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South Korea again bars Greenpeace staff from country to silence nuclear critics

Press release | 2012-10-08 at 19:01

Seoul, South Korea, 8 October 2012 - Greenpeace International nuclear campaigners have again been denied entry to South Korea, making it crystal clear the government in Seoul is trying to silence nuclear critics.

Greenpeace confronts Dongwon's destructive fishing in Korea

Press release | 2012-09-23 at 13:00

Yeosu, South Korea, 23 September 2012 — Activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza today occupied the dry dock where one of Dongwon's purse seine ships, MV Granada, is being repaired. The activists closed the dock with a large banner saying...

China’s Wind Power Market Remained the World No. 1, with Developing Pattern...

Press release | 2012-09-18 at 13:30

September 18, 2012, Beijing – China continued to be the world’s leader in installed wind power capacity in 2011 with an increasingly diversified wind power market, according to the report China Wind Power Outlook 2012. The report was jointly...

Illegal trade and scientific whaling undermine whale protection in Korea

Press release | 2012-09-17 at 16:00

Seoul, 17 September 2012 — Greenpeace today urged the Korean government to ensure protection of whales in Korean waters and totally abandon further plans to reconsider scientific whaling in 2013, after backtracking from it this year due to strong...

Greenpeace accuses top Korean fishing company of unsustainable fishing practices

Press release | 2012-09-11 at 17:00

Seoul, 11 September 2012 — Greenpeace today accused Dongwon Industries, South Korea's largest fishing company, of using unsustainable methods in its tuna fishing operations. In a non-violent protest, Greenpeace climbers covered the entrance of...

Greenpeace shows the hidden secret of canned tuna

Press release | 2012-09-05 at 13:30

Seoul, 5 September 2012 — Greenpeace released its first-ever sustainability ranking of 3 major canned tuna brands sold in Korea, called “The hidden secret of canned tuna.” The ranking exposes the destructive fishing practices and bycatch problems...

Greenpeace Report Predicts Widespread Water Crises Caused by China’s Northwestern...

Press release | 2012-08-14 at 8:00

August 14, 2012, Beijing – At least some 10 billion cubic meters of water – equivalent to about one sixth of the annual total water volume of the Yellow River – will be consumed by 16 new coal power bases in China in 2015, triggering severe water...

Greenpeace found widespread unregulated chemicals in China's urban households

Press release | 2012-07-31 at 17:30

July 31, 2012, Beijing – A Greenpeace investigation has found an alarming range of hazardous chemicals in dust collected from households in various Chinese cities. These synthetic substances most likely come from materials used in making consumer...

Greenpeace ship sets sail to map sea ice and protect fragile Arctic

Press release | 2012-06-30 at 1:30

Svalbard, Norway – The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise will depart on Friday for a month-long expedition in the icy Arctic as part of the environment group’s new campaign to save the pristine region.

Customers join Greenpeace to call for clean-energy iCloud at Apple stores

Press release | 2012-05-05 at 13:30

5 May 2012 – Apple customers joined Greenpeace’s activities around the world today to ask Apple for a cleaner cloud as part of a campaign to get the company to power its massive data centres with renewable energy instead of coal. In Hong Kong...

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