Posted by aksheykalra — 27 April 2016 at 11:31pm
It could have been any other day without anyone raising a voice against fracking industry or the imminent threat of Greg Clark overruling Lancashire county council's decision to say no to the industry.
Instead, Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie occupied the field leased by a local landowner for shale gas drilling, baked some cakes and raised a media sh*t storm.
I can say with certainty that these are words I’ve never uttered before: This morning I’m in a field in Lancashire, helping set up a makeshift kitchen and getting ready to take part in a baking-themed protest over plans to frack for gas under the ground I’m stood on.
It’s an unusual way of protesting. So why, dear reader, would I do such a thing?
For almost five years, Lancashire has been in the midst of a battle to stop the shale gas industry. And despite huge local opposition, fracking firm Cuadrilla is determined to set up its rigs and drill.
Today Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie are occupying a fracking site. The actors are using whisks, spoons & cake to challenge fracking with their unusual protest - the Frack Free Bake Off.
Emma’s no stranger to speaking up for our planet. From marching for climate justice to protesting outside Shell's HQ with a giant polar bear puppet, this is one actor who's not afraid of direct action.
This blog below written by the Labour candidate for the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. It's part of a series of blogs by candidates for London Mayor. We're also featuing blogs by Caroline Pidgeon (Liberal Democrat), Zac Goldsmith (Conservative) and Sian Berry (Green Party).
It’s a good week for the Amazon rainforest! Just yesterday, Brazil’s environmental agency – Ibama – announced it was suspending the license to build the massive São Luiz do Tapajós dam on the Tapajós River. The reason? The agency recognized the risks the dam project would pose for nearby Munduruku Indigenous communities.
This announcement is an important step for the Amazon and for Indigenous People’s rights in Brazil. We hope this will be a step foward to cancel the mega-dam definitively. Here’s why it is so essential.
This blog below written by the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Mayor of London, Caroline Pidgeon. It's part of a series of blogs by candidates for London Mayor. We'll also be featuing blogs by Sadiq Khan (Labour), Zac Goldsmith (Conservative) and Sian Berry (Green Party).
Posted by Hélène Bourges — 21 April 2016 at 3:59pm
Greenpeace crew, currently on board the Esperanza in the Indian Ocean, have found a destructive fishing device (FAD) that has been deployed by a John West supplier. We know this thanks to your research on John West tuna cans coming from the region.