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Coal is old news. Renewables will tackle energy poverty, says Oxfam

Ah, the black stuff. The fuel of the great industrial revolution (er, that was so two centuries ago - Ed), many still see it as the future for development.Take Australian PM Tony Abbott who recently declared that it was “good for humanity”, the “foundation of prosperity” - “for now and for the foreseeable future”. Tony Abbot, Australian PM and... anti-...
habelvik - 31 July, 2015 - 13:42 - Comments

PHOTOS: In the eye of the tiger, his will to survive on International Tiger Day

The largest of the world's big cats, tigers have a special day dedicated to them. 29th July is the purrfect day to raise awareness for endangered tigers and support efforts to conserve these magnificent predators. Take action for tigers >> http://bit.ly/1H2e51M
Angela Glienicke - 29 July, 2015 - 14:58 - Comments
Activists hold a giant aerial banner saying 'You can't muzzle dissent!'

Greenpeace India: Undaunted, undefeated and unstoppable

This is a guest post by Vinuta Gopal, who is the interim Co-Executive Director at Greenpeace India. Greenpeace India ought to be finished by now. We’ve had our accounts frozen, our reputation smeared and our staff banned from travel. Mr. Rajnath Singh, the Minister of Home Affairs has done everything he can to shut down our offices, harass our staff and force us to close. But we’re still here.
Anonymous - 23 July, 2015 - 17:36 - Comments
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Why is the ‘party of business’ doing everything they can to damage the main growth industries of the 21st century?

Coal and nuclear are dying, and the future of energy lies in solar. This isn’t a Guardian reader’s fantasy, this is the established trend in energy markets. This isn’t a declaration of victory over carbon dioxide either – the trend isn’t fast enough to stop catastrophic climate change, at least not yet – but it’s useful information for policy makers. Unless you’re George Osborne, in which case it’s time to plough the nation’s remaining finances into life support for nuclear and coal whilst standing athwart history yelling ‘STOP!’ 
Graham Thompson - 22 July, 2015 - 15:02 - Comments

Outright ban? Sneaky plans afoot for national parks to get fracked sideways

After pledging to protect national parks and groundwater from fracking in January, the Government has revealed a backdoor plan that could be disastrous for some of our most treasured countryside.
LiamBB - 17 July, 2015 - 16:06 - Comments

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