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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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Emily Craddock

Image | 27 November, 2003 at 0:00

Emily Craddock

Sinks in the CDM: Do not change the 1990 reference year

Publication | 26 November, 2003 at 0:00

The proposal to change the reforestation definition by moving the base year from 1990 to 2000 should clearly be rejected. Canada first tabled this idea and thereby proposes to increase the eligible land area for reforestation activities under the...

Sinks in the CDM: After the climate, will biodiversity go down the drain?!

Publication | 26 November, 2003 at 0:00

Something is going seriously wrong. We are trying to protect the world's ecosystems from climate change. And now, on our first humble steps towards this goal we are about to create a subsidy system for mono-culture plantations - thereby turning...

Checklist for CDM sink negotiators at CoP-9

Publication | 26 November, 2003 at 0:00

"Dear delegate, We would like to draw your attention to our serious concerns regarding the CDM sink negotiations at COP-9. First of all, accounting for sinks and consequently allowing higher fossil fuel emissions does not help to mitigate...

Greenpeace Amazon campaigner Paulo Adario

Image | 24 November, 2003 at 13:57

Greenpeace Amazon campaigner Paulo Adario talks to local loggers. Amazon Rainforest loggers in more than a dozen boats and barges protest against Greenpeace and the creation of the extractive reserve 'Verde para sempre- Green forever'.

Greenpeace and The Wilderness Society peaceful

Image | 24 November, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace and The Wilderness Society peaceful protesters successfully stop clearcutting operations with tree-sits rigged up to logging machinery.

Greenpeace and The Wilderness Society peaceful

Image | 24 November, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace and The Wilderness Society peaceful protesters successfully stop clearcutting operations with tree-sits rigged up to logging machinery under a lunar eclipse.

Amazon loggers strike back

Feature story | 23 November, 2003 at 0:00

Three hundred loggers from Porto de Moz in the Amazon surrounded the Greenpeace vessel MV Arctic Sunrise this morning, and local forest activists were threatened with attacks that sent them fleeing for sanctuary.

Victory! Greenpeace stays in IMO

Feature story | 21 November, 2003 at 0:00

The International Maritime Organisation, which was considering expulsion of Greenpeace for "unsafe seamanship" has accepted Greenpeace's arguments and bowed to pressure from cyberactivists the world over -- Greenpeace will continue to speak for...

UK launches first offshore windfarm

Feature story | 21 November, 2003 at 0:00

The UK's first major offshore wind farm has now been launched. It's situated off the coast of North Wales in the Irish Sea, and is now harnessing some of the UK's massive sea wind resource. It is a big step toward the only energy of the future -...

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