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It's time for LEGO to block Shell

Posted by ianduff — 30 June 2014 at 5:45pm - Comments
Lego mini protest in front of cathedral
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Lego protest in front of cathedral

Imagine you’re eight years old and picture the Arctic. There are no oil rigs, no industrial shipping and no politicians fighting over it.

It’s just an endless sparkling expanse of sea and ice, populated by brave scientific explorers, magical animals and Indigenous Peoples who have called the far north home for millennia. An enchanted place to explore, create stories and let your imagination run free.

Drilling the South Downs: a national park at risk from fracking

Posted by simon clydesdale — 26 June 2014 at 12:09pm - Comments

This morning the Not For Shale fracking roadshow rolled into Midhurst at the heart of the glorious South Downs. This is the frontline of a local and national battle for the future of our communities, landscapes and climate.

Saving energy is a no-brainer, so why is Cameron ignoring it?

Posted by Louise Hutchins — 25 June 2014 at 2:23pm - Comments
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Cutting energy use is an easy way to reduce gas imports and carbon emissions

This Friday, David Cameron and European leaders will be meeting at a top level summit to work out how to reduce dependency on imported Russian gas and reduce the geopolitical power that this gives Russia.

They will also be discussing how ambitious Europe should be in cutting climate pollution, cutting energy waste and shifting to clean renewable energy ahead of the UN climate negotiations in Paris next year.

What do you think?

Posted by John Sauven — 23 June 2014 at 11:49am - Comments
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Challenging Procter & Gamble's sourcing of palm oil has been one of our recent successes, but there's always room for improvement

Thank you

UPDATE 8pm,Tuesday 24 June

Thank you to everyone who has commented not only below but in the various places where this story has appeared, including the Guardian and Telegraph. As I wrote last night, I’ve heard a lot of anger and upset.

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. 

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