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The famous Viscount Monckton went to Rome to see the Pope...

Posted by Graham Thompson — 28 April 2015 at 1:23pm - Comments
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Just one more delegation today, Holy Father.

A crack unit of climate deniers, including the great James Delingpole (remember him?) and the possibly even greater Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, has been sent to accompany Joseph Bast, President of the Heartland Institute, to the Vatican.

The best and worst bits: Greenpeace analysis of party manifestos

Posted by Daniel Jones — 24 April 2015 at 4:36pm - Comments
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We’re into the final fortnight of the General Election campaign and the parties are fighting day and night for your votes. With all the manifestos now launched we’re starting to get a clear idea of just what the parties stand for.

It’d be difficult to argue that the environment has been a key concern during this campaign but these manifestos contain some interesting stuff on green issues. We’ve pulled out some of the best and something worst offerings from the main 7 political parties. In alphabetical order:

Greenpeace wins permission to take UK government to court over fish quotas

Posted by Ariana Densham — 24 April 2015 at 4:25pm - Comments
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Fishermen outside the High Court in 2013

Yesterday the UK High Court gave the green light for a full judicial review into whether the UK fishing quota allocation system is unlawful under new European law. 

The government has given out fishing quota in largely the same way since the mid-90s. About 95% of the fishing quota is awarded to the larger end of the fleet, most notably domestic and foreign controlled industrial fishing businesses – such as the vessel Cornelis Vrolijk - which we previously exposed. It's symbolic of just how broken the system is.

In pictures: The planet's future in our hands, go green on Earth Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 April 2015 at 10:29am - Comments
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Flamingos at Lake Natron, Rift Valley, Tanzania, Africa.

Every year, Earth Day is celebrated all over the planet on April 22nd. To mark the occasion we would like to share some positive photos with you. Our images from around the world illustrate people's efforts to live sustainably, take part in rallies, promote renewable energy and give a glimpse of the biodiversity we need to protect.

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.