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Illegal catch of sharks linked to EU monsterboat

Blog entry by Justine Maillot and Karli Thomas | June 2, 2015

It’s a macabre case spanning continents. An illegal shipment of sharks, shark fins and other fish was seized in Spain two weeks ago – and the owners are reportedly in a deal with New Zealand company SeaDragon to supply shark livers...

Activists denounce industry’s control over EU decisions on coal pollution standards

Press release | June 1, 2015 at 9:46

Seville/Brussels - Fourteen activists wearing protective pollution masks held up banners reading “STOP KILLER COAL” and placed a 65 metres banner on top of Seville hotel Meliá Lebreros, where European government delegations are meeting to...

EU countries fail to support sustainable and low impact fishing

Publication | May 29, 2015 at 17:06

The Common fisheries policy (CFP) has been in force for almost a year and a half now. It has delivered substantial progress on paper, but its success relies on the will of national governments to apply these rules back home. Greenpeace has looked...

Toxic coal: counting the health cost of weak EU air pollution limits

Publication | May 20, 2015 at 0:30

MEDIA BRIEFING - Draft EU air pollution standards for coal power plants could lead to 71,000 avoidable deaths between 2020 and 2029, due to increased risk of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and other diseases associated with air pollution,...

Weak EU coal pollution standards could cause 71,000 avoidable deaths

Press release | May 20, 2015 at 0:30

Brussels – Weak coal pollution standards being considered by the EU could result in 71,000 preventable deaths across Europe, due to increased risk of stroke, heart disease, asthma and other illnesses associated with air pollution.

Pesticides and our health - Greenpeace report

Publication | May 12, 2015 at 9:54

The study outlines the known, and suspected, human health impacts of chemical pesticides based on the findings of current peer-reviewed studies.

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