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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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Eco-Equity August 26, Great Expectations

Publication | 26 August, 2002 at 0:00

Avid Eco-Equity readers will remember that at the beginning of Week 2 of the Bali PrepComm, the Eco Coalition identified 11 key test cases for Johannesburg: Eleven make-or-break issue that would serve as a litmus test for the summit’s success. As...

Hope for the summit

Feature story | 26 August, 2002 at 0:00

On the first day of the Earth Summit, a coalition of non-governmental organizations, including Greenpeace, called on the delegates to go further than insubstantial rhetoric to achieve real, lasting gains.

As well as showcasing the cultural richness

Image | 25 August, 2002 at 1:00

As well as showcasing the cultural richness of South Africa, the opening of the Earth Summit explored themes such as people being tied to a degraded environment.

The UN special envoy to the Earth Summit

Image | 25 August, 2002 at 1:00

The UN special envoy to the Earth Summit, Jan Pronk volunteers to conduct the first solar powered haircut of the Summit.

A solar powered haircut

Feature story | 25 August, 2002 at 0:00

What does Greenpeace want from the Earth Summit? To start with: clean, reliable, renewable energy for two billion of the world's poorest, who are today without electricity. And if anybody says renewables can't power anything practical today,...

South African police intervene with a Greenpeace

Image | 24 August, 2002 at 1:00

South African police intervene with a Greenpeace inflatable and activists in a pre-dawn protest at Koeberg nuclear power plant.

Greenpeace activists from five countries

Image | 24 August, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists from five countries today launched a pre-dawn protest at Koeberg, Africa's only nuclear power plant as world leaders gather in Johannesburg for the Earth Summit

WWF/ Oxfam/ Greenpeace comments on the Chairmans text on Trade and Finance Means of...

Publication | 24 August, 2002 at 0:00

This joint statement details our deep concerns with issues that insufficient or completely lacking in the text being discussed at the Earth Summit.

LEAKED: The EU and US non-paper on 'Gobalisation, Trade and Financing'

Publication | 24 August, 2002 at 0:00

Globalisation – the growing integration of economies and societies around the world – offers opportunities and challenges for sustainable development and has the potential to improve living standards for all.

LEAKED: Means of Implementation from the Chair

Publication | 24 August, 2002 at 0:00

The implementation of Agenda 21 and the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration as well as in this plan of action requires a substantially increased effort, both by...

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