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 (ē′kō-tĕr′ə-rĭz′əm, ĕk′ō-)
Terrorism or sabotage committed in the name of environmental causes.

e′co·ter′ror·ist adj. & n.


1. (Environmental Science) terrorism aimed at preventing environmental destruction and hence usually targeting major polluters
2. (Law) terrorism aimed at preventing environmental destruction and hence usually targeting major polluters
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Noun1.ecoterrorism - violence carried out to further the political or social objectives of the environmentalists
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
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The mythology surrounding ecoterrorism makes it hard to pin down how much of it actually happens.
Yet Okja's an almost-family-film that, ultimately, talks about industrialised agribusiness, the peddling of genetically modified organisms, and ecoterrorism, while also taking terrifying trips into the forced insemination and mass slaughter of factory animals.
They're extremists wielding ecoterrorism as their choice of weaponry when people don't agree with their green opinions--the dangers of GMO, in particular.
In a sense, this ecoterrorism can be seen as the liberal equivalent of anti-abortion violence, having arisen during the same time period and utilizing analogous rhetoric.
149) Ecoterrorism rose to prominence in the 1990s, gaining substantial notoriety in the wake of several high-profile acts of terrorism carried out in the name of the cause.
THE STORY: Named for an ecoterrorism group, MaddAddam begins where oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood left off, with the world recovering from a pandemic that wiped out most of humanity.
A woman who admitted taking part in ecoterrorism firebombings has been sentenced to five years in prison.
If you go to Mecca and blaspheme the Black Stone, the believers will feed you to the midges, piece by piece," he writes in an irritable rant that stops just short of defending ecoterrorism.
The USACE employees who operate these dams face a persistent threat from ecoterrorism.
Martin, "Animal Rights and Wrongs," Newark Star-Ledger, November 28, 2004; Anti-Defamation League, Ecoterrorism.
citizens to abandon the coasts, and where a robot working class and ecoterrorism are normal to Freya's life even as these systems are failing.