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New petition: Government must respect Lancashire council's decision to say no to fracking

You might have heard today that the government has announced it will 'call in' the decision over fracking in Lancashire. What this means is that, depsite Lancashire county council voting against the shale gas industry back in June, the government now intends to have the final say.
Richard Casson - 27 November, 2015 - 18:27 - Comments

5 things you need to know about the climate talks, COP21

1.  What is COP21?Between 30 November and 11 December 2015 a bunch of politicians and global leaders from over 190 countries will be involved in the United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (‘COP21′, as it’s known). They’re meeting in Paris to try and agree a global legally binding climate treaty.
Fran G - 9 November, 2015 - 16:24 - Comments
Survivors of Hurricane Katrina are taken to safety

Climate stories: environment, colonial legacies and systemic change

Guest blogger Anna Lau reflects on how a failure of UN negotiations (and the Northern environmental movement more widely) to address the legacy of colonialism will hinder our ability to take meaningful action against climate change.
Anna Lau - 23 November, 2015 - 17:27 - Comments

In pictures: A good catch, celebrate sustainable fishing on World Fisheries Day!

Every year on the 21 November fishing communities around the world celebrate World Fisheries Day and remind us that we need to ensure a healthy oceans ecosystem with plenty more fish swimming in the sea. More than two-thirds of the world’s fisheries have been overfished and unsustainable fishing methods like bottom trawling or the use of FAD's (Fish...
Angela Glienicke - 20 November, 2015 - 16:21 - Comments
Orphaned orangutan and palm oil plantation

10 shocking facts showing how companies are still trashing Indonesia’s rainforests

For months, forest fires raged across Indonesia bringing the world's attention to the country's devastating forest destruction. Both people and orang-utans were endangered as the fires raged and a thick, choking haze swept across Southeast Asia.These forest fires were a legacy of decades of destruction by palm oil and paper companies. Despite 'no...
Danielle Boobyer - 20 November, 2015 - 11:37 - Comments

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