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Standard Chartered feels the heat over threat to Great Barrier Reef

Posted by Anonymous — 7 May 2015 at 4:56pm - Comments
Hong Kong Greenpeace activists unfurl a huge stair-riser banner outside the HQ
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Hong Kong: Greenpeace activists unfurl a stair-riser banner in front of the Standard Chartered’s headquarters

As a contracted advisor to the planned Carmichael mega-mine, UK-based international bank Standard Chartered must be feeling rather exposed at the moment following a Hong Kong protest and then questions from Greenpeace at its annual general meeting in London.

The price of dissent: government attacks put Greenpeace India in danger of closure in one month

Posted by Ashish Fernades — 6 May 2015 at 3:38pm - Comments
"You can't muzzle dissent in a democracy" - Delhi High Court
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Deprived of funds, Greenpeace India may close in less than a month

In less than a month, Greenpeace India is in danger of closing.

It’s not because everyone in the country can now enjoy the benefits of an unpolluted environment. Far from it. Instead, a department of our own government – the Ministry of Home Affairs - is attacking us.

Fracking bonkers? Decision to ban our ad shows twisted logic

Posted by Richard Casson — 6 May 2015 at 11:25am - Comments
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Our banned anti-fracking ad

If there was a Guiness Book of Records for the most absurd rulings ever issued, the UK advertising watchdog's decision to ban a Greenpeace anti-fracking ad would surely be given pride of place in the 2015 edition.

A Manifesto for Change

Posted by John Sauven — 1 May 2015 at 4:37pm - Comments
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Next year, the International Union of Geological Sciences will report on the outcome of one of the biggest scientific debates of our time: whether the Earth has entered a new geological epoch. For the last 10,000 years – a period that has seen the birth and flourishing of human civilisation – we have been living through the Holocene epoch. But there is an emerging consensus that this epoch may now be over, superseded by a new age: the Anthropocene. The age of humans.

Paypal founder launches futuristic battery, proves he's real life Iron Man

Posted by G.Thompson — 1 May 2015 at 4:17pm - Comments
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The car in front...

Elon Musk, South African/Canadian/American/British entrepreneur extraordinaire, founder of PayPal, SolarCity, Tesla Motors, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and SpaceX, shows exactly how capitalism can get on board with stopping climate change. The man isn’t just a wealth creator, he’s a world changer, and he’s not exactly losing money doing it. Apart from on Hyperloop, maybe, but give it time.

How we made fish the ‘must-have’ prop of the election campaign

Posted by Emily Buchanan — 30 April 2015 at 12:26pm - Comments
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Jules, the Skipper of Rising Tide

There’s something fishy going on.

“Don’t mention Arctic oil”: How Shell’s latest bid to get young people hooked on fossil fuels seriously backfired

Posted by Trillia Fidei — 29 April 2015 at 1:30pm - Comments

Shell knows it’s losing the fight against Arctic drilling, and here’s why.

The famous Viscount Monckton went to Rome to see the Pope...

Posted by Graham Thompson — 28 April 2015 at 1:23pm - Comments
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Just one more delegation today, Holy Father.

A crack unit of climate deniers, including the great James Delingpole (remember him?) and the possibly even greater Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, has been sent to accompany Joseph Bast, President of the Heartland Institute, to the Vatican.

The best and worst bits: Greenpeace analysis of party manifestos

Posted by Daniel Jones — 24 April 2015 at 4:36pm - Comments
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We’re into the final fortnight of the General Election campaign and the parties are fighting day and night for your votes. With all the manifestos now launched we’re starting to get a clear idea of just what the parties stand for.

It’d be difficult to argue that the environment has been a key concern during this campaign but these manifestos contain some interesting stuff on green issues. We’ve pulled out some of the best and something worst offerings from the main 7 political parties. In alphabetical order:

Greenpeace wins permission to take UK government to court over fish quotas

Posted by Ariana Densham — 24 April 2015 at 4:25pm - Comments
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Fishermen outside the High Court in 2013

Yesterday the UK High Court gave the green light for a full judicial review into whether the UK fishing quota allocation system is unlawful under new European law. 

The government has given out fishing quota in largely the same way since the mid-90s. About 95% of the fishing quota is awarded to the larger end of the fleet, most notably domestic and foreign controlled industrial fishing businesses – such as the vessel Cornelis Vrolijk - which we previously exposed. It's symbolic of just how broken the system is.