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Nuclear delusions sideline renewable energy

Nuclear delusions sideline renewable energy 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

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

West leaves victims of South Asia floods to rot as homes are swept away in monsoon

West leaves victims of South Asia floods to rot as homes are swept away in monsoon Over 1,200 people are dead, millions displaced and a third of Bangladesh is under water after devastating floods hit parts of South Asia.

Sierre Leone mudslide death toll is no ‘natural’ disaster

Landslides and flooding killed hundreds of people in the West African state of Sierra Leone on Monday.

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

Anti-fracking protests against Cuadrilla show that action can block big bosses Residents of northern Lancashire have had everything thrown at them to drive through fracking—and they are still standing strong.

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

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

Activists urge SNP to ban the frackers

30 May 2017
Campaigners have been mobilising across Scotland as a government consultation of fracking nears end

Locking people out to drown or starve is our rulers' rotten response to climate change

07 February 2017
Campaigners were set to meet in central London on Saturday to discuss climate change and refugees.

Activists take the fight to fracking bosses

10 January 2017
Fracking company Cuadrilla began building its new drilling site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, Lancashire, last week—and local activists are already resisting.

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.

Victory for anti-fracking campaigners as charges against activist dismissed

09 December 2016
In a major victory for the anti-fracking movement, a judge dismissed charges of contempt of court against activist Tina Rothery today, Friday.

LETTERS: Tories’ attacks on benefits make claimants more sick

08 November 2016
The government’s claims to help Employment Support Allowance (ESA) sickness benefit claimants into work are ridiculous.

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.

Lancashire’s fracking plan generates deep resistance

11 October 2016
Hundreds of protesters gathered at short notice on a rural stretch of Preston New Road in Lancashire last Saturday against the Tories forcing through fracking.

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.

Jim Ratcliffe’s fracking ships set a course for climate catastrophe

27 September 2016
One of Scotland’s most notorious bosses says jobs are in ‘safe hands’ with his fracked shale gas from the US

Union backing for Hinkley Point could cost the earth

16 September 2016
The decision to build a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset is a disaster for safety, the environment and workers’ living standards.

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.

Industrial round-up

16 August 2016
Riders for the Deliveroo delivery company protested outside the company’s offices in central London last week. Strikes and protests by riders over attacks on pay forced bosses to make concessions this week.

Yorkshire’s largest protest against fracking says stop dirty drilling

02 August 2016
Over 2,000 people marched in York last Saturday in Yorkshire’s largest demonstration against fracking.

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