2011 Press Releases

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G8 leaders need to quit gambling with our future

Press release | 27 May, 2011 at 14:21

Deauville, 27 May 2011 - Responding to the failure of world leaders to take on the challenges of climate change and world energy security at this week’s G8 summit, Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International said:

Cowboy oil company Cairn Energy headquarters blocked by Polar Bear in Arctic protest

Press release | 26 May, 2011 at 13:43

Edinburgh, 26 May 2011 – Greenpeace activists this morning blocked the entrance of the Edinburgh headquarters of the Scottish Oil Company Cairn Energy - demanding the company stop spearheading the dangerous new Arctic oil rush. (1) Cairn Energy...

Greenpeace Fukushima radiation research reveals serious marine contamination

Press release | 26 May, 2011 at 5:25

Tokyo, Japan, 26 May 2011 – Greenpeace today slammed the Japanese authorities’ continued inadequate response to the Fukushima nuclear crisis, after new data from its radiation monitoring showed seaweed radiation levels 50 times higher than...

New Greenpeace Report shines spotlight on the Hidden Costs of Toxic Water Pollution

Press release | 25 May, 2011 at 14:57

Greenpeace today published ‘Hidden Consequences’, a report that shines a spotlight on the polluted conditions of four iconic rivers, located in the ‘Global South’ (1): the Yangtze, the Chao Phraya, the Marilao and the Neva. The report calls for...

Greenpeace urges G8 to take a safe bet on renewable energy instead of gambling with...

Press release | 25 May, 2011 at 13:36

Deauville, France, 25 May 2011 -- Greenpeace urged heads of state attending this week’s G8 summit to choose public health over private profit by backing a secure future powered by renewable energy. The international environmental organisation is...

Japanese High Court rejects additional evidence in Tokyo Two appeal

Press release | 24 May, 2011 at 11:52

Sendai, Japan, May 24, 2011 – Greenpeace Japan executive director and anti-whaling activist Junichi Sato today called on the Sendai High Court to dismiss last year’s conviction of himself and colleague Toru Suzuki, after they exposed embezzlement...

Arctic Stand-Off: Greenpeace ships confront world’s most controversial oil rig

Press release | 24 May, 2011 at 10:24

Greenland, 24th May 2011– Two Greenpeace ships are in a tense stand-off with Danish navy commandos protecting an oil drilling operation in the freezing seas off Greenland.

Threatened Pacific Island Nation makes legal history by challenging European carbon...

Press release | 23 May, 2011 at 16:45

New York, 23 May 2011 -- The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has made legal history by challenging the development of one of Europe’s largest coal-fired power stations, opening the door for climate-stricken nations to use international law...

Indonesian forests protection plan "important political shift" but tens of millions...

Press release | 20 May, 2011 at 17:04

JAKARTA, 20 May 2011 --A long awaited plan to put a temporary halt to forest destruction in Indonesia does not go far enough and will still see tens of millions of hectares of forests facing destruction, warned Greenpeace.

Greenpeace anti-whaling activists to launch appeal in Sendai High Court

Press release | 20 May, 2011 at 6:00

Sendai, Japan, May 20, 2011 - Greenpeace activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, who in 2008 exposed an embezzlement ring within the Japanese whaling industry, will launch an appeal in the Sendai High Court on Tuesday May 24, in response to their...

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