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Firms cause climate chaos

Firms cause climate chaos A third of Britain’s top companies produce carbon dioxide emissions at a rate that is accelerating global warming and adding to the climate crisis.

Bill Gates won’t save us from climate disaster

Bill Gates won’t save us from climate disaster In a new book, Bill Gates claims competition is the solution to climate crises. He shouldn’t be trusted

Folklore and forest fires in Brazilian fantasy Invisible City

Folklore and forest fires in Brazilian fantasy Invisible City Netflix’s newest fantasy series blends Brazilian folklore with environmental issues to bring an enchanting fable

Anti-HS2 tunnelers hole-ding against evictions

Anti-HS2 tunnelers hole-ding against evictions Bailiffs have begun removing protesters occupying tunnels in central London to oppose the construction of the HS2 high speed rail line

Norwich climate protester Alex Sidney court decision

Norwich climate protester Alex Sidney court decision A Norwich Extinction Rebellion spokesperson said, “Alex is not a criminal. He is a young man terrified about his future."

LETTERS—Give black people ownership of coronavirus vaccinations

LETTERS—Give black people ownership of coronavirus vaccinations Take up of the coronavirus vaccine has been much higher than expected. A quarter of the British adult population is now vaccinated.

Bailiffs are ‘putting our lives at risk’ say HS2 tunnel occupiers

09 February 2021
People occupying tunnels in Euston against the HS2 project are resisting eviction, reports Sophie Squire

Activists battle eviction of anti-HS2 protest camp

27 January 2021
Environmental activists on Wednesday were defying police attempts to remove them in central London

Budget cuts and Tory failures are to blame for new floods misery

26 January 2021
Floods have caused misery across many parts of Britain as hundreds of homes have been severely damaged or destroyed.

Joe Biden’s presidency will pollute the planet

02 January 2021
Biden has consistently backed fracking, although he now claims he wants to see it banned on federal land.

Anger as Heathrow airport ruling boosts climate-wrecking project

16 December 2020
A new court ruling means a third runway at Heathrow airport could be back on the cards, overturning a previous decision to block the project. 

Tories put safety and environment at risk with plans for new nuclear plant

15 December 2020
The Tories have restarted negotiations over funding a new £20 billion nuclear power plant at Sizewell C in Suffolk. 

Climate crisis to blame for wildfires destroying ‘paradise’ in Australia

09 December 2020
Devastating wildfires are ripping through one of the most precious and irreplaceable parts of the natural world.

Profits from drought. Bosses speculate on water

08 December 2020
 Capitalism has found an untapped market—speculating on water. For the first time in history, bankers and bosses will be able to bet on future water prices on Wall Street.

Tory ‘green revolution’ doesn’t offer break with fossil fuel economy

18 November 2020
The Tories have announced plans for a “green revolution” to combat climate catastrophe and help kickstart the economy after the pandemic. 

Shell’s links with murder in Nigeria aren’t forgotten

13 November 2020
Twenty five years ago this week nine protest leaders in Nigeria were executed who were fighting environmental destruction caused by fossil fuel giant Shell.

The shock figures that show we’re choking to death

25 October 2020
Londoners are paying the heaviest health price in Europe for toxic levels of air pollution.

South Coast resistance to Aquind cable project

12 October 2020
Hundreds of people in Portsmouth and the surrounding area joined protests last Saturday over the Aquind cable project.

Treetop activists resist evictions as they fight to stop destructive HS2

08 October 2020
Treetop activists remain determined to halt the destruction of ancient woodlands along the route of the HS2 high speed railway.

Oil workers say the system is rigged against green jobs

05 October 2020
Large numbers of offshore workers want green industries and jobs. They can deliver change—but they are ignored by those at the top, reports Sarah Bates 

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