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Councils inject £9 billion into fracking companies

Councils inject £9 billion into fracking companies A new report has uncovered how council bosses are investing workers’ money into dirty drilling. Sarah Bates looks at who’s funding the fossil fuel giants

Capital cooks our planet

Capital cooks our planet An international group of scientists has said we face environmental collapse in just a few decades if there isn’t drastic action on climate change.

Bus workers boiling in cabs

Bus workers boiling in cabs The recent hot weather in Britain has left bus workers feeling “drowsy” and “faint”

British heatwave is one example of a world in deep climate crisis

British heatwave is one example of a world in deep climate crisis It’s welcome that the consequences of climate change have eventually been recognised. But it’s an insult that it takes a British heatwave for that to happen

Ready for fraction - the Tory love-in with frackers and the resistance

Ready for fraction - the Tory love-in with frackers and the resistance On the last day of parliament before their summer holidays, the government snuck out final approval for fracking to go ahead in Lancashire. Activists tell Sarah Bates they are determined to keep resisting

Wildfires in Greece—the price of austerity

Wildfires in Greece—the price of austerity This is the lethal cost of the austerity memorandum demanded by the EU to pay Greece’s debt

Heatwave shines a light on a system that could kill us all

20 July 2018
Extreme weather events become increasingly likely as the planet warms. Sarah Bates argues fundamental change is needed to prevent climate change becoming catastrophic for life on earth

Oppose the Tories’ poisonous plan for Heathrow expansion

10 June 2018
As the government has given the go ahead for a third runway at Heathrow airport, Sarah Bates examines the dangerous environmental and social cost

Trump attacks migrants and the planet - and increases the nuclear threat

10 January 2018
The explosive revelations of The Fire and the Fury book on US president Donald Trump has dominated headlines over the past week.

Anti-fracking activists promise to keep fighting as high court upholds injunction

24 November 2017
The high court has decided to continue banning protests against the fracking plans of petrochemical baron Jim Ratcliffe’s company Ineos.

What kind of society could solve the climate crisis?

12 November 2017
United Nations talks this month are the latest chapter in our rulers’ failure to deal with climate change. But there are still solutions, argues Dave Sewell

Climate change displaces millions and is set to get worse, says new report

02 November 2017
Climate change is already driving millions of people from their homes in poorer countries around the world.

Nuclear delusions sideline renewable energy

12 September 2017
The case against renewable energy took a severe blow this week after wind power firms won the rigged race for a government subsidy.

Hurricane Irma means storm chaos for the poorest as rich rulers refuse to help

12 September 2017
Hurricane Irma blasted a trail of destruction through the Caribbean last week. At least 28 deaths had been reported by Monday, with ten countries hit.

Hundreds strong protest challenges fracking bosses in Kirby Misperton

01 September 2017
Hundreds of protestors gathered outside Kirby Misperton Village Hall yesterday, Thursday, to show their opposition fracking firm Third Energy.

A song of ice on fire—Greenland burns

22 August 2017
What appears to be Greenland’s largest ever fire is now burning into its fourth week. First spotted on 31 July, it’s expected to stay ablaze well into September.

Anti-fracking protests against Cuadrilla show that action can block big bosses

11 August 2017
Residents of northern Lancashire have had everything thrown at them to drive through fracking—and they are still standing strong.

LETTERS: To defend jobs and the planet, our unions must do better

31 July 2017
Unite union assistant general secretary Tony Burke praised the car industry, especially the “close working relationship” between employers and union.

How can we save the planet and stop catastrophic climate change?

14 July 2017
Capitalism generates environmental damage and climate chaos—but we have the power to stop it by transforming the world, author Ian Angus explained to Dave Sewell

Protests against the G20 in Hamburg have left the German government in a mess

10 July 2017
The protests against the G20 summit in Hamburg over the last week showed that there’s a huge discontent with ruling classes all over the world.

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