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2006-01-19 06:00:00

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG -- Greenpeace said on Thursday it believes Japanese hunters have killed at least 123 whales in the icy seas off the coast of Antarctica since the start of the whaling season this year. The leader of a two-ship Greenpeace expedition stalking the Japanese whalers told Reuters by satellite phone that the environmental activist group had disrupted several hunts, but would not be able to carry on until the hunt ends in March. "Their hunting season goes until the middle...

2006-01-15 21:35:30

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia urged Japanese whalers and environmental group Greenpeace to calm down on Monday following life-threatening confrontations between them in the Southern Ocean. In the latest incident on Saturday, a harpoon fired at a minke whale narrowly missed a protest boat. "I don't think people are going to have respect for tactics that are going to put human life at risk," Australian Environment Minister Ian Campbell told Australian Broadcasting Corp radio. "They...

2006-01-15 09:18:13

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt said on Sunday a decommissioned French warship posed no environmental threat to Egypt, clearing the way for it to enter the Suez Canal after a delay prompted by possible hazardous materials aboard. The aircraft carrier Clemenceau left France in December for a ship-breaking yard in Gujarat, India, amid protests from environmental group Greenpeace, which says the ship contains tonnes of toxic waste that could harm the scrap workers. The Environment Ministry said...

2006-01-15 01:09:16

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A Japanese whaling harpoon narrowly missed an inflatable boat carrying environmental protesters, causing one to fall into the freezing sea, as both sides warn their face-off is becoming increasingly dangerous. The Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise has been shadowing the Japanese whaling fleet for several weeks in an attempt to disrupt Japan's annual whale hunt, prompting a heated exchange on January 8 when the Greenpeace ship and a Japanese ship collided. In the...

2006-01-14 12:17:09

CAIRO (Reuters) - A decommissioned French warship seeking to pass through the Suez Canal will have to return to France if Egypt does not receive details about any hazardous materials on board, an Egyptian official said on Saturday. The aircraft carrier Clemenceau left France in December for a ship-breaking yard in Gujarat, India, amid protests from environmental group Greenpeace, which says the ship contains tonnes of toxic waste that could harm the scrap workers. The French Defense...

2006-01-08 20:45:00

CANBERRA -- A standoff between environmental activists Greenpeace and a Japanese whaling fleet in remote icy waters near Antarctica has escalated, with both sides accusing each other of dangerously ramming their vessels. Greenpeace has been chasing and disrupting the Japanese whalers for more than two weeks by deploying inflatable boats to harass Japanese "catcher boats," positioning them between the whales and harpoon guns. Shortly before Christmas, both sides accused each other of ramming...

2006-01-06 09:56:58

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI, India (Reuters) - A panel appointed by India's Supreme Court recommended on Friday that a French aircraft carrier bound for an Indian ship-breaking yard not be allowed to enter the country because of worries of toxic waste. Environmental group Greenpeace has urged Paris and New Delhi not to allow the decommissioned Clemenceau to reach a scrapyard in the western state of Gujarat next month without first being 98 percent decontaminated in France. "At...

2006-01-03 10:26:06

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Police detained around a dozen Greenpeace activists in New Delhi on Tuesday during a protest over the planned scrapping in an Indian yard of a French aircraft carrier they said contains tonnes of highly toxic material. The environmental group, which organized the protest outside the French embassy, urged Paris and New Delhi not to allow the Clemenceau to reach a scrapyard in the western state of Gujarat without first being decontaminated in France. Greenpeace...

2006-01-03 10:25:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Police detained around a dozen Greenpeace activists in New Delhi on Tuesday during a protest over the planned scrapping in an Indian yard of a French aircraft carrier they said contains tonnes of highly toxic material. The environmental group, which organized the protest outside the French embassy, urged Paris and New Delhi not to allow the Clemenceau to reach a scrapyard in the western state of Gujarat without first being decontaminated in France. Greenpeace says that...

2006-01-03 10:25:00

NEW DELHI -- Police detained around a dozen Greenpeace activists in New Delhi on Tuesday during a protest over the planned scrapping in an Indian yard of a French aircraft carrier they said contains tonnes of highly toxic material. The environmental group, which organized the protest outside the French embassy, urged Paris and New Delhi not to allow the Clemenceau to reach a scrapyard in the western state of Gujarat without first being decontaminated in France. Greenpeace says that vulnerable...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'