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Cutting edge contamination

Feature story | 8 February, 2007 at 1:00

The electronics industry is often considered a 'clean' industry. But sleek shiny gadgets hide a darker side of the industry. Our new report 'Cutting Edge Contamination' exposes that some of the electronics industries' biggest brands, and their...

Bhopal survivors continue fight for justice

Feature story | 20 July, 2004 at 2:00

India's Supreme Court has ordered the government to release millions of dollars in compensation for victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster. This, and other recent positive developments, are good news for the Bhopal survivors but far from the end...

Exposing toxic trade in disguise

Feature story | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

During June four representatives from ship breaking yards in India and Bangladesh are touring through Europe. They aim to present the impact of the current polluting practices at the breaking yards to ship owners and discuss working towards a...

Dow - Corporate criminal

Feature story | 31 March, 2003 at 2:00

Take one smooth, media savvy, corporate executive at the helm of the world's largest chemical company. Pit him against a few determined activists fighting for justice. Outcome a forgone conclusion? Throw a huge ongoing chemical disaster into the...

Bhopal: Lessons from history

Feature story | 22 November, 2002 at 1:00

India is the second most populous nation on earth and much of the population is under the age of 18. Greenpeace is relatively new to India and a large part of our work here is raising awareness with the younger generation of environmental...

Day of reckoning nears in the Pacific

Feature story | 21 July, 2002 at 2:00

Eleven small boats aim to show that the people of the Pacific do not want dangerous nuclear transports putting the whole Pacific at risk

Dow's fashion show visited by Bhopal survivors

Feature story | 21 September, 2004 at 2:00

At the opening of the Premier Vision textile exhibition in Paris, activists dressed in black t-shirts - each one revealing the faces of Bhopal victims - confronted Dow Chemical as the company presented its new fibre, XLA. Dow Chemical is...

Why climb a 700 foot smokestack?

Feature story | 23 June, 2004 at 2:00

The Bush administration has trashed US clean air laws by allowing power stations to install new equipment without adding pollution controls, and permitting coal-fired power plants to continue to release tons of mercury. This dirty energy also...

Dirty Disney revealed by hazardous chemicals in products

Feature story | 15 April, 2004 at 2:00

Disney is famous for its lovable cartoon characters seen on our screens and in wide range of products found in homes worldwide. What isn't so famous is the fact that some of those products for babies and children contain toxic chemicals hazardous...

Message in a bottle for Dow

Feature story | 3 December, 2003 at 1:00

It's 19 years since the world's worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, India. Deadly gas leaked from the poorly maintained and understaffed plant owned by Union Carbide, killing up to 20,000 people and leaving 120,000 chronically ill. For 19 years...

A slow motion chemical disaster

Feature story | 22 August, 2003 at 2:00

Agent Orange should be a cautionary tale from the past. Containing some of the most toxic chemicals known to man it was sprayed it over huge areas - creating a toxic legacy for those people exposed. The Spolana factory in the Czech Republic...

Hungry for justice

Feature story | 8 May, 2003 at 2:00

Eight days into an indefinite hunger strike, two survivors of the world's worst chemical disaster in Bhopal, India brought the disaster home to top executives of Dow Chemical. The survivors addressed shareholders and leadership at Dow's Annual...

Chemical consumers?

Feature story | 30 April, 2003 at 2:00 1 comment

Maybe you live in a nice house, with a sparkling bathroom, comfy carpet, air that smells of alpine meadows and lovely polished surfaces? Well next time you buy polish, shampoo, detergent, toys for your kids or a new television you could also be...

Take the message direct to Dow Chemical

Feature story | 22 January, 2003 at 1:00

Despite having received over 15,000 emails and many thousands of postcards and letters urging them to clean up their mess in Bhopal, India, Dow Chemical is continuing to ignore growing public outcry. We want that to change today and that is why...

Corporate criminals arrested in Italy

Feature story | 20 January, 2003 at 1:00

In a warning to all irresponsible companies, Italian authorities recently arrested 18 executives and managers of the Italian chemicals firm, Enichem. The company was discovered to be pouring deadly toxic waste directly into the environment with...

