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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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Greenpeace Limited (Greenpeace UK) shuts

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Greenpeace Limited (Greenpeace UK) shuts down trading on the global petroleum market on the day the Kyoto Protocol comes into force.

More than 200 schoolchildren take part in

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More than 200 schoolchildren take part in a human mosaic on the Rice fields of Pulupundan, forming the message: "Kyoto Protocol: new dawn for the climate."

A Greenpeace activist dressed in a polar

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A Greenpeace activist dressed in a polar bear suit holds up a sign advocating the Kyoto Protocol near an entrance to the Forbidden City.

At the midnight hour in Puerta del Sol

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At the midnight hour in Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Greenpeace celebrates the entry into force of the Kyoto protocol with music, banners and windmills.

On the evening before the Kyoto

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On the evening before the Kyoto-protocol becomes law, Greenpeace asks politicians to reform Delcredere, Belgium's leading overseas export credit insurer, in order to stop immediately Belgian credit-insurance supporting energy production using...

Members of 'Solar Generation'

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Members of 'Solar Generation' , a volunteer group of Greenpeace Japan, participate in a NGO organised parade through Kyoto.

Volunteers launching Greenpeace's 'Solar

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Volunteers launching Greenpeace's 'Solar Generation' project spelled 'Go Solar' in candlelight

Activists in Tel Aviv protest fossil fuel

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Activists in Tel Aviv protest fossil fuel use at Israeli electric company, on eve of Kyoto Protocol entering into force.

Thermal image of Russian Parliament building

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Thermal image of Russian Parliament building leaking heat.

Young Maiko girl from Kyoto stands in front

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Young Maiko girl from Kyoto stands in front of a hot air balloon marking the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol Agreement.

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