Blog: Climate

Supreme court order kills Essar’s plans

Posted by Akshey Kalra — 25 September 2014 at 1:59pm - Comments
Women peacefully protesting in Mahan
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Peaceful Forest Protest in India

If you haven't heard so far, the Supreme Court of India cancelled 214 coal blocks allocated to private companies since 1993, deeming them illegal. And one of these coal blocks brings us to the story of Mahan, one of the oldest Sal forests in Asia and livelihood to more than 50,000 people.

View from the coal face

Posted by Fran G — 23 September 2014 at 3:18pm - Comments
Greenpeace activist on top of a coal train with power station in the background
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Activist on the coal train

I can see the giant towers of the Cottam coal power plant looming on the horizon from my perch on top of a heap of coal, in the carriage of a coal supply train.

People vs coal

Posted by Lawrence Carter — 23 September 2014 at 2:39pm - Comments
Activist with a bag of coal from the train, with address label to Vladimir Putin
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Coal ready to be returned to sender

BREAKING: More than 50 people have stopped a train carrying coal to Cottam power station and are now unloading its climate-wrecking cargo. The train, transporting around 1,500 tonnes of coal to be burned in the power station’s furnaces, was flagged down safely this afternoon as it approached the power station.

Fracking in Lancashire: Latest chance to have your say

Posted by Richard Casson — 17 September 2014 at 2:26pm - Comments
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Fracking company Cuadrilla is in the middle of its latest bid to drill in Lancashire. They want to frack in Roseacre Wood, between Blackpool and Preston.

Here's a quick guide to how you can write to Lancashire County Council to object to Cuadrilla's plan.

Largest climate march in history happening this weekend! Here’s how to get involved

Posted by Richard Casson — 14 September 2014 at 11:41pm - Comments
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The People’s Climate March will take place this coming Sunday. And with around 2,000 events planned, including huge rallies in New York and London, this may well prove to be the largest climate rally in history.

But what is the People’s Climate March, and why is it happening now?

Frack Free Fernhurst: does exactly what it says on the tin

Posted by simon clydesdale — 12 September 2014 at 2:05pm - Comments
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Local campaigners celebrate after the announcement

Aspiring frackers Celtique Energie have suffered another rejection in their latest oily attempt to seduce a community with their fracking plans.

Norway's offshore drilling puts Arctic Ocean at risk

Posted by Rick Steiner — 22 August 2014 at 3:41pm - Comments
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As Norway pushes further into the Arctic with offshore oil drilling, the corresponding environmental risks have increased significantly.

On the Germany-Poland border, thousands are protesting a huge coal mine

Posted by Lawrence Carter — 21 August 2014 at 7:26pm - Comments
Lignite mining near Jaenschwalde Germany
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Lignite mining near Jaenschwalde, Germany

Today, several thousand people have joined hands across the German-Polish border, forming a human chain that passes through towns and villages that stand on the front-line of the fight against climate change.

Norway's sneaky seismic attack on the Arctic

Posted by Sune Scheller — 18 August 2014 at 3:57pm - Comments
Seismic testing at sea
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Seismic sensors are dragged behind survey ships to map the sea floor

The Esperanza has been in the Arctic near Svalbard, for a few weeks now and we recently became aware of something urgent and disturbing. A seismic company called Dolphin Geophysical, commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, has begun seismic mapping in the far north of the Barents Sea.

In pictures: Oil Spill Patrol Team cleans up in Russia's Komi Republic

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 15 August 2014 at 2:50pm - Comments
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Site of an oil spill outside Usinsk in the Komi Republic

We all took notice when about 4.9 million barrels of oil were spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but the fact that about 30 million barrels of oil are spilled on Russian land each year might be news to a lot of us.

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