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

Posted by Tina Rothery — 9 February 2016 at 11:28am - Comments
Tina Rothery
by-nc. Credit: Kristian Buus / Greenpeace

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 3:31pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Steve Morgan/Greenpeace

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 10:07am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Tom Jefferson / Greenpeace
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 5:13pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Mehul Damani

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 6:41pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Steve Morgan/Greenpeace

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 12:19pm - 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?

Anti Third Runway Activists Get Their Day In Court

Posted by Ella Gilbert — 24 January 2016 at 11:20pm - Comments
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This is a guest blog by Ella Gilbert. She is one of 13 activists put on trial at court for protesting a third runway at Heathrow Airport

Last July, I was part of a Plane Stupid direct action on Heathrow’s Northern runway. The action was part of long-running campaign against the third runway at Heathrow, and against UK airport expansion more generally. 

Where Does Greenpeace Stand on Seal Hunting?

Posted by Jon Burgwald — 22 January 2016 at 11:19am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

Late last year, I was interviewed about Greenpeace’s position on seal hunting by the American news channel MSNBC. I think it’s important to clarify where we stand on this important subject.

Greenpeace is completely against the commercial hunting of seals for profit. We always will be.

Make for change - resources for kids who want to help protect the environment

Posted by Fran G — 20 January 2016 at 11:53am - Comments
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This page is currently under construction and more resources will be added soon. 

5 Small Things That Explain The Big Problem with Microbeads

Posted by India Thorogood — 18 January 2016 at 3:27pm - Comments

Wondering how you can get your friends to bin the dodgy plastic face scrubs? Want to get them to sign our petition to David Cameron? Here's 5 things that'll explain it all in no time at all.

1. This straight to the point cartoon:

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