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Pollution

Topic | 19 March, 2008 at 17:58

The trash vortex

Topic | 1 March, 2014 at 13:00

The trash vortex is an area the size of Texas in the North Pacific in which an estimated six kilos of plastic for every kilo of natural plankton, along with other slow degrading garbage, swirls slowly around like a clock, choked with dead fish,...

Russian oil disaster

Topic | 6 August, 2012 at 11:28

For decades, Russia's oil giants have been polluting parts of the country's once thriving landscape, often in secret, spilling oil onto the land and into the Arctic Ocean, poisoning the water and destroying the livelihood of local communities and...

China's "Singles Day" clothing sales produced 258,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2016 - Greenpeace

Press release | 9 November, 2017 at 7:11

Beijing, 8 November 2017 - Apparel sales from China’s 2016 “Singles Day” internet shopping bonanza produced 258,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions -- equivalent to the CO2 absorbed by 2.58 million trees, new research from Greenpeace East Asia shows. [1]

Levi's shapes up to become a Detox leader

Feature story | 13 December, 2012 at 14:10

Levi Strauss & Co. today committed to go toxic-free. Why? Because you and hundreds of thousands of other people demanded that Levi’s “Go Forth and Detox”.

Fit for the future

Topic | 20 March, 2014 at 16:13

We stand with everyone who wants healthy oceans for our children, who want marine life to thrive and the fishing industry to give jobs and a future for millions. We will be part of the movement that works to create and protect clean seas that...

Greenpeace reveals DOW's hidden collection in Paris fashion fair

Press release | 21 September, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace displayed pictures of the victims of the world's worst industrial disaster-Bhopal- at the opening of an international textile exhibition in Paris, where DOW Chemical, the entity responsible for the 1984 disaster presented a new fibre...

Nightmare in Bhopal

Feature story | 3 December, 2004 at 1:00

This December 3rd marks the 20th anniversary of the world's worst industrial disaster. Twenty years later, the legacy of tragedy continues. This is a story of the struggle of ordinary people asserting their basic human rights in the face of the...

Bhopal disaster - twenty years on (part II)

Feature story | 26 November, 2004 at 1:00

Imagine waking up one morning to find that dangerous chemicals have contaminated your home and community, and that the culprits are ignoring your plight. That is the reality that both Paul and Ruby faced at a very early age. But rather than...

Bhopal disaster - twenty years on (part I)

Feature story | 18 November, 2004 at 1:00

Almost 20 years have passed since the World's worst industrial disaster took place in Bhopal, India. To commemorate the anniversary and remind people about the environmental crimes committed by Dow we are running a series of features; part one...

Fire at polluting Chemical company

Feature story | 17 December, 2002 at 1:00

Spreading thick black smoke across the Haifa Bay area, a major fire broke out on Tuesday at the Haifa Chemicals factory near this northern coastal city in Israel. Two workers are reported injured in the fire which has resulted in clouds of toxic...

Bhopal disaster - twenty years on IIIBhopal disaster - twenty years on (part III)

Feature story | 2 December, 2004 at 1:00

On different continents in two very different communities, Paul and Ruby are battling Dow Chemical's refusal to take responsibility for its legacy of pollution, shady dealings and disregard for human life. In Part 3 of our feature, we hear from...

PFC pollution near chemical companies puts residents' health at risk

Press release | 14 November, 2016 at 8:00

Vicenza, Italy, 14 November 2016 - Greenpeace launched a report [1] today, identifying four pollution hotspots around the globe where chemical companies producing per - and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) have contaminated the environment and...

Greenpeace: 96% of litter found in Mediterranean Sea is plastic

Press release | 8 June, 2017 at 13:35

Madrid, June 8 2017 - A Greenpeace Spain report launched on World Oceans Day which puts numbers to the enormous problem of plastic pollution in the Mediterranean Sea coincides with the Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior, setting sail in the region...

South Korean President vows to phase out nuclear and coal - Greenpeace

Press release | 19 June, 2017 at 12:42

Busan, 19 June 2017 - South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, today announced a major shift towards renewables by phasing out nuclear and coal. In the ambitious speech, Moon promised to scrap existing plans for new nuclear plants and will not extend...

Toxic waste from Bhopal disaster scene returned to owner

Press release | 2 December, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists jailed indefinitely

Press release | 12 June, 2002 at 2:00

Bon voyage, mercury waste

Feature story | 23 May, 2003 at 2:00

A container ship currently heading from southern India to the US represents a small victory in the fight against corporate crime across the globe. The ship is carrying 320 tonnes of toxic mercury contaminated waste which comes from a closed plant...

