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Russia dismisses Netherlands court award over Greenpeace ship

Moscow - Russia on Thursday dismissed an international court ruling it must pay the Netherlands 5.4 million euros ($6.25 million) for the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship.

Court orders Russia to pay Dutch 5.4 mln euros for Greenpeace ship

Den Haag - Russia must pay 5.4 million euros ($6.25 million) in damages to the Netherlands for the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship during an oil drilling protest, international judges revealed Tuesday.

Greenpeace ship highlights plastic pollution risk

The Greenpeace ship Beluga II is currently travelling around Scotland on a scientific expedition, to document the threat of plastic pollution in the most remote and biodiverse areas in the U.K. The results so far are disturbing.

Scientists enter into battle with Greenpeace over GM food

Few issues spark as much intensity as genetically modified foods and both sides wheel out scientists to give opinions on the safety (or otherwise) of genetically modified produce. In a new move, a consortium of scientists has gone on the offensive.

Pianist gets the message across about protecting the Arctic

With a crumbling glacier for a backdrop, a famed Italian composer played a historic solo on a baby grand piano to bring to the world's attention the beauty of the Arctic and our need to protect it at all costs.

Greenpeace reveals academics paid to cast doubt on climate change

Two prominent university professors, writing as climate change skeptics, have revealed they were available for hire to write reports that cast doubt on the dangers of global warming.

Urgent climate rhetoric must be backed by action, Greenpeace says

Le Bourget - Soaring rhetoric from US President Barack Obama and other leaders about their deep commitment to fighting climate change should be taken with a hefty pinch of salt, Greenpeace chief Kumi Naidoo said Tuesday.

Greenpeace barred in bid for Vattenfall's German coal operations

Berlin - Greenpeace said Monday it has been barred from bidding for the German coal operations of Swedish energy giant Vattenfall, which the environmental activists intended to shut down.

Greenpeace offers to buy coal-based plants to shut them down

Greenpeace is exploring funding options to buy four coal-fired power plants and their corresponding mines in Eastern Germany to shut them down.

Apology does not absolve Rainbow Warrior 'murder': captain

Wellington - An apology from a French secret service frogman who helped blow up the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior in 1985 does not absolve him and then president Francois Mitterrand of "cold-blooded murder", the ship's captain said Monday.

French agent apologises for 1985 sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

Paris - The French secret service frogman who attached the mines which sank the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand 30 years ago apologised for his actions in an interview Sunday with investigative website Mediapart.

Russia must compensate Dutch over Greenpeace ship: court

Den Haag - Russia must compensate the Netherlands over the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship during a protest against Arctic oil drilling, an international court ruled on Monday.

Anger still crackles 30 years after France bombed Greenpeace ship

Wellington - Thirty years after France's deadly bomb attack on the Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand, anger still crackles in Pete Willcox's voice when he discusses the sinking of the Greenpeace flagship.

Greenpeace says India barred activist from entry

New Delhi - Greenpeace said on Monday an Australian staff member had been barred from entering India despite holding a valid visa, in what it said was the latest crackdown against the group.

Greenpeace activists leave Arctic-bound oil rig

Los Angeles - Six Greenpeace activists who scaled an Arctic-bound Shell oil drilling rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean abseiled down on Saturday, with the oil giant securing a restraining order against the environmental group.

Shell takes legal action over Greenpeace protest on rig

Los Angeles - Oil giant Shell filed a legal complaint against Greenpeace protestors who have boarded an Arctic-bound oil rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a spokeswoman said.

Op-Ed: Scientist who is the darling of climate change deniers feels heat

A scientist who is the darling of climate change deniers is feeling the heat after it was discovered that he has accepted $1.3 million in funding from private interest groups, including Exxon Mobil and Koch Industries.

Peru sues Greenpeace for Nazca lines desecration

Lima - A publicity stunt by Greenpeace activists backfired when the group entered a restricted area containing the famed Nazca lines, placing a banner next to a stylized hummingbird. Peru's government is seeking to file criminal charges against Greenpeace.

