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Unions shouldn't do the work of fracking bosses

03 February 2015
Around 250 protesters with a contingent of tractors rallied against fracking outside Lancashire county council in Preston last week.

Anti-nuclear protesters surround Ministry of Defence

27 January 2015
Up to 2,000 people marched through London last Saturday against the renewal of Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons.

World leaders take us closer to climate disaster in Lima

16 December 2014
World leaders met for United Nations (UN) talks in Lima, Peru, last week—and took us closer to climate disaster.

'Scotland not for shale' protesters tell Ineos boss Jim Ratcliffe

09 December 2014
Over 300 people gathered at the gates of Ineos Grangemouth refinery in the cold and rain for the No Fracking Falkirk protest.

This Changes Everything: Workers have the power to stop climate change

11 November 2014
Martin Empson reviews Naomi Klein’s book, and argues that only getting rid of capitalism can stop climate change

Global protests against climate change see massive mobilisations

23 September 2014
Hundreds of thousands of people marched for action against climate change last Sunday in a global day of protest that wildly exceeded organisers’ expectations.

Tipping points - Are we too late to save the climate?

12 August 2014
There are alarming signs that global warming may have passed ‘tipping points’ of no return. This is a cause for urgent action, not despair, writes Dave Sewell

Tories open up half of Britain for fracking with new round of licences

29 July 2014
The government opened up the license bidding process to frack shale gas in about half of Britain on Monday of this week. 

Climate campaign says, Time to act

03 June 2014
Members of the Campaign against Climate Change (CCC) met in central London last Saturday for its annual general meeting.

Global warming is tipping us into catastrophe

13 May 2014
New studies suggest the West Antarctic ice sheet is now doomed to collapse, which will raise sea levels by at least 4 metres

Opposition continues as anti-fracking protest camps wind down

29 April 2014
Two anti-fracking camps at sites where gas firms were carrying out exploratory drilling have packed up.

The toxic taste of air pollution

08 April 2014
There was a spike in hospital admissions last week as towns and cities across Britain were covered in toxic smog. And as Dave Sewell writes, if action isn’t taken against pollution, things could get worse

Film review: That's Noah answer to climate catastrophe

08 April 2014
Noah is an epic fable of despair in the face of environmental disaster that takes liberties with more than just its Biblical sources, says Camilla Royle

New climate report calls for drastic action

01 April 2014
Climate change is already having an impact and unless we do something to stop it the worst is yet to come, scientists have warned.

Urgent measures needed in polluted European cities

18 March 2014
Public transport was made free in a number of French and Belgian cities last week, as an emergency measure to deal with air pollution. Paris also imposed restrictions on car use. Paris has the fourth worst average air quality of any city in the world. Last week’s weather briefly made it number one—despite the media’s fixation on pollution in China.

Protesters say no to 'fracking' for gas in Farndon Bridge

18 March 2014
Around 250 people protested last Sunday in Farndon Bridge, near Chester, against Dart Energy’s plans to drill there.

Environment boss pulls jobs meeting

11 March 2014
Environment Agency (EA) boss Paul Leinster pulled out of a meeting last week to discuss job cuts with EA staff unions. These include Unison, GMB, Unite and PCS.

Over 1,000 join protest to say no to fracking

11 March 2014
An anti-fracking camp faces eviction despite a big demonstration in its support, reports Katrina Lawrie

Frackers under pressure from campaigning

04 March 2014
Socialist Workers Party member and author Martin Empson was set to debate officials from fracking firm Cuadrilla on Monday of this week

Floods haven’t gone, but job cuts continue at the Environment Agency

04 March 2014
Fresh flood warnings were issued for the whole South West coast of England this week. Most of the Somerset Levels have remained underwater for yet another month. Many homes are still flooded.

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