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Salonga National Park Aerial

Image | October 28, 2008 at 9:59

frica's largest tropical rainforest reserve. With its 33.350 km2, the park is larger then Belgium. The park's wildlife is under threat from large scale illegal poaching operations. Logging is expanding in the rainforest southwest of the park's...

Pirates blacklisted

Feature story | October 2, 2008 at 23:00

Our oceans are being plundered by pirates. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing – also known as "pirate fishing" - has become a global scourge. From international waters around the world, to the islands of the South Pacific and the coastal...

Poisoning the poor – Electronic Waste in Ghana

Feature story | August 4, 2008 at 23:00

The latest place where we have discovered high tech toxic trash causing horrendous pollution is in Ghana. Our analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous...

Greenpeace to sue French Nuclear Industry

Feature story | July 31, 2008 at 23:00

Over the last month there have been a catalogue of accidents at the French nuclear site Tricastin-Pierrelatte. We’ve followed all the breaking stories on our new weblog ‘Nuclear Reaction’. Now Greenpeace France has launched two court cases in an...

Conning the Congo

Feature story | July 29, 2008 at 23:00

Just as the need to save the world’s forests for climate protection is becoming widely recognised, we have discovered that major logging companies - operating in the Congo basin - are increasingly destroying one of the most ecologically important...

Illegal e-waste exposed

Feature story | June 13, 2008 at 23:00

A container of electronic waste (e-waste) from Port of Oakland in the US was intercepted in Hong Kong by Greenpeace activists. After months of research, we determined that the container was destined for Sanshui district in mainland China meaning...

"Sense and Simplicity" - or simply nonsense?

Feature story | June 9, 2008 at 23:00

“Sense and Simplicity” became the slogan of the Dutch electronics giant, Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV – better known as Philips – in 2004. But when it comes to taking responsibility for the electronic waste (e-waste) generated by their...

Bush's lame duck climate 'plan'

Feature story | April 16, 2008 at 23:00

President Bush has tried again to make the world believe that he will rectify his shameful record of ignoring, denying and fuelling climate change. He's announced that by 2025, the US will stop increasing its emissions. Yes, for another 15 years...

Coal is the worst climate offender

Image | April 12, 2008 at 23:00

A logger's children stand in front of afrormosia

Image | March 24, 2008 at 0:00

Children of a logger stand in front of Afrormosia logs in the SAFBOIS concession. Afrormosia is a protected tree species whose international trade is strictly regulated (listed under CITES Appendix II) .

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