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08 07 2021 | 13:42

‘Humiliation and discrimination’: Environmental defenders facing ‘unprecedented attacks’ in Latin America

Communities ‘are being killed as they seek to uphold their environmental, human and spiritual rights’, one defender tells The Independent Frontline defenders of the land and natural world in Latin…

25 06 2021 | 09:56

Belgium’s climate failures violate human rights, court rules.

Judges say state’s failure to meet climate targets breaches civil law and human rights convention. Belgium’s failure to meet climate targets is a violation of human rights, a Brussels court has…

25 06 2021 | 09:50

Greta Thunberg blasts Amazon for destroying thousands of unsold items in a week: ‘Something is fundamentally wrong’.

Greta Thunberg has labelled Amazon’s operating procedures “fundamentally wrong” following news that a warehouse in Scotland was destroying more than a hundred thousand items a week. Ms Thunberg…

15 06 2021 | 13:09

G7 summit protests – in pictures.

Protesters turn out in support of a range of causes as the leaders of Group of Seven nations meet for the forum’s 47th summit in Cornwall Marvina Newton of United For Black Lives. Protestors in…

14 06 2021 | 09:38

Italian climate activists sue government over inaction.

Plaintiffs want court to order Mario Draghi’s government to adopt more ambitious climate policies Environment campaigners in Italy are suing the government for failing to sufficiently tackle the…

05 06 2021 | 10:57

We are passionate climate warriors. Our legal battle is not over but my heart is a bit lighter

As a student striker I’m used to being dismissed by adults, so this judgment to protect us from the climate crisis is exciting.

02 06 2021 | 18:44

Engine No. 1’s big win over Exxon shows activist hedge funds joining fight against climate change

One of the most expensive Wall Street shareholder battles on record could signal a big shift in how hedge funds and other investors view sustainability.

01 06 2021 | 16:39

Biden Backs Massive Alaska Drilling Project Approved Under Trump

The Biden administration is facing backlash from climate activists and scientists after filing a court brief Wednesday in defense of a major Trump-era Alaska drilling project that's expected to…

30 05 2021 | 16:54

Climate activists launch legal challenge against government over North Sea oil and gas support

Three campaigners are taking government to High Court over its support for continued fossil fuel production A trio of climate activists have launched a legal challenge against the government over…

25 05 2021 | 09:15

Sign-on letter: Tell Canadian officials to hold Canadian company ReconAfrica accountable for their oil and gas plans near Okavango Delta

This letter is for Canada-based AND international groups to sign on to, please share widely! ReconAfrica is a Canadian company pursuing potentially massive oil and gas development in ecologically…

18 05 2021 | 06:39

Youth activists urge bigger say in decision making for climate-hit Africans.

The young environmentalists are looking for a seat at the table when decisions are being made about their futures as climate impacts worsen across the continent LONDON - Young African environmental…

13 05 2021 | 06:25

Climate and Indigenous Protesters Across 4 Continents Pressure Banks to #DefundLine3

From fake oil spills in Washington, D.C. and New York City to a "people mural" in Seattle spelling out "Defund Line 3," climate and Indigenous protesters in 50 U.S. cities and across seven other…

03 05 2021 | 08:23

School climate strikers urge boycott of Science Museum show over Shell deal

Group hits out at oil and gas firm’s sponsorship of Our Future Planet exhibition as ‘appalling’ Organisers of the school strike movement, in which tens of thousands of young people have taken to the…

03 05 2021 | 07:51

Earth Day 2021: Climate activists dump manure on Biden White House as Greta hits out with Twitter bio.

Follow the latest updates on day of global environmental talks. Extension Rebellion put noses out of joint across both sides of the pond on Earth Day. While the climate activists were smashing…

30 04 2021 | 08:34

Extinction Rebellion activists dump fake coal outside Lloyd’s of London in fossil fuel protest.

Climate group is calling on insurers to stop giving cover to fossil fuel projects. Climate activists have dumped fake coal outside the headquarters of a major insurance market in London to protest…

27 04 2021 | 10:07

Extinction Rebellion announces ‘wave’ of action against banks over fossil fuel investments

Group accuses banks of playing ‘deadly role’ in climate crisis.

27 04 2021 | 09:07

Seven arrested after Extinction Rebellion activists smash windows at Barclays’ London HQ

‘Compare a crack in a window to funding wildfires and flooded homes,’ says campaigner. Police have arrested a group of environmental activists who smashed the windows of Barclays’ London …

23 04 2021 | 10:43

Namibia: Indigenous leaders want big oil out of Kavango Basin.

ReconAfrica believes the Kavango Basin in Namibia and Botswana could generate billions of barrels of oil, but environmentalists and Indigenous leaders want the area to remain untouched. Windhoek,…

18 04 2021 | 08:18

'Wall Street Is a Primary Villain' in Climate Crisis, Report Concludes.

"The boardrooms of the world's largest banks are polluted to the core... How are we ever meant to stop the climate crisis if the world's most powerful decision-makers are in bed with the companies…

18 04 2021 | 07:17

The School Strikes generation wants change – and they want it now.

ANALYSIS: The nationwide rallies of students and other New Zealanders are showing the Government there's a mandate for climate action and changing the strikers themselves, Marc Daalder reports Dante…