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New Japanese nuclear risk

Feature story | 12 November, 2002 at 0:00

Plutonium is the world's most deadly substance and an important ingredient of nuclear bombs. A new Japanese nuclear facility, soon to open, could produce as much as eight thousand kilograms of plutonium a year. But deficient safeguards at the...

Threatened codfish seek Swedish asylum

Feature story | 12 November, 2002 at 0:00

Slow-swimming, tasty and healthy to eat, codfish are an easy to catch and immensely popular food species. As with so many of the world's important fisheries, popularity has sent stocks reeling toward collapse. With northwestern European cod...

Sicilian toxic emergency

Feature story | 11 November, 2002 at 0:00

If you live on an island, land is likely a precious commodity. That's precisely the case in Sicily, the latest stop in the MV Esperanza's Mediterranean tour. The Italian government has declared a "waste state of emergency" on the island. In a way...

Japanese fleet leaves to kill 400 whales

Feature story | 11 November, 2002 at 0:00

Exploiting a loophole big enough to sail five whaling vessels through, a Japanese fleet has once again set off to defy international law and hunt protected whales. And once again the world will witness the unnecessary and destructive pretence of...

Nuclear madness in Argentina

Feature story | 8 November, 2002 at 0:00

Argentina must not become a nuclear waste dump for Australia -- or any other nation. Greenpeace and other activist groups across the country are on permanent high alert pending the outcome of a vote on a proposed Argentina-Australia nuclear waste...

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