Cement giant pollutes Lebanese coast

Feature story | 14 January, 2003 at 1:00

Another oil spill, slick black waters, dead birds, local fishermen's livelihoods ruined. However this spill was not caused by the usual suspects of shady operators running rusting tankers. This spill was cause by the world's biggest cement...

Dow refuses to take back its waste

Feature story | 7 January, 2003 at 1:00

Activists from the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal wanted to give something back to Dow today: a few barrels of the waste the chemical giant refuses to clean up. Dow's response: arrests of over twenty activists.

How low can Dow go?

Feature story | 23 December, 2002 at 1:00

In a stunning example of corporate insensibility, Dow Chemical, the world´s largest chemical company, and new owner of Union Carbide, is to sue survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal, India. While the site of the disaster lies...

Dow gets what it deserves

Feature story | 2 December, 2002 at 1:00

Eighteen years is a long time to wait for anything. If you are waiting for the day your drinking water is free of poisons, a time when you have more than a few dollars compensation to help relieve the pain of chronic illnesses and an environment...

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...

See you in India...

Feature story | 16 September, 2002 at 2:00

The trade in toxic waste is outlawed in many countries. However this trade still continues away from the public gaze or under another name. We teamed up with internet activists to expose a common form of toxic waste trade.

Carbide Criminal found

Feature story | 29 August, 2002 at 2:00

Warren Anderson, former Union Carbide CEO at the time of the world's worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, India in 1984, has been found living a life of luxury in New York State. He is wanted in India to face charges of culpable homicide over...

Shot fired against peaceful protesters

Feature story | 21 July, 2002 at 2:00

While peaceful protesters highlighted a vision of clean, green energy for the Philippines a security guard fired a warning shot in the air over the heads of activists. The protest was against the biggest coal-fired power station in the Philippines.

Mad scientists trying to save planet will have to stay in labs

Feature story | 15 July, 2002 at 2:00

A CO2 experiment that sounds more like bad science fiction than a global solution has been delayed because of international pressure. But the message is clear. Countries that are not yielding to pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are...

Russian nuclear dump plan condemned

Feature story | 21 June, 2002 at 2:00

Russia's nuclear regulator has rejected its nuclear ministry's plans to turn the country into a nuclear dump for the world.

What is Esso afraid of?

Feature story | 23 June, 2002 at 2:00

ExxonMobil is worried about the reputation of its brand, and is attempting to sue Greenpeace to protect it.

Buenos Aires has become the first city in South America to ban the toxic menace of...

Feature story | 21 February, 2002 at 1:00

Buenos Aires has become the first city in South America to ban the toxic menace of medical waste incineration.

Greenpeace activists have intercepted a European cargo vessel while it illegally...

Feature story | 4 May, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists have intercepted a European cargo vessel while it illegally attempted to enter a Turkish shipbreaking yard with dangerous toxic waste.

The Turkish authorities have refused the toxic ship

Feature story | 9 May, 2002 at 2:00

The Turkish authorities have refused the toxic ship "Sea Beirut" entry to the Aliaga scrapyard having been warned of its approach by Greenpeace activists.

World water day 2010

Feature story | 23 March, 2010 at 18:25

Chemical contamination is threatening our lakes and rivers, with severe impacts on human life and biodiversity. Activists around the world marked World Water Day 2010 by highlighting the growing presence of industrial hazardous chemicals in the...

Chinese river fishing community

Feature story | 27 September, 2010 at 17:45

As part of our work to witness and expose water pollution problems around China, Greenpeace campaigners and photographer Lu Guang visited several areas along the Yangtze River that have been severely affected by industrial water pollution.

Greenpeace boards single-hull tanker in Gibraltar

Press release | 20 January, 2003 at 1:00

Model environmentalists

Feature story | 19 June, 2006 at 2:00

High fashion isn't normally known for being held in high regard among environmentalists. But some big names and big brands in fashion have gotten together with us to put on a toxics-free fashion show.

Motorola hangs up on toxic clean up promise

Feature story | 23 May, 2006 at 2:00

US mobile phone company Motorola has backtracked on a promise to remove toxic chemicals from its products. While competitors like Sony Ericsson and Nokia are living up to their commitments to remove toxic chemicals, Motorola is not answering the...

