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Arctic oil spill means environmental catastrophe

Arctic oil spill means environmental catastrophe The destruction in Norilsk, Russia, is shaped by the connected issues of climate change and the profiteering interests of private companies.

Renewables are a must but can’t be run for profits

Renewables are a must but can’t be run for profits Cleve Hill, Britain’s biggest solar panel project, was given the go-ahead to start construction by the government last week. 

Letters - South Korea’s second wave is a real warning for Britain 

Letters - South Korea’s second wave is a real warning for Britain  South Korea is witnessing what seems to be the beginning of a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Letters—Why are the press ignoring the Covid-19 gender gap? 

Letters—Why are the press ignoring the Covid-19 gender gap?  I was struck this week by the mainstream media’s lack of interest in the latest report from the Fawcett Society.The differential impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities has been widely reported but little attention has been given to the issue of women and the pandemic. 

Transform the streets and tackle climate chaos, says Extinction Rebellion

Transform the streets and tackle climate chaos, says Extinction Rebellion Extinction Rebellion (XR) vowed there will be “No going back” to the way that the Tories ignored the climate crisis before coronavirus.

As polluting industries face crisis - emissions must fall but workers should not pay

As polluting industries face crisis - emissions must fall but workers should not pay Some of the world’s most high-profile polluters are faltering in the coronavirus crisis. And already, it seems like good news for the environment.

Extinction Rebellion targets Barclays bank, the fossil fuel funder

07 May 2020
Activists have taken their anger at the climate crisis straight to one of the drivers of the ecological catastrophe

Why are we addicted to fossil fuels? Michael Moore’s new film doesn’t have the answer

06 May 2020
New film Planet of the Humans could damage the environmental movement

Climate protester told to travel 400 miles to court during lockdown

27 March 2020
The state is calling on Extinction Rebellion members to travel across Britain during the coronavirus pandemic

Reports round-up - climate strike, Ferry and Tube action and more

17 March 2020
School climate strikers walked out on Friday last week in Sheffield.

Tens of thousands march with Greta Thunberg in Bristol

28 February 2020
School climate strikers poured on to the streets and demanded urgent action

Activists celebrate ruling against Heathrow third runway—but prepare to fight on

28 February 2020
Activists were celebrating on Thursday after plans against Heathrow Airport expansion were blocked in a dramatic court ruling

Thousands join XR march demanding action on climate emergency

22 February 2020
Over 5,000 people joined an Extinction Rebellion march in London on Saturday, and it led to discussions on tactics

Come out and join the fightback

18 February 2020
Faced with a vicious Tory government, we need to step up the fightback outside parliament urgently.

Weather - a novel written for an era of climate grief and anxiety

18 February 2020
Weather follows the story of an ordinary person coming to terms with climate catastrophe. It’s engaging, but not very hopeful, says Sophie Squire

Canada fracking pipeline faces fierce defiance

18 February 2020
The Canadian government is ramping up attacks on indigenous First Nation land in an effort to support fossil fuel interests.

Anger at the Tories after climate chaos sparks floods

17 February 2020
The damage caused by the floods across Britain has exposed the total failure to provide for people in danger.

School climate strikers furious at government inaction

14 February 2020
Thousands took part across Britain. but the movement needs to grow again

Protest can turn climate chaos into Tory chaos for Johnson

11 February 2020
Boris Johnson has lurched into the chaos of cobbling together a team and strategy for hosting the United Nations (UN) Cop26 talks

Take to the streets to demand action on climate catastrophe

07 February 2020
The climate delayers and deniers in government reaffirmed their commitment to ignoring ecological breakdown this week.

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