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Emma and Sophie Thompson wear Frack Free Bake Off aprons

Emma Thompson: Welcome to the Frack Free Bake Off!

I can say with certainty that these are words I’ve never uttered before: This morning I’m in a field in Lancashire, helping set up a makeshift kitchen and getting ready to take part in a baking-themed protest over plans to frack for gas under the ground I’m stood on.It’s an unusual way of protesting. So why, dear reader, would I do such a thing?For almost...
Emma Thompson - 27 April, 2016 - 10:16 - Comments
Emma and Sophie Thompson jump over a fence

Lights, camera, direct action: 6 times Emma Thompson spoke up for the planet

Today Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie are occupying a fracking site. The actors are using whisks, spoons & cake to challenge fracking with their unusual protest - the Frack Free Bake Off.Emma’s no stranger to speaking up for our planet. From marching for climate justice to protesting outside Shell's HQ with a giant polar bear puppet, this is one actor who's not afraid of direct action.
Danielle Boobyer - 27 April, 2016 - 10:01 - Comments

Clean Air Now? Sadiq Khan Responds

This blog below written by the Labour candidate for the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. It's part of a series of blogs by candidates for London Mayor. We're also featuing blogs by Caroline Pidgeon (Liberal Democrat), Zac Goldsmith (Conservative) and Sian Berry (Green Party).London's air quality is one of the worst in Europe. Add your name to the thousands of...
Sadiq Khan - 25 April, 2016 - 10:53 - Comments
Hot air ballon with "rise up for renewables" message.

With the Paris Agreement signed, now it's back to work

The Paris agreement, to be signed by around 170 governments today - Earth Day - in New York, is seen by many as a big step forward, including by Greenpeace.
Graham T - 22 April, 2016 - 17:05 - Comments
Children playing in river Tapajos

This huge Amazon dam was just stalled - but now we need to stop it.

It’s a good week for the Amazon rainforest! Just yesterday, Brazil’s environmental agency – Ibama – announced it was suspending the license to build the massive São Luiz do Tapajós dam on the Tapajós River. The reason? The agency recognized the risks the dam project would pose for nearby Munduruku Indigenous communities.This announcement is an important...
Anonymous - 22 April, 2016 - 15:50 - Comments

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