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2010-03-15 13:34:00

LOS ANGELES, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- For its Social Action campaign in connection with The Crazies, Participant Media has joined forces with Greenpeace and the Chemical Security Coalition to educate, engage and activate people to support the passage of chemical security legislation in the U.S. Senate. The film, which opened February 26th, deals with the horrifying effects of a mysterious toxin that contaminates the water supply of a small Midwestern town, causing insanity and death for...

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2010-01-20 07:56:49

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has issued a decree to reopen the controversial Baikal pulp and paper mill, which has worried environmentalists for 25 years. Putin's decree, signed on January 13 but made public on Monday, reverses an earlier ban on the production of cellulose paper and storage of waste around Lake Baikal, the world's deepest freshwater lake. Greenpeace said it was deeply concerned by the plans and that it would ask Medvedev to overturn Putin's decision. Roman...

2009-12-15 15:00:00

'Propaganda Warrior' banner flies beside Greenpeace's 'Rainbow Warrior' Tuesday, Greenpeace's 'Arctic Rainbow' hit with 'Ship of Lies' banner earlier in the day 'About time they tasted their own medicine,' says CFACT Executive Director Craig Rucker. 'Greenpeace policies perpetuate poverty and disease' COPENHAGEN, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Propaganda Warrior," the huge banner proclaimed. CFACT activists sailed up long-side of the infamous Greenpeace vessel, Rainbow Warrior, and...

2009-12-11 17:57:00

Thousands of Activists Gather in Copenhagen, Denmark COPENHAGEN, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Independent media broadcasting pioneer, Free Speech TV and international environmental leader, Greenpeace are partnering to bring breaking coverage of the most crucial international climate summit in recent history. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091211/DC25189LOGO) Delegates from 192 countries, including 100 world leaders, have convened in the Danish capital to participate...

2009-12-02 08:39:00

KOGELO, Kenya and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Pupils and students of the Senator Obama schools in Western Kenya have sent their first emails using solar energy to US President Barack Obama. They urge him to put his weight behind renewable energy in the run-up to Copenhagen which is just days away. A copy of the mail and a drawing was sent to the Greenpeace Solar Generation Youth delegation in Copenhagen who handed it over to the US ambassador in Denmark asking him to...

2009-11-06 16:41:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight years after the September 11th attacks, the House of Representatives today approved the "Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009" (H.R. 2868). This is the first time either house of Congress has approved permanent and comprehensive chemical security legislation. "Although it's a compromise, this bill represents a historic first step toward protecting the 100 million Americans living in the shadow of high-risk chemical plants," said...

2009-09-23 11:14:00

"Road sign" underscores the danger of global warming inaction PITTSBURGH, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greenpeace activists are in the process of rappelling off of Pittsburgh's iconic West End bridge with a massive banner displaying their message to G20 leaders gathering for tomorrow's summit. The banner, nearly 80-feet by 30-feet in size, took the form of a stylized "road sign" that warns of the political maneuvering and delay that have put a international climate treaty in...

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2009-09-15 13:35:00

Canada's effort to expand extraction of oil from tar sands in the Alberta province was criticized by Greenpeace on Monday when the environmental group accused the country of contributing to a "global climate crisis," AFP reported. Canada, along with Japan, is seeking to block progress towards a new global climate change agreement to be finalized at a December summit in Copenhagen, according to the Greenpeace report entitled "Dirty Oil". Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S....

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2009-09-03 05:45:00

Greenland's glaciers are dumping ice into the Atlantic Ocean at an alarming rate, according to a statement by the environmental group Greenpeace on Wednesday. Increasingly warm temperatures have caused glaciers to melt over time and shed masses of ice that eventually slip into fjords and the sea. Greenland's Helheim glacier, which is four miles wide and almost one mile thick, moves approximately 25 yards a day, Greenpeace said in a statement. The group said that is double the speed as when...

2009-08-14 19:54:38

Key players in the U.S. oil industry disagree over a plan to send workers to rallies to protest proposed climate-change legislation, industry groups said. The American Petroleum Institute wrote to member companies asking them to stage up to 22 rallies protesting legislation that the API said would increase taxes on the oil industry and create a carbon-trading scheme, the Financial Times reported. The API represents the entire oil industry. But some of its members, which also are part of the...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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