Greenpeace activists occupy Cairn Energy

More than 60 Greenpeace activists, around half of whom were dressed as polar bears, entered and staged a protest at the Edinburgh headquarters of FTSE 100-listed Cairn Energy yesterday, demanding that the oil and gas prospector publish plans detailing how it would respond in the event of an oil spill at its Arctic operations off the Greenland coast.

Greenpeace drops spoof VW advert

A Greenpeace video attacking the environmental record of Volkswagen has been dropped from the internet after a complaint from the creator of Star Wars.

VW named as Europe's least green car maker

Europe's largest car maker, Volkswagen, is accused of exaggerating its green record and resisting attempts to make popular models such as the market-leading Golf more fuel efficient.

Greenpeace in oil rig protest

Greenpeace ignored a court injunction and boarded a Cairn Energy drilling rig off Greenland yesterday, raising the stakes in a battle over the development of the area as a major new oil-producing province.

Sir Bill named chairman in Cairn board shake-up

Sir Bill Gammell, the founder of Cairn Energy, is to swap the chief executive's role for the chairman's as part a boardroom shake-up at the FTSE 100-listed oil company.

Climate change panel in hot water again over 'biased' energy report

The world's foremost authority on climate change used a Greenpeace campaigner to help write one of its key reports, which critics say made misleading claims about renewable energy, The Independent has learnt.

Oil firm wins injunction against Greenpeace

The British oil company Cairn Energy has been granted an injunction by a Dutch court to prevent Greenpeace activists boarding its two deep sea drilling rigs 180km off the coast of Greenland.

Greenpeace activists stage oil rig protest

Environmental activists managed to get on board an oil exploration rig in Arctic waters today as part of an ongoing protest against drilling.

Greenpeace activists scale Scottish oil rig off Greenland

Three Greenpeace activists yesterday climbed up an oil rig off Greenland's coast in an attempt to stop a Scottish oil company from starting deepwater drilling in arctic waters, the environmental group said.

Partial meltdown hits Fukushima nuclear plant

Uranium fuel in at least one of the six reactors at Fukushima has melted, the operator of the crippled nuclear plant has said. The admission effectively torpedoes a plan to flood the overheating fuel with water and bring a quick end to the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

Wind turbine plant to create 2,000 jobs

Wind turbine giant Vestas is planning to build a new factory in the UK, creating 2,000 jobs, the company said today.

Environmental activists occupy Arctic oil rig

Greenpeace activists climbed aboard an oil rig off Turkey today in a bid to prevent it from leaving for Greenland to begin deep-water drilling in the Arctic.

Fresh triumph for ethical tuna fishing campaign

Letters from customers and embarrassing headlines have forced the last major British supermarket group to drop a destructive form of tuna fishing.

The clean-up crews who risk everything

As thousands flee the reactors, some workers are trying to fix them

Campaigners claim victory over tuna firm change

Britain's biggest tinned tuna brand has bowed to pressure from campaigners and agreed to end a destructive form of fishing.

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