Biological Restoration of water and land

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 10 March, 2017

According to the 2015 World Economic Forum Global Risks 2015 Report, the water crisis is the world’s #1 risk. The problem is not only the amount of water available in the world’s rivers, lakes, and aquifers, but the pollution of...

Exposure: The human cost of corporate crimes in Bophal portrayed in a photographic...

Press release | 13 August, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace today launched a touring exhibition of photographs of Bhopal by world renowned Magnum photographer, Raghu Rai (1).

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...

Tests reveal Disney childrenswear contains hazardous chemicals

Press release | 15 April, 2004 at 2:00

A Greenpeace report published today shows that chemicals that may present a long-term hazard to human health are present in Disney childrenswear. Disney garments, including T-shirts, pyjamas and underwear, were bought in retail outlets in 19...

7 air pollution hacks to help protect your family

Blog entry by Richard Casson | 11 December, 2017 1 comment

One question we often get asked at Greenpeace is: “what's the best way to protect myself from air pollution?” With news articles warning that  5.5 million people worldwide die prematurely every year  as a result of breathing...

Justice favours corporate criminals in Bhopal?

Press release | 10 July, 2002 at 2:00

Exxon Valdez disaster- an ongoing history of lies

Press release | 24 March, 2004 at 1:00

On the 15th anniversary of the devastating Exxon Valdez oil spill, which saw 11 million gallons of oil being spilled into a pristine wilderness area in Alaska, Greenpeace demands that US oil giant ExxonMobil comes clean about the true state of...

Activists Declare Nuclear Age Dead End

Feature story | 23 September, 2008 at 2:00

Activists turned the front of the Turkish Ministry of Energy into a mortuary to highlight the deadly risks involved with establishing a nuclear industry in Turkey. On the eve of a nuclear tender from the Turkish government, 37 activists from...

HP and Apple's toxic laptops exposed

Feature story | 18 September, 2006 at 2:00

Some of the best-known laptops are contaminated with some of the worst toxic chemicals. Of the five top brands we tested Hewlett-Packard and Apple laptops showed the worst contamination levels.

Raining chemicals?

Feature story | 28 May, 2003 at 2:00

To most people, it is the pure sweet refreshing act of nature that sometimes soaks you when you least expect it but always washes away the dirt and refreshes the landscape. But along with the rain comes some nasty chemicals where you would least...

Japanese nuclear safety scandal

Feature story | 30 August, 2002 at 2:00

Japan's largest nuclear utility has announced that there has been a safety cover-up for decades at its nuclear power plants. This is a devastating blow to an already embattled nuclear industry with global implications.

Dow CEO called upon to accept responsibility for 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster by...

Feature story | 9 May, 2002 at 2:00

Dow CEO called upon to accept responsibility for 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster by survivors representatives and Greenpeace at Dow AGM.

Toxic Bhopal water delivered to Dow chemicals

Press release | 3 December, 2001 at 1:00

NGOs call on Commission to stop reversing on chemicals reform

Press release | 25 September, 2003 at 2:00

In a press conference today environmental and consumer NGOs reacted strongly to leaked Commission 'interservice' legislative texts on the new EU Chemicals Policy. The documents reveal that the European Commission plans to make far-reaching...

Baltic oil dumper blocked by Greenpeace

Press release | 7 June, 2002 at 2:00

Citizen science in action: open-source air pollution monitoring in Bulgaria

Blog entry by Teodora Stoyanova | 14 November, 2016

Every day, we breathe in between 15,000 and 20,000 litres of air – enough to fill three hot air balloons in a year. This precious substance is made up of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and 1% carbon dioxide. But what else is in the air we...

Hazardous ships continue to travel through world's oceans

Press release | 1 December, 2002 at 1:00

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.

E-waste

Background | 23 May, 2005 at 10:27

The amount of electronic products discarded globally has skyrocketed recently, with 20-50 million tonnes generated every year. If such a huge figure is hard to imagine, think of it like this - if the estimated amount of e-waste generated every...

Greenpeace report reveals French dairy cattle given water contaminated by leaking...

Press release | 23 May, 2006 at 2:00

Radioactive waste from a storage facility in Normandy, France is leaking into groundwater and is being used by local farmers for their dairy cattle, according to a report published today by French laboratory ACRO (1). Water contamination from...

Whale over Berlin

Press release | 15 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today scaled Berlin's 365m Television Tower, the Fernsehturm in Alexanderplatz, to suspend a large inflatable whale from the tower's point and hang a banner reading 'IWC act now'.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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