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Supreme court order kills Essar’s plans

Posted by Akshey Kalra — 25 September 2014 at 1:59pm - Comments
Women peacefully protesting in Mahan
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Peaceful Forest Protest in India

If you haven't heard so far, the Supreme Court of India cancelled 214 coal blocks allocated to private companies since 1993, deeming them illegal. And one of these coal blocks brings us to the story of Mahan, one of the oldest Sal forests in Asia and livelihood to more than 50,000 people.

The Soya Moratorium is protecting the Amazon. Does Cargill still support it?

Posted by Richardg — 24 September 2014 at 7:08pm - Comments
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The Soya Moratorium has helped reduce deforestation in the Amazon rainforest

Cargill just pledged to protect the world’s forests - but an eight-year truce that protects the Amazon from soya farming is in trouble.

View from the coal face

Posted by Fran G — 23 September 2014 at 3:18pm - Comments
Greenpeace activist on top of a coal train with power station in the background
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Activist on the coal train

I can see the giant towers of the Cottam coal power plant looming on the horizon from my perch on top of a heap of coal, in the carriage of a coal supply train.

People vs coal

Posted by Lawrence Carter — 23 September 2014 at 2:39pm - Comments
Activist with a bag of coal from the train, with address label to Vladimir Putin
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Coal ready to be returned to sender

BREAKING: More than 50 people have stopped a train carrying coal to Cottam power station and are now unloading its climate-wrecking cargo. The train, transporting around 1,500 tonnes of coal to be burned in the power station’s furnaces, was flagged down safely this afternoon as it approached the power station.

Palm oil companies say they'll put forest destruction on hold. But what happens next?

Posted by Annisa Rahmawati — 19 September 2014 at 4:25pm - Comments
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Are palm oil companies serious about ending deforestation like this?

Some of the world’s biggest palm oil companies have suspended their forest destruction. Is this a ceasefire or the end of their war on forests?

Fracking in Lancashire: Latest chance to have your say

Posted by Richard Casson — 17 September 2014 at 2:26pm - Comments
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Fracking company Cuadrilla is in the middle of its latest bid to drill in Lancashire. They want to frack in Roseacre Wood, between Blackpool and Preston.

Here's a quick guide to how you can write to Lancashire County Council to object to Cuadrilla's plan.

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 largest climate rally in history.

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

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.