2009 Press Releases

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US, Swiss companies win ‘world's worst’ award at Davos

Press release | 28 January, 2009 at 1:00

Today, on the first day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, US gold mining giant Newmont Mining and Swiss utility Bernische Kraftwerke (BKW) won the Bern Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland’s fifth Public Eye Awards for blatantly...

Greenpeace calls for Obama to assert authority and replace officials

Press release | 27 January, 2009 at 17:44

Just days after the inauguration of President Obama, appointees from the Bush administration who are still in place are already attempting to undermine his foreign policy on whaling.

Greenpeace takes whaling debate to the Japanese public

Press release | 26 January, 2009 at 1:00

Greenpeace, which this year celebrates 20 years of environmental campaigning in Japan, officially opened a new Communications Centre today in the fishing and whaling town of Aomori in Japan's north, where the trial of two Greenpeace activists who...

Greenpeace calls for urgent action to enforce decisions and protect Congo's remaining...

Press release | 19 January, 2009 at 1:00

Releasing the final results of a World Bank-sponsored review of logging contracts, the Congolese government today announced that 65 contracts covering almost 10 million hectares will be converted into long-term logging concessions.

Season May be Ended for Damaged Whaling Ship

Press release | 16 January, 2009 at 14:31

According to intelligence received by Greenpeace investigators in Surabaya, East Java, the Japanese whaling ship Yushin Maru II, which was forced into a port in Indonesia for repairs, may be returning to Japan, and not the Southern Ocean Whale...

UK government’s Heathrow expansion threatens global climate change fight

Press release | 15 January, 2009 at 17:42

The UK government’s decision to expand Heathrow airport, announced today, is a serious threat to the fight against global climate change. At full capacity, an expanded Heathrow airport would become the biggest single source of carbon emissions in...

New Electronic Gadgets - They may be smaller, slimmer, slicker and faster…but are...

Press release | 8 January, 2009 at 1:00

The greenest consumer electronic products on the market today have a smaller environmental footprint than those sold a year ago but the industry as a whole still has plenty of room for improvement, according to a new survey released by Greenpeace.

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