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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.

Dump the system to save the planet

18 February 2014
Politicians say “we” must change our ways to save the planet—but Sadie Robinson argues waste is built into capitalism

Take on the system to stop climate chaos

11 February 2014
 Now that parts of their beloved Eton College are under flood water, you might expect even the Tories to get serious about climate change. 

Widespread chaos after floods sweep Britain

11 February 2014
Floods and storms swept over wide areas of southern England, Wales and the Midlands last week.

Tories laid the ground for Britain's flood crisis

11 February 2014
Services cut by politicians would have protected tens of thousands of people, writes Dave Sewell

Hundreds meet in Llanelli to oppose coal gas plan

28 January 2014
Over 300 people poured into a meeting in Burry Port, Llanelli, to voice their anger and concern about plans for underground coal gasification (UCG) in the Loughor Estuary.

Locals and trade unionists join forces against fracking Barton Moss

28 January 2014
IGas is looking for gas near Salford—but opposition is growing, writes Katherine Jacobs

Climate reporting - It’s the end of the world as we know it, but TV feels fine

21 January 2014
With freezing weather confining millions of Americans to their homes for days on end recently, you’d think their TV news would want to discuss climate change. But you’d be wrong.

Protest in Salford as Cameron goes "all out" for fracking

14 January 2014
David Cameron has announced a bribe worth up to £1.7 million a year in business rates to councils that allow fracking for shale gas.

A chilling thought

07 January 2014
The weather has always been difficult to predict. But the past week has been particularly dramatic.

Fracking campaign continues at Barton Moss

07 January 2014
Daily protests against exploratory drilling for fracking, or shale gas extraction, are continuing at Barton Moss in Eccles, Greater Manchester. 

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