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Greenpeace India's 'big fight' over coal

Posted by emmagibson — 10 June 2014 at 4:32pm - 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 10:45am - 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 12:10pm - 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 12:09pm - 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 5:31am - 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.

8 amazing and incredible renewable energy projects that we totally love

Posted by Richard Casson — 4 June 2014 at 3:48pm - Comments

On the day that David Cameron has taken another step to clear the path for fracking in the UK, we're taking a look at a few ideas he could be throwing his weight behind instead. Here are 8 renewable energy projects that we totally love. We'd like to hear about others you like too, so leave us a message in the comments below and let us know what we’ve missed.

On the day a new fracking law is set to be announced, we're off to pay David Cameron a visit

Posted by simon clydesdale — 4 June 2014 at 6:28am - Comments
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David Cameron, tours a shale drilling plant near Gainsborough, in Lincolnshire earlier this year (credit: Lindsey Parnaby/PA)

It's 7AM and I'm writing this from a B&B in rural Oxfordshire. After I've hit the publish button, I'll be heading outside for an early morning drive into the Cotswolds.

But despite how this might sound right now, I'm on no countryside day out. I am here, along with a team of 6 Greenpeace volunteers, to deliver a wakeup call to David Cameron.

The 'get lost zone' - a novel concept in international law

Posted by Daniel Simons — 30 May 2014 at 11:32am - Comments
The bridge of the Esperanza, with the Transocean Spitsbergen oil rig in the back
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Statoil has belatedly launched legal challenges to occupation of the Apollo drill site by the Esperanza

Desperate times call for desperate measures. That seems to be the thinking of Norway's petroleum ministry, which yesterday issued a highly irregular order in an attempt to bring an end to the Esperanza's peaceful protest in the Barents Sea.

9 things you didn't know about Bear Island (including 'What is Bear Island?')

Posted by Erlend Tellnes — 28 May 2014 at 2:37pm - Comments
Sign on Bear Island
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Bear Island is a long way from anywhere

There is a fairly good chance this is the first time you've heard about Bear Island. Don’t be alarmed. First time I heard about the island was less than two years ago. So why do I need to know about Bear Island, you might think?

UKIP and their friends in the EU Parliament – it’s not all bad… (and there’s something you can do about it!)

Posted by wmccallu — 26 May 2014 at 12:20pm - Comments
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The European Parliament in Strasbourg. Photo: Flickr/Anca Pandrea

Following the European elections felt a bit like checking the weather forecast constantly, hoping for beautiful sunshine instead of the guaranteed sleet and gale-force winds. Particularly in the last week before voting day - the polls were all a little on the purple side (although it must be said that the Greens were polling better than they ever have done before). The climate sceptic, anti-renewable energy Kippers seemed to have captured enough (of the low turnout) hearts and minds to make me pretty worried about the possibility of ever seeing the cleaner, greener future that I hope for.

Then the results came in, and they’re pretty bad. 

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