Lucy Lawless really is a warrior princess when someone threatens the environment.
In an effort to protest Arctic oil exploration, the Xena actress boarded an oil-drilling ship docked in New Zealand last February and spent FOUR days on top of a 174-foot drilling tower.
The 44-year-old actress and five other Greenpeace activists were eventually removed and
Lucy yelled, "Ayiyiyiyiyiyiyiyi!" the entire way down are now facing the consequences of their actions.
Lawless pleaded guilty to a trespassing charge and faces up to 3 years in prison, but she doesn't really seem to care too much. On her way out of the court room, she told sources:
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Researches have discovered something startling from our past.
A turtle the size of a Honda or Toyota or Kia once existed in South America over 60 million years ago, according to the research done on its fossil remains.
The turtle's skull was roughly the size of
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A spokesperson for Shell Alaska has recently said that they are a step closer to exploratory drilling off of Alaska's northern shores.
The National Marine Fisheries Service issued the company harassment authorizations for whales and seals.
That sounds horrible just from the name alone.
The permits mean they're authorized to work near animals so long as the impact is minimal.
That of course isn't taking into account possible oil spills.
Shell wants to drill up to three exploratory wells this summer in the Chukchi Sea and an additional two wells in the Beaufort Sea using two drill ships.
The biggest environmental issue is that these oil companies haven't demonstrated that they'd be able to clean up a spill in the icy waters of the north pole.
This is not good for all the poor animals already struggling with climate change.
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We love her commitment!!
We told you that Lucy Lawless was protesting on a drilling ship owned by Shell off the coast of New Zealand for Greenpeace earlier this week.
But now, the actress, along with five other environmental activists, have been arrested after they were perched on top a 174-foot drilling tower on the Noble Discoverer.
She is currently in custody, but police have yet to determine what her charges will be.
During the protest, she told reporters:
"I've got three kids. My sole biological reason for being on this planet is to ensure that they can flourish, and they can't do that in a filthy, degraded environment. We need to stand up while we still can."
We admire your tenacity, gurlfrand! You are most definitely a warrior princess!
[Image via WENN.]
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About 18 oil executives from companies including BP, Shell and Statoil were tricked into watching a 15-minute power-point presentation about environmental concerns over drilling in Greenland.
Several Greenpeace activists dressed up in suits and went to an actual seminar hosted by Greenland’s Raw Materials Directorate, at Nordatlantens Brygge in Copenhagen.
The undercover activists waited in the elevator until the businessmen arrived and then told them that the meeting had moved to a different room.
A room that was
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