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2005-12-24 02:25:00

CANBERRA -- A Japanese whaling fleet has started whaling again after spending more than 40 hours trying to escape Greenpeace protesters in remote icy waters near Antarctica, the environmental group said. Two Greenpeace ships, which tracked down the Japanese fleet on Thursday after a month-long search, had been deploying inflatable boats to harass Japanese "catcher boats," positioning them between the whales and harpoon gun. But Greenpeace said the Japanese fleet then tried to outrun it...

2005-12-23 20:18:43

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A Japanese whaling fleet is trying to escape Greenpeace protesters in remote icy waters near Antarctica, the environmental group said. Two Greenpeace ships, which tracked down the Japanese fleet on Thursday after a month-long search, have been deploying inflatable boats to harass Japanese "catcher boats," positioning them between the whales and harpoon gun. But Greenpeace said the Japanese fleet was now on the run. "Every hour that the fleet is on the run, more...

2005-12-22 22:06:00

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia should send a navy ship to monitor a Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean, Australia's minority Greens party said on Friday, as the Japanese ships kept trying to fend off Greenpeace protesters. Greens leader Bob Brown and Greenpeace also called for Australia to stop one of the six Japanese ships -- due to arrive in the southern city of Hobart on Saturday to deliver a sick crew member to hospital -- from returning to the...

2005-12-22 00:19:45

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - A Japanese whaling fleet and Greenpeace environmental activists are involved in a stand-off in the remote Southern Ocean near the coast of Antarctica with the two sides accusing each other of ramming their vessels. Greenpeace said that after a month-long search it had tracked down six Japanese ships -- which set out on November 8 to conduct what Tokyo says is a scientific whaling program -- several thousand kilometers (miles) south of Perth....

2005-12-22 10:15:00

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - A Japanese whaling fleet and Greenpeace environmental activists are involved in a stand-off in the remote Southern Ocean near the coast of Antarctica with the two sides accusing each other of ramming their vessels. Greenpeace said that after a month-long search it had tracked down six Japanese ships -- which set out on November 8 to conduct what Tokyo says is a scientific whaling program -- several thousand kilometers (miles) south of Perth. Two...

2005-12-22 00:30:00

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA -- A Japanese whaling fleet and Greenpeace environmental activists are involved in a stand-off in the remote Southern Ocean near the coast of Antarctica with the two sides accusing each other of ramming their vessels. Greenpeace said that after a month-long search it had tracked down six Japanese ships -- which set out on November 8 to conduct what Tokyo says is a scientific whaling program -- several thousand kilometers (miles) south of Perth. Two Greenpeace...

2005-12-12 12:40:00

NEW DELHI -- Environmental group Greenpeace said on Monday thousands of workers involved in the shipbreaking industry are likely to have died over the past two decades due to accidents or exposure to toxic waste on the ships. At the global release of a report titled "End of Life Ships -- The Human Cost of Breaking Ships," the organization said steps must be taken to ensure that established safety guidelines are observed by all parties involved in the industry. "India, Bangladesh, Pakistan,...

2005-11-18 09:33:40

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists will put their lives on the line to disrupt this year's Japanese whaling hunt as part of a 14-month campaign to save the world's oceans, the group said on Friday. "Greenpeace will get out there and put ourselves between the whale and the harpoon to defend our oceans," Shane Rattenbury, head of the group's Ocean Campaign, told reporters in Cape Town's harbor. The activist group will leave South Africa in two ships within the next few days to...

2005-11-18 07:27:01

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists will put their lives on the line to disrupt this year's Japanese whaling hunt, the group said on Friday. "Greenpeace will get out there and put ourselves between the whale and the harpoon to defend our oceans," Shane Rattenbury, head of the group's Ocean Campaign, told reporters in Cape Town's harbor. The activist group will leave South Africa in two ships within the next few days to search the vast Southern Ocean to confront the whalers...

2005-11-17 15:11:04

By Malgorzata Rakowiec GDYNIA, Poland (Reuters) - Rough seas on Thursday forced Greenpeace activists to give up a blockade of a ship they say carried 25,000 tonnes of genetically modified (GMO) Argentinian soya to Poland. In part of a campaign for a wider ban on GMO crops, protestors tied themselves and a rubber dinghy to the ship's anchor chain after it moored, preventing it from docking. They were forced to call off the protest after five hours as the weather worsened in the...