Climate

5 Reasons Donald Trump Cannot Ruin Absolutely Everything — and how you can help

Posted by India Thorogood — 29 November 2016 at 3:44pm - Comments
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It’s fair to say that here at Greenpeace we are not reacting well to the words ‘President-elect Donald Trump.’ Not only do we fear for all the people Donald Trump has threatened and ridiculed over the last few months, we fear he might destroy the very planet under our feet.

Writing off diesel

Posted by Areeba Hamid — 25 November 2016 at 3:25pm - Comments
Boudica Air Pollution Mask Action in London
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Boudica Air Pollution Mask Action in London

Every conversation about reducing urban air pollution revolves around how to cut down traffic, put charges on polluting vehicles to phase them out, introduce a targeted scrappage to help people get out of dirty cars into better alternatives, and put rules in place that will help reduce emissions from other polluting sources such as industry and construction. 

10 big reasons a new runway at Heathrow is bad for the UK

Posted by India Thorogood — 24 October 2016 at 5:59pm - Comments
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1. A new runway will fuel climate change

This month the world ratified the most ambitious climate agreement ever. The Paris agreement couldn’t come soon enough- 2016 was the hottest year on record and the Arctic sea ice reached the second lowest minimum ever.

How You Can Stand with Standing Rock Activists to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Posted by Martin Vainstein — 12 October 2016 at 3:27pm - Comments

Right now, hundreds of Indigenous activists are peacefully protesting the construction of a crude oil pipeline on ancestral lands, and they need your support.

When it comes to fracking, does democracy count for much?

Posted by Hannah Martin — 6 October 2016 at 1:35pm - Comments
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A frack free zone sign pinned to railings in front of Blackpool Tower, Lancashire

Today marks a new low in the government's plan to force fracking on the UK.

In a move that makes a mockery out of the government’s claim to champion local democracy, Westminster politicians have overturned Lancashire council’s decision to block fracking -- and decided that fracking firm Cuadrilla should be allowed to drill.

Deepwater Horizon: the world has changed, but the oil industry hasn't

Posted by Mal Chadwick — 5 October 2016 at 11:12am - Comments

Everyone knows the story.

Miles below the seabed, a cement seal fails. A rig explodes. Smoke fills the sky, oil stains the sea, and 11 people never make it home. Ashen-faced execs stumble through press conferences. Rubber-gloved hands scrub poison from seabirds’ wings. Everyone solemnly agrees this must not happen again.

World Habitat Day in pictures: A Nepalese Village moves

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 30 September 2016 at 4:50pm - Comments

It’s World Habitat Day today! Each year we reflect on the importance of the basic human right to adequate shelter reminding the world of its responsibility for the habitat of future generations.

What I told the government about fracking and their unsustainable ‘dash for gas’

Posted by Hannah Martin — 22 September 2016 at 8:38am - Comments
Lancashire not for shale
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Last week I spoke at an event in Parliament to discuss "Shale Gas and Climate Change."

The event was hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (APPCCG) which is a coalition of lots of different people who have an interest in climate change. It’s been running for over 15 years, raising awareness of the threat of climate change and promoting policies to counter it.

Stories from the Front Line: Arnaldo Munduruku and the Munduruku struggle for climate justice

Posted by Martin Vainstein — 8 September 2016 at 9:45am - Comments

Despite facing mega dams, colonialism and more than 500 years of violence and neglect, the Munduruku People have stayed strong and continued fighting for justice. Here’s a brief insight from their General Chief Arnaldo Kaba Munduruku, from his recent visit to the UK to work alongside Greenpeace.

5 manifesto commitments the new government can't forget

Posted by FariahSyed — 9 August 2016 at 4:05pm - Comments
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David Cameron may be gone but he still has a legacy - the Conservative Manifesto. It might not sound the most fun, but the pledges that the Conservatives made in the 2015 General Election still govern and guide their policies today, even with Theresa May now in charge.

Here are 5 key pledges the Government made in 2015 that they must remember and deliver on now:<--break-><--break->

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