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Renewable energies could supply 80 percent of world’s demand by 2050: UN report

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Governments approved on Monday a U.N. report projecting that renewable energies such as solar, wind or hydropower could leap to supply almost 80 percent of the world’s demand by 2050, with the right policies. The study broadly matched a draft written by scientists before the meeting,…

Greenpeace urges Facebook to ‘like’ green energy

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – A handful of Greenpeace activists was outside Facebook headquarters on Wednesday, calling on the social network to “unfriend” coal energy for powering data centers and other operations. Members of the international environmental group set up a large computer screen to display comments streaming in from around…

Chernobyl still contaminates food in N. Ukraine: Greenpeace

KIEV — Radioactive fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl disaster still affects food sold in village markets in rural areas of northern Ukraine, Greenpeace campaigners said on Tuesday. The environmental group published the findings of a small investigation into food purchased from village markets in two administrative regions, Zhytomyr and Rivne.…

Letter bomb blast at Swiss nuclear industry group

ZURICH — A letter bomb exploded at the offices of the Swiss nuclear energy association Thursday, injuring two people, police said. The letter exploded at the offices of Swissnuclear in the northern town of Olten, a police spokesman said. Both victims suffered superficial wounds. “At about 8.15 am, while opening…

Swedish firm applies to bury nuclear waste amid protests

STOCKHOLM – A Swedish nuclear industry group applied to authorities Wednesday for permission to bury nuclear waste for the period it is unsafe, but Greenpeace protesters warned of the risks of leakage. If the plan is approved, Sweden could become the first country in the world to bury spent nuclear…

Greenpeace urges west Africa to protect fish stocks

DAKAR — Conservation organisation Greenpeace on Friday urged west African countries to combat illegal fishing and over-fishing in their waters, in a statement released at the World Social Forum in Senegal. “We must tirelessly engage with authorities to ensure that the problems of illegal fishing and over-fishing in west Africa…

Greenpeace blocks Greenland drilling

Greenpeace activists block Scottish firm from drilling off Greenland Greenpeace forced a Scottish company to stop drilling off Greenland on Tuesday by having four activists climb onto an oil rig. The activists, having breached a 1,650-feet (500-meter) security perimeter around the Stena Don rig off western Greenland, climbed up the…

Greenpeace outs billionaire brothers as ‘kingpins’ of climate denial

The billionaire owners of privately held technology company Koch Industries funneled nearly $50 million in donations to climate change denial groups between 1997 and 2008, according to a new report from Greenpeace International. “This private, out-of-sight corporation is now a partner to ExxonMobil, the American Petroleum Institute and other donors…

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