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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 24 June 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.

Climate change a ‘medical emergency’, says study

UN: clean energy investment can support economy more than fossil fuels

UK needs to invest £10bn to meet low-carbon transport targets

Pope Francis criticises those involved in weapons industry


24 June headlines

Hundreds protest against proposed fracking site in Lancashire

Hundreds of people protested against a proposed fracking site in Lancashire on Tuesday, as the county council considered whether to approve the project. Guardian.

Fall in sun’s energy will not halt global warming, say scientists

Earth is facing a fall in the sun’s activity but colder winters in the UK and other parts of Europe and North America that could be triggered by changes in the sun’s behaviour will not be enough to halt global warming, sat researchers. Financial Times.

Lion among 23,000 species threatened with extinctions, say conservationists

The mighty lion, reclusive cave crabs and the world’s rarest sea lion are among nearly 23,000 species at risk of dying out, a top conservation body has warned. Guardian.

RBS pledge to return to normality by 2019 – 11 years after its £45bn taxpayer bail-out

It will take another four years for the Royal Bank of Scotland to meet its goal of becoming a low-risk, profitable UK-focussed bank, its chief executive has told shareholders. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

Time is running out. But we can stop Osborne’s fracking free-for-all – Guardian

Are coal divestment pledges by college empty gestures? – Bloomberg

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