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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 6 May 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.

Lord Stern calls for countries to raise ambition of climate pledges

Carmaker Tesla backs renewables with move into battery market

‘New era’ in Arctic Ocean due to climate change


6 May headlines

Members of three Danish pension funds vote to divest from fossil fuels

Academics, civil engineers and architects in Denmark have voted in favour of their pension funds selling off coal and high risk oil and gas investments, because of the role of fossil fuels in driving climate change. Guardian.

Natalie Bennett: Green vote ‘sends climate change message’

Green Party in England and Wales leader Natalie Bennett has urged voters to support her party to “send a message” on climate change. She said the Greens would “hold a Tory government to account”. BBC.

Melting Antarctic: failure to act now on emissions could raise oceans by metre

In recent decades, Antarctica and Greenland have played minor roles in the world’s rising oceans. But this is changing. Between 1993 and 2010 seas are rising by about 3.2mm a year – a rate that is accelerating. Guardian.

Greenpeace anti-fracking advert banned

A Greenpeace advert opposing fracking has been banned for claiming experts agreed the process would not cut energy bills. The national press ad said: “Fracking threatens our climate, our countryside and our water. Yet experts agree – it won’t cut out energy bills.” Telegraph.


Interesting picks

How to break the political silence on the environment – Guardian

Time to end Europe’s dependence on Russia energy – Financial Times

How fracking for shale gas is becoming a foreign policy issue – video – Guardian

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