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Greenpeace,

international organization that promotes environmental awareness and addresses environmental abuse through direct, nonviolent confrontations with governments and companies. Founded in 1971 to oppose U.S. nuclear testing in Alaska, the organization has fought to protect endangered species, stop the dumping of hazardous waste, and strengthen national and international laws that regulate environmental affairs. A small organization largely dependent on voluntary funding, it has used wide media exposure to draw attention to its causes. Rainbow Warrior, a Greenpeace ship scheduled to protest French atmospheric nuclear weapons tests, was blown up in Auckland Harbour, New Zealand, on July 10, 1985, by French intelligence agents. The resulting scandal caused the resignation of France's minister of defense and the firing of the head of France's intelligence service.

Greenpeace

A nonprofit organization, with a presence in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific. As a global organization, Greenpeace focuses on the most crucial worldwide threats to the Earth’s biodiversity and environment.
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It comprises 29 independent national/regional offices in over 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, as well as a coordinating body, Greenpeace International.
Blogging) is a wonderful opportunity," said Gina Sanchez, a Greenpeace International spokeswoman.
Chemist Pat Costner of Greenpeace International in Eureka Springs, Ark.
Australia's launch of international legal action to halt Japan's experimental southern bluefin tuna fishing program was commendable but did not go far enough, the Australian branch of Greenpeace International said Monday.
The court held that the government's argument stating Greenpeace UK and Greenpeace International were fomenting protests in the country was not backed with actionable material.
Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo said: "As things stand the Russian authorities propose to jail 30 men and women because two peaceful protesters tried to hang a small yellow banner from the side of a 500,000 tonne oil platform.
Greenpeace International has announced that a US-owned firm is clearing natural forest in the southwest of Cameroon to set up a large-scale palm oil plantation.
At the end of August, six activists, led by executive director of Greenpeace International Kumi Naidoo, scaled the side of the Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Pechora Sea and remained suspended there for 15 hours, holding a banner reading "Save the Arctic.
and China have revealed the composition of Indonesia's rainforests, according to Greenpeace International.
Conservation group Greenpeace International has warned that it is dangerous to transport so-called MOX fuel by sea, saying it can be used to produce nuclear weapons.
For more information contact: Sven Teske, energy expert, Greenpeace International, +49-171-8787-552 Alex Dawe, Greenpeace International communications officer, +31-629001146
org/energierevolution For more information contact: Sven Teske, energy expert, Greenpeace International, +49-171-8787-552 Alex Dawe, Greenpeace International communications officer, +31-629001146