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22/12/2011
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, ...   
28/7/2011
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 ...   
25/8/2010
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 ...   
8/8/2009
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 ...   
22/6/2009
Police arrested six environmental activists who tried to stop a shipment of coal to the Kingsnorth power station near London Monday, while four protesters remained tied to the vessel's mast, the police said. Members of Greenpeace, ...   
6/3/2009
A female protester 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 ...   
11/2/2009
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 this year. The decision to ...   
1/2/2009
Heathrow protestors' 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 ...   
18/1/2009
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 ...   
16/1/2009
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 ...   
16/1/2009
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 ...   
15/1/2009
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 ...   
12/1/2009
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 ...   
15/12/2008
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 ...   
9/12/2008
Police today charged 49 protesters 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 ...   
9/12/2008
Environmental campaigners last night vowed to step up direct action against British airports after protesters breached the security fence at Stansted airport and closed its runway, resulting in scores of cancelled flights and disruption for ...   
8/12/2008
Protesters 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 ...   
7/12/2008
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 ...   
7/12/2008
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 ...   
7/12/2008
The protest 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 protesting over the Government's decision to allow ...   
13/10/2008
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 ...   
12/10/2008
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 ...   
16/3/2008
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 ...   
3/3/2008
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 announced today. The Camp for Climate Action will be held from August 4-11 at the ...   
1/3/2008
On Monday morning the activists were perched on the tailfin of a BA Airbus 320 at Heathrow. By Wednesday climate change protesters had scaled the roof of parliament and were launching paper aeroplanes made of documents claiming the ...   

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