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07 08 2022 | 09:09

‘Like a public shaming’: a night with the eco-activists deflating SUV tires

A group of Gen Z activists is targeting gas-guzzling vehicles as frustration mounts over US inaction on the climate crisis by Oliver Milman with photographs by Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet

12 07 2022 | 07:13

Just Stop Oil campaigners glue themselves to Da Vinci copy in Royal Academy

Five supporters of the Just Stop Oil coalition have glued themselves to a 500-year-old depiction of The Last Supper in London’s Royal Academy, the fifth time in a week that it has disrupted a major…

05 07 2022 | 07:36

Young activists dismiss 'vague' G7 climate pledges at summit

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) - Climate campaigners criticised G7 leaders on Monday for making no concrete promises on global warming at a summit dominated by discussion of…

08 06 2022 | 07:21

‘We need something real’: the Russian climate activist taking on Putin’s war

Arshak Makichyan made a name for himself as Russia’s ‘lone climate activist’, protesting for change in a country where oil and gas exports have propped up the country’s economy for decades.

26 05 2022 | 07:18

Suicides indicate wave of ‘doomerism’ over escalating climate crisis

It was a stunning, grisly act. A man, a climate activist and Buddhist, had set himself on fire on the steps of the US supreme court. He sat upright and didn’t immediately scream despite the agony.…

10 05 2022 | 08:37

‘It’s critical the message makes it to the mainstream’: Nasa climate scientist speaks on his tearful protest

Peter Kalmus was among a group of scientists who chained themselves to a JPMorgan Chase building in Los Angeles in protest of the bank’s financing of fossil fuels. Tap to watch the video 

10 05 2022 | 08:32

Tyre Extinguishers strike SUVs in Switzerland and Netherlands

Climate activists have let down tyres on luxury SUVs in the city of Zurich in Switzerland and in The Hague in the Netherlands. Tyre Extinguishers, a loose affiliation of direct action advocates that…

10 05 2022 | 07:44

Incredibly, current climate pledges could keep heating below 2C – but our work isn’t over

The climate crisis is often seen in binary terms. Precise temperature targets – limiting global heating to 1.5C or 2C – imply decisive moments of victory or loss. Headlines warn that we have only “12…

28 11 2021 | 08:54

Activists take court action against Boris Johnson over climate crisis

Three people claim government is breaching right to life and family life by not doing what is needed to prevent disaster Three young people are taking legal action against the prime minister,…

12 11 2021 | 13:59

‘Projection fight’ breaks out on side of Cop26 venue in Glasgow

Official projectionists hit back with animations and ‘go away’ after activists beam climate slogans A “projection fight” broke out at the Cop26 venue in Glasgow, which resulted in official…

12 11 2021 | 10:56

'This is a circus': a day at Cop26 with a climate activist – video

World leaders, big business and international delegations have converged on the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow promising to tackle global heating. But outside the closed negotiation doors,…

11 11 2021 | 15:29

Youth activists petition UN to declare ‘systemwide climate emergency’

Exclusive: Greta Thunberg among young people filing legal suit for climate crisis to be declared a global level 3 emergency Greta Thunberg and youth climate activists from around the world are…

09 11 2021 | 14:09

COP26: Why we marched in Glasgow

Tens of thousands of people have braved the wet and windy conditions in Glasgow to take part in the biggest mass protest of the COP26 summit. A huge column of activists made its way from Kelvingrove…

09 11 2021 | 14:02

Counter climate summit kicks off as activists lament Cop26 inaction

Coalition aims to give voice to ideas and solutions it believes are largely absent from the Cop talks A counter climate summit kicks off in Glasgow on Sunday amid mounting criticism from activists…

08 11 2021 | 14:17

Millions around the world march to demand action on the climate crisis – video report

People on almost every continent gathered for marches and rallies on Saturday to mark a Global Day for Climate Justice, halfway through the Glasgow climate change summit. Activists in the Philippines…

08 11 2021 | 14:07

COP26: Duke of Edinburgh-style climate award to launch

Pupils will be recognised for their efforts to protect the environment in a new Duke of Edinburgh-style award. It is one of a series of measures aimed at putting climate change at the heart of…

08 11 2021 | 14:00

Climate protests: fury, and optimism, in the Glasgow rain

As Cop26 reached halfway stage, rallies were held around the world, with actor Idris Elba among those calling for African voices to be central to public debate Tens of thousands of protesters took…

08 11 2021 | 13:51

Little Amal Comes to UN Climate Talks In Glasgow

Little Amal, a 3.5m puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, will visit the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 from 9 to 11 November. This follows her completion of The Walk, a 4…

08 11 2021 | 13:32

Cop26: Conference is a ‘PR event’, says Greta Thunberg – day five as it happened

Follow Ocean Day events at the climate summit in Glasgow for day five Day five (and with it the first week at Cop26) is winding down in Scotland. Still, events are only just getting started.…