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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.

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.
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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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Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior arrives in Bali for the UN climate conference
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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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Polo by Ralph Lauren.
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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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First Greenpeace visit to Libya in 2007.
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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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Scenes from a video Greenpeace put together to protest LEGO s partnership with Shell.  The video was...
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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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 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 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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Anais and Victor training on the Esperanza. They are both highly experienced climbers.
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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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Scenes from a video Greenpeace put together to protest LEGO s partnership with Shell.  The video was...
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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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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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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One of the Lego protest scenes, courtesy of Greenpeace press website, photographed by Tim Aubry
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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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