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MPs have given the thumbs up to fracking - but this one's far from over

Posted by simon clydesdale — 27 January 2015 at 5:01pm - Comments
Our petition asking MPs to say no to fracking under homes reached 361,736 signat
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Our petition asking MPs to say no to fracking under homes reached 361,736 signatures

Yesterday, after much wrangling, the Infrastructure Bill was approved by MPs. The government had designed this new legislation to be the fracker’s charter. But it has now emerged in a rather different form than Mr Cameron and the fracking industry planned when they first concocted their irresponsible wishlist to help them frack across the UK.

Thousands die each year from living in cold homes. This scandal must end

Posted by Bryn Kewley — 27 January 2015 at 5:00pm - Comments

In this guest blog, Bryn Kewley explains how Cold Homes Week – taking place from 2-6 February – aims to put fuel poverty firmly on the political agenda.

Why we’re taking the government to court over fishing quota

Posted by Ariana Densham — 23 January 2015 at 2:59pm - Comments
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The UKs largest fishing vessel and quota holder the Cornelis Vrolijk

Just what will it take for this government to give a better deal for the UK’s local, sustainable fishermen? Over the last five years, hundreds of thousands of you campaigned to demand our MEPs and ministers deliver a new set of laws to support fair, sustainable fishing.

And we won! 

Priya Pillai speaks to UK MPs despite being barred from travelling to the UK

Posted by petespeller — 15 January 2015 at 3:47pm - Comments
Priya Pillai speaks to members of the UK APPG on Indo-British relations via Skyp
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Undeterred by the government of India trying to halt her speech when she was barred from boarding her flight to London, Greenpeace India campaigner Priya Pillai stuck to her commitment of taking the voices of struggle from Mahan to a global stage and addressed a gathering of MPs at the Parliament in London on Wednesday.

2014 was big. Let's make 2015 even bigger!

Posted by Anonymous — 9 January 2015 at 12:29pm - Comments
Thanks for your support in 2014
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Thanks for your support this year

We want to say a huge thanks for your dedication and support over the last year. And, to show how truly amazing you are we created this short film.

Greenpeace Survey 2014

Posted by mollybrooks — 5 January 2015 at 5:49pm - Comments

Thanks to everyone who took part in the 2014 survey. Here are some of the things you've been saying:

Words are never enough

Posted by John Sauven — 16 December 2014 at 1:33pm - Comments

Words are not enough. I know that. But I want to start by saying how deeply disappointed and sorry I am for the activity undertaken in the name of Greenpeace at the Nazca lines in Peru last week during the climate talks.

In pictures: Swing into action, it's Monkey Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 11 December 2014 at 4:48pm - Comments
Squirrel monkey holding a branch
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Squirrel monkey in the Amazon

Sunday is Monkey Day! To celebrate our amazing simian relatives, here are a few of our favourite primate snaps (sorry, we couldn't resist including some apes too) from the Greenpeace photo archive.

Greenpeace apologises to the people of Peru for Nazca activity

Posted by Ellen Booth — 11 December 2014 at 11:00am - Comments

Lima, Peru, - Greenpeace releases the following apology about the Nazca Lines protest on 8 December:

Without reservation Greenpeace apologises to the people of Peru for the offence caused by our recent activity laying a message of hope at the site of the historic Nazca Lines. We are deeply sorry for this.

We fully understand that this looks bad. Rather than relay an urgent message of hope and possibility to the leaders gathering at the Lima UN climate talks, we came across as careless and crass.

Shell's Arctic drilling team just pleaded GUILTY

Posted by ben — 9 December 2014 at 11:17am - Comments
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This drill ship is definitely NOT Arctic ready

Shell and its allies cannot be trusted to drill in the Arctic. Their reputation took another hammering last night when Noble Drilling, Shell’s sub-contractor, plead guilty to a staggering eight felony charges relating to environmental and safety violations on board the vessels Noble Discoverer and Kulluk (which it operated on behalf of Shell) in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012. Noble will pay a $12.2m fine, has been placed on probation for four years and must upgrade all of its plans to meet safety and environmental protection requirements.