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Kirby Misperton protesters are determined to battle the frackers’ new well

07 November 2017
Chants of “Theresa May, hear us say, no fracking way,” rang across North Yorkshire countryside last Saturday as a 200-plus trade union solidarity march followed the PCS union’s samba band to Third Energy’s KM8 fracking well.

For Your Grandchildren documents the battle to stop gas pipelines in the US

07 November 2017
For Your Grandchildren is a film about the struggle against the Sabal Trail Pipeline in Florida. The film’s director Mike Tintner spoke to Kim Hunter

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.

Third Energy ready to frack in North Yorkshire at any moment

29 October 2017
The battle over fracking in Britain has shifted a gear. Third Energy is poised to frack at Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

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.

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

05 September 2017
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

15 August 2017
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

11 August 2017
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?

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

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

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