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Public will bear the cost of GE experimentation

Press release | July 31, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace says that if the government adopts the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Genetic Engineering (RCI), the public will bear the economic and environmental brunt of GE release if it goes wrong.

Commission fails on the GE issue

Press release | July 30, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace is very disappointed today by the report of the Royal Commission on Genetic Engineering.

Japanese vote buying sinks South Pacific Whale Santuary

Press release | July 24, 2001 at 0:00

Measures to further protect the world’s whales were today undermined when South Pacific nations were denied their right to a South Pacific Whale Sanctuary (SPWS). Opposition from Japan, Norway and the block of countries that vote with Japan in...

George W Bush melts our planet

Press release | July 23, 2001 at 0:00

Manners mall: Greenpeace activists took to street theatre today with a caricature of George W Bush melting an ice sculpture of planet earth with a blowtorch, to highlight Bush rejecting the Kyoto Protocol.

Greenpeace activists board and block Mobil oil tanker

Press release | July 18, 2001 at 0:00

Four Greenpeace activists last night (NZ time) boarded a tanker chartered by US oil company ExxonMobil (known as Esso in parts of Europe) in the Italian port of Vado Ligure.

New Zealand says no nukes in Kyoto Protocol

Press release | July 18, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace congratulates New Zealand’s firm no nuclear stance as governments flesh out the rules of the Kyoto Protocol.

Japan: Climate saviour or climate killer?

Press release | July 17, 2001 at 0:00

Reports from Bonn say that Japan may be weakening its commitment to the Kyoto Protocol, by stating that there will be no progress at the climate meeting which started in Bonn last night (NZ time).

Bush administration orders arrest of one man in a tent protesting Star Wars test

Press release | July 13, 2001 at 0:00

Auckland/Vandenberg Airforce Base, Lompoc, California: Just 48 hours before George Bush's Star Wars missile test, the full might of the US military has been brought to bear on a single Greenpeace activist, camped out on a tiny Pacific island...

Greenpeace joins international day of action against Mobil

Press release | July 12, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace is undertaking a rolling protest at South Auckland Mobil service stations as part of the international day of action.

Government moratorium must include field trials - preserving options means a GE free...

Press release | July 9, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace today called for field trials to be included in any moratorium, while supporting the cautious approach outlined by the Prime Minister regarding NZ’s policy on genetic engineering.

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