The history of Shell on the African continent is wrapped in a vortex of controversy that stretches back decades. However, last week, in a significant victory, a High Court in South Africa ruled that Shell’s exploration right to conduct seismic surveys on the so-called “Wild Coast” of the country was granted unlawfully.
There is an unfolding “ecological disaster” off the southern Californian coast after an estimated 144,000 gallons of oil spilled onto Huntington Beach due to a pipeline failure over the weekend.
The Norwegian company, Equinor, has announced it was abandoning plans to drill for oil in the highly ecologically sensitive, Great Australian Bight, which has been a battleground between conservationists and the industry for years.
On the frontlines, the certainty of before has given way to the uncertainty of the future. But the fossil fuel machine continues to churn and burn.
Sixty years ago, Rachel Carson sparked our modern environmental movement. But sixty years of denial has pushed us to the brink of climate catastrophe.
The old saying goes, when in a hole, stop digging. So when your country is on fire, put out the fire and take action to stop further fires in the future.
The Trump Administration has signalled its “aggressive” intent to open up the entire coastal plain of the Arctic National Widlife Refuge, long seen as America’s last true wilderness and seen as its Crown Jewels or the America’s Serengeti.
“Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely”
An international petition has been launched to put pressure on the Norwegian Government to establish permanent protection for the iconic Lofoten islands, which are a key battleground between the oil and gas industry and conservationists.
As the clock ticks down until the May 31 deadline over the controversial Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project, which will triple the amount of tar sands being transported from Alberta to the British Columbian coast, the campaign against its expansion is spreading abroad.