Indian govt sending 'chilling message' on environment: Greenpeace

New Delhi - Moves by India's new right-wing government to block Greenpeace funds and weaken environmental protection laws send a "chilling message", the head of the lobby group said Monday, as he urged the prime minister to release the money.

Jumbo squids attack Greenpeace submersible

A two-man Greenpeace team in a small Dual Deep Worker submersible in the Bering Sea had the surprise of their lives when their submersible was attacked by two Humbolt squid. They were able to video-tape the whole event.

Lego dumps Shell after Greenpeace protests Arctic drilling

Lego will not renew its multi-million dollar marketing contract with Shell based on ongoing pressure from Greenpeace and its viral video, "Everything is not awesome," concerning Shell's planned Arctic drilling campaign.

Most French canned tuna from non-sustainable sources — Greenpeace

Paris - Greenpeace France last week revealed its first survey of canned tuna sold in French supermarkets aiming to highlight which tuna brands are eco-friendly being sourced by sustainable means or from plentiful stocks.

Greenpeace members defend daring French nuclear protest

Colmar - Greenpeace activists who launched an audacious break-in at France's oldest nuclear power plant to highlight weaknesses at atomic installations defended their actions at the start of their trial Thursday.

Arctic 30 welcome Greenpeace protest ship back to Amsterdam

Amsterdam - Greenpeace's protest vessel, the ice-breaker Arctic Sunrise, docked in Amsterdam, Holland, Saturday, almost a year after Russian authorities seized the ship and arrested its crew during Greenpeace protests against Arctic oil drilling.

Doctor Who 50th-anniversary special gets Lego makeover (VIDEO)

The “Doctor Who” 50th-anniversary special has been given a makeover by some talented people, re-imagined in Lego in a new tribute video.

Greenpeace tells LEGO 'Everything is NOT awesome' in Shell deal

Billund - While the original video was banned from YouTube at the request of Warner Brothers, Greenpeace has now published a video on Vimeo, mimicking a scene from the LEGO movie and telling the toy giant to end its partnership with Shell, which can be seen here.

Prime Minister Cameron's home 'fracked' by Greenpeace

British Prime Minister David Cameron had his home "fracked" yesterday as Greenpeace protested future legislation which permits companies to explore for shale gas under private property without permission.

Greenpeace: 15 protestors occupy oil rig

A flurry of intense activity attests to Greenpeace's stoic resolve to bring a halt to offshore oil drilling in the Arctic, and to create a protected sanctuary around the North Pole.

Lobby against bee-killing pesticides Special

Brussels - Activists and critical shareholders from Coordination Bayer Gefahren (CBG) and European beekeepers are demanding that Bayer drop its lawsuit against the European Commission over bee-killing pesticides.

Google mapping & charitable funding combine to show deforestation

The Global Forest Watch project may become a fantastic tool for consumers interested in finding out whether or not their products have really been sourced from responsibly felled trees or anybody interested in gaining an overall view on deforestation.
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Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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The logo for Greenpeace's Detox campaign.
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24 May - USA. Activists write a warning in oil on the ship "Harvey Explorer" which is scheduled to depart in July to support oil drilling operations in the Arctic.
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Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior arrives in Bali for the UN climate conference
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Ludovico Einaudi in the Arctic Ocean.
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Greenpeace climber Victor Rask on the anchor chain of the Stena Carron.
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Greenpeace activist scaled Eiffel Tower for release of Arctic 30 in Russia.
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Greenpeace made a statement against Shell and Arctic drilling at the Belgian Grand Prix on August 25.
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Scenes from a video Greenpeace put together to protest LEGO's partnership with Shell. The video was removed, both by YouTube and Vimeo.
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First Greenpeace visit to Libya in 2007.
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Ludovico Einaudi in the Arctic Ocean.
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Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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One of the Lego protest scenes, courtesy of Greenpeace press website, photographed by Tim Aubry
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