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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 8 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.

Grocery sector launches campaign to tackle household food waste

Nick Clegg promises ten garden cities to battle housing shortage

Western Australia church to divest from fossil fuels

Financial services report recovery as sustainable investment message spreads


8 October headlines

China quake displaces thousands, one dead, 300 injured

A strong earthquake that hit southwest China’s mountainous Yunnan province has killed one person and left more than 300 people injured as well as 50,000 displaced. Sydney Morning Herald

Two HSBC directors quit in protest over new conduct rules

Two board members at HSBC’s UK unit are preparing to quit as part of a growing pushback against stiff new rules that would jail reckless bankers. Financial Times

US east coast cities face frequent flooding due to climate change

Dozens of America’s east coast cities face routine tidal flooding under climate change, researchers said on Wednesday. Guardian

Wonga TV ad banned for failing to show interest rate

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a TV advert by payday lender Wonga, after a complaint by a charity. BBC

American and 2 Japanese Physicists Share Nobel for Work on LED Lights

Three physicists have been awarded the Nobel Prize for revolutionising the way the world is lighted. New York Times

Interesting picks:

Naomi Klein: UK fracking trespass law flouts democratic rightsGuardian

UK to open ‘solar storm’ centreBBC

A good year for nature: after frostiest March for 50 years, a wildlife explosion Independent

Banks agree to new derivatives rule bookFT

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