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Polluting investments not in our name

Daniel Willis Parliamentarians and NGOs across Europe have signed joint statements calling for public development banks to respect human rights and stop funding fossil fuels. Last week saw the first ever international meeting of public finance institutions, dubbed the Finance…

Nobel Prize for a gene bomb

Silvia Ribeiro CRISPR and new forms of gene manipulation must not be allowed anywhere near our food systems or into the wider environment. Alfred Nobel himself might see the irony. The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry – named after the…

Hacking the earth?

Bill McGuire Geo-engineering ‘turns hearts and minds away from the cause of the climate crisis and inevitably dilutes the urgency with which it must be addressed’. The belief that ‘fixing’ global heating through the application of technology is possible, even…

Ende Gelände 2020

Ende Gelände mobilised thousands in Germany last weekend, targeting both coal and gas and developing tactics to protect activists from coronavirus transmission. The eighth Ende Gelände went ahead in the drizzly and cold Rhineland region of Germany last weekend. Over 3,000 activists pushed through…

Climate breakdown in Alaska

Cora Dow ‘I’m eighteen and can already see my Alaska community changed forever by climate change. I’ve seen glaciers shrink, summer droughts and deadly landslides – and our elected officials are doing nothing.’ I caught a herring with my hands…

XR keeps MPs abreast of climate threats

At least 13 topless women attached themselves to the outside of the Palace of Westminster with bike locks around their necks on Thursday. Police arrested a group of semi-naked protesters who chained themselves to railings surrounding Parliament in a bid…

Say no to Rivenhall incinerator

Staff Reporter Campaigners launch legal challenge to Environment Agency’s decision to grant a permit for one of Europe’s biggest waste incinerators. A campaign group, representing seven villages in Essex, has issued a legal challenge against the Environment Agency over concerns…

XR v Exxon

Eco-activists demonstrate outside ExxonMobil’s HQ to demand end to oil production and greenwashing. Extinction Rebellion is today protesting outside ExxonMobil’s UK Headquarters in Leatherhead to demand the oil company halts a major $96bn plan to open new oil and gas…

Trade secrets: climate breakdown

by Nick Dearden New book Trade Secrets is based on a thorough analysis of leaked papers from three years of secretive trade talks, as well as multiple other official documents and sources. We are living through a climate emergency. If…

Video: the invisible ideology trashing our planet

Brendan Montague An interview with George Monbiot and audio of his talk at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London. If you get into debt buying your child branded trainers, if you fear redundancy, if you suffer anxiety about the future…

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