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2008-06-19 12:00:34

By Melissa Allison, Seattle Times Jun. 19--Greenpeace stirred the waters of the seafood industry this week with a report rating seafood buying practices at 20 of the nation's largest supermarket chains. One industry group called the report garbage, and federal regulators said it contains errors. The environmental activist group wants to hold stores accountable for "their role in supporting unsustainable fisheries," according to a news release. The ratings focus on overfishing and other...

2008-06-17 09:00:32

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Steve Smith, +1-646-723-9415, for Greenpeace; or John Hocevar, Greenpeace Ocean Specialist, +1-512-577-3868 First-Ever Supermarket Ranking Identifies Best and Worst; Group Notes Some Progress Has Been Made WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report released today, "Carting Away the Oceans: How Grocery Stores are Emptying the Seas," Greenpeace reveals that most U.S. supermarkets are ignoring scientific warnings about the crisis facing global...

2008-06-17 06:00:17

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Laura McNaughton of Salmon of the Americas, Inc., +1- 305-266-7670 MIAMI, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Salmon of the Americas: The farmed salmon industry has focused its efforts towards achieving harmony between aquaculture and sustainability of the oceans. Each salmon producing country works closely with their governmental fishing agencies and scientists that have pioneered many areas of research recognized for...

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2008-01-09 18:40:00

Three conservation groups began legal action today to force the Bush administration to list polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The Center for Biological Diversity, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace submitted a formal notice to federal agencies and officials who will make the decision in Washington, D.C., of their intent to sue the administration for missing the deadline to decide whether polar bears will be listed due to global warming. A formal...

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2007-10-11 10:13:14

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Greenpeace announced a satellite-based tracking system to monitor endangered South Pacific humpback whales Wednesday, saying it is not necessary to kill the animals as Japan does to study them. The conservation group used the announcement of its humpback monitoring project to lambast Japan's scientific whaling program that has killed thousands of whales as part of what it calls necessary research. Humpback whales from Rarotonga and New Caledonia have been...

2007-05-19 09:00:13

the associated press MEXICO CITY - A baby killer whale that beached itself last month should not be sent to a U.S. aquatic park, environmentalists said Friday, arguing it could set a precedent that might encourage marine animal trafficking. A tug of war between a Mexican marine park, environmental groups and the government has emerged over Pasqualita, an 8-foot female orca being nursed back to health after she was found along the Pacific coast. Aquarium officials want to transfer...

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2006-10-03 12:55:00

WASHINGTON - President Bush called for a halt to destructive fishing on the high seas Tuesday and said the United States will work to eliminate or better regulate practices such as bottom trawling that devastate fish populations and the ocean floor. Bush directed the State and Commerce departments to promote "sustainable" fisheries and to oppose any fishing practices that destroy the long-term natural productivity of fish stocks or habitats such as seamounts, corals and sponge fields for...

2006-08-03 08:07:39

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian panel has violated guidelines for ship-breaking laid down by India's Supreme Court by approving the scrapping of a controversial Norwegian cruise liner this week, an environmental alliance said on Thursday. The panel said the 46,000-metirc ton cruise ship Blue Lady, which environmentalists say contains hundreds of metric tons of asbestos and other toxic materials, could be broken down safely in the western Indian shipyard of Alang in Gujarat state....

2006-07-26 11:15:00

PARIS (Reuters) - A French court on Wednesday ordered Greenpeace to withdraw from its Web site information pinpointing fields of genetically modified (GMO) maize, a move the environmental group called censorship. Ruling on a complaint filed by two farmers who feared their commercial GMO maize fields may be attacked after details were published on Greenpeace France's Web site, the Paris court said the group had violated the farmers' privacy and ordered the map to be removed. Greenpeace said it...

2006-07-19 15:46:14

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's prime minister has declined an offer by an environmental group of one square meter (10 sq ft) of land in neighbouring Romania to entice him into joining protests against an open-cast gold mine in the area. Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany on Wednesday declined the offer by Greenpeace of a patch of land in the Rosia Montana, where Canada's Gabriel Resources plans to open the mine. Greenpeace hoped the offer would encourage Gyurcsany to support protests...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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