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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During a conference today in front of the chain's Mission Street store, Greenpeace officials say they will also announce results of lab tests conducted on store products.
The CTA has let the airline off the hook this time after it promised to carry Greenpeace campaigners from now on, although the conciliatory attitude is apparently not carried by the airline`s founder who told the National Post newspaper that he saw Greenpeace as a `quasi-terrorist organisation` and has told them that he didn`t want them on his aircraft.
RM: The inclusion of Greenpeace in the Santa Fe biennial must be understood as a symptom of the shifting winds within contemporary creation and as a hopeful sign of where we are going.
BP were accused of using "bully boy" tactics but said they would suspend the damages claim, if Greenpeace agreed to allow them to continue drilling for oil in the Atlantic unhindered.
Greenpeace said the ship was on a "documenting exercise".
Greenpeace said it means to transfer ownership of four coal-fired power plants and a number of strip mines in the eastern German states of Brandenburg and Saxony to a foundation that would oversee their gradual closure.
The home ministry's decision to block Greenpeace India's domestic bank accounts could lead to not only the loss of 340 employees of the organisation but a sudden death for its campaigns which strived to represent the voice of the poor on issues of sustainable development, environmental justice and clean, affordable energy, the NGO said in a statement.
In Chapter 3, Zelko devotes himself to a history of place and its role in shaping the origins of Greenpeace.
Greenpeace has offices in more than 30 countries and is actively working to address issues that are vital to our planet, including the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster.
Richard Brooks (@RBGreenpeace), forest campaign coordinator for Greenpeace Canada
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Greenpeace wants Spain to join a global campaign to stop Arctic oil exploration.