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  • 25 May 2015

    Shell greenlit to drill in Arctic; green groups warn of environmental disaster

    The US government has given Shell approval to restart drilling in the Arctic despite repeated warnings from environmentalists that it could lead to an ecological disaster.

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  • 24 May 2015

    Charity Platform to launch first fossil fuel-free pension scheme

    London charity Platform is launching the first cooperative and fossil fuel-free pension scheme in the UK, focused on sustainable society and renewable energy.

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  • 22 May 2015

    Axa to divest £330m from coal; triple cleantech investments

    The insurance company Axa has said it will remove around €500m (£355m) of coal investments from its portfolio, in a move that reflects long-term concerns in the insurance industry over climate change.

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  • 22 May 2015

    Loss of ice in Antarctic Peninsula equivalent to UK's annual domestic water supply

    An equivalent of the UK’s annual domestic water supply is being lost in ice melting in the Antarctic Peninsula according to new satellite research led by the University of Bristol.

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  • 21 May 2015

    Glencore chairman and former BP boss calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies

    The chairman of the world’s biggest commodity trader has called for an end to subsidies for fossil fuels.

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  • 20 May 2015

    Green Deal passes £50m loans barrier

    The Green Deal, the Government’s home energy efficiency scheme that has struggled to get off the ground, has broken through the £50 million barrier in terms of loan applications and finance plans passing through the system.

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  • 20 May 2015

    Organic farming increases biodiversity, report claims

    The debate over the environmental effects of organic farming is likely to be reignited after a study found that it offsets the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms.

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  • 19 May 2015

    E.ON and Green Investment Bank partner on £1.3bn Rampion offshore wind project

    Energy giant E.ON has partnered with the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) over the construction of the Rampion offshore wind farm – expected to power 300,000 homes.

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  • 19 May 2015

    Fracking: public support dwindles, as Amber Rudd backs shale gas extraction

    Public opposition to fracking in the UK has continued to rise, according to polling released as the new Conservative Energy Secretary said she would "deliver shale" now the impediment of the Liberal Democrats had been removed.

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  • 18 May 2015

    Sustainability titles Blue & Green Tomorrow and GreenWise Business to merge

    GreenWise Business, the independent UK green business-to-business online news and information publisher, is merging with Blue & Green Tomorrow, the fastest-growing sustainable lifestyle magazine in the UK. Together they will create the leading online independent publishing powerhouse dedicated to consumers, businesses and investors that want to live, work and invest sustainably.

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