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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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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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Obama's Speech Recognizes Seriousness of Global Warming
President Obama recognized last night that addressing global warming is not only vital for the planet, but also for the economy. Global warming is an enormous threat to the economy and potential destroyer of wealth. We cannot have a healthy, prosperous America unless we get serious about confronting the threat of global warming and ending our dependence on fossil fuels.
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Friday, February 13, 2009
Unlucky 13 for Kleenex and Kimberly-Clark
This Friday the 13th marks an "Unlucky 13" for Kleenex and parent company Kimberly-Clark (K-C) as Purchase College has become the 13th university to take action against them. Purchase College has joined the growing university movement against Kimberly-Clark because the company continues to make disposable tissues out of wood fiber from clearcut forests-including the North American Boreal forest--one of the largest remaining ancient forests.
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Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Advisory: Biggest Ever Civil Disobedience on Climate at Congressional Power Plant
A national coalition of more than 40 environmental, public health, labor, social justice, faith-based and other advocacy groups today announce plans to engage in civil disobedience at the Capitol Power Plant in Washington D.C. on the afternoon of March 2, 2009. The Capitol Climate Action (CCA), the largest mass mobilization on global warming in the country's history, reflects the growing public demand for bold action to address the climate and energy crises.
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