Protesting against fracking in the UK is now an imprisonable offence. Without the independent media, no-one would have been there to document this seismic shift in the criminalisation of environmental activism.
One of the Tufton Street groups, the Institute of Economic Affairs, recently hit headlines after undercover reporters filmed its director general appearing to suggest funders could get access to government ministers through the think tank, writes MAT HOPE
Shell, one of the world’s largest oil companies, has gained privileged access to the UN climate change negotiations while pushing the same unworkable solutions for almost 20 years, internal company documents reveal. MAT HOPE of DeSmog UK investigates
The transatlantic network of fossil fuel funded think tanks has been constructed over more than half a century - and has come into its own with the arrival of Donald Trump in the UK and his praise for Boris Johnson. MAT HOPE of DESMOG UK reports
A major new investigation exposes how light-touch regulation on London's junior stock market encourages polluting activities in some of the world's most unstable regions, write CHLOE FARAND and MATT HOPE
Internal documents unearthed by Jelmer Mommers of De Correspondent show oil company Shell knew about the danger of burning fossil fuels for climate change as early as the 1980s. MAT HOPE from DeSmog.uk has the story
A judge has ordered the eviction of protestors occupying the site of a proposed new coal mine in County Durham. Local residents are putting up one last fight to try and stop the project. MAT HOPE reports
A new database tracks the local-level deals that allow fossil fuel companies to greenwash their image and cheaply purchase a social license to operate within communities in which they have a vested interest. MAT HOPE reports
A web of lobbyists, politicians, and political funders continue to spread disinformation about climate change in the UK. MAT HOPE, the editor of DeSmog UK, today launches its new Climate Disinformation Database. Here he explains how the resource aims to better inform public debate.