The last of the 26 foreign Greenpeace activists who were detained after an Arctic protest left Russia on Sunday, the group announced, finally ending a saga that had caused global concern.
Russia on Tuesday opened a piracy probe over a Greenpeace protest against the Arctic oil activities of the Gazprom energy giant.
Greenpeace defied the prospect of a possible showdown with Russian authorities Saturday when it deployed an icebreaker through an Arctic shipping route without permission to protest against oil drilling.
A moratorium on cutting the Brazilian Amazon to plant soy may have reduced soy's direct impact on the forest for the past five years, but a proposed amendment to the Brazilian forest code could re-open the forest to soy.
By the end of 2011, the toy titan Mattel plans to use recycled material or sustainable fiber for 70 percent of its paper packaging. They hope to boost that number to 85 percent by the end of 2015.