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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In the first decade of its existence, after its founding in 1971, Greenpeace achieved a political impact and a measure of popular admiration and support that radical political groups can only dream of.
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The petition for the creation of the sanctuary has more than half a million signatures already according to Greenpeace.
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We have one month left to save Greenpeace India from complete shutdown, and to fight MHA's indefensible decision to block our domestic accounts," said Greenpeace India Executive Director We have one month left to save Greenpeace India from complete shutdown, and to fight MHA's indefensible decision.
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Russian authorities have yet to confirm the Greenpeace statement.
Russian migration services could not say how long the processing of the documents for the foreigners will take, but Greenpeace said it expected that all the necessary visas would be issued by the end of Friday.
Greenpeace International activist Paul Ruzycki of Canada listens to the investigators' request to extend the detention of 30 members of the Arctic Sunrise Greenpeace ship in St Petersburg yesterday
Greenpeace warns that production from this platform raises the risk of an oil spill in an area that contains three nature reserves protected by Russian law.
Greenpeace said the "extreme and disproportionate" charge - which carries a maximum jail sentence of 15 years - had been laid against crew member Ana Paula Alminhana from Brazil and freelance videographer Kieron Bryan from the UK.
Greenpeace is calling for the area around the North Pole to be declared a global sanctuary and be protected.