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Turkey rejects toxic ship...

Feature story | 15 November, 2002 at 0:00

Every year, hundreds of sea vessels retire to the once clean beaches of Asia. In addition to their valuable steel, these old ships often contain hazardous substances that place their workers and the environment in danger. Despite agreement...

Elephants walk one step closer to twilight

Feature story | 15 November, 2002 at 0:00

They were dangerous times for earth's largest land mammals. From the 60s through the 80s, soaring ivory demand led to dramatic declines in elephant populations throughout most of Africa. Fully eighty percent of the ivory traded was from illegally...

Victory for the Amazon, its people and a big leaf tree

Feature story | 14 November, 2002 at 0:00

Ten years of work to protect Amazon mahogany has paid off. This high-priced hard wood was driving the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, corruption and even murder. But a decision to regulate international trade of mahogany will give the...

CITES: Survival hangs from thread

Feature story | 13 November, 2002 at 0:00

Two dramatic Greenpeace actions today and yesterday stressed the plight of endangered species to delegates who will vote to decide their fate. Decisions being made this week on toothfish, sharks, and elephants and other threatened species at the...

Update from aboard the Esperanza

Feature story | 12 November, 2002 at 0:00

Rossano, a cook on the MV Esperanza, tells about his moving experience of meeting with a survivor of the Bhopal disaster during the ship's stop in France.

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