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Alaska pipeline. Photo: toffehoff via Flickr.com.

Shell oil licences in Alaska 'unlawful'

Sophie Morlin-Yron

24th January 2014

A landmark court ruling has set back Shell's plans to drill for Arctic oil. It represents a great victory for indigenous peoples and environmental groups - and a serious setback for the oil giant's Arctic expansion. more...
Tried and tested: eco-friendly lip balm

Tried and tested: lip balm

Ruth Styles

25th April, 2012

High on petrochemicals and low on efficacy, it’s time to swap your Vaseline for something a little greener. Ruth Styles puts the planet-pleasing alternatives to the test more...
Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea

Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea

Laurie Tuffrey

12th April, 2012

Mangroves are the unsung heroes of the biosphere, says Kennedy Warne in his comprehensive study. So why are we so ready to rip them up in pursuit of tropical golf courses and all-you-can-eat shrimp? more...
loch fyne oysters

Food of love: why 'aphrodisiac' oysters could be the sustainable alternative to meat

Matilda Lee

12th April, 2012

Oysters need a thriving natural eco-system and ultra clean water to survive. And as Matilda Lee discovered on a visit to Loch Fyne Oysters, they even find their own food. So are oysters the green choice? more...
Climate Rush members protest Waitrose's relationship with Shell by occupying the store's oil aisle

Climate Rush steps up campaign to end Waitrose's relationship with Shell

Bethany Hubbard

7th March, 2012

Activists from Climate Rush this week occupied the oil aisle at a London Waitrose to protest against the 'ethical' supermarket's partnership with Shell more...
A Climate Rush member stands outside of Waitrose covered in 'oil'

Activists target 'ethical' supermarket Waitrose over Shell partnership

Bethany Hubbard

24th February 2012

Inspired by an Ecologist expose on the questionable partnerships between ‘ethical’ supermarkets and oil companies, activists from Climate Rush staged a protest outside a Waitrose store in London more...
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Co-operative, M&S and Waitrose accused of greenwash over close links to 'unethical' companies

Ben Miller

7th February, 2012

Seemingly ethical companies like The Co-operative, M&S and Waitrose have been accused of double-standards over their partnerships with oil giants like BP, Shell and Chevron more...
International No Tar Sands Network

TAKE ACTION to stop Canadian tar sands

Matilda Lee

15th June, 2011

A day of action is planned this Saturday to highlight the destructive impact of Canada's tar sands industry. In London, this includes a demo-fest at the Canadian High Commission more...
Action Aid

Subvertising: billboard ads for the public interest

Christine Ottery

10th May, 2011

As public spaces become blighted by the £18 billion global outdoors advertising industry, community groups are fighting back to reclaim both ad-free areas or use billboards in a socially beneficial way more...
Shell protest

The sleepy Irish village that challenged Shell over controversial pipeline

Mark Jansen

21st March, 2011

A ten-year campaign opposing a Shell gas pipeline in a remote cornor of Ireland is documented in a major new film - The Pipe - and has become a focal point for a community's right to oppose corporations and central government more...
Say no to Shell poster

Anger at opening of Shell-sponsored climate change exhibition

Tom Levitt

6th December, 2010

Campaigners accuse oil giant of trying to 'buy itself goodwill' within government and academia by donating £1 million to a new exhibition at The Science Museum in London more...
Protest

Climate protesters block the Coryton oil refinery in Essex

Felix Gonzales

19th October, 2010

A film runs through the highlights of last weekend's protest at the Coryton oil refinery in Essex, UK more...

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Dan Box

Climate deniers and Friends of the Earth are both wrong

Dan Box

17th February, 2010

Denying the science of climate change is ill-informed, but then so is misreading a report to claim that the entire carbon market is flawed... more...
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Shell should clean up 'oil exploited' Niger Delta, says report

Ecologist

16th February, 2010

Oil giant should stop gas flaring, provide clean drinking water and clean up the legacy of oil spills, polluted land and waterways in Niger Delta more...
Guardian Environment Network

Shell faces shareholder revolt over Canadian tar sands project

Terry Macalister

18th January, 2010

Royal Dutch Shell group's dissident shareholders will press for a review of its tar sands project in Canada, at the oil firm's annual meeting in May more...
Dan Box

Jim Hansen in the same bed as Exxon and Shell?

Dan Box

7th December, 2009

It's an unlikely alliance, but when one of the world's leading climate scientists and the world's biggest fossil fuel companies declare a common interest, it should draw attention more...
Algae

ExxonMobil and Venter sign $600 million algae biofuel deal

Ecologist

15th July, 2009

Oli giant ExxonMobil has signed a $600 million deal with controversial genome scientist J Craig Venter to develop biofuels made from algae more...
A flare burns waste gas at an oil refinery

'Pollution-as-usual' for Shell, new report reveals

Ecologist

29th June, 2009

A new report reveals Shell's expanding investment in the most polluting fuels, attempts to scupper plans to act on climate change and the complicity of top executives in continued gas flaring in Nigeria more...
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Shell pays up in New York, but continues to flare gas

Andy Rowell

23rd June, 2009

Shell's $15.5 million settlement provides hard cash to to the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta but while activists claim 'victory' they vow to fight on to end toxic gas flares more...
A businessman celebrates a win

Vattenfall & Shell win Climate Greenwash '09

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall won a gold medal at this year's celebration of climate spin and misinformation, with a special award going to the government of Denmark for services to the world's most polluting industries more...
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Poison Fire Interview

Phil Moore

11th September, 2008

Filmmaker Lars Johansson talks to the Ecologist about the making of the film 'Poison Fire' and the curse of oil in the Niger Delta. more...
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Shell slapped down for flower refinery advert

News

7th November, 2007

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has upheld a complaint by Friends of the Earth against Shell over the oil company's claims that it uses its waste CO2 to grow flowers. more...

Judicial review launched as oil project threatens whales

News

17th August, 2007

Environmental groups have launched a judicial review into the UK’s support for an oil and gas project that threatens an endangered whale species. more...
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Shell must close carcinogenic Philippines depot

News

8th March, 2007

The Supreme Court in the Philippines yesterday ordered the closure of Shell's Pandacan oil depot, which has been responsible for continuing carcinogenic air pollution. more...
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Behind the lies: Shell

The Ecologist

1st March, 2003

The adverts tell you the company’s green. The Ecologist tells you the truth. more...

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