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Greg Clark: The man behind Lancashire’s fracking furore

Posted by Hannah Martin — 13 January 2016 at 11:36am - Comments
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In the coming months we'll find out if fracking will be allowed in Lancashire. Even though in June last year the local county council voted against shale gas drilling, David Cameron's Westminster government has since intervened and decided that one minister - Greg Clark - will have the final say.

New Year's plastic resolution: 5 simple ways to help the ocean.

Posted by Willie — 7 January 2016 at 11:22am - Comments
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The New Year’s storms have brought a lurid, unmissable reminder to UK beaches, with thousands of bright pink detergent bottles being churned up by the sea. As waves of highly-visible plastic trash hit British beaches, it’s a timely reminder of a much bigger problem: we are turning our oceans into plastic soup. It’s been estimated recently that about EIGHT MILLION TONNES of plastic ends up in the ocean each year.

2015: What did we achieve?

Posted by India Thorogood — 5 January 2016 at 4:20pm - Comments

Quite a lot, as it turns out.

In pictures: 2015, What a year!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 18 December 2015 at 12:39pm - Comments
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Actress Emma Thompson and John Sauven, Executive Director of Greenpeace UK, join tens of thousands of people for the People's March for Climate Justice

2015 has been an eventful year as ever and these pictures can only attempt to illustrate a fraction of our campaign highlights. It's been a year of people power, whether we were campaigning outside Shell or taking to the streets during the climate conference in Paris. <--break->

Government completes u-turn, allows fracking under national parks

Posted by Hannah Martin — 16 December 2015 at 8:11pm - Comments
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Areas including North Yorks Moors, pictured here, could end up circled by fracking rigs

Bad news. Our MPs have just voted to allow fracking under national parks and wildlife protection zones.

PHOTOS: Greenpeace assist in rescuing hundreds from Aegean Sea

Posted by India Thorogood — 14 December 2015 at 3:55pm - Comments
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The Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) and Greenpeace crew are making sure that people who are risking their lives on the dangerous sea crossing between Turkey and Greece, arrive safely at shore.

Yesterday, we assisted 560 people making the dangerous journey from Turkey to Greece via sea. Today we're thinking of the families on those boats.

COP21: shows the end of fossil fuels is near, we must speed its coming

Posted by Kumi Naidoo — 14 December 2015 at 12:30pm - Comments
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The wheel of climate action turns slowly, but in Paris it has turned. There’s much in this deal that frustrates and disappoints me, but it still puts the fossil fuel industry squarely on the wrong side of history.

Cheap seafood costs too much in human suffering

Posted by Willie — 14 December 2015 at 12:09pm - Comments
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Children and teenagers sit together to be registered by officials during a raid on a shrimp shed in Samut Sakhon, Thailand.

About 8 years ago, I had the joy of doing a live news interview from a fish processing factory in Grimsby. Being in a fish processing factory in Grimsby was fine, it was wearing a hair net on national TV that wasn’t.

The story being discussed was seafood brand Young’s decision to ship UK-caught shrimp all the way to Thailand and back, a move that was ‘better’ in terms of CO2 emissions, and cheaper for consumers.

But what price do we pay for cheap seafood?

“What on earth have human rights got to do with Greenpeace?”

Posted by India Thorogood — 10 December 2015 at 4:17pm - Comments
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Happy International Human rights day! Today the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is 67 years old.

But if you're wondering what today has to do with Greenpeace then you're not alone. When we launched our most recent tuna campaign - which shone a light on the abuse of tuna fishers - a few people cried  "ssh, that's not your job!"

New report reminds us that every European country needs to phase-out coal

Posted by Diana Vogtel — 4 December 2015 at 4:19pm - Comments
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This week the UN climate summit kicked off in Paris. And on the first day of the talks, world leaders spent hours making long speeches about how they plan to rein in carbon emissions and help limit global warming.

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