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The European Union’s highest court on Wednesday endorsed the bloc’s plan to begin charging the world’s biggest airlines for their greenhouse gas emissions from Jan. 1, setting the stage for a potentially costly trade war with the United States, ...
Sharply divergent climate change policies on opposite sides of the Atlantic are setting off political fireworks as European environmental regulators prepare to extend their reach across the ocean. Starting Jan. 1, the European Union will require ...
In June 2010, nine climate change activists who had broken into Aberdeen airport in protest
against the soaring CO2 emissions caused by aviation
were convicted of a breach of the peace. On 25 August, after taking our urgent message on climate ...
Last summer it was Kingsnorth coal plant. The year before, it was Heathrow
. This year, the public will decide what the target of environmental protest
should be, by voting in what organisers of Climate Camp call Britain's Got Direct ...
Police arrested six environmental activists who tried to stop a shipment of coal to the Kingsnorth power station near London Monday, while four protest
ers remained tied to the vessel's mast, the police said.
Members of Greenpeace, ...
A female protest
er hurled green custard into the face of Lord Mandelson today before calmly walking away and evading arrest in an embarrassing security breach.
The Business Secretary had just emerged from his chauffeur-driven Jaguar ...
The organisers of Climate Camp, a protest
group that has previously demonstrated at coal power stations and Heathrow
airport, have chosen London's financial centre as the target of their main summer protest
The decision to ...
ors' hopes of attracting the support of leading climate scientists in their bid to block the airport's proposed third runway have suffered a major setback. Jim Hansen, director of Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New ...
At 11.49am yesterday, the departures lounge at Heathrow
terminal 5 seemed unusually swollen with travellers shuffling around in the check-in area. A clue to what was up was the number of people staring guiltily at the ceiling, of eyes meeting ...
The Government was warned last night that it faced a long and bitter struggle to secure the expansion of Heathrow
after giving the go-ahead to controversial plans for a third runway.
Environmental groups dismissed a string of last-minute ...
David Cameron will set out his vision today for a low carbon
Britain built around a £1bn investment in a hi-tech National Grid that would include putting "smart meters" in every home in the UK.
The network would allow energy companies to ...
The go-ahead has been given for a third runway at Heathrow
, Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon has told MPs.
The confirmation of the expansion comes despite opposition from residents, environmentalists and MPs.
Mr Hoon outlined a ...
It would be stupid to claim that environmentalism is never informed by class. Compare, for example, the campaign against patio heaters with the campaign against Agas. Patio heaters are a powerful symbol: heating the atmosphere is not a ...
Hilary Benn has exposed a potential rift between the government's transport and environment departments by warning that the UK must not snub EU targets on air quality by pushing ahead with expansion at Heathrow
Airport. To many, it had already ...
Police today charged 49 protest
ers who breached the security fence at Stansted airport, forcing the closure of its runway.
Members of the group Plane Stupid, which campaigns against climate change and air travel, caused scores of flights ...
Environmental campaigners last night vowed to step up direct action against British airports after protest
ers breached the security fence at Stansted airport and closed its runway, resulting in scores of cancelled flights and disruption for ...
ers from the climate action group Plane Stupid this morning shut down Britain's third largest airport by cutting through the perimeter fence and camping on the runway, surrounding themselves with fortified security fencing.
The demonstrators broke into a secure area of Stansted early on Monday morning, forcing the closure of the runway.
Flights from European destinations due to land at the terminal were being held at airports across the continent while the ...
Flights were cancelled as police arrested 57 people today after climate change activists broke into a secure area of Stansted Airport.
Protest group Plane Stupid said that, at 3.15am, more than 50 of its campaigners occupied a runway ...
began at 3.15am when 54 campaigners occupied a runway that had been closed for maintenance work, according to Plane Stupid, which organised the demonstration.
The group are protest
ing over the Government's decision to allow ...
Today at 5.30pm, environmental activists, in Edwardian costume, will throng Parliament Square – and we are all invited to join them, dressed as we are. Taking inspiration from the suffragettes' "parliament rush" of 1908, the Climate Rush, a legal ...
Tamsin Omond doesn't live like the granddaughter of a baronet, a candidate for priesthood or a first-class honours graduate from Cambridge who will be sitting her Open University MA examination tomorrow. Despite a flat crammed with political ...
It was a chilly Monday morning at one of the most heavily guarded airports in
the world, and Anna Jones was on top of a just-landed British Airways jet,
wrapping an outlaw banner around its tail fin.
"It felt quite ...
Climate change activists are to target the site of the proposed new
coal-fired power station with a week-long camp in Kent this summer, organisers
The Camp for Climate Action will be held from August 4-11 at the ...
On Monday morning the activists were perched on the tailfin of a BA Airbus
320 at Heathrow
. By Wednesday climate change protest
ers had scaled the roof of
parliament and were launching paper aeroplanes made of documents claiming the ...