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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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Rainbow Warrior aids tsunami survivors

Feature story | 3 January, 2005 at 0:00

Our ship, the Rainbow Warrior, is helping medical aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to get relief supplies to parts of Indonesia devastated by the Indian Ocean earthquake.

Principles for FLEGT Partnership Agreements

Publication | 1 January, 2005 at 0:00

In May 2003 the European Commission presented an EU Action Plan on Forest Law Enforcement,Governance and Trade1 which included a proposal for a licensing scheme aimed at preventing theimport into the EU of illegally logged timber. In July 2004,...

Reindeers in Saami area.

Image | 1 January, 2005 at 0:00

Reindeers in Saami area.

Follow the rainbow: beyond the bomb

Feature story | 29 December, 2004 at 0:00

What are the thoughts of someone who might be about to die for his beliefs? A recently uncovered audio tape from the early 1970s documents what Greenpeace activist David McTaggart had to say from the cabin of the tiny, wooden sailing vessel with...

2004 in review

Feature story | 24 December, 2004 at 0:00

It's that time for year for a look back at the last twelve months. So ladies and gentlemen here it is - our good, bad and ugly of 2004.

2004 in Pictures

Feature story | 24 December, 2004 at 0:00

It's been a big year, with everything from Russian ratification of the Kyoto Protocol to the 20th Anniversary of Bhopal's industrial disaster, not to mention a certain Mr Ronald McDonald getting arrested in New Zealand. We take a look back at...

2004: The Year in Pictures

Slideshow | 21 December, 2004

Protestors from Greenpeace

Image | 21 December, 2004 at 0:00

Protestors from Greenpeace, and other NGO's, demonstrate in a blizzard at the gates of the Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant. The protest is against the testing and reprocessing of depleted uranium.

Dioxin - Closer than you think!

Feature story | 20 December, 2004 at 0:00

The deadly chemical dioxin has hit the headlines with the alledged poisoning of Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yuschenko. What doesn't often make the news is the fact that dioxin pollution is far more widespread than political poisonings.

Greenpeace activists deliver 11

Image | 20 December, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists deliver 11,000 dead marine animals to the EU Council of Ministers building, where environment ministers will discuss measures to preserve the marine environment (European Marine Strategy). The animals, all unwanted catch...

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