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UPDATE: Santander admits it's funding forest destruction

Posted by Richardg — 12 February 2015 at 4:04pm - Comments
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We've forced Santander to admit that it's bankrolling the destructive paper company APRIL. But the high street bank says it's 'monitoring the situation' and will 'act accordingly'. It's a cop out - and here's why.

Scotland and Wales blocked fracking. Here’s how we can push England to follow

Posted by Richard Casson — 12 February 2015 at 2:24pm - Comments
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Two weeks ago, Scotland was the first country within Britain to introduce a moratorium on fracking. Citing the need for further research and a full public consultation, the Scottish government put in place an open-ended ban. And then hot on the heels of Scotland, the Welsh government announced it will freeze fracking too.

Challenging the UK government to lead the world in ocean protection.

Posted by Willie — 10 February 2015 at 5:02pm - Comments
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If I said to you that the UK government was responsible for rare sea turtles, endangered sharks, tropical coral reefs and quite possibly more penguins than any other country, you might think I was talking about some aquariums or zoos. It’s certainly not what you think about in UK seas, especially at this grey time of year (though of course we do have visiting turtles, many shark species, cold water corals, and puffins as penguin-wannabes). But across the world the UK has ‘overseas territories’. They are relics of a turbulent past when flags were planted across the world, and mostly, these days, they are islands – like Bermuda, Pitcairn, and Ascension. So, in turn, the amazing wildlife in the seas around these islands is effectively ‘British’.

Santander: simply financing extinction

Posted by Richardg — 10 February 2015 at 4:38pm - Comments
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Diggers are tearing up Indonesia's rainforest - home to endangered tigers, orangutans and sun bears - and Santander is bankrolling the paper company that's leading this destruction.

Fracking - what a week it's been!

Posted by Richard Casson — 30 January 2015 at 4:02pm - Comments
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A giant fracking monster outside Parliament on Monday

If we learned one thing in the last 7 days it’s this -- when it comes to stopping fracking, the world moves fast! In case you missed the dramatic news, here’s what happened...

In pictures: APRIL's unhappy anniversary

Posted by Zulfahmi — 30 January 2015 at 12:39pm - Comments
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Bulldozers clearing rainforest in an APRIL concession


It’s been a year since Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL) released its latest ‘Sustainable Forest Management Plan’. The pulp & paper company asked critics to believe it was serious about the conservation of Indonesia’s forests and peatlands.

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

Posted by simon clydesdale — 27 January 2015 at 6:01pm - 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 6:00pm - 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 3:59pm - 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 4:47pm - 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.

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