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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

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

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.

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. 

Land and Labour: for a sustainable solution to the ecological crises

10 December 2013
Martin Empson, author of a new book on ecology and human history, argues that human action is key to the possibility of a sustainable solution to ecological crises

Resisting the frackers in Eccles

03 December 2013
Around 60 people came together to resist the plans of iGas to extract coal methane and then begin fracking at Barton Moss in Eccles, Greater Manchester.

After typhoon Haiyan - capitalism and the climate

19 November 2013
As the latest United Nations climate conference takes place Martin Empson examines why governments are so feeble in their efforts to challenge global warming

Environmental protest set for Warsaw

15 October 2013
Activists from around the world plan to converge on Warsaw in Poland to protest as world leaders assemble for the next climate conference next month.

Anti-fracking protesters begin new phase of protest

03 September 2013
Anti-fracking protesters in Balcombe, Sussex, began a month of rolling direct action on Monday of this week.

Melting and methane could speed up climate change

13 August 2013
The blind pursuit of profit means capitalism is taking us ever faster toward climate catastrophe, says John Parrington

Fracking - is the gas price bubble about to burst?

06 August 2013
Sections of Britain’s ruling class are desperate to find a magic solution that can end the crisis. Some hope copying the US fracking boom could be it.

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