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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
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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.

APRIL is pulping the rainforest - but its customers are walking away

Posted by Richardg - 10 July 2014 at 12:05pm - Comments
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Customers are suspending contracts with Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company APRIL after we exposed its destruction of rainforests and fire-prone peatland.

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

Posted by Richardg - 10 July 2014 at 11:54am - Comments
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Pulp and paper company APRIL, along with its sister companies, is the greatest threat to the Indonesian rainforest. But these destructive companies are telling fibs to stop their customers deserting them. Here are APRIL's six biggest porkies.

Inspired by history

Posted by Nikos - 10 July 2014 at 11:06am - Comments
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It was 29 years ago today that the Rainbow Warrior came to rest at the bottom of the port of Auckland after her bombing by French secret service agents. She took Fernando with her. We will always remember both.

8 amazing renewable energy projects that we love

Posted by Richard Casson - 8 July 2014 at 11:06am - Comments

David Cameron is clearing the path for fracking in the UK. So as part of the movement (which you can join by signing the petition to keep fracking out of the UK), let's take a look at a few ideas he could be throwing his weight behind instead. Here are 8 renewable energy projects that we totally love:

Lego, we're feeling sad too

Posted by ianduff - 2 July 2014 at 5:37pm - Comments
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Lego, don't let Shell play with the Arctic

LEGO says they’re saddened Greenpeace have used its famous brand as a tool in our campaign to stop Shell drilling in the Arctic.

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