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8 reasons George Osborne needs to let Hinkley nuclear plant go

Posted by Richard Casson — 16 February 2016 at 4:03pm - Comments
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George Osborne wants to build a new nuclear plant in Somerset -- Hinkley Point C. If it goes ahead it’ll be the first nuclear power station to come online in the UK in 30 years.

World's oldest wild bird has a new chick - but is it a doomed messenger in an increasingly polluted ocean?

Posted by Willie — 16 February 2016 at 2:31pm - Comments
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World's oldest wild bird, Laysan albatross Wisdom & chick | https://www.facebook.com/hokuleawwv

Imagine becoming a parent at the age of 65. It might seem miraculous but that is what has happened to the world’s oldest known wild bird, an Albatross living on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

A tale of two tunas

Posted by Hélène Bourges — 15 February 2016 at 3:39pm - Comments
Fish gather under Fish Aggregating Device (FAD)
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All kinds of marine life gather under so-called "Fish Aggregating Devices" - or "FADs" - and are then scooped up in huge fishing nets

Imagine a world where there are two tuna companies called John West.

Both are the number one brand in their market. Both faced Greenpeace campaigns and, as a consequence, made commitments to sell 100% sustainably-caught tuna by the end of 2016.

Now imagine one John West has kept its promise to consumers. And the other John West has broken it.

This isn’t some fantasy world. It’s very real. And it’s not good news for UK consumers...

The 6 Most Kick-Arse Moments of #Frackminster

Posted by India Thorogood — 10 February 2016 at 11:54pm - Comments

This week hasn't been a normal one at Westminster. On Tuesday, 30 Greenpeace volunteers built a blooming huge fracking rig right on David Cameron's doorstep. It spewed fire out of the top, leaving passers by confused and amused, and causing a stir with MPs.

Why I’m joining Greenpeace’s fracking protest outside Westminster today

Posted by Tina Rothery — 9 February 2016 at 12:28pm - Comments
Tina Rothery
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As you read this, I’m stood outside Westminster Palace in London – the home of Parliament and the birthplace of democracy in the UK. In the early hours of this morning, I arrived with a team of Greenpeace volunteers. And as the sun slowly appeared on this grey February day, we turned a corner of Parliament Square into a small but life-like industrial site.

Join us in Lancashire for a rally to say NO to fracking

Posted by Richard Casson — 2 February 2016 at 4:31pm - Comments
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Last year our movement to stop fracking won a huge victory when Lancashire council voted against Cuadrilla’s bid to drill for shale gas. But now ministers in David Cameron’s government have recalled the decision, meaning that very soon the council could be overruled -- and fracking could be given the go ahead.

In pictures: Wonderful Wetlands, celebrating World Wetlands Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 2 February 2016 at 11:07am - Comments
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Abbot Point and Caley Valley Wetlands

Today NGOs and community groups around the world raise awareness and promote the conservation of wetlands and celebrate World Wetlands Day. This year’s theme is “Wetlands for our future; sustainable livelihoods”.

<--break->The importance of wetlands in providing a habitat, hosting a vast variety of life, as well the threat they can be under is illustrated in our archive pictures below.

Veganuary: Our dessert recipes

Posted by India Thorogood — 29 January 2016 at 6:13pm - Comments
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Now here at Greenpeace UK, we are lucky enough to have a 50/50 vegetarian and vegan cafe. Every day our amazing chef Anne cooks up tasty meat-free meals - everything from dhals to stews and fruit crumbles! But despite getting pretty full up with tasty veggie and vegan food at lunch, some of us also cook up some delights for dinner and dessert at home. What better month to share these than so-called Veganuary.

Floods: We've had it up to here...

Posted by Aakash Naik — 27 January 2016 at 7:41pm - Comments
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Last December, Britain experienced its wettest month since Met Office records began in 1910. Many towns, villages and communities buckled under the pressure of insufficient flood defences and were left devastated by the impact of the floods. 

For far too long, Ministers have disregarded scientists’ warnings that climate change will drive up flood risk across the country. Now we want them to listen to the people who have paid a huge price for this complacency.

Why do whales strand on beaches?

Posted by Willie — 26 January 2016 at 1:19pm - Comments
Sperm whales washed up on skegness beach
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Sperm whales washed up on a Skegness beach

Shocking and sad images have been all over the media in the past few days as some massive sperm whales have washed up dead on British beaches. Normally humans and these deep water leviathans live far apart, so it’s understandable that we are surprised and distraught to encounter them like this. But why does it happen? And what can you do?

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