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Environmental activists hold a banner that reads: "Because watching is not an option [anymore]," as they protest outside of a court during a hearing in a case environmentalist and human rights groups have brought against Royal Dutch Shell to force the ene

Climate activists are taking their case to court — at The Hague and beyond


Environmental groups try fresh legal tactics with a new lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands, and also the first-ever climate-related case at the European Court of Human Rights.

A man speaks with a Shell oil yellow shell logo behind him

Shell oil says it will quit a lobbying group that opposes global climate goals

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A group of men in bright florescent vests dig in a muddy riverbank

In Nigeria, Shell’s onshore roots still run deep

Demonstrators protest against Royal Dutch Shell near the Polar Pioneer oil drilling rig on May 16, 2015, in Seattle.

$7 billion later, a dry well sends Shell home from the Arctic

"Kayaktivists" demonstrate in Seattle's Elliot Bay against the arrival last month of the Shell's massive Polar Pioneer oil rig, rising behind them above the city's waterfront. Shell is using Seattle as a staging area for its new offshore drilling operatio

The road to Arctic oil drilling runs through Seattle. People there are trying to block it.

Margie Richard stands in what used to be her front yard, across the street from Shell's chemical plant in Norco, Louisiana. Richard pushed for the company to buy out the neighborhood and move residents.

How one woman fought one of the world’s biggest oil companies — and won


It took decades of tragedies and illnesses, and a trip to see UN officials, but a retired teacher in the small town of Norco, Louisiana persuaded Shell Oil to relocate the residents of her neighborhood away from a dangerous chemical plant. Now her example may help other local activists do the same.

Britain's National Gallerly sells its soul to the villainous "Man from Shell" is this recent guerilla theater presentation by the activist group Art Not Oil. Fossil fuel industry support of cultural institutions has become increasingly controversial in th

For these activists, oil and art just don’t mix


After scoring some big victories in the US in 2014, the movement to get institutions to cut their ties to fossil fuel companies is broadening its focus in the UK to include big name museums and even toy companies.

Canadian First Nations group raises red flag on proposed oil mining


Shell in Canada wants to expand its tar sands, also known as oil sands, mining operation in Alberta. But a group from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation says not so fast. They’re worried the project will do great environmental damage, and violate their rights.

Greenpeace Activists Scale the Shard to Protest Shell Oil’s Drilling in the Arctic

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A group of women slipped past security on Thursday to climb Western Europe’s tallest building, the Shard in London. The six women are activists with Greenpeace, and they made the climb to protest Shell Oil’s drilling in the Arctic.

Wiwa vs. Royal Dutch Shell

After my interview with author Noo Saro-Wiwa, I asked her about her family’s lawsuits that they brought against Royal Dutch Shell in 1996 […]