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Is Britain up for shale?

In twenty years’ time, when Britain is transformed into a green and pleasant Texas with oil and gas fracking wells on every corner, you may find yourself asking ‘when exactly did we agree to let this happen?’ Well, the answer is today. The 28th of July, 2014 saw our government announce the fourteenth licensing round and put Britain up for shale. Is this something you need to worry about? We think so.
Posted by Graham Thompson - 28 July, 2014 - 17:49 - Comments

Are national parks protected from fracking or not?

This story is updated - see bottom.The government’s announcement that National Parks will be protected from exploratory oil and gas drilling contains almost nothing new - based on a comparison of planning guidance from today and 2012.In fact, so far as we can tell, the announcement actually makes it easier for developers to drill in national parks - by...
Posted by damiankahya - 28 July, 2014 - 14:37 - Comments

How has LEGO responded?

It’s nearly a month into the campaign to ask much loved toy-maker LEGO to ditch their arctic-drilling partner Shell. Over 670,000 around the world have joined the campaign so far and LEGO have been the target of Greenpeace actions at their HQs, factory, and in public on several continents, heaping the pressure on them to respond. But since then they have just made one public response on their website, and then used the same text in every media quote and Facebook response. So we’ve looked at their response in detail and have answered it in full here.
Posted by sara_a - 28 July, 2014 - 11:59 - Comments

The evidence flying over their heads

Out in the water in the Arctic, the evidence of commercial fishing's impact is staring me in the face, with beady eyes.
Posted by victoriah - 28 July, 2014 - 11:18 - Comments

Guillemot Central

For a birder there are few sights more exciting than a large cliff-side colony of breeding seabirds with all the noise and activity, the endless comings and goings. It would be impossible not to be impressed by the cliffs at Alkefjellet in Svalbard. The glacier ice is red in places a result of an algae living within the ice. Stretching from the entrance of a fjord and butting up to a glacier, this area is truly a living land and seascape.
Posted by Richard Page - 28 July, 2014 - 11:18 - Comments
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