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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At Tuesday's press conference, Annika Jacobsson, program manager for Greenpeace Nordic in Sweden, reiterated that at least at first, no jobs in the region would be threatened by the purchase.
"It has to be stopped, because Greenland s government does not have the capacity to control the companies drilling," Mads Flarup Christensen of Greenpeace Nordic said.
"In Finland, many species have become extinct and more than 700 old-growth, forest-dependent species have become endangered as a result of logging," says Mila Hulsi-Heathfield, a Finnish campaigner with Greenpeace Nordic in Stockholm.