Latest Greenpeace Stories

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.

2005-11-10 07:25:00

MANILA (Reuters) - Security personnel at a coal-fired power plant in the northern Philippines broke up a Greenpeace protest with clubs and stones, injuring four activists, the environmental group said on Thursday.

2005-10-28 09:48:19

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - The world's second largest rainforest stands a greater chance of being protected after Congo's president finally backed a largely ignored ban on new logging, conservation group Greenpeace said on Friday.

2005-10-17 09:04:40

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Top Finnish lawyer and human rights campaigner Matti Wuori, who was chairman of Greenpeace in the 1990s and advised South Africa's truth commission, has died. Wuori died in Helsinki on Saturday of lung cancer, aged 60, his office said.

2005-08-27 09:02:52

The destruction of the Amazon rain forest has slowed dramatically this year, the government said, but environmentalists said it was too soon to celebrate and urged caution with the statistics.

2005-07-25 14:40:00

Greenpeace issued a fresh call on Monday to stop the practice of bottom-trawling, saying the international organizations that manage fish stocks were doing nothing to stop the destruction of ocean beds.

2005-07-21 07:20:01

By Lorraine Orlandi PETATLAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Reyna Mojica saw her two boys shot to death just weeks ago, an attack she traces to a vendetta she says began in 1998 when her family helped block hundreds of logging trucks in Mexico's Sierra Madre.

2005-07-09 11:07:55

PARIS (Reuters) - The sabotage of the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior 20 years ago was carried out with the "personal authorization" of France's late president Francois Mitterrand, documents showed on Saturday.

2005-07-05 16:06:46

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain, where millions of holidaymakerswill flock this summer, is destroying its coastline byoverbuilding, environmental group Greenpeace said on Tuesday.

2005-05-28 09:25:00

Despite alarming global deforestation rates, estimated at approximately 9.4 million hectares per year, a UN conference on forest preservation ended with the conference chairman calling the event a "failure."

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.