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‘All the oil wells of Arabia will not sweeten this deal’. Lady Macbeth in front of painting. Photo: Hugh Warwick.

Fighting Big Oil's cynical arts sponsorship

Chris Garrard

27th January 2014

A growing movement is opposing fossil fuel industry sponsorship of the arts. Pop-up protests and performances denouncing Shell, BP and others are winning the popular vote, writes Chris Garrard. more...

Arctic 30: Greenpeace turns on Shell

The Ecologist

13th November 2013

As the detention of Greenpeace's 'Arctic 30' by Russian security services approaches its second month, a shift of campaign tactics is taking place. Now Shell, Gazprom's partner in developing oil and gas on the Arctic Shelf, is in the firing line. more...
Scarlet Macaw

Ecocide in Ecuador

Carla Shaw

27th October 2013

The collapse of Yasuni Initiative has allowed pristine parts of the Ecuadorian Amazon to become vulnerable to oil exploration. As the drilling begins, Carla Shaw tells The Ecologist why she fears for more than just the environment ... more...
350.org fossil fuel campaign

Fossil fuel divestment campaign for Europe

26 October 2013

Hoda Baraka

"Fossil fuel backed stocks and bonds - which are based on long term revenues from fossil energy production - should be downgraded to junk status." more...
Offshore wind turbines

TAKE ACTION to start a British clean energy revolution

Mark Briggs

11th May, 2012

Friends of the Earth are calling on Prime Minister David Cameron, and Energy Secretary Ed Davey to wean the UK off fossil fuels and create a 'Clean British Energy Revolution' more...
palm oil

Palm oil: the hidden ingredient causing an ecological disaster

Ben Martin

14th March, 2012

Palm oil is in our food, cleaning products and fuel. But it's destroying rainforest and contributing to climate change. Sustainable certification schemes have been set up, but campaigners increasingly question whether they work more...
The Arctic by Greenpeace

PHOTO GALLERY: The Arctic - Treasure of the North

Bernd Rommelt & Thomas Henningsen

1st February, 2012

A new book of stunning photos of the Arctic documents the wonder of one of the last wilderness regions on the planet more...
The Third Industrial Revolution

The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World

Mark Newton

2nd February, 2012

If you only pick up one green book this year, make it Jeremy Rifkin’s The Third Industrial Revolution. It will change the way you think, says Mark Newton more...
Ecuador rainforest

David v Goliath: Chevron plots to avoid cleaning up oil pollution in Amazon rainforest

Tom Levitt

9th January, 2011

Ecuador government urged not to give in to pressure from the US oil giant Chevron to drop record $18 billion fine for its part in the 'Chernobyl of the Amazon' more...
Steve Kretzmann

Steve Kretzman 'We won the Keystone XL campaign because of nonviolent protest'

Matilda Lee

17th November, 2011

The founder of Oil Change International, Steve Kretzmann, talks about the tight bond between politicians and the fossil fuel industry, 'fracking', and why Occupy is now the anti-Tea Party more...
Bongani Mthembu

CAMPAIGN HERO: Bongani Mthembu of South Durban Community Environmental Alliance

Hannah Corr

26th October, 2011

Bongani Mthembu talks to the Ecologist about the struggles and successes in achieving environmental justice in South Africa’s townships more...
Arctic ice melt

TAKE ACTION to stop Arctic oil drilling

Hannah Corr

19th October, 2011

Greenpeace are calling for a curb on Arctic oil exploration in order to save this fragile wilderness more...

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Peak oil

Peak oil is 'getting closer' but the world is not ready

Tom Levitt

28th June, 2011

The end of cheap oil has got governments panicking to control prices rather than planning for a post-oil era. Tom Levitt reports more...
aeroplane takes off

European airlines to start controversial biofuel-powered flights

William McLennan

24th June, 2011

The use of plant-based fuels for flights, backed by the EU, could contribute to higher food prices and increased greenhouse gas emissions more...
Oil drilling in the Arctic

Scramble for Arctic oil and gas puts pristine ecosystem at risk

Mark Jansen

6th June, 2011

The Arctic is becoming a battleground as Russia, Norway, Canada and the US vie for access to oil, gas and minerals – campaigners fear safety and the environment will be the losers more...
Conservation International film

Conservation International 'agreed to greenwash arms company'

Tom Levitt

11th May, 2011

US environmental charity under fire for close links with controversial companies, including Cargill, Chevron, Monsanto and Shell more...
Open cast tar sands mine in Alberta, Canada

Europe moves to ban imports of tar sands oil from Canada

William McLennan

29th March, 2011

An attempt to classify tar sands oil as more environmentally-damaging than conventional oil would effectively ban its sale within European Member States more...
Shetlands

Huhne accused of 'hypocrisy' for promoting offshore oil in Scotland and Arctic

Ecologist

4th March, 2011

Climate change minister urges more urgent cuts to greenhouse gas emissions while allowing renewed push for oil in remote regions more...
Climate Week

Climate Week is trying to galvanise the green movement – but it is splitting it

Bibi van der Zee

3rd March, 2011

The backing of Cameron, Clegg and Kofi Annan isn't enough, say Climate Week's critics, it is blinkered – and RBS-sponsored. Bibi van der Zee reports more...
Platform

Platform: attempting to drive a wedge between the Tate Modern and BP

Matilda Lee

18th February, 2011

Should oil and gas companies be sponsoring the arts? No, says the man behind the unconventional pressure group that's tackling the 'carbon web of institutions' more...

Arctic

Ruth Styles

3rd February, 2011

Part travelogue, part lament for a threatened way of life, Ruth Styles says that Bruce Parry’s latest book, Arctic, shows us exactly what we stand to lose if global warming isn’t stopped - today
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Dr. David Fleming: a tribute

Shaun Chamberlin

21st December, 2010

Colleague and friend Shaun Chamberlin pays tribute to the life and work of Dr David Fleming, founder of the idea of personal carbon trading more...
Carbon dioxide emissions

California overcomes oil opposition to approve the first US carbon-trading scheme

Tom Levitt

17th December, 2010

The state, the eighth largest economy in the world, hopes to create the second biggest carbon market after Europe when it opens in 2012 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...
Offshore wind turbines

Scotland's renewable pledge let down by offshore oil drilling

Dearbhla Crosse

4th October, 2010

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond faces criticism over his decision to allow offshore oil drilling at the same time as pledging Scotland could achieve 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025
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