ARTICLES RELATING TO GREEN PROTESTS

Hundreds in Jhb want green energy

2014-09-21 20:59

Scores of people in Johannesburg have joined a global demonstration to demand environmentally friendly energy.

Dozens of anti-fracking protesters arrested

2014-07-15 12:35

Two dozen protesters were arrested in Washington, while demonstrating against hydraulic fracturing and the US gas industry's push to sell 'fracked' liquefied natural gas abroad.

Greenpeace blocks Chevron's shale gas site

2014-07-08 09:42

About 20 Greenpeace activists have blocked access to a Romanian shale gas exploration site run by US energy group Chevron, in a third attempt to scupper the company's operations.

Russia to free Arctic Sunrise ship

2014-06-09 10:53

Russia in a 'surprise move' is to release Greenpeace's Dutch-flagged Arctic Sunrise ship, seized last year after a protest against Arctic oil drilling, the environmental group says.

Greenpeace oil protest in Russian blocked

2014-05-02 07:24

Greenpeace says activists at Rotterdam port are attempting to prevent the mooring of a Russian tanker carrying the first oil from a new offshore platform in the Arctic.

900 environmentalists killed...what’s being done?

2014-04-15 12:30

A report by Global Witness, says murders of those protecting land rights and the environment have soared dramatically with very little legal recourse to those who perpetrated these crimes.

Greenpeace targets French president's palace

2014-02-19 15:19

Greenpeace environmental activists have dumped a truckload of coal at the doorstep of France's presidential palace just hours before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Dutch diplomat beaten up in Russia

2013-10-16 11:06

A senior Dutch diplomat at the Netherlands embassy in Moscow has been beaten up at his home in the Russian capital by unknown individuals, officials and reports say.

Bushfire ends 15-month tree-sit protest

2013-03-07 12:17

An Australian anti-logging campaigner who has spent the last 15 months living 60m up a tree has been forced down by an approaching bushfire, but vowed to continue her protest.

Legal action against Chappies to start

2012-02-29 09:11

The Hout Bay Residents' Association will apply for a court interdict to stop construction on the Chapman's Peak toll plaza in Cape Town.

Chappies protests to continue

2012-02-19 16:31

Civil society groups opposing the construction of a toll plaza and office block on Chapman's Peak have vowed to continue their protests.

Breakthrough seen in Chappies saga

2012-02-16 10:27

A "breakthrough" meeting between a civil rights group and the transport department is expected after construction of an office block on Chapman’s Peak was halted.

 

Dhaka's residents fight over vanishing green spaces

2014-08-04 15:17

When a private sports club in an upmarket Dhaka neighbourhood 'grabbed' a children's park for development this year, it sparked a wave of enraged protests rarely seen in impoverished Bangladesh.

Earthlife to protest Eskom nuclear deal

2014-07-15 08:25

Earthlife Africa will protest against a proposed nuclear deal outside Eskom's offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

India tightens funding for Greenpeace

2014-06-20 10:32

India has asked the central bank to tighten controls on moving funds from abroad into Greenpeace's accounts, intensifying concerns that the Prime Minister Modi will be tough on foreign-funded activist groups.

Greenpeace boards drill rigs in Arctic protest

2014-05-27 13:22

Greenpeace says activists have boarded two offshore drilling rigs in a protest against oil and gas exploration in Arctic waters.

UK animal activist jailed for blackmail plot

2014-04-17 15:10

A UK animal rights activist was jailed for six years on Thursday for her part in a Europe-wide campaign of intimidation targeting a leading animal testing company.

100s protest against Keystone pipeline

2014-03-03 11:18

A protest has erupted over the Keystone XL pipeline at the White House, with hundreds of students being arrested, many calling this the biggest act of civil disobedience in this generation.

Obama faces opposition on energy plans

2014-01-31 08:55

A simmering division between Barack Obama and US environmental groups is starting to boil over, with the presidents embrace of increased oil and gas production.

Russia media protests reporter's detention

2013-09-27 14:49

Russian media are protesting against the detention of Russian reporter Denis Sinyakov by displaying black spots in lieu of photographs.

Obama to tackle oil dependence in cars

2013-02-13 08:29

US President Barack Obama has told divided lawmakers he will act on climate change, vowing to set ambitious long-term goals such as ending the car's dependence on oil.

Activist able to protest at Chappies

2012-02-23 11:35

An activist will be able to protest at the construction site of the toll plaza on Chapman’s Peak after the removal of her bail conditions.

Deal reached in Chappies saga

2012-02-17 13:39

Construction will resume on the Chapman’s Peak Drive toll plaza site but the department of transport and public works has agreed to get a specialist to investigate alternative tolling systems.

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