Call for murder charges to be brought over toxic dumping

Petition filed in Dutch court claims Trafigura knew waste that maimed thousands in Ivory Coast was hazardous

Grace Boyle: 'It will take much more than threats of climate change to spur this mighty elephant into action'

The following is by Akhila Vijayaraghavan, a friend of mine who works as a campaigner on sustainable agriculture at Greenpeace. She returned to India in March of this year having spent six years studying in Glasgow, and still retains much of the excellent accent. With this perspective, I asked her to write something on her impressions of the Indian attitude to environmentalism.

Grace Boyle: 'Water is too basic a need and therefore, becomes too powerful an emotional issue'

My desk in the Greenpeace office is on the veranda, tucked under the last lip of roof cover. This means that when it's raining, like it's doing now, the water falls only a foot away, so I can reach out with my fingers and touch it.

Five arrested after protesters board coal ship

Police made a series of arrests early today after climate change campaigners boarded a coal freighter in a bid to prevent it unloading its cargo at a power station.

Challenge to Heathrow plans

A coalition of councils, residents and green groups has launched long-anticipated legal action against the Government's decision to approve a major expansion of Heathrow.

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Exclusive: Call for public inquiry as Sellafield recycling plant is costing taxpayer millions every year

Jean McSorley: A staggering waste of taxpayers' money

Greenpeace's long-held opposition to the Sellafield Mox Plant (SMP) is rooted in its opposition to the global trade of weapons-usable plutonium for fuel in nuclear reactors. The increased risks to global security from proliferation and use of nuclear materials were vividly underscored at the weekend by Barack Obama – risks that are inherent with the proposed expansion of nuclear power.

Acting tough: Aviation lobby to target green celebrities

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson is likely to be one of the stars to be targeted by a forthcoming aviation industry campaign.

Congo rainforest given hope as deals cancelled

The Congo rainforest, the second largest tropical forest in the world, has been handed a temporary lifeline after two-thirds of timber concessions were cancelled this week.

John Sauven: We <i>do not</i> need a bigger Heathrow

Gordon Brown surrendered his credibility on climate change yesterday. He instructed his Transport Secretary to stand up in the Commons and claim a new runway at Heathrow could actually help to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 80 per cent by the middle of the 21st century. In reality, the airport would become the single largest source of CO2 in Britain.

First person: 'I was one of the Kingsnorth Six'

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The Levellers, Royal Albert Hall, London

Barmy army celebrate 20 years of anarchy

EDF deal boosts nuclear power station plans

Government plans for a next generation of nuclear power stations were boosted today after French group EDF unveiled a £12.5 billion deal to buy British Energy and build four new reactors in the UK.

Geoffrey Lean: The public are ahead of the game on climate change

Thursday, Ben Stewart feared, would be the day he started a prison term. But instead of being banged up, he found himself "in the green room of The Jeremy Vine Show, next to Cliff Richard".

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