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Another bad day for Indian democracy

Posted by Vinuta Gopal — 6 November 2015 at 4:44pm - Comments
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'You can't muzzle dissent in democracy' projected onto Safdarjung Tomb, Delhi

I have been working for Greenpeace India for 14 years, and in that time I've been involved in dozens of campaigns to protect India's environment and the rights of people. You can find many of those campaign stories on our histories page.

Did the government just ban fracking in national parks?

Posted by Hannah Martin — 6 November 2015 at 11:29am - Comments
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Areas like the North Yorks Moors, pictured here, remain at risk of horizontal drilling

You might have heard the news this week that - as a result of public pressure - the government launched a consultation on banning fracking from the surface of some conservation areas.

Exposed: The human cost of the tuna industry

Posted by India Thorogood — 5 November 2015 at 5:50pm - Comments
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“They called us soccer balls, meaning that we were under their feet and could be kicked anywhere”

“They were beaten until their arms and legs were broken”

Take the Challenge! Say no to John West!

Posted by Aakash Naik — 4 November 2015 at 1:26pm - Comments
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Hugh's not having anything from John West

What's in your sandwich? 

Brie and cranberry? falafel? coleslaw? Tuna?...Whatever you're munching into make sure it's nothing from John West! 

John West are John Worst when it comes to sustainability. Their dodgy fishing practices mean they catch a whole lot more than just tuna and even kill endangered species of sharks, rays and turtles

MPs must block plans that leave wildlife and nature sites exposed to fracking

Posted by Hannah Martin — 3 November 2015 at 6:12pm - Comments
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The government wants to weaken plans to protect national parks, like the South Downs, from fracking

With public support for fracking at an all time low, you could be forgiven for think that the government might start to reconsider its plan to force drilling on towns and communities across the country. But no. Because just last week, a small committee MPs rubber-stamped regulations that will weaken the level of protection given to special areas of the English countryside from the impacts of fracking.

Seven Deadly Fins

Posted by Willie — 30 October 2015 at 4:01pm - Comments
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Which ocean creature sends a shiver down your spine?

If you go down in the deep today, you might get a big surprise. At Hallowe’en the usual ghosts, ghouls and monsters are all-too-familiar. But if you want a real fright, you really need to see what’s lurking in the sea. 

So, prepare yourself as we introduce you to seven of the spookiest, kookiest and most sinister denizens of the deadly deep, deep sea.

Indonesia fires: "I'm tired of being made sick by this smoke"

Posted by Rahmi Carolina — 29 October 2015 at 1:44pm - Comments
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When I was young my friends and I would visit our local river, just a short walk from our small town in Pangkalan Kerinci, upstream of Riau's peatland coast in Sumatra. On days when we needed to cool down from the heat, we would spend hours swimming and getting lost in the shade of the trees, chasing birds and sleeping.

8 reasons why John West needs to ditch its dodgy fishing methods

Posted by India Thorogood — 23 October 2015 at 1:50pm - Comments
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John West promised its customers that all of its tuna would come from sustainable fishing methods in 2016. But their bosses are breaking that promise, infact they’ve managed a measly 2%.

Destructive tuna fishing by companies like John West are putting ever more pressure on tuna populations, and damaging all kinds of marine animals - including endangered species - which are needlessly killed in the hunt for the tuna we eat.

Customer outrage over tuna giants John West and Thai Union

Posted by Ariana Densham — 21 October 2015 at 10:56am - Comments
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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on John West's broken sustainability promise

Tuna has finally gone mainstream, following the outcry in the media that John West* has broken its sustainability and traceability promises. 

We’ve reached millions of people, from This Morning with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show, to The Times front page and countless other newspapers, everyone is outraged by the embarrassing progress John West has made meeting its sustainability promise to customers. 

If we don’t speak up, solar power in the UK will face a cloudy future

Posted by Richard Casson — 20 October 2015 at 2:56pm - Comments
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There was a time when it was rare to see solar power on rooftops here in the UK. Our cloudy skies and the high cost of panels meant the technology was out of reach in all but the sunniest parts of the country.

But over the last decade, things have changed dramatically.

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