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Russian court detains two Greenpeace activists for two months over Arctic drilling protest

A Russian court on Thursday ordered two Greenpeace activists to be detained for two months over a protest on an Arctic oil platform, as the Netherlands called for the activists’ immediate release and threatened legal action against Moscow. The first group from the 26 foreign and four Russian activists accused…

Armed Russian officers ‘storm’ Greenpeace ship in the Arctic to protest oil exploration

Armed Russian officers stormed Thursday a Greenpeace vessel that is in the Arctic to protest oil exploration by Russian gas giant Gazprom, the environmental group said. “People armed with machine guns have descended on to the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise from a helicopter via ropes,” Greenpeace said in a statement.…

Russian Coast Guard members board Greenpeace ship protesting Arctic oil drilling

Russian coast guards on Monday boarded and inspected a Greenpeace icebreaker after it refused to leave the site of a planned protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. On Saturday, the Dutch-flagged vessel entered without permission the Northern Sea Route in order to call attention to plans by Russian top…

Greenpeace: Russia denies us access to Arctic to hide oil drilling exploration

Greenpeace said Wednesday that Russia had denied its ship access to Russian Arctic waters to hide the extent of its lucrative energy exploration work in the fragile ecosystem. The global environmental lobby group said its Arctic Sunrise icebreaker intended to enter the Northern Sea Route to protest at work being…

Greenpeace activists scale Europe’s tallest building to protest Arctic oil drilling

Six activists attempt to climb Europe’s tallest building in a protest against oil and gas drilling the Arctic A group of activists from Greenpeace was on Thursday attempting to climb the Shard, the tapered 310m glass tower next to London Bridge station, as a protest against oil and gas drilling…

Apple among the worst coal-powered cloud services: Greenpeace

Apple disclosed sensitive information about energy demand at the data centre housing its iCloud service for the first time on Tuesday, defending its green credentials in the face of a campaign by Greenpeace. In a report rating 14 companies leading the migration from local computers to cloud computing, Greenpeace gave…

Greenpeace ship arrives at North Sea gas leak rig

A research vessel owned by environmental group Greenpeace arrived on Monday in the vicinity of a North Sea platform that has been leaking highly flammable gas for more than a week. French energy giant Total, which operates the stricken Elgin rig 150 miles (240 kilometres) off Aberdeen in eastern Scotland,…

Lucy Lawless arrested protesting Arctic oil drilling

“Xena: Warrior Princess” actress Lucy Lawless was arrested in New Zealand Monday after occupying an oil-drilling ship for three days to protest plans to search for oil off Alaska, Greenpeace said. Police climbed a 53-metre (175-foot) drilling derrick on the ship Noble Discoverer in the North Island port of Taranaki…

‘Xena’ actress boards ship in New Zealand oil drill protest

WELLINGTON — “Xena: Warrior Princess” actress Lucy Lawless and a group of Greenpeace activists boarded an oil-drilling ship in New Zealand Friday in a bid to disrupt plans to search for oil off Alaska. Lawless and six other protesters boarded the ship Noble Discoverer early Friday in a bid to…

Greenpeace chief warns of ‘perfect storm’ of crises

The head of environmental pressure group Greenpeace warned Friday the world faced a “perfect storm” of crises and was heading for what he termed a crisis of “epic proportions.” Speaking for the first time at the Munich Security Conference, Kumi Naidoo presented an apocalyptic version of the state of the…

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