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‘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…

Greenpeace activists sneak into French nuclear plant

Greenpeace activists managed to sneak into a French nuclear power plant on Monday, police have confirmed. In a statement Greenpeace said some members had entered the nuclear site at Nogent-sur-Seine, 95 kilometres (60 miles) southeast of Paris, to “spread the message that there is no such thing as safe nuclear…

Greenpeace hijacks oil firms’ Greenland talks

Greenpeace activists on Thursday diverted oil executives from a meeting on prospecting possibilities off Greenland and instead gave them a 20-minute environmental lecture, the group said. Eighteen representatives of oil giants like Shell, BP, Chevron and Statoil, had been invited to the Copenhagen meeting by theGreenlandic Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum to discuss prospecting for the black gold in the…

Nike, Adidas suppliers ‘polluting China rivers’

Environmental campaigners on Wednesday accused suppliers to major clothing brands including Adidas and Nike of poisoning China’s major rivers with hazardous chemicals linked to hormonal problems. Greenpeace said eight samples of wastewater discharge from two factories in the Yangtze and Pearl River deltas, identified as suppliers for the brands, contained…

Greenpeace loses appeal in Japan whale meat case

TOKYO — A Japanese court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by two Greenpeace activists sentenced to suspended one-year jail terms for stealing a box of whale meat as part of an investigation. Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki were convicted of theft and trespass last September by the Aomori district court…

Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior III debuts

Greenpeace unveiled a new weapon in its campaign against environmental destruction on Monday — a 23 million euro ($33.4 million) ship dubbed the Rainbow Warrior III. The state-of-the-art vessel went afloat in Berne-Motzen in northern Germany ahead of its official launch to mark Greenpeace’s 40th birthday in October. The original…

Greenpeace activists dump coal at S. Africa utility

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Greenpeace activists dumped three trucks of coal in front of the headquarters of South African state utility Eskom Monday to protest what they called its lack of commitment to green energy. Activists from the global environmental organisation paraded in front of the five tonnes of coal blocking…

Greenpeace royal party gatecrashers face trial in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN — Greenpeace activists who gatecrashed a royal gala dinner at the December 2009 United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen and their helpers went on trial in the Danish capital Monday. According to Copenhagen City Court documents, 11 activists face charges ranging from falsifying documents and number plates and claiming…

Greenpeace activists arrested for Greenland oil rig protest

COPENHAGEN (AFP) – Two Greenpeace activists who scaled an oil rig off the western coast of Greenland at the weekend to protest oil prospecting in the Arctic were arrested overnight, police and the environmental group said Thursday. “Last night, the police decided the time was right, and we arrested the…

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