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Riots, clashes in France after activist dies in police grenade blast (VIDEO)
Another anti-police brutality protest turned violent in the French city of Rennes, with masked youths and police engaging in running street battles. The unrest follows the death of a young environmental activist earlier this week.

31.10.2014 11:26

Green Party beats Lib Dems in poll, gets rejected from BBC debates
More Britons would vote for the Green Party than the Liberal Democrats, a new YouGov poll has shown. The result has intensified calls for the environmentalist party to be included in TV debates ahead of next year’s general election.

30.10.2014 16:06

Hawaii volcano about to consume its first home, with lava meters away
The 1,000-degree red mass of molten rock threatening to destroy a Hawaiian town is now only meters away from reaching its first home, and now threatens dozens more as it reaches Pahoa’s commercial hub.

30.10.2014 06:42

700-yo virus from ancient caribou poop revived, infects living plant
Scientists have successfully revived a 700-year-old virus that was frozen within ancient caribou feces, using it to infect a modern-day plant. The development raises the possibility that global warming could resurrect other infectious viruses.

29.10.2014 00:27

Fish-ocide! British tuna firms killing 1,000s of endangered sea creatures – Greenpeace
A shocking new video campaign produced by environmentalist group Greenpeace claims to show cruel and "unnecessary" methods used to catch tuna, killing thousands of sharks, dolphins and rare sea creatures in the process.

28.10.2014 16:51

BP oil spill left Rhode Island-sized oily ring on seafloor
The 2010 BP oil spill that resulted in 172 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico has, four years later, left an oily “bathtub ring” about the size of Rhode Island on the sea floor surrounding the site of the Macondo well, according to new research.

28.10.2014 15:09

Big US banks balk at funding Great Barrier Reef coal port
Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase have joined the list of banking giants opting out of a major Australian coal export project, Rainforest Action Network activists say.

28.10.2014 09:40

2MN UK homes in fuel poverty, Energy Rights Bill launched
On Monday the House of Commons will launch the Energy Bill of Rights, advocating both fair pricing and sustainable energy sources. The campaign, pioneered by Fuel Poverty Action, aims to make energy “fairer, affordable” and “sustainable”.

27.10.2014 13:43

Five injured after industrial explosion in Ontario
Five people have been injured after a massive industrial explosion in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. The explosion occurred at Veolia ES Canada Industrial Services that offers industrial cleaning and maintenance services.

25.10.2014 20:11

Ecuador’s FM Patino on global corporations: Transnational misconduct must end
Transnational corporations have abused their privileges leading to “an unprecedented level of social and environmental injustice,” said Ecuador’s FM Ricardo Patino in his article calling on all nations to hold such companies accountable for their actions:

25.10.2014 17:08

Monsanto still clashing with Brazilian soy exporters over royalties
Brazilian soy exporters are still resisting Monsanto’s push for them to collect royalties from farmers reusing the biotech giant’s patented seeds, some saying such a liability – even for a fee – may not be worth possible “embarrassment” to the industry.

23.10.2014 23:41

‘Fracking loophole’ allows drilling companies to use unregulated toxins – report
A number of US oil companies are taking advantage of the so-called “Halliburton Loophole” to circumvent federal legislature regulating diesel-based fluids in fracking, instead exploiting the environment with even more toxic chemicals, new report says.

23.10.2014 02:52

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