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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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A net with holes: the regional fisheries management system

Publication | 22 October, 2004 at 0:00

Some countries have suggested that action by regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) would be sufficient to solve the problem of high seas bottom trawling. However, the management of fisheries on the high seas by RFMOs is highly...

Kyoto, the US, and business

Publication | 22 October, 2004 at 0:00

The business community, and the world as a whole has a clear vested interest in one, clear, global system for protecting the climate, for agreeing emissions reduction targets, and for carbon trading and emissions reductions. Such a situation...

How much climate change can we bear?

Publication | 22 October, 2004 at 0:00

The consequences of a 2 degree centigrade rise in global temperature and how to avoid it.

Spanish boat victory

Feature story | 22 October, 2004 at 0:00

The eco-scandal of the MV Ulla, a Spanish vessel that recently sank off Turkey along with its cargo of 2000 tons of hazardous waste, has come to an end thanks to ongoing pressure from Greenpeace.

Kyoto saved: not the planet

Feature story | 22 October, 2004 at 0:00

The Russian Parliament voted to ratify the Kyoto Protocol in a body blow to George W Bush's opposition to action on climate change.

A Greenpeace activist explaining to farmers

Image | 21 October, 2004 at 1:00

A Greenpeace activist explaining to farmers the threat of GE rice.

A Hani lady chatting with a Greenpeace activist

Image | 21 October, 2004 at 1:00

A Hani lady chatting with a Greenpeace activist.

A farmer carefully looking at different kinds

Image | 21 October, 2004 at 1:00

A farmer carefully looking at different kinds of seeds in the seed exchange festival.

EU still using illegally traded timber

Feature story | 21 October, 2004 at 0:00

Almost six months ago we revealed that the European Commission's new headquarters were being renovated with suspected illegal Indonesian wood. Embarrassed, it promised a full enquiry, but has yet to conclude any investigation, clean up its buying...

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