Danes block Greenpeace vessel in Arctic

A Danish warship today confronted a Greenpeace ship which is on a mission to target "dangerous" deep sea oil drilling sites, the environmental group claimed.

Wildfires 'threaten Chernobyl fallout area'

Hundreds of wildfires burning across Russia could move into the areas affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and spread harmful radiation, environmental activists warned today.

Government to buck global trend for ban on deep-sea oil drilling

Ministers faced demands last night to block plans by BP to launch a deep-sea drilling operation in the North Sea.

Greenpeace close BP petrol stations

BP petrol stations were shut down by activists today in a bid to urge the oil company to adopt greener energy policies.

Nations fail to reach commercial whaling agreement

Nations discussing a plan to allow the first legal commercial whaling in almost 25 years, in an attempt to curb the number of whales hunted by a handful of countries, have failed to reach agreement.

Greenpeace slams Government 'handouts' for nuclear industry

Environmental campaigners have accused the Government of preparing to allow a multi-million pound "handout" to firms building nuclear reactors.

Oil power: Vocal cinema

Film-makers are using the rush to exploit oil from Canada's tar sands as material for their movies – and spreading an important message, says Rob Sharp

Kurt Jackson - An artistic taste of Glastonbury

One of Britain's leading painters and Glastonbury festival’s artist in residence is to exhibit at London’s Bargehouse gallery.

BP targeted by Greenpeace protesters

Activists scaled BP's headquarters in St James's Square in London yesterday in protest at the massive oil spill caused by an explosion on an offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

Online protest drives Nestlé to environmentally friendly palm oil

Food giant bows to Greenpeace campaign and vows to cut its 'deforestation footprint'

Grace Boyle: Greenpeace survey finds radiation 5000 times background levels in Delhi market

A survey has today uncovered levels of radioactivity up to 5000 times background levels in Mayapuri scrap market, West Delhi, after the area was previously surveyed and declared safe by government authorities

Sarah Arnott: Our hunt for black gold must go on

The global thirst for energy being what it is, there is no alternative but to search for oil

Coal fuels much of internet 'data cloud', warns Greenpeace

The digital photos, shared videos, tweets and Facebook chatter that make up our online lives may appear to have no physical form, but they contribute to some very real environmental damage, the campaign group Greenpeace warns.

Coal fuels much of internet "cloud," Greenpeace says

The 'cloud' of data that is becoming the heart of the internet is creating an all-too-real cloud of pollution as Facebook, Apple and others build data centers powered by coal, Greenpeace said in a new report to be released today.

No third runway – yet: judge wades into Heathrow battle

Supporters and opponents defiant after Government's aviation policy is criticised in High Court ruling
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