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Largest climate march in history happening this weekend! Here’s how to get involved

Posted by Richard Casson — 14 September 2014 at 11:41pm - Comments
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The People’s Climate March will take place this coming Sunday. And with around 2,000 events planned, including huge rallies in New York and London, this may well prove to be the large climate rally in history.

But what is the People’s Climate March, and why is it happening now?

Some background...

In the final week of September, world leaders will assemble in New York for a landmark climate summit -- emergency meetings that have been called by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon.

Frack Free Fernhurst: does exactly what it says on the tin

Posted by simon clydesdale — 12 September 2014 at 2:05pm - Comments
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Local campaigners celebrate after the announcement

Aspiring frackers Celtique Energie have suffered another rejection in their latest oily attempt to seduce a community with their fracking plans.

You know LEGO partners with Shell. Did you know Shell lobbies against the environment?

Posted by Anonymous — 12 September 2014 at 11:29am - Comments
Lego man crying
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Still from Greenpeace video 'Everything is not awesome'

Dear Lego staff,

I’m writing to you to let you know a little more about Shell, and why Greenpeace has asked Lego to stop working with them.

The Mahan Story — It Takes a Village

Posted by Anonymous — 26 August 2014 at 5:07pm - Comments
Local people from Mahan, India, protest against a proposed coal mine.
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Local people in Mahan, central India, come together to oppose mining in their forests.

In the village it is pitch dark by 7.30 pm. At the designated spot for the meeting, there are about 15 or 20 villagers holding solar lanterns. The meeting lasts over two hours and throughout that time, people keep coming and joining the conversation. Halfway into the meeting, I turn around to steal a quick look at the crowd and I am surprised at how large the group has become! It’s about a 100 people sitting, standing, leaning against their houses and trees, listening intently and waiting for their turn to speak.

Norway's offshore drilling puts Arctic Ocean at risk

Posted by Rick Steiner — 22 August 2014 at 3:41pm - Comments
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As Norway pushes further into the Arctic with offshore oil drilling, the corresponding environmental risks have increased significantly.

On the Germany-Poland border, thousands are protesting a huge coal mine

Posted by Lawrence Carter — 21 August 2014 at 7:26pm - Comments
Lignite mining near Jaenschwalde Germany
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Lignite mining near Jaenschwalde, Germany

Today, several thousand people have joined hands across the German-Polish border, forming a human chain that passes through towns and villages that stand on the front-line of the fight against climate change.

Norway's sneaky seismic attack on the Arctic

Posted by Sune Scheller — 18 August 2014 at 3:57pm - Comments
Seismic testing at sea
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Seismic sensors are dragged behind survey ships to map the sea floor

The Esperanza has been in the Arctic near Svalbard, for a few weeks now and we recently became aware of something urgent and disturbing. A seismic company called Dolphin Geophysical, commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, has begun seismic mapping in the far north of the Barents Sea.

In pictures: Oil Spill Patrol Team cleans up in Russia's Komi Republic

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 15 August 2014 at 2:50pm - Comments
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Site of an oil spill outside Usinsk in the Komi Republic

We all took notice when about 4.9 million barrels of oil were spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but the fact that about 30 million barrels of oil are spilled on Russian land each year might be news to a lot of us.

For the oceans - every week is Shark Week!

Posted by Willie — 7 August 2014 at 2:50pm - Comments
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‘Shark’:  it’s an evocative and symbolic single syllable. Just the sound of the word conjures up a host of associated images, usually to do with menacing fins, teeth, and a certain cinematic soundtrack.  #SharkWeek ramps up the public awareness around sharks, but it’s also a chance to reconsider and revalue these iconic, and undoubtedly awesome, ocean creatures.

Let's stop feeling so guilty about global warming

Posted by Emma Thompson — 7 August 2014 at 12:08pm - Comments
Emma Thompson and Gaia Wise on sea ice in the Arctic
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We're told that it is all our fault, global warming — we want the fuel, we want our cars, and that the oil industry is merely responding to the needs of a greedy public. But that's simply not fair. Most of us want to live cleaner lives, but our governments don't make these things easily available.