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Fracking - it's deep and it's dangerous

06 August 2013
Fracking aims to extract gas and oil locked in shale rocks by blasting them with a mixture of water, sand and chemicals and fracturing the rocks.

What's behind the fracking frenzy?

06 August 2013
The Tories are throwing money at some of Britain’s biggest firms to fund dangerous fracking projects. But their hopes of a “shale gas revolution” won’t benefit workers—and will create a disaster for the environment, writes Dave Sewell

Fracking firms will pay even less tax

30 July 2013
Fracking firms will pay just 30 percent tax on future shale production. 

Villagers come out in force against Tory fracking plans

30 July 2013
Locals gathered to stand up to shale gas giant Cuadrilla, reports Dave Sewell

Don’t just predict gloomy weather—change it

25 June 2013
Dave Sewell argues that global warming is behind extreme weather trends, but it can be stopped

A protest in the pipeline

09 April 2013
US secretary of state John Kerry was set to visit London on Thursday of this week—and environmentalist protesters were set to meet him.

Cold wind of capitalism

28 March 2013
It’s hard to believe that Britain had just been hit by a heat wave this time last year. This March has been the coldest in 50 years.

Why is our weather getting worse?

15 January 2013
London’s Met Office revised its predictions about climate change last week.

Nature is not to blame for the human cost of hurricanes

04 September 2012
The reality of how devastating storms affect different populations differently can be seen with 1994’s Hurricane Jeanne. Like Isaac, it raged through the Caribbean and the coast of the US.

Alternative climate summit prepares for mass protest in Rio

19 June 2012
The United Nations (UN) Conference on Sustainability is set to begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Wednesday of this week.

Alternative climate summit in London

12 June 2012
Activists and academics are preparing for an alternative summit this weekend in advance of the United Nations Rio+20 summit on climate change.

Meetings held to mark return of Climate Caravan for jobs

29 May 2012
Enthusiastic meetings of 50 people in London and Manchester wrapped up the Caravan for a Million Climate Jobs tour last Friday.

Climate caravan completes national tour for jobs

25 May 2012
The Caravan for Climate Jobs completed its tour of Britain today (Friday) after nearly two weeks of spreading the word about its campaign for one million climate jobs.

Climate caravan tour wins widespread support

22 May 2012
Climate activists are touring Britain with the Caravan for a Million Climate Jobs. Some 30 people attended the caravan’s meeting in Leeds last week, with a similar number turning out in Derby.

Caravan for a Million Jobs tour sets off for climate jobs

15 May 2012
The Campaign Against Climate Change Caravan for a Million Jobs has started a two week tour of Britain. It is demanding jobs to solve both unemployment and climate change.

Caravan for climate jobs sets off

13 May 2012
Climate campaigners gathered in London and Edinburgh yesterday (Saturday) to wave off the Caravan for a Million Climate Jobs on its tour of Britain.

Little fracking support

17 January 2012
Some 200 residents of Balcombe, West Sussex, met on Wednesday of last week to oppose shale gas drilling.

Durban climate conference: a bitter disappointment

15 December 2011
The United Nations climate talks in Durban, South Africa, have ended. Evil has been done on a scale that is hard to grasp.

Durban climate ‘roadmap’ offers no solution to global warming

13 December 2011
Politicians from around the world last week gave up any attempt to stop global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius.

Thousands march in Durban against climate Cop-out

06 December 2011
The UN climate negotiations—the Conference of Parties, or ‘the Cop'—in Durban, South Africa, are deciding to do nothing about climate change for many years to come.

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