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Dioxin - Closer than you think!

Feature story | 20 December, 2004 at 1:00

The deadly chemical dioxin has hit the headlines with the alledged poisoning of Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yuschenko. What doesn't often make the news is the fact that dioxin pollution is far more widespread than political poisonings.

Playing with their future

Feature story | 19 November, 2002 at 1:00

Small children flying kites in the clear blue sky. Teenagers enjoying a game of cricket outside their homes while nearby water buffalo cool off in the local pond. Nothing from this scene portrays to me the dark fact that the land surrounding...

Corporations must be accountable

Feature story | 4 June, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace called on governments to curb the devastation wreaked by big business, by adopting a set of principles formed in the wake of the Bhopal disaster.

Star Wars activists free

Feature story | 15 April, 2002 at 2:00

Four Greenpeace activists and two freelance journalists who faced felony charges following a peaceful protest against the US Star Wars missile programme last July have walked free from court with varying probationary periods and one sentence of...

Trump as President: Here’s how we get through this

Blog entry by Annie Leonard | 16 November, 2016

I never thought I’d have to write this. The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, has been devastating. He’s spent months threatening immigrants, women, people of colour, Muslims and the differently-abled...

The Anthropocene Debate

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 9 December, 2016

"A hushed hundred million years from now, all that we consider to be the great works of man – the sculptures and the libraries, the monuments and the museums, the cities and the factories – will all be compressed into a layer of...

Wisdom & Foolishness

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 6 January, 2017 4 comments

For Earth scientists and environmental activists, the urgent need for a dramatic shift in humanity’s relationship with the world seems painfully obvious, yet we find ourselves pushing against obsolete systems of economics and...

Priorities? Global military spending just hit US$1.6 trillion

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 25 April, 2017 2 comments

Military spending worldwide is going up. 2016 has seen governments around the world spend US$1.686 trillion on their militaries according to a new repor t from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Spending...

Silent Spring, 2017

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 2 June, 2017 1 comment

In 1962, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring , drawing attention to the impact of DDT on bird populations. Her book inspired most nations to ban DDT by the 1980s. The ban and other protection efforts helped save some bird species...

Protecting the Earth knows no borders - not in Hungary, not anywhere

Blog entry by Hajnalka Schmidt | 27 June, 2017 3 comments

Three people, dressed in protective clothing, are standing on the bank of the Szamos River that separates Hungary from Romania. A Hungarian, a Romanian and a Slovak. It’s 30ºC. The air isn’t moving, sweat drips down their backs. But...

Chevron's Amazon Chernobyl Case moves to Canada

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 15 September, 2017 2 comments

After perpetrating what is probably the worst oil-related catastrophe on Earth - a 20,000 hectare death zone in Ecuador, known as the “Amazon Chernobyl” - the Chevron Corporation has spent two decades and over a billion dollars trying...

What's the damage?

Background | 26 April, 2006 at 17:10

Populations and individuals around the world have been affected by the increase of radioactive materials in the global ecosystem. Cancers, birth defects, genetic damage, lowered immunity to diseases: these are only some of the potential effects...

Timber trade meeting

Press release | 7 May, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today abseiled from the top of the Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Port Moresby, where delegates were gathering for the start of the 42nd International Tropical Timber Organization’s (ITTO) committee meeting, and unfurled a...

Indian authorities brand 'Clemenceau' illegal transport

Press release | 6 January, 2006 at 1:00

Today the Indian Supreme Court Monitoring Committee (SCMC) branded the French naval aircraft carrier, the Clemenceau, which is being towed to India for scrapping, as an illegal transport due to the hazardous materials, including 500 tonnes of...

IAEA deliberately downplays Chernobyl death toll to pave way for nuclear renaissance

Press release | 7 September, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace, today, accused the International Atomic Energy Agency of deliberately trying to down play the death toll of the Chernobyl accident as part of the nuclear industry's continued attempt to portray itself as an acceptable future energy...

60 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki Greenpeace renews its call for peace

Press release | 5 August, 2005 at 2:00

On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Greenpeace renewed its call to world leaders to make real their decades old commitments to nuclear disarmament and for the Japanese government to abandon plans...

Greenpeace Turns Back U.S. Forced Trade from Mexico

Press release | 13 September, 2003 at 2:00

The first attempt to undermine the Biosafety Protocol - an international law which came into force yesterday allowing countries to reject GMOs - appeared to have failed today as the Captain of a ship carrying GE contaminated US maize bound for...

GM Contamination Report Register

Publication | 19 February, 2007 at 1:00

Annual review of cases of contamination, illegal planting and negative side effects of genetically modified organisms.

NPT

Background | 10 April, 2006 at 16:07

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) came into force in 1970 and is the only legally-binding agreement where the nuclear weapons states promise to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.

Peace on the Korean Peninsula

Background | 10 April, 2006 at 16:06

The North-East Asian nuclear situation often casts North Korea as a rogue player, however the situation is far more complex than it initially seems.

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