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2009-03-30 13:40:00

The environmental group Greenpeace said on Monday that carbon market prices could drop by a staggering 75 percent if credits for safeguarding forests are added to markets for industrial emissions, Reuters reported. A flood of forest carbon credits could also slow the fight against global warming and divert billions of dollars from investments in clean technology, according to the report issued on the sidelines of U.N. talks in Bonn working on a climate treaty. Roman Czebiniak, Greenpeace...

2009-03-12 15:07:00

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Wisconsin state lawmakers consider repealing the moratorium on nuclear energy, Dr. Patrick Moore, a Greenpeace co-founder and current Co-Chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy), addressed a joint committee in the Wisconsin State Legislature on Thursday, March 12. Dr. Moore testified before the Wisconsin Senate Commerce, Utilities, Energy, and Rail Committee and the House Energy and Utilities Committee in Two Rivers,...

2009-03-10 17:44:00

WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Wisconsin state lawmakers consider repealing the moratorium on nuclear energy, Dr. Patrick Moore, a Greenpeace co-founder and current Co-Chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy), will testify before a joint committee in the Wisconsin State Legislature on Thursday, March 12. Dr. Moore will testify before the Wisconsin Senate Commerce, Utilities, Energy, and Rail Committee and the House Energy and Utilities Committee at 1:30 pm...

2009-03-03 09:30:00

New Push Comes Nearly 5 Years After 125 Groups Pressed EPA to Prevent Kingston-Like Catastrophe; Groups Seek End to Wet Dumping of Coal Ash WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 leading national and grassroots environmental organizations -- including Environmental Integrity Project, Earthjustice, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, Greenpeace, National Wildlife Federation, Public Citizen, Environment America and the Clean Air Task Force -- today joined...

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2009-02-27 16:20:00

Environment protection campaigners say extra-soft, quilted and multi-ply toilet paper made from virgin forest causes more damage than gas-guzzlers, fast food or McMansions, the Guardian UK reported. Green campaigners maintain that the U.S. public's insistence on extra-soft, quilted and multi-ply bathroom products is environmentally irresponsible. Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said toilet paper is a product that people use for less than three...

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2009-02-19 07:05:00

Nigeria has become a giant dumping ground for TVs, mobile phones and other potentially toxic electronic waste. These goods make their way to the country disguised as second-hand items from developed nations, environmental group Greenpeace reported Wednesday. "Nigeria is just one of many destinations for the developed world's toxic e-waste," Greenpeace said in a statement. The group's findings are based on an undercover operation it conducted in co-operation with Britain's Sky...

2009-02-18 14:56:40

The environmental organization Greenpeace says it has conducted a three-year investigation into illegal electronic waste dumping in Nigeria. Greenpeace officials said e-waste is one of the fastest growing types of hazardous waste, with up to 80 percent of e-waste from Europe failing to be disposed of safely. The non-governmental organization said it took an unfixable television set, fitted it with a tracking device and delivered it to a British recycling station. Instead of being safely...

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2008-12-15 11:53:24

Hackers aided logging companies in Brazil to avoid limits on tree felling, announced a Greenpeace report. The hi-tech criminals entered a computer system intended to observe logging in the Brazilian state of Para. Once past the security system, the hackers released counterfeit permits so loggers cut down more timber than environmental officials were going to consent to. Greenpeace estimates that 1.7m cubic meters of illegal lumber was removed with the help of the hackers. Looking at the...

2008-12-10 11:13:00

Farmed Seafood Standards Help Whole Foods Market to Stay on Top AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI) has again been named the nation's number one retailer in seafood sustainability by Greenpeace. The newest Greenpeace report scoring retailers on the environmental responsibility of their seafood selections calls out Whole Foods Market's new quality standards for aquaculture, (farmed seafood), which have made the Company a leader in the industry, as one...

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2008-12-09 13:29:58

Greenpeace on Tuesday started a campaign to change Japanese domestic opinion against whaling. The group is lashing out at the country for arresting activists for speaking out against illegal whaling practices. "If Japan is going to start rounding up political prisoners for the crime of defending whales; they're going to have to arrest a whole heaping lot of us," said one Greenpeace blogger named Josef. A group of executive directors from five Greenpeace national offices have traveled to...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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