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The next UK government promises to be an ocean champion

Posted by Willie — 20 April 2015 at 11:23am - Comments
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Here’s a prediction: the next UK government will do great things for global marine protection.

At this stage in a general election campaign it’s sometimes hard to find something that politicians wearing differently coloured rosettes can agree on, but with an unprecedented bunch of manifesto commitments, there’s a growing certainty that the next UK government will be an ocean champion.

From Sussex to Spain, crossing borders to fight fracking

Posted by anonymous — 16 April 2015 at 5:30pm - Comments
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In this guest blog, Kathryn McWhirter from No Fracking in Balcombe Society, explains how communities across Europe are united behind a common cause -- keeping fracking firms at bay.

Previously Unseen Photos - Russian Authorities Seize Greenpeace Ship

Posted by daphne christelis — 15 April 2015 at 5:15pm - Comments
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Frank with hands up as Russian Security Services arrest the crew at gunpoint

The plan was to attach a Greenpeace pod to Gazprom's platform and launch a peaceful protest against oil being pumped from the icy waters of the Arctic. However, heavily armed commandos flooded the deck of the Arctic Sunrise and the Arctic Thirty began their ordeal at the hands of Putin's regime.

Shell's trying to silence your voice on Arctic drilling...

Posted by Ben Ayliffe — 10 April 2015 at 1:20pm - Comments
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Greenpeace volunteers on Shell's oil rig the Polar Pioneer

"If somebody not from your country commits a crime against somebody not from your country in another country, should the courts in your country have any jurisdiction over the issue?"

How to Climb an Oil Rig - in Pictures

Posted by daphne christelis — 8 April 2015 at 11:39am - Comments
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Boarding the Shell drill rig in the Pacific Ocean

What you need
- a good reason (to stop Shell drilling for oil in the Arctic)
- an oil rig (Shell drill rig, bound for the Arctic)

1. Locate oil rig

800 candidate MPs oppose fracking. Where do yours stand?

Posted by Richard Casson — 2 April 2015 at 4:29pm - Comments
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Greenpeace activists 'frack' David Cameron's countryside home

The countdown to this year's general election has begun, and on doorsteps and in town centres across the country, political parties are going all out to win our support.

Election candidates stand to be our next MPs want to hear our views, and they want to win our votes, so right now we've a new opportunity to tell them exactly how we feel about fracking.

Arctic oil and sustainable transport - your survey results

Posted by Claire Donner — 2 April 2015 at 3:09pm - Comments

Shell's arctic drilling plans just got Presidential approval

Posted by Rachael Prokop — 1 April 2015 at 11:04am - Comments
 Alaska  Chukchi Sea
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Polar bears on sea ice in Chukchi Sea

This is outrageous. Today, the Obama administration announced a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and then followed that up by approving Shell’s climate-killing plan to drill in the Arctic.

Why does Greenpeace care about the Modern Slavery Act?

Posted by Daniel Jones — 31 March 2015 at 11:26am - Comments
Graphic saying 29.8 million people are in slavery in the world today
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Global Slavery Index figures estimate almost 30 million people are still in slavery today

The Thai coastline has become a haven for young western tourists drawn by the pulls of warm weather, beautiful beaches and exciting new experiences. But only a matter of miles out to sea this idyllic image is offset by a different and altogether more harrowing setting, but one that the Modern Slavery Act will hopefully help make a thing of the past.

Fish, Fracking and Huskies: how to keep the environment on the Election agenda

Posted by RosieRogers — 31 March 2015 at 10:43am - Comments
Greenpeace action, 2009 - protester waving a flag on top of Parliament
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Greenpeace action, 2009

In just under 40 days’ time, we’ll be going to the polls to elect a new government and it’s safe to say that this election is too close to call - so every voice and every vote matters.