2007 Press Releases

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Bush/Merkel lunch response

Press release | 6 June, 2007 at 18:39

Official Greenpeace responses to statements made by Bush and Merkel today.

Response to ELCF statement

Press release | 5 June, 2007 at 20:14

Today the European Lamp Companies Federation announced its 'New Lamp Industry Initiative' proposing a slow phase out of energy inefficient lighting. In the plan the most common incandescent lightbulbs would not be phased out until 2015. This...

Bush's "climate strategy" a dangerous sham

Press release | 31 May, 2007 at 20:55

Greenpeace said today that US President Bush's new climate strategy was not even too little, too late, but a dangerous sham.

Seafood giants join forces to combat pirate fishing in the Barents Sea

Press release | 29 May, 2007 at 2:00

Eight of Europe’s largest and most influential seafood companies (1) have signed and addressed a joint letter to the Norwegian government (2), committing to do their best to avoid illegal Barents Sea cod and have called on the Norwegian...

The Art and Science of Whales

Press release | 28 May, 2007 at 2:00

Thousands of people in dozens of countries marched today to call for whale protection as the International Whaling Commission (IWC) starts its annual meeting. In Anchorage, venue for the meeting, the march was led by whale campaigners, Hollywood...

Greenpeace demands the immediate closure of the bluefin tuna fishery

Press release | 15 May, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior is setting sail from La Valetta (Malta) this week to witness and document the plunder of bluefin tuna in the southern Mediterranean by the fishing industry. The international environmental organization is calling for...

Greenpeace Continues to Disrupt North Sea Cod Fishing

Press release | 14 May, 2007 at 2:00

At 8am this morning, 40 miles east of Unst, the most northerly point of the UK , a Greenpeace swimmer, clad in a survival suit and holding onto a buoy emblazoned with 'STOP BATTERING COD', positioned himself in front of the Scottish trawlers...

Greenpeace takes action in the North Sea to stop the collapse of cod

Press release | 12 May, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace volunteers attempting to save North Sea cod from being pushed towards extinction plunged into the ocean 40 miles from land today and tried to stop a Scottish trawler by placing themselves in its course.

Illegal genetically engineered maize let loose in Europe

Press release | 9 May, 2007 at 21:57

The Dutch Food Safety Authority (VWA) announced today that it is recalling part of a cargo containing illegal Genetically Engineered (GE) maize imported from the United States of America. The VWA has also announced that it will step up...

Timber trade meeting

Press release | 7 May, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today abseiled from the top of the Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Port Moresby, where delegates were gathering for the start of the 42nd International Tropical Timber Organization’s (ITTO) committee meeting, and unfurled a...

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