigging of the $5.3 trillion-a-day currency market. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

Where do the Greens stand at the end of 2014? – BBC

Restored forests breathe life into efforts against climate change – New York Times

Oil price tumbles but is it sustainable? – Hargreaves Lansdown

How Pope Francis could tip the balance against fossil fuels – Renew Economy

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