Greenpeace


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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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Greenpeace said the creature bears tell-tale signs of having been caught in a net, including a cut and torn fin and flippers and a broken beak and teeth.
The activists, who clearly identified themselves as Greenpeace, intended to hang a banner that read "President Bush: Stop Illegal Logging."
Greenpeace views the government's action as punitive harassment, and points to the recent refusal of the Port of Miami to allow Greenpeace's MV Esperanza, a converted icebreaker, to dock and resupply, citing "security concerns." The trial was set for mid-December.
He said that petrol tankers and chemical product transporters were the most dangerous vessels and that his company would commit itself to examining all vessels before sending them for scrapping, hut would not act under pressure from Greenpeace.
"Positive energy," in the Greenpeace lexicon, means small wind, solar, and geothermal projects -- nothing that will produce the levels of energy production the developing world needs.
3, Issue, 10, November, 1998, "Greenpeace, et al., Petition CPSC to Ban Soft Vinyl Toys."
Magistrate Tam Hop-hon, however, said Greenpeace and the two activists should have taken other measures in dealing with Nestle, such as publicizing information concerning the negative health and environmental consequences of GM food or conducting more tests on such food products.
Jardin said Greenpeace has received more than 6,000 mailed-in messages in support of the Kyoto treaty but only 5,000 has been faxed to Koizumi because of technical constraints.
''We are particularly angered by the fact that infants and small children are being used as guinea pigs,'' Auaiporn Suthonthayakorn, campaigner for Greenpeace, said in the statement.
A fishing vessel built in China and suspected illegal fishing off Brazilian waters has unloaded tuna at a northeastern Brazil port, the local branch of Greenpeace environmental group said Tuesday.