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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...

2010-07-08 09:30:00

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the recently released Greenpeace report regarding the Indonesian forestry industry, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is exposing the unequivocally inaccurate and deliberately misleading claims made against Indonesian sustainability policy and APP. "APP is absolutely committed to the sustainable development of Indonesia and is dedicated to supporting the government to achieve its environmental and development objectives," said Aida Greenbury,...

2010-06-09 11:54:00

WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of the intractable crisis caused by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it is time to stop investing in a broken energy economy and seize the opportunity to invest in a sustainable energy future, according to the environmental group Greenpeace. The way forward is illustrated in "Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable USA Energy Outlook," one of the most comprehensive plans for future production and distribution of sustainable energy...

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2010-06-08 06:14:44

Environmental group Greenpeace said Monday that making the switch to renewable energy could create as many as 8.5 million jobs by 2030 if the world's governments put their foot down on "dirty and dangerous" fossil fuels. "Investing in people, rather than fossil fuels not only boosts global economic development but stems catastrophic climate change," Greenpeace said in a report unveiled in Berlin. "The sustainable future of the planet is rooted in the investment in people and local...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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