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Greenpeace Breaks Into French Nuclear Plant

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Activists from the environmental group Greenpeace have broken into a nuclear power station outside of Paris in an attempt to draw attention to the vulnerability of France’s atomic energy sites. Greenpeace activists tried to enter several nuclear sites around the country Monday, but had the most success at the Nogent-sur-Seine plant, where nine activists were […]

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Police Raid Greenpeace Offices After GM Wheat Crop Destroyed

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Australia have raided the offices of the environmental activist group Greenpeace after three of its members destroyed an experimental crop of genetically modified wheat. The activists wore mock hazard suits as they scaled a fence and cut down the crop last week at a farm in Canberra operated by the country’s top scientific […]

Greenpeace Dumps Coal Outside South African Utility

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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The activist group Greenpeace has dumped five tons of coal outside the headquarters of South Africa’s power utility to protest construction of a new power station. Three trucks dropped off the coal outside an entrance to Eskom’s Megawatt Park in Johannesburg Monday. The environmental activists are demanding the state-owned company stop building the coal-fired Kusile […]

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Greenpeace Chief to be Deported After Scaling Greenland Oil Rig

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Two Greenpeace activists, including the head of the environmental group, are to be deported after climbing an oil rig off the coast of Greenland to demand a halt to deepwater drilling in the Arctic. Police officials say Greenpeace executive director Kumi Naidoo and another activist were to leave Greenland Tuesday. The two were arrested Friday […]

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Greenpeace Attempts to Stop Nuclear Waste Transport in Netherlands

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Activists from the environmental group Greenpeace have chained themselves to railroad tracks in the Netherlands, to delay a train carrying a shipment of nuclear waste from a power plant there to a nuclear reprocessing plant in France. Greenpeace says 10 protesters tried to halt the train Tuesday as it made its way from the Borssele […]

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Artic Oil Drilling Halted Because of Protesters

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Scottish oil company was forced to suspend operations on an offshore oil rig near Greenland Saturday after 18 activists climbed aboard the rig. The activists from the group Greenpeace said they want to force Cairn Energy to publish its oil spill response plan. The activists say Arctic oil drilling is dangerous because the freezing […]

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Greenpeace Activists Arrested on Greenland Oil Rig

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The environmental group Greenpeace says two of its activists who had protested deepwater drilling in the Arctic have been arrested. Greenpeace said Thursday the two were arrested after they climbed an oil rig off the coast of Greenland to stop a Scottish company from drilling for oil. The activists scaled the 53,000-ton Leiv Eiriksson, which […]

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