Greenpeace


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Greenpeace

(ˈɡriːnˌpiːs)
n
(Environmental Science) an organization founded in 1971 that stresses the need to maintain a balance between human progress and environmental conservation. Members take active but nonviolent measures against what are regarded as threats to environmental safety, such as the dumping of nuclear waste in the sea
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Noun1.Greenpeace - an international organization that works for environmental conservation and the preservation of endangered speciesGreenpeace - an international organization that works for environmental conservation and the preservation of endangered species
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A DEAD dolphin encased in ice has been delivered to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by Greenpeace in protest at the numbers killed by UK fishing boats.
"America's tradition of free speech won a victory today, but our liberties are still not safe," said Greenpeace Executive Director John Passacantando.
The case stems from a protest the organization staged in April 2002, when Greenpeace activists boarded the container ship APL Jade, owned by the Singapore-based American President Lines.
Consider the following scenario: you send a contribution to Greenpeace. The following week, Greenpeace activists non-violently blockade an oil tanker coming into New York harbor to protest the company's safety record; however, in the ensuing face-off, a tanker crewmember drowns trying to break the blockade.
Radio technician Emily Cradock, 27, was last seen on board the MV Arctic Sunrise, a Greenpeace boat that was travelling on the Xingu River to Belem, 1,500 miles north of Rio de Janeiro.
"Every year about 700 toxic ships are being scrapped in the scrapyards of Asia, in China, India, Bangladesh or Pakistan," Matthias Wuthrich of Greenpeace Switzerland said.
It's another to burn down fields of transgenic crops, as groups like Greenpeace have done.
They pointed, for instance, to Steven Sawyer, a top official of Greenpeace International, who admitted in an interview with Ron Bailey of Reason magazine that "the priority has to be getting energy access to poor people, no matter what the source." Yes, many enviro-activists, UN officials, and government leaders paid similar lip service when they were confronted with the ugly fact that their proposals would doom the Third World poor to misery and death.
CPSC's consideration of phthalates is still focused on children's toys, this time as a result of a campaign by the extremist environmental group, Greenpeace, which really wants to eliminate the use of PVC worldwide.
Kimberly Wilson from Greenpeace says that the USDA has virtually no requirements specifically established for pharmaceutical crops.
''We are very disappointed with the verdict,'' said Ho Wai-chi, executive director of Greenpeace China, an affiliate of Greenpeace International.