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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