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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 29 April 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 already influencing extreme weather events

SOAS becomes first London university to divest from fossil fuels

General Election: National poll from TNS reveals most popular policies


29 April headlines

Shell and BP alone eclipse renewable energy sector on access to ministers

Fossil fuel companies enjoy far greater access to UK government ministers than renewable energy companies or climate campaigners, an analysis by the Guardian has revealed. Guardian.

Pope to weigh in on climate change action

A senior Vatican official has launched an attack on fossil fuels and urged wealthy nations to slash their carbon emissions, in a sign that Pope Francis will aggressively push for climate change action. Financial Times.

Biggest coal exporter says climate change won’t strand assets

Glencore, the top exporter of coal used in power stations, expects efforts to curb climate change by keeping its fossil fuel reserves in the ground to fail in the face of world energy demand. Bloomberg.

Artificially manipulating Arctic climate by ‘whitening’ surface of ocean to reflect sunlight back into space will fail, say scientists

Attempts to artificially manipulate the Arctic climate by “whitening” the surface of the ocean in order to reflect sunlight back into space an so mimic the effect of lost sea ice are almost certainly doomed to fail, scientists said. Independent.

EU to curb thinnest plastic bags in anti-pollution push

The European Parliament has voted to limit the use of plastic bags in Europe, in a drive to curb pollution. The vote has been hailed as an important environmental step. BBC.


Interesting picks

Jim Yong Kim: We can fight climate change right now – Bloomberg

BP’s ‘activist resolution’ was a triumph for environmentalists – or was it? – Guardian

Call for national debate on fracking in Scotland – BBC

Sustainable investing: a fiduciary win-win – Wealth Management

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