ARTICLES RELATING TO GREENPEACE

Huge worldwide support for Arctic sanctuary - poll

2014-09-05 12:58

Creating a sanctuary to protect international waters surrounding the North Pole would be supported by a huge majority of people across 30 countries, a Greenpeace poll says.

DRC urged to do more to stop illegal logging

2014-08-13 10:55

The DRC takes pride in recent steps to prevent illegal logging in its vast equatorial forests, but experts argue these measures are far from enough to stop a thriving business.

UK re-opens fracking proposals

2014-07-28 16:30

Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses to explore for shale gas in the UK, three years after the fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations.

Greenpeace blocks Chevron's shale gas site

2014-07-08 09:42

About 20 Greenpeace activists have blocked access to a Romanian shale gas exploration site run by US energy group Chevron, in a third attempt to scupper the company's operations.

Greenpeace left red-faced after travel scandal

2014-06-24 15:25

Greenpeace has grounded flights for a top official after a media report fingered him for commuting by plane between his Luxembourg home and its Amsterdam-based headquarters.

India says Greenpeace endangers economic security

2014-06-13 09:39

India's domestic spy service has accused Greenpeace of hurting economic progress by campaigning against power projects, mining and genetically modified food.

Greenpeace determined to stop Arctic drilling

2014-05-30 07:33

A Greenpeace ship has arrived at the Arctic site where Statoil is sending an oil rig in an attempt to stop the drilling, the environmental group says.

Greenpeace boards drill rigs in Arctic protest

2014-05-27 13:22

Greenpeace says activists have boarded two offshore drilling rigs in a protest against oil and gas exploration in Arctic waters.

Greenpeace sends warrior ship in Arctic protest

2014-04-29 13:47

Greenpeace has sent a protest ship to meet a Russian tanker carrying the first oil drilled offshore in the environmentally fragile Arctic, the oil is being purchased by French energy giant Total.

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.

 

Eskom offers 'bucket of water' to put out fire

2014-08-21 11:26

Eskom's current pollution reduction plan is wholly inadequate and like offering one bucket of water to put out a fire, says Greenpeace.

Greenpeace ship returns to warm welcome

2014-08-09 19:11

Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship has arrived home to a warm welcome in The Netherlands, almost a year after it was seized by Russia during a protest against Arctic oil drilling.

Greenpeace protest against Lego & Shell

2014-07-28 08:57

Greenpeace activists protested outside a Lego store in Chile, condemning a deal between the Toy Company and Shell that the environmental group says is 'polluting kids' imaginations.'

Europe may start growing GM crops drastically

2014-07-07 11:43

While the US and other countries have embraced genetically modified crops, Europe remains the world's big holdout. But new EU rules could now lead to the widespread cultivation of GM foods.

India tightens funding for Greenpeace

2014-06-20 10:32

India has asked the central bank to tighten controls on moving funds from abroad into Greenpeace's accounts, intensifying concerns that the Prime Minister Modi will be tough on foreign-funded activist groups.

Russia to free Arctic Sunrise ship

2014-06-09 10:53

Russia in a 'surprise move' is to release Greenpeace's Dutch-flagged Arctic Sunrise ship, seized last year after a protest against Arctic oil drilling, the environmental group says.

Greenpeace boards Arctic rig

2014-05-27 18:41

Greenpeace activists boarded an oil rig in the Norwegian Arctic to try to stop exploration plans in the far north.

Greenpeace oil protest in Russian blocked

2014-05-02 07:24

Greenpeace says activists at Rotterdam port are attempting to prevent the mooring of a Russian tanker carrying the first oil from a new offshore platform in the Arctic.

Greenpeace: Stop Arctic drilling Shell

2014-04-25 10:41

Shell’s partner Gazprom is currently extracting oil from the Arctic, just a mere 50km from a wildlife reserve according to Greenpeace.

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.

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