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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...

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...

2008-12-02 13:30:00

On Tuesday, actress Daryl Hannah joined anti-whaling activists to protest Japan's Antarctic whaling fleet. Hannah previously criticized Greenpeace for opting out of the annual chase, started by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which followed the eight-ship fleet last year, bombarding it with stink bombs and briefly boarding a harpoon vessel. The fleet departs Australia on Wednesday for the Southern Ocean. Hannah will travel part-way on Sea Shepherd flagship Steve Irwin. The 47 year-old...

2008-11-17 11:32:50

The Nisshin Maru, Japan's main whaling ship, reportedly left harbor on Monday heading for the Antarctic on its first hunt since April when it was confronted by anti-whaling activists. There was no official confirmation of the ship's departure, but Greenpeace reported that it left the port of Innoshima with plans to take about 850 minke whales and 50 fin whales. "Waved off only by the crew's families and whaling officials, the factory ship Nisshin Maru left Innoshima with no fanfare,"...

2008-11-07 12:00:19

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sungevity announced today that it was honored as one of six companies invited to present at Web 2.0 Summit's Launch Pad event. The theme of the launch pad event -- the fourth to be produced by Web 2.0 -- was "Web Meets World." Its panel of venture capitalist judges determined that Sungevity's web-based solar installation program is a leading example of creative ways businesses can use Web 2.0 technologies to solve real world problems. "Our goal is to...

2008-10-27 12:40:00

Fossil fuels could be eliminated by 2090 if the world community took aggressive action by investing trillions of dollars on renewable energy, according to the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and environmental group Greenpeace on Monday.The new study calls for an overhaul of worldwide energy use in order to meet worst-case scenarios for curbing greenhouse cas emissions. "Renewable energy could provide all global energy needs by 2090," according to the study, entitled "Energy...

2008-10-09 06:00:35

By Anthony Harrington THE argument that nuclear should be part of any low- carbon solution to the UK's power requirements has been put forcefully by Westminster and, unsurprisingly, by the nuclear lobby. The counter argument - that it is, at best, a diversion from renewable energy - has been put equally forcefully by the likes of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth. In its submission to government, the energy company E.ON puts the pro-nuclear case as clearly as anyone. "Given the scale...

2008-10-07 21:00:23

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS What do environmentalists talk about on the bus during a mission to Israel? Shades of gray - whether lobbyists for companies are really the devil's spawn, or just people doing their job. Although environmentalists have a reputation for unequivocal opinions, in actuality they are among the best at appreciating the degrees of right and wrong and the political processes that are an integral part of life. Environmentalists are quick to champion a method, but also...

2008-09-26 16:05:00

A key commitment in a drafted climate change plan states the Brazilian government has pledged to end net deforestation by 2015The plan, however, stops short of setting specific targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.The draft sets out how Brazil will help prevent climate change, and how it will adapt to it. President Lula promised the plan nearly a year ago.However, environmental group Greenpeace criticized it for simply highlighting existing proposals. It said the draft did not...

2008-09-26 12:00:21

Fishermen and environmental leaders in Scotland called for the European Union to change a policy that has $74 million in cod discarded every year. The selection process required by the European Union means roughly half the cod caught in nets must be thrown back, a waste of 100,000 metric tons of fish a year, The Scotsman reported Friday. "The scale of the problem beggars belief," said Scottish Environmental Minister Richard Lochhead. "Crazy European regulations mean that, at a time of...

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