2011 Press Releases

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Deteriorating weather conditions force activists to end Arctic oil rig protest

Press release | 22 April, 2011 at 19:43

Turkey, 22 April 2011 - Climbers from the environmental group Greenpeace have been forced by bad weather to end a protest onboard the world’s second largest oil rig, the Leiv Eiriksson, which this morning left Turkey on a dangerous mission to...

Green activists continue Arctic oil rig occupation at sea

Press release | 22 April, 2011 at 18:04

Turkey, 22 April 2011 - Climbers from the environmental group Greenpeace are still occupying an huge oil rig which departed from Turkey early this morning bound for a dangerous deep drilling operation in the Arctic. Campaigners boarded the 53...

Greenpeace condemns move to raise radiation exposure levels for Japanese children

Press release | 22 April, 2011 at 8:08

Tokyo, Japan, 22 April, 2011 – Greenpeace today called on the Japanese government to drop plans to raise the official limits of radiation exposure for children in Fukushima Prefecture, 20 milliSievert per year (1) – the same level as nuclear...

Drama at sea as activists halt departure of dangerous Arctic oil rig

Press release | 22 April, 2011 at 7:21

22nd April, Turkey – The international environmental group Greenpeace today prevented the departure of the Leiv Eiriksson oil rig from Turkey bound for Greenland’s Baffin Bay, in a bid to protect the pristine Arctic environment from dangerous...

New Greenpeace Study Reveals Dirty Energy Behind Internet’s Growth

Press release | 21 April, 2011 at 17:44

San Francisco, 21 April 2011 -- Greenpeace today released a study that highlights the rapidly growing environmental footprint of the online world and offers an evaluation of both good and bad energy choices made by leading Information Technology...

Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior to conduct radiation monitoring of sea life in Japan

Press release | 21 April, 2011 at 8:29

Tokyo, Japan, 21 April 2011 – Greenpeace today announced that its flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, has departed Taiwan for Japan to conduct contamination tests on seawater and marine life in the area surrounding the stricken Fukushima Daiichi...

Facebook Users Break Guinness World Record and Tell The Social Networking Giant To...

Press release | 13 April, 2011 at 19:09

SAN FRANCISCO --13 APRIL 2011 – Eleven hours into their attempt, tens of thousands of Facebook users around the world established a Guinness World Record for the most comments to a Facebook post in 24 hours.(1) The Facebook users joined with...

UK RETAILER MORRISONS CHOOSES SUSTAINABLE TUNA FOLLOWING GREENPEACE PRESSURE

Press release | 12 April, 2011 at 18:41

Amsterdam, 12 April 2011 –Greenpeace today welcomed news from UK retailer Morrisons it was turning its back on wasteful tuna fishing methods responsible for ocean destruction.

Greenpeace statement on Fukushima INES 7 rating

Press release | 12 April, 2011 at 13:07

Tokyo, 12 April, 2011 – Greenpeace today labelled the Japanese government’s decision to rate the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident INES level 7 – the same as the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster - as woefully late, and again called on it to...

Greenpeace calls for further Fukushima evacuation

Press release | 11 April, 2011 at 2:15

Tokyo, Japan, 11 April 2011 – Following extended monitoring of the area outside the exclusion zone that surrounds the stricken Fukushima nuclear complex by two specialist radiation monitoring teams, Greenpeace is calling for the greater Fukushima...

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