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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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Unlikely hero released from jail

Feature story | 12 August, 2002 at 0:00

Joseph Melloh has spent the last three months in a Congolese jail, not for his former career as a professional poacher, but for campaigning against the bushmeat trade and investigating the operations of one logging company in the Congo.

Glaciers melt before our eyes

Feature story | 7 August, 2002 at 0:00

If you could join the Greenpeace time ship and travel back 100 years, what would you see? You would be lucky to see one of the early cars, you would likely see mountains of coal and the beginnings of our fossil fuel dependence. And if you could...

The tale of two logos

Feature story | 7 August, 2002 at 0:00

French court decision supporting Greenpeace's right to criticise French nuclear company, Areva, is a wake up call to ExxonMobil to stop hiding behind trademark law and to support moves to combat climate change rather than continuing to deny its...

The Global Retreat of Glaciers

Slideshow | 6 August, 2002

Climate Impact Documentation

Image | 6 August, 2002 at 15:15

Photographer Christian Aslund was on board of the Rainbow Warrior when he shot this collection to document the dramatic disappearance of the glaciers over a 80 year period. Greenpeace documentation showing that glacier "Blomstrandbreen" has...

Greenpeace's parody of the logo of French

Image | 6 August, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace's parody of the logo of French nuclear fuel company, Areva, exposing the deadly nature of their business. Areva are sponsoring the French entry in yachting's 2003 Americas Cup

Dirty energy dies in the Philippines

Feature story | 6 August, 2002 at 0:00

Despite attempts by developed nations, dirty energy is being killed off in the Philippines and the country is ready to embrace a future full of clean renewable energy.

Greenpeace today installed wind turbines

Image | 5 August, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace today installed wind turbines in a Philippine village which had no electricity

Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in front of the Glacier Fjortende Julibreenon Svalbard.

Image | 4 August, 2002 at 1:00

August 2002 - Norway. The Rainbow Warrior sails into Longyearbyen whilst tour documenting climate change.

Greenpeace activist Erika Augustinsson (Swedish)

Image | 3 August, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activist Erika Augustinsson (Swedish), comparing a photo of Blomstrandbreen (1928) with the present situation.

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