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Greenpeace scientist Dr. Rianne Teule measures radioactive levels of a device from the nearby Tuwaitha nuclear facility. The device, abandoned on a roadside, contains yellow powder that is 1000 times background levels of radiation.

 

We are calling for a full assessment of the situation at Tuwaitha and other nuclear sites in Iraq. Find out what we discovered on our trip in June and July 2003.

One member of the Iraq team writes, "How do you tell someone they can't stay in their own home anymore? How do you look someone in the eye when you know that what little they have, they should abandon, even though they have nowhere else to go? We had to do that today. Another day looking for nightmares, another day finding them..."

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Defending Mexico's water

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | 24 March, 2015 1 comment

This weekend the world celebrated World Water Day – a reminder of how crucial it is for us to protect and defend our waterways and ensure we can all have access to clean, safe water – a human right, recognised by the United Nations. ...

World Water Day 2015

Slideshow | 21 March, 2015

The global water crisis – The elephant in the room

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 22 March, 2015

Why are so few talking about coal's impact on already scarce water resources? Despite the global water crisis being identified as the top risk to people across the globe, very few are taking a stand to protect dwindling water...

International Day of Forests 2015

Slideshow | 21 March, 2015

Arctic sea ice: When the maximum is not enough

Blog entry by Isadora Wronski | 20 March, 2015 3 comments

Ice is not exactly what's on top of your mind when you're sitting in an air-conditioned office, or in your cosy home. But if you're worried about climate change, like I am, then you might want to sit down before reading any further. ...

Cameroon: An example of the work needed to combat illegal logging

Blog entry by Eric Ini | 20 March, 2015

Policy wonks, experts, campaigners and other stakeholders met in Brussels this week to discuss progress under the European Union's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action plan. Yet the effectiveness of the...

What the fashion industry looks like after 4 years of Detox

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | 19 March, 2015 9 comments

10% of the global retail fashion industry is committed to eliminating toxic chemicals. But without you, this would've been zero. This is what hundred of thousands of people can do when they are united in the belief that beautiful...

Cracking down on illegal and destructive fishing

Blog entry by Celia Ojeda Martinez and Ariana Densham | 18 March, 2015 2 comments

Between  €9 - €23bn worldwide is lost every year to illegal fishing , much of it driven by organized crime. Before legislation came into force in 2011, an estimated €1.1bn worth of illegal fishing products was imported into the EU. ...

Is this a blip or a tip in humanity's onslaught on the climate?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 18 March, 2015 5 comments

Reports that the growth in carbon pollution paused last year should give heart to climate campaigners and clean energy investors around the world. The figures, from the International Energy Agency, no less, will come as a cold shower...

European coal pollution limits worse than China – is that the best we can do?

Blog entry by Lawrence Carter | 12 March, 2015 1 comment

New rules that were supposed to help tackle deadly air pollution in Europe could result in weaker rules than are currently in place in China ( notorious for its poor air quality), a Greenpeace investigation has revealed. The new...

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