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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 29 October 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.

National Grid: winter energy capacity to fall to seven-year low

Great British Bee Count: allotments better than parks for bees

Financial market scandals result of ‘undesirable culture’, says BOE official

Unsustainable population rise is unstoppable, scientists warn

Wall Street banks rule out funding controversial Abbot Point coal port


29 October headlines

Power plants may get more time to cut carbon in EPA plan

The Obama administration is considering a change in its timetable to curb carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants, a proposal that would give eclectic utilities more time to meet reduction targets. Bloomberg.

UN urges salt-damage solution to reduce threat to crops

About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis. Salt degradation occurs in areas of dry irrigated land with little rainfall and no natural drainage. BBC.

Japan edges back towards nuclear power with vote to restart reactors

Japan has moved closer to a return to nuclear power, more than three years after the Fukushima disaster, after a town in the country’s south-west voted to approve two reactors coming back online. Guardian.

Carmakers slowing on innovation

Carmakers have shifted down a gear in the race to innovate, slowing the pace of change despite unprecedented demands for new power technology, greater vehicle autonomy and more dashboard connectivity, according to a new report. Financial Times.


Interesting picks

If we want to make climate action happen we need to hear about the solutions – Guardian

Fracking: in the path of the ‘shale gale’ – Financial Times

Climate change:  our guide to feeling less hopeless – BBC

Maybe you can change people’s minds about climate change after all – Washington Post

How councils are using clever ideas to increase recycling rates – Guardian

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