RedskyNews Category: Protests & Campaigns

Japan Seaweed Highly Radioactive

..Environmental activist group Greenpeace said Thursday it had detected radiation far above legal limits in seaweed samples taken from the ocean off Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. Greenpeace, which sent its Rainbow Warrior flagship to take samples of marine life

Nuclear Protest By Japan’s Farmers

Hundreds of angry Japanese farmers protested Tuesday outside the Tokyo head office of nuclear plant operator TEPCO, taking with them vegetables, milk and and even two cows affected by the atomic crisis. Some 350 people, mainly farmers from the region

Earth Day Calls For Acts Of Green

The annual effort to raise public awareness about the environment and inspire actions to clean it up marks its 41st anniversary on Friday, coinciding with the Christian Good Friday and Judaism’s celebration of Passover. In an effort dubbed “A Billion

Rainbow Warrior Heads For Japan

TOKYO (AFP) – Greenpeace said Thursday it is sending its Rainbow Warrior flagship to Japan to test seawater and marine life near the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant which is leaking radiation. The ship has left Taiwan and is set to

BP Face Angry Gulf Fishermen

BP faced protests from angry fishermen and disgruntled shareholders on Thursday at its first annual general meeting since the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The meeting took place almost a year since the explosion on the Deepwater

Japan Crisis Upgrade Woefully Late

Environmental campaign group Greenpeace on Tuesday said Japan’s upgrading of its Fukushima nuclear disaster to the top level of seven on an international scale was “woefully late”. Japan upped its nuclear emergency to a “major accident” and a maximum level

NZ Navy Takes On Greenpeace

New Zealand has sent a naval vessel to ensure a high-seas dispute between Greenpeace activists and a Brazilian-owned vessel exploring for oil does not escalate, police confirmed Tuesday. In recent days, swimmers from a Greenpeace flotilla have entered the water

Greenpeace Widens Tests In Japan

Greenpeace on Monday widened its radiation tests near Japan’s stricken nuclear plant to also include checks of milk and vegetables, the environmental watchdog said in a statement. A Greenpeace field team charged with food testing would join another group near

Anti Nuclear Protest In Bulgaria

Hundreds of people joined an anti-nuclear protest in Sofia on Wednesday, calling for the government to drop plans for a new Russia-backed nuclear plant after the radiation disaster in Japan. About 300 protestors — some wearing gas masks and radiation

Earth Hour Circles The Globe

Hundreds of landmark buildings and millions of ordinary homes have switched off their lights as the annual Earth Hour moved around the globe. Australia’s Opera House was the first of many global landmarks to go dark as the event got