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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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Kleenex destroys ancient forests

Feature story | 26 January, 2005 at 0:00

Kimberly-Clark is the largest tissue product company in the world, making brands such as Kleenex. But every time you flush a piece of Kleenex toilet paper you're also flushing away Canada's oldest forests.


Image | 25 January, 2005 at 0:00

Farmer, activist and leader of French campaign group Confederation Paysanne, Jose Bové (left), is joined by Greenpeace GE campaigner, Arnaud Apoteker (pictured right) in tracking a bulk carrier, The Golden Lion, taking GE soya to the French port...

Aceh Tsunami disaster joint relief operation

Image | 21 January, 2005 at 15:50

2005 - Abdul Muthalib, 45, was one of the lucky ones that survived the Tsunami waves. He had time to gather his children and climb a hill. His farm was destroyed by the Tsunami losing his home and income. He now depends on humanitarian aid.

Scary movie

Image | 20 January, 2005 at 0:00

Scary movie

Invasion of the forest snatchers

Feature story | 20 January, 2005 at 0:00

In the science-fiction classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, alien plants with destructive clone-manufacturing world-domination plans threatened the future of humanity. Bad news: the pods have arrived, disguised as soybeans.

Solar Generation II

Publication | 18 January, 2005 at 0:00

Climate change is a key challenge that needs to be tackled by competitive eco-technologies. The European Union has played a leading role in defining the Kyoto Protocol. The forthcoming implementation of the emissions trading instrument will pave...

Survivors of the tsunami disaster are given

Image | 16 January, 2005 at 0:00

Survivors of the tsunami disaster are given clothing organised by Medecins Sans Frontieres and other humanitarian organisations. Greenpeace has given MSF the use of their ship Rainbow Warrior to speed up the delivery of supplies along the coast...

The village of Pulau Limpan was destroyed

Image | 14 January, 2005 at 0:00

The village of Pulau Limpan was destroyed by the tsunami disaster on the December 26, 2004. Survivors have relocated to a camp for displaced people in Lamno, a village that survived the disaster due to its geographically protected location. ...

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is

Image | 13 January, 2005 at 0:00

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is used to deliver humanitarian and medical aid organised by Medecins Sans Frontieres to the inland village of Lamno. Shipments by sea are essential since most of the west coast of Aceh is not accessible by...

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