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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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The good news is that Green Peace did a substantial about-turn on a recent television programme when two of its main players declared they had got their ideas on genetically modified food wrong - it's OK now; and that they had been too "precious" about nuclear energy and we must get back to it instead of coal energy.
I subscribe to former Green Peace leader Patrick Moore's view to grow more trees and use more wood.
Such figure may frighten a Green Peace activist but rings of excellent business potential for the likes of CMC.
SO Tiger Woods prefers the rough and tumble of the Las Vegas chaise longues to the deep manicured green peace of the marriage bed.
These NGOS speak for millions by means of organisations like Friends of Earth & Green Peace.
But a Green peace spokesman said: "I cannot believe they just say these things.
Julie thoroughly enjoyed swimming with the colourful shoals, it was the otilla sent out by Green Peace to ensure she didn't get beached that upset her.
Hunters are shooting at them for fun, and farmers are killing them because they say they damage their crops," the head of the Turkish Cypriot branch of Green Peace, Dogan Sahir, told the Cyprus Mail yesterday.
Situated to the left of James Cohan's entrance, Les Saltimbanques (all work 2007) comprises a tableau mourant of five unfortunates who, in mute travesty of Picasso's The Saltimbanques, seem even more isolated or derelict than those found in the 1905 original, looking for all the world like a Green Peace sting operation gone wrong.
Name the Green peace trawler which was sunk in July 1985.
07/05/07, GREEN PEACE, PORT MORESBY, PNG--Greenpeace activists today abseiled off the top of the Crown Plaza hotel in downtown Port Moresby, where delegates were gathering for the start of the 42nd International Tropical Timber Organization's (ITTO) committee meeting, unfurling a banner reading "ITTO Stop Forest Destruction.