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Non-governmental environmental organization.

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Greenpeace: Non-governmental environmental organization.
Greenpeace is a non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over 39 countries and an international coordinating body in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Greenpeace was founded in 1971 by Irving Stowe and Dorothy Stowe, Canadian and US ex-pat environmental activists. Greenpeace states its goal is to "ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity" and focuses its campaigning on worldwide issues such as climate change, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling, genetic engineering, and anti-nuclear issues. It uses direct action, lobbying, research, and ecotage to achieve its goals. The global organization does not accept funding from governments, corporations, or political parties, relying on three million individual supporters and foundation grants. Greenpeace has a general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is a founding member of the INGO Accountability Charter, an international non-governmental organization that intends to foster accountability and transparency of non-governmental organizations.

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Brexit Party and Tories worst for climate change policies, Greenpeace analysis shows

Conservative support for polluting industries, such as aviation, oil and gas 'at odds with their net zero target', analysis says
Independent - Published

German court rejects farmers' climate lawsuit, appeal possible

A German court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit brought by three farming families and the Greenpeace environmental pressure group against the German government's climate policies, saying that they had no..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Greenpeace


Radiation Hundreds Of Times Over Safe Level Found Near Japan's Olympic Village [Video]Radiation Hundreds Of Times Over Safe Level Found Near Japan's Olympic Village

Gizmodo reports levels of radiation as high as 71 microsieverts per hour have been detected near Japan’s J-Village. The sports facility is the starting point of the upcoming Olympic torch relay. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Black Friday protesters picket Amazon as Greenpeace demonstrate in Madrid [Video]Black Friday protesters picket Amazon as Greenpeace demonstrate in Madrid

Greenpeace activists staged a protest displaying a giant banner in the heart of Madrid that read: "Consumerism = climate crisis" during 'Black Friday' and protesters gathered outside online retailer..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published

Thinner U.S. crowds but Black Friday goes global [Video]Thinner U.S. crowds but Black Friday goes global

The frenzy associated with in-store Black Friday shopping was missing in the U.S. this year as more consumers shopped online, but discounting to lure shoppers that began in America has now spread to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:35Published

America's Biggest Garbage Company Stops Dumping Trash Overseas [Video]America's Biggest Garbage Company Stops Dumping Trash Overseas

Waste Management Inc. is America's largest trash hauler. According to HuffPost, the company has stopped shipping discarded plastic overseas. The move comes after months of global outcry over the US's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

 

German court to rule on farmers' climate change challenge

A family of farmers worried that their windswept North Sea island will be engulfed by rising sea-levels is among a Greenpeace-led group of plaintiffs seeking a court ruling that Germany must act faster..
Reuters - Published

Greenpeace members face federal, state charges in Houston protest

Federal and state authorities on Friday criminally charged climate change protesters for shutting down the largest U.S. energy-export port for a day by dangling from a bridge.
Reuters - Published

Houston oil artery reopens after police remove final Greenpeace protesters

The Houston Ship Channel on Friday reopened for vessel traffic, the U.S. Coast Guard said, after the last of 11 protesters who had disrupted traffic by dangled on ropes above the key energy-export..
Reuters - Published

Climate protesters arrested at Texas port during U.S. presidential debate

Police have arrested the Greenpeace climate protesters who closed part of a key oil export waterway for 18 hours by tying themselves to a bridge and dangling over the water.
Reuters - Published

Oil protesters cause partial shutdown of Houston Ship Channel in Texas

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday closed part of the Houston Ship Channel to vessel traffic near Baytown, Texas, after 11 Greenpeace USA protesters suspended themselves by cables over the key oil export..
Reuters - Published

Coast Guard shuts upper Houston Ship Channel near Baytown, Texas amid protests

The U.S. Coast Guard closed the upper Houston Ship Channel on Thursday morning as 11 Greenpeace USA protesters blocked a portion of the country's largest oil port near Baytown, Texas, the agency said.
Reuters - Published

Polish coast guard boards Greenpeace ship in coal protest

Armed Polish border guards boarded a Greenpeace ship blocking a delivery of coal in the port of Gdansk late on Monday and detained two activists, officials said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

'Staggering failure to act': Government attacked for allocating just £30m to zero-carbon goal

'Government has fallen woefully short of addressing the single biggest issue of our time,' says Greenpeace
Independent - Published

Secret Brexit legislation around environmental protections 'must be revealed by government'

'Releasing information for public scrutiny is a key pillar of our democracy,' says Greenpeace
Independent - Published

Russian army ordered to tackle massive wildfires

About three million hectares are affected, in what Greenpeace says is an "ecological catastrophe".
BBC News - Published

China Belt and Road power investments surge from 2014-2019: study

Chinese equity investment in solar, wind and coal power projects in Belt and Road countries has surged from 2014 to 2019, with planned capacity up more than tenfold compared to the previous five-year..
Reuters - Published

Mark Field: Greenpeace activist grabbed by Tory MP says he should seek anger management help

'When we got to the door, he shoved me outside, and said: This is what happens when people disturb our dinner'
Independent - Published

Mark Field suspended: Tory minister loses job after grabbing female climate protester

Mark Field has been suspended as a government minister after violently grabbing a Greenpeace protester by the neck.
Independent - Published

MP Mark Field accused of assaulting Greenpeace activist

mp mark field accused of assaulting greenpeace activist
Mark Field says he acted "instinctively" after footage showed him pushing a female climate activist.
BBC News - Published

Mark Field: Conservative MP seen manhandling female climate change protester at Mansion House event

Greenpeace demonstrators wanted to raise awareness of 'climate emergency', group says
Independent - Published

River Mersey more polluted with microplastics than any UK river

river mersey more polluted with microplastics than any uk river
The River Mersey has the highest amount of plastic pollution in the study by Greenpeace.
BBC News - Published

Greenpeace activists vow to continue battle over BP oil rig, despite arrests

'They say we're reckless and irresponsible. We say there's nothing as reckless and irresponsible as pushing the world closer to a climate catastrophe,' campaigners say
Independent - Published

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