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Which MPs have spoken out against fracking? Here are a few to keep an eye on

Posted by Anonymous — 15 June 2015 at 12:29pm - Comments
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From left to right: Jason McCartney, Caroline Lucas, Cat Smith, Mark Williams, Liz Saville Roberts, Stuart McDonald

In the run up to last month’s election, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth teamed up to launch the Frack Free Promise – a political pledge that candidates could sign on to and promise to oppose fracking.

In pictures: Protect the wondrous Great Barrier Reef on World Oceans Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 5 June 2015 at 2:17pm - Comments
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Dendronephthya Soft Corals, Acropora Coral and Fairy Basslets. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

It’s World Oceans Day and some of the most stunning underwater photos you'll see are taken in the Great Barrier Reef. The largest living thing on Earth, the Reef stretches over 2,600 kilometers, has over 900 islands and can even be seen from outer space.

Fracking: Where next after the election?

Posted by Louise Hutchins... — 2 June 2015 at 2:09pm - Comments
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A frack free zone sign pinned to railings in front of Blackpool Tower

With the election out of the way, we have to assume that it won’t be long before David Cameron tries to put his foot on the accelerator to go "all out for shale gas".

Why is Greenpeace India having to fight a Government crackdown?

Posted by Sondhya Gupta — 28 May 2015 at 1:06pm - Comments
Tiger roaring government crackdown equals greenpeace shutdown Join the fightback
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Government crackdown = greenpeace shutdown

Why is Greenpeace India on the receiving end of a government crackdown?

Over the last 15 years, Greenpeace India has had some important victories. We have worked to get clean air, clean water and clean energy for the country. In doing so, we have challenged the fossil fuel industry and held some corporations accountable. Sometimes, we disagreed with the government too. This has now earned us the wrath of India's Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

A song of oil, ice and fire

Posted by Ellen Booth — 27 May 2015 at 3:03pm - Comments
Still image taken from the film 'A song of oil, ice and fire'
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British artists KennardPhillipps have created a new version of the painting 'An Arctic Summer: Boring Through the Pack in Melville Bay' by William Bradford. It shows an oil pipeline spill and rig explosion.

What would our world look like if the oil industry gets its way in the Arctic? That’s what we faced up to as we created our latest short film to challenge Shell, which could begin drilling in Arctic waters in just five weeks’ time.

‘A Song of Oil, Ice and Fire’ exposes how Shell’s greedy plan to drill for oil in the Arctic will jeopardise this unique place. It features classic American landscapes and reimagines them as destroyed by Shell and the oil industry. We wanted to evoke a powerful sense of what Shell is prepared to risk just to line its own pockets.

In pictures: Celebrating Tremendous Turtles for #WorldTurtleDay

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 May 2015 at 4:17pm - Comments
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We love turtles and Saturday's World Turtle Day is a great excuse to fish out all our amazing photos of these fabulous creatures that have been around for about 200 million years.

Speak up for the Climate on June 17th

Posted by Daniel Jones — 21 May 2015 at 4:44pm - Comments
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The General Election has been and gone, the nation has cast its vote and we have a new Government. But democracy doesn’t end at the ballot box – the Speak Up Climate Lobby on the 17th of June offers you a chance to make sure your voice is heard. And now your voice is more important than ever.

"We're in this together" - India activists pledge to keep Greenpeace alive

Posted by Divya Raghunandan — 21 May 2015 at 10:21am - Comments
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Greenpeace India staff pledge to fight a government crackdown by continuing to work without salary

Greenpeace India has been under attack for over a year but matters took a serious turn in April 2015 when the government froze our main bank accounts, forcing us to scale back campaigns and leaving us unable to pay staff salaries or meet our operational expenses.

Shell's AGM and Arctic oil drilling

Posted by Claire Donner — 19 May 2015 at 8:38am - Comments
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Watch updates from Shell's 2015 AGM live.

In pictures: Variety is the spice of life, celebrating World Biodiversity Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 15 May 2015 at 11:33am - Comments
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A blue-crowned motmot (Momotus momota) seen in the Amazon rainforest

The United Nations has declared May 22nd The International Day for Biodiversity. This year's theme focuses on sustainable development goals. We all enjoy living in a colourful world where different species play their various roles in the maintenance of an ecosystem that is so vital for our existence.<--break-><--break->