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Universal, free access to electricity could be better for people and the planet. Nick Dowson explores how it...

As part of its investigation into firms cashing in on the energy crisis, Corporate Watch turns a critical...

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As part of its investigative deep dive into energy firms cashing in on the cost of living crisis, Corporate Watch...

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In the fourth installment of its series investigating the firms cashing in on the energy crisis, Corporate Watch...

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In the third installment of Heat the Rich – an investigative series on energy firms profiting from the cost of living crisis...

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In the first of its new series, Heat the Rich, Corporate Watch takes a critical look at Scottish Power. ...

India’s railways are frequently hailed  by defenders of the British Empire as a positive  legacy of colonialism. While the country has  an extensive network which ranks among the  world’s biggest employers, it was designed to  serve the interests of imperialism and private  profit – with the directors of the sub continent’s  first railway drawn from the ranks of the East  India Company. Here passengers prepare to eat  on board a modern-day sleeper train.  BOAZ ROTTEM/ALAMY

On every continent, the railways are experiencing a renaissance. But what will it take to reshape them in the interests of...

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In Glasgow, a new campaign has gas and electricity providers in its sights – and is taking on the regulator too. ...

Photo of Mauricio Ye’kuana, a Brazilian Indigenous leader and Treasurer of the Hutukara Yanomami Association (HAY), who work to protect Yanomami and Ye’kuana communities in the Brazilian Amazon

Indigenous activist Mauricio Ye’kuana speaks on the dangerous fight to protect his people’s land.

Satellite view of Lake Mead, US, taken on 19 July 2022 during a drought. It shows how little water there is and dry ground around it.

It’s naive to assume that rich countries will escape the impacts of a changing climate, argues Nanjala Nyabola...

Hindu women offer prayers to the sun god by venturing into the foam-coated waters of the Yamuna River (a major tributary of the Ganges) in New Delhi, India. The river is responsible for 70 per cent of the city’s water supply but is severely polluted at this stretch. Recently city authorities have taken to deploying blowers to push back the foam from the banks during festivals, so that the faithful can take a holy dip. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

We need thriving rivers in order for life on Earth to flourish. But often how we treat them shows little understanding of...

Hindu women offer prayers to the sun god by venturing into the foam-coated waters of the Yamuna River (a major tributary of the Ganges) in New Delhi, India. The river is responsible for 70 per cent of the city’s water supply but is severely polluted at this stretch. Recently city authorities have taken to deploying blowers to push back the foam from the banks during festivals, so that the faithful can take a holy dip. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

We need thriving rivers in order for life on Earth to flourish. But often how we treat them shows little understanding of...

Transnational oil companies are looking to leave the Niger Delta without cleaning up their mess. Ken Henshaw...

A short history of dependency.

Passersby walk past a mural  in Venezuela showing oil drilling. Oil  has made an important contribution to  Venezuelan state revenues.  JOHN VAN HASSELT/CORBIS VIA GETTY IMAGES

We cannot let the fossil fuel industry block urgently needed climate action. Nick Dowson lays out a path to...

The world is turning grey as more and more concrete is poured. Vanessa Baird posits an alternative.

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