The Rainbow Warrior was heading for the Mururoa Atoll in the south Pacific, where France was planning a series of nuclear tests. Photograph: Patrick Riviere/AFP/Getty Images

An apology by a French spy for the fatal bombing of a Greenpeace ship 30 years ago has been welcomed by an Irish crew member of the vessel. However, (...)

 Divers on  the Great Barrier Reef, which Unesco’s World Heritage Committee called on the Australian government to protect. File photograph: Jeff Hunter/Photographer’s Choice/Getty Images

A heritage committee of the Unesco cultural agency stopped short on Friday of placing Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on an “in danger” list, but raise(...)

Greenpeace activist Sini Saarela of Finland stands in a cage before a court hearing at the Primorsky courthouse in St Petersburg, Russia. Photograph: Dmitri Shamrov/EPA/ Greenpeace International Handout

Russian courts granted bail to nine jailed foreign Greenpeace activists today, a turnaround in Russia‘s treatment of 30 people facing trial over a pro(...)

Musician Damon Albarn  and actor Jude Law  join other demonstrators to protest against the detention in Russia of Greenpeace activists, outside the Russian Embassy in London on October 5th. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

Russia was last night dismissive of a legal action by the Dutch government to free the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and its 30 passengers, claiming (...)

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is seen anchored outside the Arctic port city of Murmansk, on the day when members of a Russian Investigation Committee conducted an inspection of it. Photograph: Dmitri Sharomov/Greenpeace/Reuters

Russian authorities have charged two Greenpeace activists with piracy over a protest against Arctic oil drilling, Greenpeace Russia said.One of the ac(...)