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Live in Lancashire? Here's your latest chance to tell local councillors that you don't want fracking

Posted by Richard Casson — 19 June 2014 at 7:05pm - Comments
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Lancashire residents say no to shale gas

Fracking company Cuadrilla is in the middle of its latest bid to drill in Lancashire. They want to frack right next door to Little Plumpton, on the outskirts of Blackpool.

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

Glastonbury 2014: the field comes together

Posted by Matt Bull — 19 June 2014 at 3:30pm - Comments

The thing about being a parent of young children is that going away can be such a wrench. They grow up so fast, that even in a couple of days mean you could miss a key moment in their life. And so it was with our growing field at Glastonbury.

How to tell West Sussex County Council you don't want fracking

Posted by Richard Casson — 16 June 2014 at 10:23am - Comments
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Greenpeace volunteers outside West Sussex County Council earlier in June

Do you live in West Sussex? And are you concerned about how fracking could impact the county and local communities? Then here's a guide to how you can take part in the latest public consultation. Read on for a step by step guide and a few talking points. And importantly please remember to have your comments sent in by 5PM on Friday 20 June, as that's when the consultation closes.

The final countdown: we’re on the road to clean tuna

Posted by Ariana Densham — 13 June 2014 at 1:15pm - Comments
Skipjack Tuna in East Pacific Ocean
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Skipjack Tuna in East Pacific Ocean

If they thought they had avoided Greenpeace’s scrutiny, they were wrong. For the first time, we are checking what’s in the tuna tins in Aldi, Lidl, Ocado, Iceland, Budgens and Booths. They join a growing list of supermarkets we’ve surveyed about the tuna they use in their tins, and how it’s caught. 

Result: Jewson takes Amazon timber off the shelves and launches investigation

Posted by Richardg — 13 June 2014 at 12:43pm - Comments
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The timber merchant Jewson - the only high street store where you can buy Amazon timber - has agreed to put all sales on hold while it investigates its suppliers. It's a good start - but we need to keep up the pressure.

Greenpeace India's 'big fight' over coal

Posted by emmagibson — 10 June 2014 at 5:32pm - Comments
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Priya Pillai and 400 fellow villagers demand release of Bechanlal

They call this part of northern India the Badlands because it's renowned for its lawlessness. It certainly feels like the wild west and instead of the gold rush, it's a coal rush with companies like British-listed Essar making this area feel like a new frontier. 

Brazil's Federal Prosecutor takes action against criminal loggers

Posted by Richardg — 9 June 2014 at 11:45am - Comments
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Sawmill in Pará, deep in the Amazon rainforest

Last month we exposed the scams that loggers in the Brazilian Amazon are using to launder illegal timber. Now the Federal Prosecutor has taken action to stamp out timber laundering.

15 legendary pictures to celebrate: The Arctic Sunrise is coming home!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 6 June 2014 at 1:10pm - Comments
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MY Arctic Sunrise is making her way through ice in the fjord of Scoresbysund as part of her tour of Greenland in 2005

I'm so happy to hear that the Arctic Sunrise is finally released by Russian authorities after months in custody! That's great news, but she should never have been detained in the first place as she was in international waters during a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling when she was seized. <--break->Some of my favourite photos of the ship show her in remote locations in harsh conditions.

Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

Posted by ben — 6 June 2014 at 1:09pm - Comments
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Earlier this morning we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk.

Sussex is about to make a big fracking decision. Here's why it matters

Posted by Richard Casson — 6 June 2014 at 6:31am - Comments
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It's been a busy week.

On Monday, Paul McCartney (and a whole lot of other well known names) came out and said that he's got some big questions about fracking.

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