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Life in the Amazon

Feature story | 3 November, 2003 at 0:00

When the communities near Porto de Moz just south of the Amazon river first moved to the remote forest region, they knew that it would be tough work. They endured a harsh climate and isolation, fought off insects and forest creatures, but hoped...

EU waters down chemicals reform

Feature story | 29 October, 2003 at 0:00

Important new laws in Europe have been announced this week to address the current flawed and inadequate rules governing chemicals harmful to health and the environment. While the new laws represent a step forward, heavy chemical industry lobbying...

Esperanza denied Miami dock space

Feature story | 27 October, 2003 at 0:00

Our work in the Amazon continues after a successful campaign to expose gross illegalities in Brazil's mahogany trade. In November 2002, we achieved an historic victory when governments of the world agreed to give the highly vulnerable and...

France reclaims toxic ship

Feature story | 27 October, 2003 at 0:00

After being caught illegally exporting ships containing hazardous waste to Turkey, the French military has seized a former french aircraft carrier they had sold for scrapping. This high seas tale exposes again the underhand tactics and cost...

Hidden hazards revealed in Disney products

Feature story | 20 October, 2003 at 0:00

Tests by independent scientists have revealed that toxic 'gender bending' chemicals are found in everyday children's products like Disney pyjamas. These chemicals can damage the developing foetus and young children; they should not be found in...

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