2011 Press Releases

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Greenpeace Response to Growing Troubles at Fukushima Nuclear Reactors

Press release | 13 March, 2011 at 16:04

Tokyo, 13 March, 2011 – Reacting to ongoing reports of cooling problems and the continuing release of radioactive materials from the Fukushima I/Daiichi and Fukushima II/Diani Plants, Jan Beranek, Head of Greenpeace International’s Nuclear...

Radioactivity Release from Fukushima Reactor

Press release | 12 March, 2011 at 17:41

Tokyo, 12 March, 2011 – Reacting to reports that radioactive materials including the isotope Cesium-137 have been released from the Fukushima power plant, and that increased levels of radiation have been detected in the immediate vicinity, Jan...

Japan Nuclear Radiation Release

Press release | 12 March, 2011 at 3:30

Tokyo, 12 March, 2011 – Reacting to reports that the Tokyo Electric Power Co authorised to release nuclear radiation from the Fukushima power plant and that increased levels of radiation have been detected at the plant, Jan Beranek, Greenpeace...

Greenpeace Pressure Forces Princes, Asda to go Oceans-Friendly

Press release | 9 March, 2011 at 15:53

Amsterdam, 9 March 2011: Following a Greenpeace campaign that ranked Princes at the bottom of a tinned tuna sustainability league table for the UK market, the tuna giant has today announced that it will switch to supplying tuna sourced from...

Danish prosecutor seeks prison sentences for Greenpeace ‘red carpet’ peaceful protest

Press release | 8 March, 2011 at 11:26

Copenhagen, Denmark: Over a year since two Greenpeace activists unfurled banners calling for climate action at a state banquet, attended by over 120 Heads of State during the failed Copenhagen UN Climate talks, the Danish prosecutor has today...

Poll Finds Japan Consumers Demand Sustainable Seafood

Press release | 2 March, 2011 at 13:48

Tokyo, 2 March 2011 – A Greenpeace Japan commissioned poll has found that most Japanese people want seafood to both be sustainably sourced and for fish species to be clearly labeled, to help them make informed choices that would protect oceans.

Indonesia’s draft plan will leave rainforests and orang-utans vulnerable

Press release | 26 February, 2011 at 11:15

Jakarta, Indonesia, 26 February 2011 -- Greenpeace has obtained a copy of a draft moratorium on forest destruction in Indonesia, due to be announced in days, that shows it will fail to protect vital rainforests, unless urgent action is taken to...

Greenpeace Campaign on U.S. Retailer Costco To Protect Oceans Ends With Chain...

Press release | 25 February, 2011 at 10:38

Amsterdam, 24 February 2011 – U.S. retail giant Costco has officially revised its seafood sustainability policy(1), a direct result of an eight-month Greenpeace campaign to pressure the retailer to remove vulnerable “red-list” species and address...

Greenpeace Sells Off New Rainbow Warrior, Piece by Piece

Press release | 21 February, 2011 at 14:22

Amsterdam, 21 February 2011 -- Greenpeace announced today the sale of over 400,000 items from the new Rainbow Warrior (1) to fund its construction.  Everything on board, from soap dishes (€10), the main sail (€668,000, or 100cm2 for €20) and even...

Greenpeace Hangs ‘Dead Sharks’ From Princes Tuna HQ, Demands Responsible Fishing...

Press release | 21 February, 2011 at 13:53

Liverpool, 21 February 2011 - Greenpeace volunteers this morning hung large fabric “dead sharks” from a balcony over the main entrance of tuna giant Princes headquarters in Liverpool, UK, demanding an end to the company’s unsustainable fishing...

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