Extinction Rebellion climate activists spray fake blood outside Treasury

Supporters of the group stood nearby holding banners saying ‘this is an emergency’ and ‘act now’

Two anti-fracking protesters arrested at Lancashire site

Activists have been protesting since 4.30am this morning to stop the controversial work at Preston New Road

Renewed injunction blocks anti-fracking activists

The High Court has renewed injunctions stopping activists from disrupting INEOS Shale’s staff, sites and supply chain. The rules continue to prohibit unlawful acts by protestors including trespass, harassment and obstruction of business. The outlawed activities include popular actions among environmental activists such as slow walks and lock-ons. Shale activists challenged the injunctions but the […]

Kayaktivists block Shell’s arctic drilling rig

Fourteen activists in Kayaks who were taken into custody by the US Coast Guard after blocking Shell’s Arctic drilling rig have now been released. They each received citations of $250 (£160) per person after preventing the ‘Polar Pioneer’ from leaving Seattle’s Puget Sound. Shell plans to use the Polar Pioneer to drill for oil in the Alaskan […]

Oil production starts at Gazprom’s Arctic platform

Russia’s energy giant Gazprom said it has launched production at its Arctic oil rig which was boarded by 30 Greenpeace activists earlier this year. The Prirazlomnoye field (pictured) is located in the Pechora Sea, 60 kilometres off the shore, with 71.96 million tons of recoverable oil reserves. Gazprom expects to pump up to around six […]

Greenpeace brands Russia’s piracy allegations as ‘desperate’

Greenpeace International has dismissed new charges of piracy by Russian authorities, branding them a “desperate attempt” to justify what the group calls “the illegal boarding” of its ship in international waters. The Russian Coast Guard boarded the environmental group’s ship ‘Arctic Sunrise’ last Thursday and “held the people on board at gunpoint” following what Greenpeace […]

Anti-fracking protests suspend drilling in Balcombe

Fracking firm Cuadrilla is scaling back its oil drilling operations near Balcombe in West Sussex as an influx of up to a thousand extra protesters are expected to gather this weekend. A climate camp planned to take place in Nottinghamshire is to be relocated to Balcombe, with police anticipating increased protest activity over the next […]

Fracking on! Cuadrilla denies drilling plans postponed

Fracking firm Cuadrilla has denied rumours it has postponed plans to drill at the Balcombe site in Sussex as protest against the company continues. Six people have so far been arrested today as they tried to prevent trucks with equipment from going into the site – bringing the total to 23 since Friday morning. Banners […]

Activists chain themselves to fracking site with bike locks

Protestors chained themselves to a site in Chesterfield in the early hours of the morning in protest against the controversial hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ process used to extract shale gas. Twenty members of the group Frack Off targeted a site owned by PR Marriott, a contractor for shale gas firm Cuadrilla Resources which is drilling […]

Activists occupy British Gas head office

Six activists have barricaded themselves inside British Gas offices, according to reports. The protesters are campaigning against fuel poverty and what they claim is “Big Six profiteering”. The protestors have been at the energy supplier’s building in Staines, Middlesex since this morning and appear to have handed flyers to staff and strung a banner across […]