Pilita Clark’s picks for summer reading about the environment

US retail banks cut their branch networks and trimmed headcount in the first half of the year, and Brussels' historic attempt to tackle climate change faces a wall of opposition from governments in the bloc. Plus, the FT’s business columnist, PIlita Clark, talks about her favourite summer reads about the environment. 

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