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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.

Versace says complies with EU regulations on textile chemicals

Italian fashion house Versace complied with European Union regulations on textile production, it said on Wednesday following allegations by environmental campaign group Greenpeace that it had found traces of harmful chemicals in the b...

Two Greenpeace Arctic 30 members released on bail

Saint Petersburg - Four days ago former Beatle Paul McCartney urged President Putin to free the so-called Arctic 30, and Monday two members of Greenpeace, part of the imprisoned group of 30 people have been released on bail by a Russian court.

Greenpeace take Barcelona's Sagrada Familia for Arctic 30

Barcelona - In their latest protest demanding the release of 30 activists arrested on the Gazprom oil rig in the Russian Arctic, Greenpeace has taken Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Familia cathedral hostage.

Wife of Polish Greenpeace activist visits husband in Russian jail

Murmansk - Wife of Polish Greenpeace activist was allowed a short visit with her husband in a Russian jail. Natalia Bajorek-Dziemianczuk told Polish TV that Tomasz Dziemianczuk does not regret having taken part in a peaceful pro-environmental protest.

Op-Ed: Voice of America news report sides with Putin against Greenpeace

Washington - U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) repeats Putin regime's propaganda against Greenpeace, ignores American activists jailed in Russia, and misleads world on how U.S. legal system deals with peaceful protesters who trespass.

Op-Ed: Russia calling Greenpeace protest a 'foreign plot'

The 28 Greenpeace International activists arrested on charges of piracy on Sept. 19 are still being detained in Russia. They are now facing up to 10 years in prison for "Hooliganism." But to call there protest a foreign plot is more than a bit ludicrous.

Greenpeace activist scaled Eiffel Tower for release of Arctic 30

Paris - In protest against the Russian detention of 28 activists and 2 journalists, a Greenpeace activist staged a solo, 2-hour protest by hanging from a tent suspended from the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday.

Op-Ed: Greenpeace not the Pirates of the Arctic

Russian has dropped piracy charges against 28 Greenpeace International crew and activists. Hooliganism charges remain, and could result in prison time.

Greenpeace activists now hooligans as Russia drops piracy charges

Murmansk - A group of Greenpeace activists held by Russian authorities since late September were facing charges of piracy. Wednesday Russia dropped the piracy charges and declared the activists "hooligans".

Greenpeace activists protest in Germany & Switzerland

Munich - German Greenpeace activists chained themselves to petrol pumps in Munich yesterday to protest against the Russian detention of 30 activists from the Arctic Sunrise ship. A separate group of activists also interrupted a football match in Basel on Tuesday.

Russian court orders 8 more Greenpeace activists to jail

Murmansk - A Greenpeace group's attempt at trying to get on an oil rig in the Arctic has landed the them, along with everyone else on their ship, in jail.

Russia seizes Greenpeace ship

Russian security services boarded the Dutch-flagged icebreaker, Arctic Sunrise, seizing the ship and arresting the crew. The ship belongs to Greenpeace International. Geenpeace says the ship was in international waters.

Japan prepares to end nuclear power generation

Japan stands on the threshold of being the first major economy to do without nuclear power. Today, Sunday, sees the start of a process of switching off Japan’s last working nuclear reactor.

Greenpeace says FSC should monitor 'controlled wood' better

Greenpeace issued a negative report on the activities of Resolute Forest Products' Thunder Bay mill operations on 29 August 2013. The charity stated that the "controlled wood" that's produced by Canada's largest logging company is "high risk."

Video: Greenpeace protest Shell at the Belgian Grand Prix

Using banners to make their point, Greenpeace activists staged a very effective protest against Shell's Arctic oil drilling at the Belgian Grand Prix on August 25.

Fuengirola, Spain receives 'award of dishonor' from Greenpeace

Fuengirola - Using a six-meter golden balloon in a central plaza to make its point, Greenpeace has slammed what it calls Fuengirola's over-developed coastline. The town is not alone, as Marbella and Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol also received the "award."

Tax breaks for UK shale-gas production angers opponents

New tax breaks outlined by the British government that will benefit the UK shale-gas industry have been heavily criticised by Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace.

Fukushima two years on — The plight of 300,000 displaced Japanese

Monday March 11 is the second anniversary of the tsunami which inundated Japan’s eastern seaboard causing an estimated 16,000 deaths and the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a legacy that will last for generations.

Japan's whaling fleet sets sail for Antarctica

A total of four Japanese whaling vessels left Japanese ports on Friday bound for the Southern Ocean on their annual hunt of minke whales and other large cetaceans in the seas around Antarctica.

Greenpeace exits Canada's Boreal Forest Agreement citing breaches

Greenpeace Canada announced its withdrawal yesterday from the Canada Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) claiming logging roads built in Quebec’s Montagnes Blanches region managed by Resolute Forest Products are a violation of the CBFA.

Video: Greenpeace goes anime for its Detox campaign

The environmental activist organization known as Greenpeace has tapped into the popularity of Japanese anime for its "Detox Campaign."

Steer clear of GM crops, Greenpeace and US farmers warn EU

Global environmental campaigning group Greenpeace is urging the European Union not to authorise herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (HTGE) crops, stating such crops lead to herbicide-resistant super-weeds.

Greenpeace says Fukushima radiation monitoring seriously flawed

Fukushima - International environmental campaigning organisation Greenpeace claims that Japanese government radiation monitoring stations in the city of Fukushima are seriously underestimating residual radiation levels and public health risks in and around Fukushima.
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Greenpeace protesters oppose Enbridge pipelines that would ship tar sands oil to the northern BC coast and to support a ban on oil tanker traffic on the northern BC coast
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Greenpeace activists at an official Japanese radiation monitoring station in Fukushima city
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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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Members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, aboard their ship the Steve Irwin (R), confront the Japanese ship the Kaiko Maru near Antarctica, December 26, 2008
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Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona s Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior arrives in Bali for the UN climate conference
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Greenpeace climber Victor Rask on the anchor chain of the Stena Carron.
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.
Greenpeace activist scaled Eiffel Tower for release of Arctic 30 in Russia.
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Greenpeace protest ship Arctic Sunrise negotiates the locks returning to Amsterdam from Murmansk having been released by the Russian authorities following its seizure in 2013.
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Greenpeace Spain painted an illegal hotel in a protest in the Cabo de Gata natural park in southern Spain.
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With the EU starting a long process to reform its fisheries policy, six Greenpeace activists hang a banner at the Torre de Hércules in Galicia with the slogan in Galician and Spanish reading "EU: Save Our Oceans". The action coincides with a stakeholders' meeting and precedes a meeting of European fisheries ministers tomorrow, set to tackle the reform of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
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Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona s Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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The Greenpeace icebreaker, Arctic Sunrise
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Greenpeace made a statement against Shell and Arctic drilling at the Belgian Grand Prix on August 25...
Greenpeace made a statement against Shell and Arctic drilling at the Belgian Grand Prix on August 25.
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A man takes a break in this workshop-living quarters, surrounded by heaps of electronic scrap. (C)Greenpeace/Hatvalne
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Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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Pictured are Jens, Sim, Timo and Matt, the four activists who halted offshore exploratory drilling by hanging from the Stena Don for 40 hours.
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