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Anti-fracking protection campers resist Third Energy in Kirby Misperton

03 January 2017
Protesters have set up a protection camp in a field in Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, and have vowed to stay until gas company Third Energy agrees not to frack the nearby site.

As politicians begin climate talks, anti-fracking campaigns unite for march

08 November 2016
Hundreds of people were set to march in Manchester against fracking on Saturday. It brings together local anti-fracking campaigns from across Britain.

Tories' Heathrow runway expansion plan is a flight of fantasy

25 October 2016
Any expansion of London airports is bad news for public health and the planet—and a third runway at Heathrow is perhaps the worst.

As Heathrow runway decision looms—airport expansion is toxic for the Tories

11 October 2016
Government airport expansion plans will bring widespread noise pollution to south east England—and damage the climate.

The state gets vicious When Two Worlds Collide in Peru

07 September 2016
Alberto Pizango and 51 others have been on trial for the last two years in Peru charged with rebellion, sedition, murder and conspiracy against the state.

G20 rulers can’t fix their failing system

07 September 2016
The G20 summit this week is a good test of the mood among the ruling classes of the world. It brings together leaders and central bankers from 20 major economies that collectively account for 85 percent of global production and 80 percent of world trade.

Antarctic melt poses grim threat

23 August 2016
As the Antarctic winter draws to a close, scientists watching the continent’s ice shelf have found alarming signs that it could be falling apart.

Campaigners gear up for mass march against support for fracking in North Yorkshire

26 July 2016
Protesters from across Britain were set to turn out for what could be Yorkshire’s biggest ever anti-fracking demonstration in York on Saturday.

The environmental crisis needs political solutions, not technical ones

14 June 2016
Any news that indicates it might be possible to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is enthusiastically celebrated. But there is a problem with the latest technological solutions.

Protests mark Tories' backward environmental policies

08 May 2016
The first anniversary of the Tories’ general election victory today, Sunday, saw 500 people walking backwards down Whitehall. The march was called by the Campaign against Climate Change (CCC) to highlight how the government is going backwards on climate policy.

Coral reefs dying due to inaction on the climate

26 April 2016
World leaders lined up last Friday to sign the toothless climate treaty they agreed to in Paris last December. 

LETTERS: Steel jobs should be part of the climate change solution

05 April 2016
The threat to 40,000 jobs in the steel industry and associated work in Britain is an absolute disgrace.

News round-up

15 March 2016
South Yorkshire Police (SYP) was accused of letting down victims of child sexual exploitation last week.

Heathrow 13 protesters avoid jail in a 'victory for the movement'

24 February 2016
Thirteen environmental protesters won a last minute reprieve from jail today, Wednesday, for resisting airport expansion plans that would be a disaster for the climate.

Reviews round-up

23 February 2016
Leonardo da Vinci: Mechanics of Genius at the Science Museum | America in Revolt: the Art of Protest at the Shapero Modern | The Glass Bead Game podcasts

Drought in Southern Africa threatens millions with famine

23 February 2016
Millions are suffering in Southern Africa but capitalism can’t solve the climate crisis, says Alistair Farrow 

Fracking firms fight to return to Lancashire

09 February 2016
Protesters rallied outside Blackpool Football Club in Lancashire on Tuesday at the beginning of a five week inquiry that could determine the future of fracking in Britain.

Reports round-up

02 February 2016
Stoppage on Financial Times | Friends of the Earth conference backs action on climate change | Protesters take on plans for fracking | Stand with Kurds against a new war | Scottish leftists say leave the EU | Cash splashed on academy transfers | Women-haters met by protests

Behind the fake ban, SNP is fracking bosses’ good friend

02 February 2016
The Scottish National Party made ‘Frack Off’ one of its main slogans. At the same time it has cosied up to hated bosses and even paid for drilling. Raymie Kiernan digs up the dirty truth

Flood victim slams the Tories - 'We're made to feel like beggars for asking for help'

29 January 2016
As thousands of people across Britain fear flooding, many are still reeling from the impact of floods last month. And they are angry at the lack of official support they have received.

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