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High-Tech industry contaminating rivers and underground water in Asia and Mexico

Press release | 8 February, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace today released ‘Cutting Edge Contamination: A study of environmental pollution during the manufacture of electronic products’ (1). The report shows that some of the electronics industries’ biggest brands, and their suppliers, are...

Mission Possible – Governments must and can save the climate

Press release | 2 November, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace today released new photographs of rapidly melting glaciers in Europe to call upon the world’s Governments attending next week’s Climate Conference in Nairobi to ‘wake up and smell the coffee’. The climate crisis is urgent: the science...

Greenpeace forced out of Apple Mac Expo

Press release | 26 October, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace's high profile 'Green my Apple' stall was shut-down today at the start of the Mac Expo. (1) Organisers of the Mac Expo claimed they had received complaints from unnamed sources. The Greenpeace stall was bought for the three-day expo in...

WTO undermines right to act with precaution:

Press release | 29 September, 2006 at 2:00

29th September 2006: Greenpeace International today released a legal assessment of the World Trade Organisation’s interim ruling in the highly publicised dispute regarding Genetically Engineered (GE) organisms.(1) The WTO is scheduled to announce...

Two billion homes could be free from escalating electricity costs

Press release | 6 September, 2006 at 2:00

Two billion households worldwide could realistically be powered by solar energy by 2025, according to a joint report launched today by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) and Greenpeace (1). The report concludes that thanks to...

Greenpeace Crop Circle: 'X' marks the spot in French GE maize field

Press release | 27 July, 2006 at 15:00

Early this morning a group of Greenpeace activists entered a GE maize field in Grezet Cavagnan, Southern France and carved a giant "crop circle" with an "X" in the GE maize, marking the field as a contamination zone. The action was in response to...

EU Taxpayers and consumers to pay for utilities pollution

Press release | 23 June, 2006 at 2:00

Today Greenpeace criticized the Governments of Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom for their failure to mandate serious cuts in CO2 emissions from their industrial and energy sectors. A new report, 'Increasing the Ambition of EU...

Global Alarm Over GE Papaya Grows as Hawaii Market Spirals Downward

Press release | 25 May, 2006 at 2:00

Several local farmers and native Hawaiian activists joined Greenpeace experts today in decontaminating an organic farm in Hawaii that has been tainted with genetically engineered (GE) papaya from nearby commercial farms. The farm was sealed off...

Greenpeace shuts down soya export terminal of leading Amazon destroyer

Press release | 19 May, 2006 at 2:00

A team of climbers from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise shut down Cargill's illegal soya export facility in the heart of the Amazon rainforest today. The soya, which is exported to Europe as animal feed, is grown in deforested areas of the...

Rainbow Warrior exposes forest destruction in rainforest Eden

Press release | 11 April, 2006 at 2:00

Activists from the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior today unfurled protest banners saying "Stop ancient forest destruction" in front of the ship MV Ardhianto as it is being loaded with a large consignment of plywood from some of the...

GE Contamination in Spain: a warning for Europe

Press release | 4 April, 2006 at 2:00

The spiralling uptake of Genetically Engineered (GE) crops in Spain is causing massive genetic contamination, threatens the livelihood of farmers and urgently needs to be suspended, says Greenpeace. In a new report 'Impossible Coexistence',...

East Asian meeting on illega timber ban

Press release | 6 March, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace today called on participant countries to the East Asia Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) to put words into action and take steps to seriously address the problem of illegal logging in the region.

Protecting Paradise

Press release | 28 February, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace today launched a major initiative to help protect Asia Pacific's last remaining ancient rainforests - the so-called 'Paradise Forests' (1) - by unveiling its Global Forest Rescue Station in a remote part of Papua New Guinea.

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...

Greenpeace creates a symbol of peace in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower to commemorate...

Press release | 10 July, 2005 at 2:00

In light of the London bombings, and in memory of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by French Government agents on July 10 1985, in Auckland Harbour which killed Greenpeace photographer Fernando Pereira, 500 Greenpeace activists from 20...

20th anniversary of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior

Press release | 10 July, 2005 at 2:00

On the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior, members of the original crew gathered in Matauri Bay, New Zealand, on the second Rainbow Warrior, to pay tribute to a colleague killed and a boat bombed.

European and Asian consumers may already be eating GE contaminated papaya from Thailand

Press release | 7 July, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today dumped thousands of papayas at the offices of Thailand's Department of Agriculture in a protest against the government's utter disregard for consumer and environmental protection from threats caused by the spread of...

Ile Longue nuclear military base:

Press release | 15 May, 2005 at 2:00

Crew aboard the Greenpeace ship Artic Sunrise were today arrested after its inflatable zodiac boat entered the Ile Longue military zone in France today to make a citizens’ inspection of the Ile Longue nuclear military base. A flotilla of some 40...

Greenpeace calls for dugong rescue in Japan

Press release | 12 March, 2005 at 1:00

Saturday, 12 March 2005 Henoko, Okinawa (Japan) – Today a flotilla of fishing boats and Greenpeace joined in a protest at sea at the proposed site of a new American military airbase. The proposed base would be built on top of a coral reef,...

Greenpeace continues to protest US nuclear shipment while

Press release | 7 October, 2004 at 2:00

Five Greenpeace climbers have hung a 10x10m "Stop Plutonium" banner just above the entrance of the Mirabeau Tunnel - five kilometres from Cadarache - where a shipment of U.S. plutonium is due to arrive later today. Hundreds of military police and...

