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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.

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.

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.

Drilling the South Downs: a national park at risk from fracking

Posted by simon clydesdale — 26 June 2014 at 12:09pm - Comments

This morning the Not For Shale fracking roadshow rolled into Midhurst at the heart of the glorious South Downs. This is the frontline of a local and national battle for the future of our communities, landscapes and climate.

On the day a new fracking law is set to be announced, we're off to pay David Cameron a visit

Posted by simon clydesdale — 4 June 2014 at 7:28am - Comments
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David Cameron, tours a shale drilling plant near Gainsborough, in Lincolnshire earlier this year (credit: Lindsey Parnaby/PA)

It's 7AM and I'm writing this from a B&B in rural Oxfordshire. After I've hit the publish button, I'll be heading outside for an early morning drive into the Cotswolds.

But despite how this might sound right now, I'm on no countryside day out. I am here, along with a team of 6 Greenpeace volunteers, to deliver a wakeup call to David Cameron.

Making waves on the long road to fishing reform

Posted by simon clydesdale — 30 May 2013 at 4:07pm - Comments
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A petition of over 100,000 paper and digital paper boats is delivered to the EU Irish Presidency ahead of crucial CFP meetings

Listen. Can you hear it? No? Come closer. There. The fat CFP lady is beginning to sing.

Pole and line fishing – catching tuna one by one

Posted by simon clydesdale — 2 November 2012 at 11:31am - Comments
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Today I saw a tonne of tuna. Literally. I witnessed every tuna landed on a pole and line fishing trip in the Maldives. It was a relatively slow day, 1.3 tonnes of tuna to be precise. A good day starts around 5 tonnes, but conditions were rough out there. And competition was stiff from the other pole and line boats, known as dhonis, fishing near us.

Pirates, Hotlines and Diego

Posted by simon clydesdale — 25 October 2012 at 2:52pm - Comments
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Some days just have it all.

A long day ends at 5am after my piracy watch onboard the Rainbow Warrior. We cross the Indian Ocean, moving through a piracy zone. Our security toolbox includes the eyes and ears of crew and campaigners onboard this beautiful vessel. My two hour stint was beneath a mind-bending lattice of stars and shooting stars striping the sky, with Orion’s belt crowning the massive A-frame that bestrides the Warrior.

It's time for Mauritius to take ownership of its waters

Posted by simon clydesdale — 17 October 2012 at 11:07am - Comments
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Greenpeace members meet with local artisanal fishermen in Mauritius

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior has spent the past few days hosting all the key players in one of the Indian Ocean’s prime tuna hubs – Port Louis in Mauritius.

The Italian Job: reeling in the Italian tuna industry

Posted by simon clydesdale — 9 March 2012 at 1:56pm - Comments
Tuna and bycatch caught in the east Pacific
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Tuna and bycatch caught in the east Pacific

The sands in the tuna campaign have shifted again, and the oceans and tuna will ultimately be better off for it. Our Italian colleagues have just announced that the local tinned tuna brand Mareblu has committed to stop using Fads (fish aggregation devices) - the destructive marine minefields that have been blighting the oceans for decades.

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