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Priya Pillai speaks to UK MPs despite being barred from travelling to the UK

Posted by petespeller — 15 January 2015 at 4:47pm - Comments
Priya Pillai speaks to members of the UK APPG on Indo-British relations via Skyp
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Undeterred by the government of India trying to halt her speech when she was barred from boarding her flight to London, Greenpeace India campaigner Priya Pillai stuck to her commitment of taking the voices of struggle from Mahan to a global stage and addressed a gathering of MPs at the Parliament in London on Wednesday.

9 facts you need to know about forests and trees

Posted by petespeller — 21 March 2014 at 5:19pm - Comments
The Broadback Valley "Endangered Forest", one of Quebec’s last intact Boreal for
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Trees are incredible. They can live for thousands of years and grow hundreds of metres tall. There is not a species on the planet that doesn’t owe its existence to them. So here are some amazing facts about trees and forests for International Day of Forests.

Procter & Gamble think they can ignore deforestation - here's how we turn up the pressure

Posted by petespeller — 18 March 2014 at 5:16pm - Comments
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Since Procter & Gamble’s role in destroying what remains of Indonesia’s forests was exposed they have been suspiciously quiet. No press statements, no posts on Facebook, they haven’t even tweeted. About anything. Time to turn this campaign up to 11.

Blockers to the left of them, blockers to the right of them...

Posted by petespeller — 3 February 2014 at 1:16pm - Comments
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David Cameron has been pulling out all the stops to make sure fracking goes ahead in the UK. Tax breaks, bribes, compulsory purchases, you name it, he’s trying it. But there’s one thing that neither he nor the fracking companies expected, the check-mate move that could keep Britain frack-free.

Incredible new footage of the moment special forces boarded the Arctic Sunrise

Posted by petespeller — 8 November 2013 at 1:03pm - Comments

We've just received incredible new footage that shows the moment Russian special forces abseiled onto the heli deck of the Arctic Sunrise and detained the crew at gun point.

Letter home: "I'm preparing myself for a lengthy sentence"

Posted by petespeller — 14 October 2013 at 11:27am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Dimitri Sharamov / Greenpeace

Freelance videographer Kieron Bryan who was arrested when Russian special forces stormed the Arctic Sunrise on September 19th has written a letter home in which he talks about his fears for a lengthy sentence, life in a Russian prison and Spur's latest result.

Zara commits to go toxic-free

Posted by petespeller — 29 November 2012 at 11:38am - Comments

Zara, the world’s largest clothing retailer, today announced a commitment to go toxic-free following nine days of intense public pressure. This win belongs to the fashion-lovers, activists, bloggers and denizens of social media. This is people power in action.

Record wind power generation in Spain

Posted by petespeller — 9 October 2012 at 12:04pm - Comments
Technicians put up wind turbines in Spain
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On a windy night in September, whilst most people were sleeping, wind power reached a record of 64.2% of Spain’s electricity demand.

Lost en route?

Posted by petespeller — 26 September 2012 at 12:42pm - Comments

Are we nearly there yet? When it comes to cleaning up car emissions, VW’s answer always seems to be no.

Time to stand up to Osborne

Posted by petespeller — 13 September 2012 at 6:10pm - Comments
Middelgrunden offshore windfarm in Denmark
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Middelgrunden offshore windfarm in Denmark

The government's climate change advisors yesterday announced that George Osborne's plans to pave the way for a new generation of dirty, expensive gas power could be illegal, but will the Lib Dems stand up to him now?

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