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Two polar bears – and their marathon run for the environment

Ruth and Ella took on the Brighton Marathon dressed as stranded polar bears surrounded by melting ice caps, all made from face masks!

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Fossil fuels are the climate culprit – we have to come together to stop them.

The extreme heat shows climate breakdown is here and it will get much worse unless we act to stop fossil fuel companies.

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Edinburgh Fringe shows to watch out for this year

The Edinburgh Fringe is back with a whole host of climate and environment-themed shows.

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Marrakech blog – still waiting for action on climate change

For a while this meeting looked like it might be that rarest of things, a UN climate conference that actually finished on time rather than running into Saturday or even Sunday. But, true to UN form, talks broke down last night.

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Campaign stories: International Festival drops BP

The Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) is no longer taking sponsorship from BP: a great victory which draws to a close an inspiring 10 month campaign.

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Closure of Longannet: End of coal, the beginning of the end for fossil fuels in Scotland

Find out more about our work to make Scotland fossil free within a generation at www.fossilfree.scot

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Happy (B)anniversary: One year on from the fracking moratorium

One year ago today, the Scottish Government took the plunge and announced a moratorium on shale gas fracking and coalbed methane. Although at the time there was a huge amount…

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Out, damned logo! Theatrical protest comes to Edinburgh Fest

By Jess Worth, BP or Not BP I never thought I was the kind of person who invaded stages. Raised by a Shakespeare buff, bookish in the extreme, my younger…

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The Budget and the Environment

On the face of it George Osborne’s Budget doesn’t say much about the environment. But if you dig into the details there is plenty to show that David Cameron’s claim…

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North Sea – transition from oil jobs to clean energy jobs essential

Last week the Pope produced his much-trailed encyclical on the environment. The core of this policy pronouncement was a strong message on the moral case to act on climate change. A…

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The other offshore tax regime

Guest blog by Greg Muttitt The lobby machine kicked into action following the announcement by George Osbourne of plans to raise £10 billion over the next 5 years from the…

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Cycling past the heart of the oil industry

Last weekend 15 people in illuminous waterproofs cycled past four of the 10 biggest polluters in Scotland. It was our annual Friends of the Earth Scotland campaigners’ meet-up and members…

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