France under threat as US plutonium transport departs la Hague

Press release | 7 October, 2004 at 2:00

The final stage of the U.S. transport of weapons-grade plutonium started at 2:15 am today, with the departure of a heavily armed convoy from the reprocessing nuclear complex at la Hague bound for the Cadarache nuclear facility north of Marseille,...

Nuclear industry attempt to ban Greenpeace protest against plutonium shipment

Press release | 4 October, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace has been summoned to appear in the Cherbourg Court tomorrow, where it will face a request by Areva, through its subsidiary Cogema, and British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL), for an injunction preventing it from approaching within 300m of...

Paper industries must stop ancient forest destruction

Press release | 2 September, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace Japan today held a peaceful demonstration in front of the headquarters of Oji Paper Co. and Nippon Paper Industries Co. with a life-size photo-banner of a Tasmanian tree-stump (1). Written across the photo was the slogan: "Stop Ancient...

Greenpeace 'jaguars' stop bulldozers destroying forest

Press release | 29 July, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists, dressed as jaguars, used motorbikes to track down five more bulldozers that were destroying precious forests in a remote region of Argentina. (1) The forest is being destroyed to grow genetically engineered soya that is...

GMO papaya scandal in Thailand

Press release | 27 July, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace, today, sealed off an experimental field of genetically engineered (GE) papaya at the agricultural research station of the Department of Agriculture in the province of Khon Kaen, declaring it the source of genetic contamination of one...

Greenpeace launches 'jaguars' to stop forest destruction

Press release | 26 July, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists, dressed as jaguars on motorbikes, immobilised bulldozers to prevent them destroying precious forests in a remote region of north west Argentina today. The forests are being cut down to grow Monsanto's genetically engineered...

US military radiation expert backs Greenpeace call for full inspection of...

Press release | 24 June, 2003 at 2:00

A US military health physicist and radiation expert in Iraq today endorsed the call from Greenpeace for the UN nuclear experts, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to be given a full mandate to search, survey and decontaminate towns...

Greenpeace delivers radioactive contamination from villages back to occupying forces...

Press release | 24 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today confronted the occupying forces in Iraq with radioactive material collected near the Tuwaitha nuclear complex and called for a clean up of radioactive contamination of villages surrounding the plant, just south of Baghdad.

Mock missiles destroyed at UN as nations meet to discuss global nuclear disarmament

Press release | 28 April, 2003 at 2:00

States which were prepared to go to war to disarm Iraq must take action to meet their international legal obligations to get rid of their own nuclear weapons, Greenpeace said, as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Member States began...

The GA First Committee

Background | 10 April, 2006 at 16:08

The problems of the world are too numerous to be discussed by the whole General Assembly of the United Nations. Therefore, the global agenda is divided into to six groups or clusters, which are discussed in six Main Committees. The First...

Conference on Disarmament

Background | 10 April, 2006 at 16:07

The Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva now includes 66 states. It was established in 1979 as the world's sole multilateral disarmament negotiating forum and successfully negotiated the Chemical Weapons Convention (1992) and the...

NATO should hang its head in shame declares Greenpeace

Press release | 21 November, 2002 at 1:00

 

Historic Victory for Mahogany and Ancient Forests

Press release | 13 November, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace sets off Climate Alarm at Earth Summit

Press release | 3 September, 2002 at 2:00

Thailand shows Earth Summit delegates how to do the job

Press release | 28 August, 2002 at 2:00

If small villages and developing countries can act to address climate change, why can't big countries such as the USA, Japan, Canada and Australia?

Exposure: Portrait of a Corporate Crime

Press release | 27 August, 2002 at 2:00

Activists Declare Corporate Crime Scene

Press release | 27 August, 2002 at 2:00

Solar picnic a taste of Thailand's renewable energy future

Press release | 23 August, 2002 at 2:00

Thailand's electricity generating authority was invited to a solar picnic today, as Greenpeace presented the company with a blueprint for a renewable energy future for Thailand.

Climate change a ballooning problem for developing world

Press release | 21 August, 2002 at 2:00

As the Earth Summit nears, Greenpeaces uses its climate balloon to illustrate the problems with coal fired power stations.

Wind energy powers Negros village as Greenpeace pushes Renewables Revolution

Press release | 5 August, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace today installed three wind turbines at a site that could fulfil the energy needs of an entire province in the Philippines.

Investment board told to stop supporting dirty energy

Press release | 29 July, 2002 at 2:00

Investment policy is being targeted in the campaign to bring renewable energy to the Philippines

Warning shot fired against peaceful protesters in Philippines

Press release | 21 July, 2002 at 2:00

 

Filipino Giants taunt Spanish Colonialists: Our Climate; Our Energy; Our Choice

Press release | 18 July, 2002 at 2:00

The 5 metre papier mache protestors, and a traditional Filipino 25-piece string band, were on hand to welcome the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, on the first stop of the South East Asia Choose Positive Energy tour. The tour promotes clean...

UK carbon hypocrisy: dumping dirty energy on developing countries

Press release | 12 July, 2002 at 2:00

The United Kingdom is practising hypocrisy on a grand scale under the Kytoto Protocol.

Greenpeace stops oil tanker entering Bosphorus

Press release | 4 July, 2002 at 2:00

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