Radioactive waste leaking into Champagne Water Supply

Press release | 30 May, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace today revealed that France's iconic sparkling wine, Champagne, is threatened by radioactive contamination leaking from a nuclear waste dumpsite in the region. Low levels of radioactivity have already been found in underground water...

Illegal French nuclear waste dump must be removed and decontaminated

Press release | 29 May, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists from Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan and France entered the Centre Stockage de la Manche (CSM) nuclear dumpsite at La Hague in Normandy today to demand the removal and decontamination of the dumpsite. At...

Toxic Technology contaminates e-waste recycling yards in China and India

Press release | 17 August, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace International today released a report of its’ scientific investigations into the hazardous chemicals found in the scrap yards where electronic waste is recycled in China and India. The results from analysing the dust from workshops, as...

Toxic Toy Story

Press release | 5 July, 2005 at 2:00

Children’s plastic toys sold in Europe are to be made safer following a decision by the European Parliament today to ban manufacturers from using six toxic chemicals to soften the plastic. The ban follows evidence that the chemicals, shown to...

Poisoning the Pearl

Publication | 27 October, 2009 at 1:00

An investigation into industrial water pollution in the Pearl River Delta

Activists demand nuclear plant closed

Feature story | 20 November, 2008 at 1:00

Sixty activists are at the Garoña nuclear power plant in Spain to demand that the Spanish government makes good on its commitment to start phasing out nuclear power plants, starting now with the immediate closure of the Garoña power plant.

Coal blockade brings climate commitment

Feature story | 20 October, 2008 at 2:00

The Quit Coal tour was back in action this weekend in Italy. Activists showed up at the E.ON owned Fiume Santo coal-fired power station to let Sardinia and E.ON know their plan to expand coal capacity in the region wouldn’t go unnoticed.

Green my Apple bears fruit

Feature story | 31 May, 2007 at 2:00

This is the story of a very different kind of Greenpeace campaign. The story of a "people power victory." It's the story of the Greening of Apple.

Building a Clean, Sustainable Future

Feature story | 6 April, 2004 at 2:00

A large part of our work is exposing environmental crimes and confronting environmental criminals with the consequences of their actions. However we are not just about whizzing around the high seas in inflatables chasing whaling ships and oil...

Dodgy deals and irresponsible care

Feature story | 16 March, 2004 at 1:00

A recently leaked document has revealed the secret plans of the American Chemistry Council to trash anti-pollution laws in California. The internal memo, a proposal from PR firm Nichols-Dezenhall, outlines tactics such as the creation of phoney...

Rainbow Warrior crew detained onboard

Feature story | 11 December, 2003 at 1:00

Our flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, has been exposing the sharp end of environmental exploitation - the ship breaking beaches of India. However rather than taking action to prevent these crimes the local Indian authorities have responded by...

Picnics! Pool Parties! Toxins?

Feature story | 19 July, 2002 at 2:00

Summer has hit the north, so start up the grill and bring out the picnic gear. But watch out, some of your favourite tablecloths, beverage containers and lawn furniture from the Martha Stewart Everyday line could be PVC. PVC (polyvinyl chloride...

The scent of chemicals

Feature story | 10 February, 2005 at 1:00

When you buy a gift for a loved one you don't expect that it might come with a dose of harmful chemicals. But if you are buying certain perfumes this Valentine's day that's exactly what you'll get.

Victory - Toxic ship export controlled

Feature story | 1 November, 2004 at 1:00

In a major victory for the environment and workers in developing nations the dumping of old ships, often containing tonnes of toxic trash, has now been controlled under international law. This should mean an end to toxic horrors such as workers...

Spain's sinking hazardous ship

Feature story | 9 September, 2004 at 2:00

A four-year-old scandal involving the MV Ulla, a vessel carrying hazardous waste from Spain, finally came to a head on Monday outside the Turkish port of Iskenderun, where the vessel sank taking 2000 tons of hazardous waste with it.

Climate chaos misery

Feature story | 15 August, 2002 at 2:00

Eastern Europe under water, continent wide smog clouds in Asia, both floods and droughts in India and China, heat waves in Canada, the US and Australia. Is this a taste of a warmer world where our insatiable desire for fossil fuels causes the...

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