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107 Nobel Laureates to Greenpeace: Lay Off the GMO Hate

They're safe and could save lives, say scientists

(Newser) - While some companies are banning genetically modified organisms, more than a third of living Nobel laureates want Greenpeace to embrace them. A letter signed by 107 laureates stresses the potential of GMOs to solve some of the world's biggest problems, including how to increase crop yields to feed our... More »

Clinton Snaps at Greenpeace Activist Over Sanders' 'Lying'

'I'm so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton seemed to get genuinely angry on the campaign trail Thursday, with her anger directed squarely at the Bernie Sanders campaign. In a video from a campaign stop in Purchase, NY, Greenpeace activist Eva Resnick-Day asks Hillary Clinton if she'll "reject fossil fuel money in the future"... More »

Spy: Sorry I Blew Up Greenpeace Ship

Jean-Luc Kister admits his role in bombing attack

(Newser) - Jean-Luc Kister has a not-so-little confession to make—that as a French spy, he planted the explosives that sank a Greenpeace ship thirty years ago and took the life of a Portuguese photographer, NPR reports. "Now that emotions have subsided and also with the distance I now have from... More »

Greenpeace Being Fined $2,500 an Hour for This

13 protesters are dangling from an Oregon bridge to stop a ship

(Newser) - Greenpeace is trying to prevent a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Oregon to go drill for oil in the Arctic in a most unusual—and, it now seems, expensive—way. The protesters have since yesterday been dangling from St. Johns Bridge over the Willamette River using ropes and pulleys.... More »

It's Not Just Greenpeace Damaging Nazca Lines

Peru faces huge challenge protecting ancient sites

(Newser) - A spectacularly ill-advised Greenpeace stunt did what authorities say is permanent damage to the ancient Nazca Lines, but archaeologists say the activists were just the latest in a long line of threats to Peru's heritage. Tomb raiders, developers, and illegal miners have destroyed or disturbed countless sites across the... More »

Greenpeace Not Naming Activists Who Tarnished Ancient Site

Damage is permanent: officials

(Newser) - Greenpeace is keeping mum when it comes to the identities of activists who displayed their message among the ancient Nazca Lines, leaving marks that officials call permanent. A drone investigation reveals the damage, which Peru's culture minister calls "irreparable," saying that "the apologies offered by the... More »

Greenpeace Sorry for 'Moral Offense' in Peru

Activists left footprints at site of sacred Nazca lines

(Newser) - An organization that bills itself as an environmental watchdog can't claim it's an archaeological one after an incident in Peru that's left that country steaming. Earlier this week, 20 Greenpeace activists with a clean-energy message for officials meeting in Lima for UN climate talks spread huge yellow... More »

Rogue Employee Costs Greenpeace $5.2M

He made bad bet on currency markets

(Newser) - Greenpeace is down $5.2 million thanks to an employee who used the environmental group's cash to gamble on currency markets. The worker wasn't acting for his own gain, but his reckless move left the group with a record loss after the euro strengthened instead of weakening as... More »

Russia Lets Greenpeace Activists Leave

7 of 30 people detained are issued visas

(Newser) - Russian authorities today issued visas to seven of 30 members of a Greenpeace ship crew that allow the protesters to leave the country. The move comes after Moscow dropped criminal charges against them over a protest outside an Arctic oil rig. Greenpeace said other foreign members of the crew were... More »

Russia Tossing Charges Against Greenpeace Activists

They could be home for New Year: rep

(Newser) - Yesterday, Pussy Riot members left prison under Russia's new amnesty measure ; today, the country's charges against at least some Greenpeace activists are being dropped. RT reports that at least three of 30 crew members from the organization's Arctic Sunrise ship have seen charges dropped; the same will... More »

Putin May Free Jailed Pussy Riot Members

Planned amnesty also affects Greenpeace activists

(Newser) - It looks like the two members of Pussy Riot who remain locked up in jail in Russia will be free this month. President Putin plans to release thousands of prisoners under an amnesty to mark the anniversary of the nation's post-Communist constitution of 1993, reports Reuters . Serious criminals won'... More »

Ugly Number: Amazon Deforestation Up 28%

Rise follows 4 years of decline

(Newser) - A year after reporting the lowest rates of Amazon deforestation since monitoring began, Brazil has noted a big change this time around: a 28% surge in deforestation from August 2012 to this July. During that period, 2,255 square miles were destroyed, compared with 1,765 square miles during the... More »

Russia Hits Greenpeace Activists With Piracy Charges

Could face 15 years in jail; more activists to be charged

(Newser) - Greenpeace said today that five of its activists who were detained after protesting at a Russian oil platform have been charged with piracy and could face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty. The environmental group said in a statement that activists from Brazil, Britain, Finland, and Sweden... More »

Greenpeace: Russia Boarded Our Ship, Took Us Captive

Activists were trying to board Gazprom oil platform

(Newser) - Russian security forces boarded and took control of a Greenpeace ship in the Arctic yesterday, holding its crew at gunpoint, the activist group has announced. Greenpeace's Arctic Campaign coordinator Christy Ferguson tells CBC News that at least 15 Russian coast guard officers rappeled down onto the Arctic Sunrise ship... More »

Protesters Climb Western Europe's Tallest Building

London Shard demonstration is Greenpeace effort against Shell

(Newser) - Greenpeace is taking its case against Arctic oil drilling to the skies. Demonstrators are climbing the tallest building in western Europe, London's 87-story Shard, to make their point. Safety personnel and police are watching after the team of six women began ascending the building via the roof of a... More »

Greenpeace Slams Apple's 'Dirty' iCloud

Company disputes Greenpeace's data center figures

(Newser) - Apple is the worst offender among tech giants relying on "dirty energy" like coal to fuel gigantic data centers, according to a scathing Greenpeace report released this week. The report also slammed Amazon and Microsoft for excessive energy use, while praising Facebook, Google, and Yahoo for their efforts to... More »

Shell Sues Greens Over Arctic Drilling

Preemptive lawsuit seeks to avoid challenges to cleanup plan

(Newser) - Lawyers for Shell filed suit against more than a dozen environmental groups yesterday over Arctic drilling. The suit, an unusual preemptive legal strike, seeks to head off future lawsuits by having a federal court declare that Shell's Arctic oil spill response plan for upcoming drilling complies with the law,... More »

Xena Actress Arrested After 3 Days on Oil Ship

Lucy Lawless, five other Greenpeace activists busted in New Zealand

(Newser) - Lucy Lawless was arrested today in New Zealand along with five other Greenpeace members, three days after they boarded an oil-drilling ship that had been contracted by Shell. Lawless, aka Xena: Warrior Princess, occupied the vessel to protest its plan to do exploratory drilling off Alaska. "This chapter has... More »

Xena Star Occupies Oil Ship

Greenpeace seeks to halt Arctic drilling

(Newser) - Xena Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless is back in battle, this time against oil drilling in the Arctic. Lawless and six other Greenpeace activists slipped past port security in New Zealand and boarded an Arctic-bound Shell drilling vessel. The activists, who have scaled a derrick on the ship, say they... More »

Greenpeace Raids French Nuclear Plant

Incident shows building is 'vulnerable': activists

(Newser) - Four Greenpeace activists were arrested in France today after breaking into a nuclear power plant; some scaled one of the reactors and sat atop it. The activists, who aimed to reveal flaws in plant safety, entered the area at 5am. "Simple activists with peaceful intentions and few means managed... More »

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