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2010-10-05 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Rescue has released the following statement: Randall Terry will be sponsoring events around the country in which pages of the Qur'an will be ripped or thrown on the ground. Operation Rescue wants to make it clear we do not condone these activities and the actions of Randall Terry in no one way speak for Operation Rescue. After founding Operation Rescue, Randall Terry stepped down as its leader in the spring of 1990. For the past 20...

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2010-09-02 06:15:00

Greenpeace said Wednesday that half-a-million Facebook users have now joined their campaign calling for the online social network to cancel plans to buy electricity from a coal-based energy company for its new data center. Facebook announced its plan in January to build a large data center in Prineville, Oregon, saying that the new facility would run on coal.  In a letter sent Wednesday to Facebook's Founder Mark Zuckerberg, Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo said...

2010-07-15 15:30:00

Independent analysis of House passed bill (H.R. 2868) concludes bill will create 8,000 jobs and leverage nearly $2 billion in economic stimulus Legislation to secure U.S. chemical plants and prevent catastrophic chemical disasters that put millions of American at risk is threatened by unsubstantiated claims by opponents that disaster prevention standards will eliminate jobs and hurt the economy WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greenpeace contracted Management Information...

2010-07-15 15:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Greenpeace: Today, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced chemical plant security legislation that would eliminate catastrophic risks to millions of Americans, create thousands of new jobs and provide economic stimulus to local governments. The Lautenberg legislation is based on the compromise bill (H.R. 2868) adopted by the House of Representatives last November. Disaster prevention, a defining policy...

2010-06-18 13:19:17

In 2001, riots in Argentina protesting President Fernando de la Rúa's economic decisions overthrew him from office and killed almost 30 people. Latin American protests have resulted in numerous deaths and national crises since the 1970s, but also democratic reforms. Now, a MU researcher has found that although political protests can be violent, they can lead to stronger political parties and more responsive policies. "Many of these recent protests in Latin America have led...

2010-06-09 11:54:00

WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of the intractable crisis caused by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it is time to stop investing in a broken energy economy and seize the opportunity to invest in a sustainable energy future, according to the environmental group Greenpeace. The way forward is illustrated in "Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable USA Energy Outlook," one of the most comprehensive plans for future production and distribution of sustainable energy...

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2010-05-15 09:25:00

Greenpeace said Friday that it has detected dangerous levels of radioactivity near a salvage yard in New Delhi where a worker was killed last month from radiation poisonings. Seven others were hospitalized. The group said experts sensed radiation 5,000 times above normal levels at the privately owned facility in the city's overcrowded Mayapuri district and nearby areas. "We picked up six hotspots between 65 and 165 feet from the scrap yard, which means radiation has spread into the streets,...

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2010-04-26 06:36:03

Four developing countries met Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss the urgency for a global agreement on climate change to be put legally into action by 2011. Environmental ministers from Brazil, South Africa, India and China want the process of finalizing a global agreement sped up. They are asking for rich nations to cut carbon emissions to help reduce global warming. In a joint statement by the four nations, they said "a legally binding outcome should be concluded at Cancun,...

2010-04-16 11:15:00

NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- TV One will offer live coverage Saturday, April 17 of the leadership forum sponsored by Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network designed to determine and commit to significant and measurable goals that will advance the standing of African Americans over the next 12 months in the areas of political power, economic power and social/cultural influence. Moderated by TV One's Washington Watch host and CNN contributor Roland Martin and hosted by radio...

2010-03-15 13:34:00

LOS ANGELES, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- For its Social Action campaign in connection with The Crazies, Participant Media has joined forces with Greenpeace and the Chemical Security Coalition to educate, engage and activate people to support the passage of chemical security legislation in the U.S. Senate. The film, which opened February 26th, deals with the horrifying effects of a mysterious toxin that contaminates the water supply of a small Midwestern town, causing insanity and death for...