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David Rose is not a credible source - OFFICIAL

Posted by Graham Thompson - 24 July 2014 at 12:46pm - Comments
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The source of denial (joke copywrited to Graham Thompson)

This may not be entirely new or surprising information to you, but the English speaking press around the world has been recycling Rose's Mail on Sunday climate denial nonsense for nearly a decade. Now a decision of the Australian Press Council, published today, means that 'it was in the Mail' is no longer an excuse for publishing climate misinformation.

Top 10 reasons to love the ocean

Posted by Willie - 23 July 2014 at 2:44pm - Comments
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We need to protect our beautiful oceans and the ecosystems within from overfishing and pollution (which you can help to do by adding your name to the petition to defend our oceans)

Why? Because they are home to a staggering 80% of life on Earth... but aside from that amazing fact, here are our top ten reasons to love the ocean:

Massive victory! West Sussex says we're 'not for shale'

Posted by simon clydesdale - 23 July 2014 at 2:01pm - Comments
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West Sussex's decision comes on the back of determined work by local anti-fracking groups

The UK’s fracking juggernaut has just been forced off the road. Just after 12.30pm on Tuesday the planning committee of West Sussex County Council voted unanimously to reject Celtique’s application to drill deep into the heart of Sussex.

Finally, a tinfoil hat that works.

Posted by victoriah - 22 July 2014 at 7:06pm - Comments
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Four of us hunch over a screen with the radio operator. We're looking at AIS (Automatic Identification System) information, a tracking system used to locate vessels. 
In fact, anyone can see a basic version of this information online. But there's a reason we're freezing our arses off here in the Arctic rather than checking the information, slipper-clad, from our sofas. 

Six myths Indonesia's biggest forest destroyer wants you to believe

Posted by Richardg - 22 July 2014 at 2:54pm - Comments
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Pulp and paper company APRIL, along with its sister companies, is the greatest threat to the Indonesian rainforest. These amazing forests are some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet - and they're vital to regulating the world's climate.

Together we can end illegal logging and the destruction of the world's forests, and protect the rights of the indigenous peoples and wildlife that depend on them. Join the movement to protect the world's rainforests.

But first, here's the six biggest porkies that APRIL are telling everyone to stop customers deserting them:

No, ex-minister

Posted by Graham Thompson - 21 July 2014 at 1:37pm - Comments
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Paterson 'effigy' shocked to read of his recent demise

Secretary of State for the Environment Mr Owen Paterson has been sacked, and ‘the countryside’ is reportedly FURIOUS. As is traditional, the spokesmen for ‘the countryside’ and their alleged fury are climate sceptics writing in the Telegraph - and none of those climate sceptics writing in the Telegraph is more furious than Owen Paterson himself.

48 hours of action against LEGO - this is just the start

Posted by sara_a - 18 July 2014 at 3:30pm - Comments
Lego petition hand in
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Greenpeace activists re-branded LEGO’s Czech factory

Early on Wednesday morning, on an industrial estate in the Czech Republic, our campaign to convince much-loved toy company LEGO to break their partnership with Arctic oil-drillers Shell, moved into a new phase of escalation. Greenpeace activists re-branded LEGO’s Czech factory - one of their three main production centres around the world - with a Shell logo, an oil spill, and giant unhappy minifigures, cleaning it up. 

Fracking the desolate north: despatches from the frontline

Posted by simon clydesdale - 17 July 2014 at 10:21am - Comments
Lancashire County Councillors greeted with anti-fracking message
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Lancashire county councillors greeted with anti-fracking message today

Another fracking application, another town. I’m not sure the ‘Not For Shale roadshow on tour’ t-shirt is ready to compete yet with the One Direction world tour t-shirt. But we’ve already appeared in Chichester, Midhurst, and today is Thursday so it must be sunny Preston.

Championing coastal waters and communities

Posted by Nina Schrank - 16 July 2014 at 2:48pm - Comments
Cornish fisherman with his catch of the day
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A Sennen Cove fisherman with his catch of the day

While my colleagues have been doing big, bold and brash things like confronting oil drilling in the Arctic and taking on Tescos over their slipped commitments on sustainable tuna, I was reading reports by the European Commission and poring over the minute details of European Regulation. Doesn’t sound very Greenpeace, does it?

There's nothing sustainable about destroying forests for palm oil

Posted by Richardg - 16 July 2014 at 11:52am - Comments
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Deforestation for palm oil

Some of the biggest companies in the palm oil industry just launched the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto. They say its a step forward - but we say it's greenwash that won't stop them trashing Indonesia's rainforests.

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