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Category : Pollution/Health

26 May 2016

Pressure mounts on Sweden to ditch Vattenfall coal sale

Pressure is mounting on the Swedish government to halt the sale of its German lignite mines, with a ‘special’ debate on the issue kicking off in the country’s Parliament.

26 May 2016

The ‘fight goes on’ as UK ends 5-year fracking hiatus

Fracking could soon take place in the UK, following a five-year hiatus, as North Yorkshire County Council give Third Energy the green light to drill in Ryedale.

19 May 2016

300,000+ public health professionals call on G7 to speed clean energy shift

More than 300,000 doctors, nurses, public health professionals and health advocates from 30 countries are calling on the world’s seven largest economies to accelerate the transition away from coal to save lives ahead of this month’s high level G7 meeting in Japan.

06 May 2016

Zombie fossil firms go for the jugular in dirty fightback

After months of silence following the huge blow delivered by the Paris Agreement, the fossil fuel industry has come out of hiding, and it is swinging wildly.

03 May 2016

UK coal battle heads to Wales as fossil fuel fight goes global

In yet another call for the UK government to end its love affair with coal, hundreds of protesters have today shut down the UK’s largest opencast coal mine in Ffos-y-fran, South Wales.

28 Apr 2016

Vulnerable countries suffer as heat epidemics hit worker health and productivity

Rising temperatures are already hitting the global workforce, and failing to tackle climate could risk billions of dollars in lost economic output and undermine efforts to reduce poverty.

22 Apr 2016

Paris signing ceremony marks milestone in journey towards fossil free future

As the world’s record warming streak moves into its 11th month, and climate impacts, continue to hit communities, nations will be using Earth Day 2016 to take their first collective step from ambition to action on the global climate deal agreed last December

21 Apr 2016

Climate warning: Coral bleaching hits 93% of Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is under siege from climate change and coal, with scientists confirming that 93 per cent of the world heritage area is now suffering from severe coral bleaching.

18 Apr 2016

Swedish government under pressure to end Vattenfall’s ‘dirty’ coal deal

The Swedish government is in the spotlight today with calls for it to stop state-owned Vattenfall’s “dirty deal” to sell its German lignite – or brown coal – assets.

14 Apr 2016

BP faces pressure over climate hypocrisy

BP is under pressure over its increasingly climate hypocrisy with the British Museum being called on to drop it as a sponsor, and protests in Australia and outside its AGM in London demanding it abandon plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight.