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2010-11-26 13:00:00

The Obama administration is setting aside more than 187,000 square miles (120 million acres) along the northern coast of Alaska designating it as a "critical habitat" for polar bears as a result of a partial settlement in an ongoing lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Greenpeace against the Department of Interior. The total, which includes large areas of sea ice off the Alaskan coast, is about 13,000 square miles less than in a...

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2010-10-30 08:20:00

Delegates at a UN summit on Saturday reached an agreement to sign an historic global treaty to protect the world's ecosystems within 10 years.Both rich and poor nations agreed to take "effective and urgent" action to curtail the destruction of the environment in an effort to halt the loss of the planet's biological diversity on which human survival relies on. Representatives from 193 nations committed to important goals such as curbing pollution, protecting forests and coral reefs, reserving...

2010-10-21 19:00:00

As the Rainbow Warrior's crew runs out of supplies, CAGP insists Indonesia's government stands its ground against 'green' imperialism WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In light of Agence France-Presse's reporting today that provisions aboard Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior are running low after being denied access to the Port of Jakarta last week, Andrew Langer, spokesman for the Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity (CAGP) and president of the Institute for Liberty, released...

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2010-10-13 06:30:00

Officials said the U.S. lifted a ban on Tuesday on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico imposed after the BP oil spill. "We have decided it is now appropriate to lift the suspension on deepwater drilling for those operators that are able to clear the higher bar that we have set for safety," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told the AFP news agency. President Barack Obama ordered a six-month freeze on deepwater offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico shortly after the BP oil disaster...

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2010-10-12 09:45:00

Wind power could provide more than one-fifth of the world's energy supply within the next two decades, according to a new study presented by Greenpeace International and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) on Tuesday. The Global Wind Energy Outlook 2010 or GWEO 2010 report suggests that wind energy could meet as much as 12-percent of the global power demand by 2020, while "achieving major greenhouse gas emissions reductions" in the process, the GWEC said in a statement posted to their...

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2010-10-03 07:10:00

According to new analysis, oil from a ruptured BP well in the Gulf of Mexico has been found at a depth of 3,200 feet and up to 300 miles form the spill site. Scientists aboard Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise sampled areas affected by the oil spill for 10 days. "From the measurements we've taken, we see clear signs of oxygen deficiency on a large transect starting at the Macondo wellhead, all the way 300 miles to the west," Rainer Amon, a Texas A&M scientist who participated in the...

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2010-09-10 06:55:00

The world's largest chemical company, BASF, was criticized recently after it told Brussels investigators that a "human error" was made after seeds from a new strain of genetically modified potato were found in a Swedish field. The German company, which is authorized to grow a strain of GM potato called Amflora but not the experimental Amadea variety, told the European Commission that the wrong seed was accidentally fed into the wrong tube, according to commission spokesman Frederic...

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2010-09-02 06:15:00

Greenpeace said Wednesday that half-a-million Facebook users have now joined their campaign calling for the online social network to cancel plans to buy electricity from a coal-based energy company for its new data center. Facebook announced its plan in January to build a large data center in Prineville, Oregon, saying that the new facility would run on coal.  In a letter sent Wednesday to Facebook's Founder Mark Zuckerberg, Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo said...

2010-07-15 15:30:00

Independent analysis of House passed bill (H.R. 2868) concludes bill will create 8,000 jobs and leverage nearly $2 billion in economic stimulus Legislation to secure U.S. chemical plants and prevent catastrophic chemical disasters that put millions of American at risk is threatened by unsubstantiated claims by opponents that disaster prevention standards will eliminate jobs and hurt the economy WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greenpeace contracted Management Information...

2010-07-15 15:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Greenpeace: Today, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced chemical plant security legislation that would eliminate catastrophic risks to millions of Americans, create thousands of new jobs and provide economic stimulus to local governments. The Lautenberg legislation is based on the compromise bill (H.R. 2868) adopted by the House of Representatives last November. Disaster prevention, a defining policy...