RedskyNews Category: Protests & Campaigns

Sea Shepherd Ramps Up Pressure on BP

Letting energy giant BP drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight is simply “not an option”, Sea Shepherd says, as it docks its conservation boat at Port Adelaide. Former Greens leader Bob Brown was among those on the Steve

Environmentalists Are An Endangered Species

At least 185 environmental activists were murdered worldwide in 2015, nearly two-thirds of them in Latin America, according to a June report from the U.K.-based NGO Global Witness. The reasons for the killings vary, but many are related to a

Russia To Compensate Over Greenpeace Snatch

Russia must compensate the Netherlands over the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship during a protest against Arctic oil drilling, an international court ruled on Monday. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) “found that the Netherlands is entitled to

Japan Nuclear Reactor Sparks Protest

While Japan’s first nuclear power restart had to endure protests and even a volcano alert, the bond market is already pricing in more reactors resuming operations. The cost to insure Kyushu Electric Power Co. debt against non payment fell to

Activists Cause Stink With Whalers

Environmental activists threw paint and foul smelling acid at whaling ships in the Antarctic ocean in a fresh bid to halt the annual hunt, Japanese authorities said Thursday. The Institute of Cetacean Research, a quasi-public body that runs Japan’s whaling

Canada Withdraws From Kyoto

Canada became the first country to formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, saying the pact on cutting carbon emissions was preventing the world from effectively tackling climate change. “We are invoking Canada’s legal right to formally withdraw from Kyoto,” Environment

Activists Unhappy At Climate Deal

European ministers say they have made a significant step in securing a deal to draw up a new international climate treaty, but campaigners warned it would not be enough to tackle global warming. The deal, which was finally agreed as

UK Wants Climate Pact By 2020

LONDON (Reuters) – The government wants a new globally binding climate deal to be “operational” by 2020 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to keep world temperature rises to a limit of 2 degrees Celsius, the UK’s minister for energy

China Wants Kyoto Extension

China, the world’s top greenhouse gas emitter, said Tuesday it will push at next week’s climate talks for an extension of the Kyoto Protocol, which requires rich nations to reduce their emissions. Beijing’s top climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua also called

Greenpeace Protest Over Oil Spill

Greenpeace activists on Friday spilled black ink on the door of Chevron’s Rio office to protest the oil spill at an offshore well operated by the US energy giant off the Brazilian coast. “Chevron: your trash, our problem,” read one

Greenpeace Attacks Dirty Politics

Greenpeace has lashed out at allegations made by a legislator that one of its top British activists managed to skirt an entry ban into Indonesia by using a false passport. Nur Hidayati, Greenpeace’s country representative for Indonesia, said on Tuesday

Greenpeace Paints Trawlers Green

Greenpeace activists on Monday painted “Stop Subsidies” in large white letters on the side of four fishing trawlers in Spain’s northwestern port of Vigo to denounce overfishing. The trawlers use nets that are dragged across the seabed to capture their

Climate Talks On Global Aid

Climate negotiators said they made progress on laying out ways to help poor countries but deep differences remained on core issues ahead of a make-or-break talks in South Africa. With scientists warning that the planet is far behind on meeting

Barbie Goes From Pink To Green

US toy giant Mattel, maker of the world-famous Barbie doll, has decided to use more environmentally friendly materials in its packaging after months of criticism from Greenpeace. The California-based company said Wednesday it hopes to source 70 percent of its

UN Urges Cities To Protect Trees

The United Nations urged the world’s cities on Monday to protect their trees, saying they can ease fallout from natural disasters and can help a metropolis mitigate the effects of climate change. “Good practices in urban and peri-urban forestry can

100 Protesters Arrested In Canada

..More than 100 demonstrators were arrested Monday for storming the Canadian parliament to protest Ottawa’s support for a proposed pipeline to bring oil from Canada’s tar sands to the US Gulf Coast. Waves of environmentalists and aboriginals breached a police