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The best and worst bits: Greenpeace analysis of Party manifestos

Posted by Daniel Jones — 24 April 2015 at 4:36pm - Comments
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We’re into the final fortnight of the General Election campaign and the parties are fighting day and night for your votes. With all the manifestos now launched we’re starting to get a clear idea of just what the parties stand for.

It’d be difficult to argue that the environment has been a key concern during this campaign but these manifestos contain some interesting stuff on green issues. We’ve pulled out some of the best and something worst offerings from the main 7 political parties. In alphabetical order:

In pictures: The planet's future in our hands, go green on Earth Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 April 2015 at 10:29am - Comments
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Flamingos at Lake Natron, Rift Valley, Tanzania, Africa.

Every year, Earth Day is celebrated all over the planet on April 22nd. To mark the occasion we would like to share some positive photos with you. Our images from around the world illustrate people's efforts to live sustainably, take part in rallies, promote renewable energy and give a glimpse of the biodiversity we need to protect.

From Sussex to Spain, crossing borders to fight fracking

Posted by anonymous — 16 April 2015 at 5:30pm - Comments
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In this guest blog, Kathryn McWhirter from No Fracking in Balcombe Society, explains how communities across Europe are united behind a common cause -- keeping fracking firms at bay.

Previously Unseen Photos - Russian Authorities Seize Greenpeace Ship

Posted by daphne christelis — 15 April 2015 at 5:15pm - Comments
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Frank with hands up as Russian Security Services arrest the crew at gunpoint

The plan was to attach a Greenpeace pod to Gazprom's platform and launch a peaceful protest against oil being pumped from the icy waters of the Arctic. However, heavily armed commandos flooded the deck of the Arctic Sunrise and the Arctic Thirty began their ordeal at the hands of Putin's regime.

Shell's trying to silence your voice on Arctic drilling...

Posted by Ben Ayliffe — 10 April 2015 at 1:20pm - Comments
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Greenpeace volunteers on Shell's oil rig the Polar Pioneer

"If somebody not from your country commits a crime against somebody not from your country in another country, should the courts in your country have any jurisdiction over the issue?"

How to Climb an Oil Rig - in Pictures

Posted by daphne christelis — 8 April 2015 at 11:39am - Comments
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Boarding the Shell drill rig in the Pacific Ocean

What you need
- a good reason (to stop Shell drilling for oil in the Arctic)
- an oil rig (Shell drill rig, bound for the Arctic)

1. Locate oil rig

800 candidate MPs oppose fracking. Where do yours stand?

Posted by Richard Casson — 2 April 2015 at 4:29pm - Comments
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Greenpeace activists 'frack' David Cameron's countryside home

The countdown to this year's general election has begun, and on doorsteps and in town centres across the country, political parties are going all out to win our support.

Election candidates stand to be our next MPs want to hear our views, and they want to win our votes, so right now we've a new opportunity to tell them exactly how we feel about fracking.

Arctic oil and sustainable transport - your survey results

Posted by Claire Donner — 2 April 2015 at 3:09pm - Comments

Shell's arctic drilling plans just got Presidential approval

Posted by Rachael Prokop — 1 April 2015 at 11:04am - Comments
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Polar bears on sea ice in Chukchi Sea

This is outrageous. Today, the Obama administration announced a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and then followed that up by approving Shell’s climate-killing plan to drill in the Arctic.

The top five green policies that weren't in the budget

Posted by sgelmini — 18 March 2015 at 12:36pm - Comments
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image from IF coalition campaign

In 2009, George Osborne told us that if he became Chancellor "the treasury will become a green ally, not a foe." There appears to have been some confusion about what is expected of a 'green ally', so, to clarify things, here's what he should have done.

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