Greenpeace

Independent campaigning organization that uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, June 01, 2009
Undercover Investigation Implicates Top Brands Nike, Adidas, and Others in “Slaughtering the Amazon” Report
A three-year undercover investigation by Greenpeace into Brazil's booming cattle industry, the single largest source of deforestation in the world and Brazil's main source of CO2 emissions (1), has found that top name brands are driving the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. It also shows how the Brazilian government is complicit in bankrolling the destruction and is undermining its own efforts to tackle the global climate crisis.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Greenpeace Launches IT Climate Leadership Challenge
The first results of the Greenpeace Cool IT Challenge (1) expose the IT industry's inadequate leadership in tackling climate change despite its claim to have the immense potential to enable 15 percent cuts or more in all global greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.(2) To deliver on its potential, the IT industry needs to look beyond just cutting its own emissions and deliver more climate solutions for the rest of the economy while using its influence to call upon world leaders to deliver a climate saving deal at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen in December.
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Monday, May 11, 2009
Greenpeace Launches iPhone Application Version of Its Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide
Greenpeace announces today the release of an iPhone application for its popular "Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide." The tool created by 3rd Whale, gives consumers a quick and easy way to choose the greenest toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, and paper napkins sold at the supermarket. The guide gives a thumbs-up to Green Forest, Natural Value and Seventh Generation, while recommending that shoppers avoid products like Kleenex, Charmin, Angel Soft, Cottonelle, Brawny, and Scott.
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Friday, May 08, 2009
Obama Retains Bush-Era Regulation Gutting Protections for Polar Bear
"Secretary Salazar's failure to rescind this regulation only serves to cement the Bush administration's legacy of ignoring global warming science, thus putting the polar bear at further risk of extinction," said Melanie Duchin, Greenpeace's global warming campaigner in Alaska.
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Monday, April 27, 2009
Greenpeace Calls for Climate Action in Acrobatic Banner Hang
Greenpeace today urged government ministers from the world's 17 biggest greenhouse polluters (1) to "Stop Global Warming" and "Rescue the Planet" from the devastating effects of climate change. The international environmental group greeted the ministers with the banner message hung from a construction crane near the State Department as they assembled in Washington D.C. for climate talks under the Major Economies Forum (MEF) process.
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Friday, April 17, 2009
Better Late Than Never. EPA Finds Global Warming Is Dangerous
Carroll Muffett, Deputy Campaigns Director of Greenpeace USA, issued the following statement today in response to the EPA's finding under the Clean Air Act that greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare. "It's about time. "EPA's endangerment finding is a welcome sign that the Obama Administration is ready, willing and-more importantly-able to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act if Congress fails to act.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Amazon Soy Moratorium Holds
Greenpeace today welcomed a renewed commitment by Brazilian soy traders to reject soy grown in newly deforested areas of the Amazon given these crops were planted and grown in breech of the Amazon Soy Moratorium initiated in 2006. 1 The announcement came after evidence presented by the Soy Working Group (GTS) 2 identified areas in the Amazon rainforest that were cut down after 2006 to cultivate soy plantations.
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Wednesday, April 08, 2009
As Bonn Negotiations Conclude, U.S. Climate Leadership Still Missing
"The diplomats and negotiators in Bonn have been treading water for two weeks, while back in the real world ice caps have continued to melt at alarming rates and flash floods have devastated parts of Australia," said Carroll Muffett, Greenpeace USA deputy campaigns director. "As it stands, this exact same meeting will be repeated in June.
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Monday, March 30, 2009
Greenpeace Report Shows that Forests in Carbon Markets Would Derail Climate Action
Including forest protection measures in carbon markets would crash the price of carbon by up to 75 percent and derail international efforts to tackle global warming, according to a new report commissioned by Greenpeace. The group says that lower costs for relatively abundant forest credits would dilute carbon markets, discouraging needed investments in clean technologies.
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Friday, March 20, 2009
Greenpeace Issues Appeal Against Japanese Government Censorship
Greenpeace today lodged an appeal against government censorship, calling on the Fisheries Agency of Japan (FAJ) to release uncensored copies of whale meat sales documents obtained by Greenpeace through a 2008 Freedom of Information request. The documents are supposed to detail whale meat sales as well as contracts between the FAJ and the Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR). However, the documents released on January 19 by the FAJ of this year were so heavily redacted that they were rendered worthless.
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