Ship carrying whale meat fails to enter Durban

2014-04-14 09:33

A ship carrying 2 000 tons of fin whale meat has skipped the port of Durban after South Africans called on government to deny it entry, Greenpeace says.

France's oldest nuclear plant vulnerable

2014-03-18 19:51

Dozens of Greenpeace activists sneaked into France's oldest nuclear power plant in the latest break-in by the environmental group to highlight alleged security weaknesses.

Japan marks 3rd anniversary of tsunami disaster

2014-03-12 14:44

Japan has observed a moment of silence to mark the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away thousands of victims and sparked a nuclear emergency.

Greenpeace targets French president's palace

2014-02-19 15:19

Greenpeace environmental activists have dumped a truckload of coal at the doorstep of France's presidential palace just hours before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Russia still holding Greenpeace ship

2014-01-16 22:00

Russia is still holding a Greenpeace ship despite an international court order demanding its release.

Greenpeace activists get visas to leave Russia

2013-12-27 07:16

Russia has started issuing visas to the foreign crew of a Greenpeace protest ship and dropped the criminal case against the last member of the 30-strong team.

Russia closes first case against Greenpeace activists

2013-12-24 15:43

Russia has closed the criminal case against one of the 30 crew of a Greenpeace ship who were charged with hooliganism over a protest against Gazprom oil drilling in the Arctic.

Russia frees last Greenpeace activist

2013-11-28 18:05

A Russian court has granted bail to the last of 30 Greenpeace crew members detained since their September protest against Arctic oil drilling.

29 Greenpeace activists granted bail

2013-11-22 17:20

Russian judges have granted bail for 29 of the 30 people arrested following an anti-oil drilling protest by Greenpeace in Arctic waters two months ago.

2 more Greenpeace activists released on bail

2013-11-21 11:36

Two more of the 30 people arrested by Russia following a Greenpeace protest in the Arctic two months ago have been freed on bail.

Russia frees nine more activists on bail

2013-11-19 19:55

Russian courts have granted bail to nine foreign Greenpeace activists detained for a protest in the Arctic, bringing the number released over the last days to 12.

Russian court frees 2 Greenpeace members

2013-11-19 09:11

A Russian court has ordered two Greenpeace crew members released on bail but kept another one in jail following a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic.

Greenpeace urges Zuma to help Arctic 30

2013-11-18 13:45

The Greenpeace executive director has written an open letter to President Jacob Zuma encouraging him to speak up for the release of the 'Arctic 30', currently jailed in Russia.

Paul McCartney urges Putin to free Arctic 30

2013-11-14 18:51

Former Beatle Paul McCartney says he has written to Russian President Vladimir Putin urging him to intervene to help 30 people jailed after a Greenpeace protest in the Arctic.

Arctic 30 moved to new location

2013-11-11 17:44

Russia has moved the crew of a Greenpeace Arctic protest ship from the northern port of Murmansk and put them on a train to Saint Petersburg, authorities and the organisation says.

Commandos seize Greenpeace ship - Footage released

2013-11-11 08:41

Greenpeace has released close-up footage of the moment Russian commandos boarded the Arctic Sunrise campaign boat and detained the crew at gun point.

Jailed Greenpeace activists faces new charges

2013-11-02 09:19

Greenpeace has accused the Russian authorities of failing to lift piracy charges against the 30 imprisoned crew of its Arctic Sunrise ship as promised, and merely adding new hooliganism charges.

Expert calls for fair distribution of SA electricity

2013-10-18 11:30

Large industrial electricity users are not sustainable for South Africa as the cost of energy goes up for consumers, an industry expert has asserted.

Dutch diplomat beaten up in Russia

2013-10-16 11:06

A senior Dutch diplomat at the Netherlands embassy in Moscow has been beaten up at his home in the Russian capital by unknown individuals, officials and reports say.

Possible drugs charges for Greenpeace activists in Russia

2013-10-10 09:30

Russian investigators have said several of the 30 Greenpeace activists already charged with piracy over their Arctic oil drilling protest were set to face additional charges for "other grave crimes".

Dutch authorities assault Russia diplomat

2013-10-08 17:41

The Russian Foreign Ministry has summoned the Dutch ambassador in protest over the alleged abuse and beating of a senior Russian diplomat in The Hague.

All Greenpeace crew charged with piracy

2013-10-03 19:22

Russian investigators say they have charged all 30 crew members of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship with piracy after they staged a protest on a state-owned oil platform.

Russia charges two activists with piracy - Greenpeace

2013-10-02 11:30

Russian investigators have formally charged two of 30 detained Greenpeace campaigners for piracy over an open-sea protest against Arctic oil drilling.

Russia jails Greenpeace activists

2013-09-26 18:36

Greenpeace activists have been jailed as Russians investigate their protest of Arctic drilling.

Dutch call on Russia to release Greenpeace protesters

2013-09-26 10:01

The Netherlands has asked Russia for the immediate release of 30 Greenpeace activists arrested for a high seas protest against Arctic oil exploration.


