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Synonyms for ecoterrorism

violence carried out to further the political or social objectives of the environmentalists

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Similar to eco-terrorism, antiabortion terrorism came into major existence in the early 1990s when the antiabortion movement experienced the first cases of killings in the name of the cause.
According to figures compiled by the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) at the University of Maryland, there has been only a handful of incidents defined as eco-terrorism since 2010.
Its Chair, Philip Tsanov, says the Bulgarian environmentalist organizations are practicing eco-terrorism and use slander to discredit public and private business in mountain areas, pointing out they tarnish the image of the country and halt new projects and development of tourism, farming and construction.
There is another and even more sinister eventuality, and that is eco-terrorism by extremists groups with a grudge against the West.
Some other examples of topics covered by the entries include Antarctic issues and challenges, aquatic ecosystems, biostratigraphy, chemical spills, the Clean Air Act of 1970, coastal zones, dams, eco-terrorism, estuaries, geographic information systems, greenhouse effect, hazardous waste, invasive species, Kyoto Protocol, laboratory methods in environmental science, nuclear test ban treaties, pharmaceutical development resources, saltwater intrusion, tsunami impacts, and Walden by Henry David Thoreau.
31) Consequently, the FBI identified eco-terrorism as a primary domestic terrorism threat, and specifically identified arson as a preferred tactic used by such organisations against forests, related services and other targets.
I, for one, hope gardai throw the book at anyone guilty of eco-terrorism.
But you do have to concentrate to keep up with this story of student protest which takes us into mainstream American politics by way of ideals, strategies, feminism, racial and religious persecution, eco-terrorism, murder and the shifting sands of individual beliefs.
Godshall to establish penalties for crimes of eco-terrorism, beginning at 10 a.
Considering the increase in terrorism, eco-terrorism and eco-sabotage in the United States, the Council recommends that EPA review the security of the proposed website with appropriate authorities.
Along with Ingrid, Harry sets out to force the company to accept its responsibilities and encounters a dangerous enemy - a fanatic acting in the name of eco-terrorism.
Earthquakes have increased in recent years, said Secretary of War William Cohen in April 1997: "Others are engaging in eco-terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes and volcanoes remotely through electro-magnetic waves.
New York's Island Estates, a luxury real estate development and perceived example of urban sprawl, was the victim of eco-terrorism last winter (see "Burning Down the Houses," Currents, May/June 2001).
The program included critics who voiced concern about the possibility of eco-terrorism noting that the cash-s trapped institute might deal with private groups if the US and UK did not provide sufficient funding.