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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 27 August 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.

Small island states threatened by rising sea levels call for sustainability

Labour plans stricter rules for UK’s fracking industry

Homeless International to move from charity to social enterprise to help developing countries

Black carbon linked to risk of cardiovascular disease in Chinese homes

Antarctic marine life atlas launched to inform conservation debate


27 August headlines

Investors may find it hard to break up with oil and gas

Investors seeking greener energy stocks will find it difficult to reproduce the returns offered by oil and natural gas producers, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. With a market value of $4.9 trillion, oil and gas investment offers a combination of scale, growth and dividends that can’t be readily found in other industries, the research firm says. Bloomberg.

Global warming is already here and could be irreversible, UN panel says

Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous – and it’s increasingly likely that the heating tend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change draft combines three earlier reports but uses more stark language. Guardian.

Full extent of global coal ‘binge’ is hidden, say researchers

The climate impacts of the world’s fossil-fuelled power plants are being underestimated because of poor accounting, say researchers. Governments would get a truer picture if they included the lifetime emissions of a facility in the year it goes into production, a study found. BBC.

Shale oil and gas producers’ finances lift growth hopes

The independent oil and gas companies at the forefront of the US shale gas revolution have substantially improve their financial position – boosting confidence that the rapid growth in production can continue. Financial Times.

Government’s green deal ad ruled ‘misleading’

An advert for the government’s green deal misled householders by implying that energy savings were guaranteed under the scheme, the advertising watchdog has ruled. The televeiosn as and an advertorial in the national press also failed to make it clear that consumers could be charged an assessment fee. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Climate change may disrupt global food system within a decade, World Bank says – Sydney Morning Herald

Investment key to climate change solution – Forbes

Plastic rubbish heaps at sea pose bigger threat to Earth than climate change, claims ocean expert – Independent

The next stage of sustainable investing – Huffington Post

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