Greenpeace: Our oceans are in crisis

2014-04-07 12:20

Greenpeace has released a new report focusing on one of the largest fishing ports in Senegal - a place that once swarmed with fish but is now facing a fish shortage.

Greenpeace occupies French nuclear plant

2014-03-18 11:57

Police have surrounded a nuclear plant in eastern France after more than 60 Greenpeace activists occupied it to protest the nation's reliance on atomic power.

Greenpeace: 2 200 died due to Eskom's plants

2014-02-27 11:57

Greenpeace has issued a report estimating the health damages and economic costs around Eskom’s power plants, stating that 2 200 people per year died prematurely as a result of exposure to particulate matter.

Call for Zuma to focus on electricity crisis

2014-02-12 16:21

Greenpeace urges President Jacob Zuma to outline immediate steps to solve the urgent energy crisis in his State of the Nation address.

Greenpeace activists going home

2013-12-27 22:19

Greenpeace activists who are returning home following a Russian amnesty are expressing no regrets for their protest.

Russia closes cases against Greenpeace activists

2013-12-25 21:12

Russia has dropped all but one of the cases against 30 crew members of a Greenpeace protest ship, marking the "final chapter" in a three-month criminal probe, the environmental group said.

Arctic development 'menace to polar bears'

2013-12-05 07:21

Oil exploration and increased sea traffic in the Arctic are encroaching on polar bear habitat, representatives of Arctic nations have said at a Moscow conference.

New faultlines widen at UN climate talks

2013-11-25 07:47

Fraught UN climate talks have revealed growing frustration among emerging economies in the battle to stave off dangerous Earth warming.

Greenpeace had noble motives: Putin

2013-11-22 07:19

Russia has released 10 Greenpeace activists on bail, bringing to 11 the number freed from jail as President Vladimir Putin says the group had noble motives for their Arctic protest.

Russia grants bail to more Greenpeace activists

2013-11-20 20:53

A Russian court has granted bail to five more Greenpeace campaigners held over a protest in the Arctic, bringing to 17 the number of activists set to leave jail.

Russia to release 7 Greenpeace activists

2013-11-19 19:17

A Russian court has granted bail to Greenpeace protesters from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Italy, New Zealand and Poland, the first group of activists eligible for release.

Greenpeace protester gets bail

2013-11-18 18:38

A Russian court has granted bail to one of 30 people held in pre-trial detention over a Greenpeace protest against offshore Arctic oil drilling.

Destruction of Brazil's Amazon jumps 28%

2013-11-15 12:02

Brazil has reported that annual destruction of its Amazon rainforest jumped by 28% after four years of declines, an increase activists say is linked to recent loosening of laws.

Greenpeace activists arrive in St Petersburg

2013-11-12 17:53

The 30 people arrested following a Greenpeace protest at an Arctic oil rig have been transferred to St Petersburg, Greenpeace International and Russian transport officials say.

Eskom apologises for spying on NGOs

2013-11-11 14:51

Eskom has publicly apologised to three environmental NGO’s after it was accused of spying on them.

Dutch: Free Greenpeace activists

2013-11-07 08:39

Attorneys representing the Netherlands have argued that Russia violated UN regulations when it seized the Dutch Greenpeace ship "Arctic Sunrise" and charged all on board with piracy.

We will continue to fight, vows Greenpeace

2013-10-23 12:40

Despite the arrest of several activists in Russia, environmental organisation Greenpeace has vowed that it will not alter its methodology.

Nobel winners want Russia to drop piracy charges

2013-10-17 16:18

Eleven Nobel Peace Prize winners have called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure that "excessive charges of piracy" laid against 30 Greenpeace activists are dropped.

Fukushima decontamination insufficent - Greenpeace

2013-10-10 20:23

Japan's efforts to scour areas around Fukushima have been insufficient, pressure group Greenpeace has said.

Greenpeace chief asks to meet Putin after arrests

2013-10-09 14:23

The head of Greenpeace has asked for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin following Russia's arrest of the entire crew of the group's ship that protested against Arctic oil drilling.

Global vigils for Greenpeace activists

2013-10-05 14:09

Greenpeace supporters are holding vigils across the world in support of 30 activists jailed by Russia after a protest against Arctic oil drilling, sparking a new row between Moscow and the West.

Russia charges Greenpeace activists with piracy

2013-10-02 19:15

Russia has charged Greenpeace activists with piracy, which carries a jail term of up to 15 years, over a demonstration against Arctic oil drilling.

Russia media protests reporter's detention

2013-09-27 14:49

Russian media are protesting against the detention of Russian reporter Denis Sinyakov by displaying black spots in lieu of photographs.

Putin: Greenpeace activists not pirates

2013-09-26 13:45

President Vladimir Putin says Greenpeace activists arrested for staging a protest at Russia's first offshore oil platform should not face charges of piracy.

Greenpeace: We're not pirates

2013-09-21 20:42

Greenpeace has dismissed suggestions by a Russian agency that its activists engaged in piracy while attempting to board an offshore drilling platform.

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