Youngsters take centre stage at COP26

Politicians and world leaders heard the thoughts of young people on what needs to be done to tackle climate change – inside and outside of the conference

Nationwide injunction passed to stop protestors blocking roads

The injunction has been granted by National Highways in light of the disruption caused by Insulate Britain

Disgusted mother calls out Insulate Britain protestors blocking M25

The protests continue to take place despite an injunction recently passed allowing for their prosecution

UK Government to impose tougher punishments on climate activists

It follows the ‘dangerous behaviour’ of Insulate Britain members, who caused ‘significant disruption and misery to millions of people in recent weeks’

UK Government takes out new injunction against climate activists

Anyone who breaks the injunction, which covers roads and motorways linked to the M25, faces imprisonment or an unlimited fine

Commuters drag XR protestors off trains in Canning Town

British Transport Police said four protesters have been arrested as part of the action this morning

Coal train protestors’ convictions overturned

Protestors who were convicted of obstructing a coal train headed to Drax power station in 2008 today had their criminal sentences overturned. Judges at the High Court heard the appeal from 29 climate change protestors whose actions reportedly caused £37,000 worth of damage. In 2009 and 2010 they were sentenced with one man given 60 hours […]

Frack-mate in Sussex

Cameras have been trained on the small village of Balcombe in Sussex since protestors converged there at the end of July, angry with plans to test for shale oil and gas in their backyards. ELN reporter Vicky Ellis visited the protestors’ campsite to find out what the frack was going on.

Fracking protestors complain of “heavy-handed” police

Several arrests were made today after anti-shale gas protestors were forcibly moved from blocking the entrance to a drilling site in Sussex. It makes a second day of protest action from local residents and activists at the shale gas drilling firm Cuadrilla Resource’s site in Balcombe. Around 60 people gathered this morning, pulling a tree […]

Greens protest against Drax big biomass

ELN reports from outside the offices of Drax where green protestors claim big biomass is actually more harmful for the environment than burning coal. Hear their view and the response from Drax.