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
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Every couple of months, something bizarre happens at work that convinces me I must have one of the strangest jobs on the planet.
And these moments often come in the form of a question.
Questions like, “Did One Direction’s tweet...
The Frame: The capsule’s frame is made of titanium, a very long-lasting, inert material. All the bolts and nuts are made from titanium as well. Inscribed on the inert titanium ring that encircles the capsule are the words: Project...
Today is the day we have been all been waiting for, and we have some exciting news to share with you. When we planned this expedition, our ambition was big already — to ski to the North Pole to lower a special pod and a flag for the...
Anna Jones is a Greenpeace campaigner from the UK, and the project leader of the North Pole Expedition. She sent us this message today from Svalbard, midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole.
I've just said goodbye to ...
The coal industry has a dirty secret: it is killing people. This week Greenpeace Germany released a report, " Death from the stack ", revealing that the country's coal-fired power plants caused an estimated 3,100 deaths in 2010 -...
European leaders are discussing whether we should make our cars more efficient. Right now the cars we drive in the EU are stuck in the past. Their thirst for oil is fuelling a dangerous rush to drill in fragile places, such as the...
Last week, as some of us were heading off for the long holiday weekend (Easter is a holiday here in Brazil), the Brazilian government was quietly releasing deforestation trends showing an increase in deforestation for the first time in...
This amazing planet of ours has so many special places of great natural beauty, especially those enmeshed within a web of ecological relationships. I have been privileged to work in one such place of beauty and power: the Great Bear...
How did we go from certain destruction to forest protection in Canada's Great Bear Rainforest? Follow the journey with our interactive Forest Solutions story.
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