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UK garden lawns will be replaced by synthetic grass due to climate change & Trump advisers to discuss whether U.S. stays in Paris climate pact

Climate change could dramatically alter plants and lawns in British gardens, a new report from the Royal Horticultural Society has said, with flood-proof flowerbeds, exotic plants, and new…

DAILY BRIEF | 27.04.17

Most global investors recognise financial risk of climate change, Trump administration to review dozens of U.S. national monuments, & more

A majority of global investor heavyweights now recognise the financial risks of climate change, according to a the results of a global index by the Asset Owner Disclosure…

DAILY BRIEF | 26.04.17

Threat of price cap wipes £700m off energy firms, Business leaders back transition to low-carbon energy system, & more

The prospect of an energy price cap wiped almost £700m from the value of Britain’s two biggest gas and electricity suppliers yesterday, reports the Times. Shares in Centrica…

DAILY BRIEF | 25.04.17

Britain’s first coal-free day since Industrial Revolution, Tens of thousands march for science and against threats to climate research, & more

Britain’s electricity was coal-free for 24 hours on Friday, for the first time since the world’s first coal-fired power station opened in London in 1882. The story appeared…

DAILY BRIEF | 24.04.17

Green Investment Bank sell-off described as a disaster by critics, Red states rank among renewable energy leaders, & more

The decision by the UK government to sell the Green Investment Bank, which was established in 2012 to fund green infrastructure projects, to “controversial” Australian bank Macquarie has…

DAILY BRIEF | 21.04.17

Global temperatures in March were highest on record, Climate change will fuel terrorism recruitment, report for German foreign office says, & more

Earth’s temperatures in March were the most above normal on record without an El Nino spiking temperatures. Associated Press says scientists are calling this a “clear sign of…

DAILY BRIEF | 20.04.17

Trump’s aides abruptly postpone meeting on whether to stay in Paris climate deal, Snap election: Green economy braces for further delays to key policy plans, & more

Donald Trump’s aides on Tuesday postponed a meeting to determine whether the US should remain in the Paris climate agreement. According to a White House official meeting was…

DAILY BRIEF | 19.04.17

For the first time on record, human-caused climate change has rerouted an entire river, Trump advisers to meet Tuesday to discuss Paris climate agreement, & more

The retreat of a Canadian glacier led, in mid-2016, to the rerouting of a river, according to a widely covered new study. The river reorganisation has been dubbed…

DAILY BRIEF | 18.04.17

Largest UK gas storage base shut to new supplies for a year, Fracking activists in Lancashire lose high court bid to stop drilling, & more

Britain’s largest storage site for natural gas will remain closed to new supplies for at least another year, the FT reports. Centrica, the owner of British Gas, says…

DAILY BRIEF | 13.04.17
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