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Greenpeace International to appeal Russian court rulings as activists face long...

Press release | 27 September, 2013 at 8:57

Amsterdam/Sydney, 27 September 2013 — Greenpeace International condemned a series of Russian court rulings today which left dozens of activists in custody pending investigations into a peaceful Arctic oil protest. The group insisted it would not...

Greenpeace to protest at Russian embassy, Canberra

Press release | 27 September, 2013 at 7:31

Greenpeace supporters will gather today outside the Russian Embassy on Canberra. They will call for the immediate release of 30 activists detained in prison for 2 months pending charges of piracy.

Greenpeace International responds to President Putin’s remarks regarding Arctic...

Press release | 26 September, 2013 at 8:23

Sydney, September 26, 2013 - According to media reports (1), Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that the 30 Greenpeace International activists detained by Russian authorities after an Arctic drilling protest are ‘obviously not pirates’...

Greenpeace International ship nears Murmansk port as 30 activists await possible...

Press release | 24 September, 2013 at 18:36

Sydney/Murmansk, September 24, 2013 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is close to arriving in the port of Murmansk after being boarded by Russian authorities last week following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling.

Greenpeace International dismisses Russian allegations of piracy as ‘unjustified and...

Press release | 22 September, 2013 at 13:00

Sydney/Amsterdam, September 21, 2013 - Greenpeace International has strongly rejected an allegation of piracy leveled at its ship Arctic Sunrise in the Russian Arctic, describing it as a desperate attempt to justify the illegal boarding of its...

Arctic sea ice reaches minimum for 2013 as Greenpeace activists are held in Russian...

Press release | 21 September, 2013 at 15:16

Sydney/Amsterdam, 20th September 2013: US Scientists have announced that Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its sixth lowest extent in recorded history this year. The news comes as 30 Greenpeace activists remain in the custody of Russian...

Armed Russian Coast Guard boards peaceful Greenpeace protest ship, arrests crew

Press release | 20 September, 2013 at 8:55

Pechora Sea, September 20, 2013 — The Russian Coast Guard has boarded the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and is arresting the 25 activists on board following a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic oil drilling operations.

When does no mean no? Government should resist pressure to lift super trawler ban

Press release | 18 September, 2013 at 16:02

Wednesday 18 September 2013: Greenpeace and Environment Tasmania today welcomed Senator Richard Colbeck’s proposal to conduct new surveys of the Australian small pelagic fishery, but cautioned him against using this as a stepping stone to...

Greenpeace calls on Pacific governments to ensure tuna development brings benefits to...

Press release | 18 September, 2013 at 13:31

Honiara, 18 September, 2013: At the 4th Pacific Tuna Forum in the Solomon Islands, Greenpeace is alarmed that despite the increased drive for domestic investment and value adding in the region’s tuna sector, Pacific Island nations face the risk...

Greenpeace congratulates and cautions incoming Environment Minister, Greg Hunt

Press release | 16 September, 2013 at 15:37

Greenpeace welcomes the appointment of Greg Hunt as new Environment Minister at a time of unprecedented challenges for his portfolio.

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