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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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Polar bears on sea ice.

Image | September 1, 1998 at 1:00

Polar bears on sea ice.

Outflow pipes leading to shrimp ponds

Image | August 24, 1998 at 1:00

Outflow pipes leading to shrimp ponds. Shrimp farms are often abandoned after only three to five years, leaving the once-fertile coastal ecosystem a wasteland.

Polar Bear on sea ice.

Image | August 15, 1998 at 1:00

Polar Bear on sea ice.

Wolverine.

Image | August 15, 1998 at 1:00

Wolverine.

The Oil Industry and Climate Change

Publication | August 2, 1998 at 0:00

Burning more than around one quarter of the current economic reserves of oil, coal and gas, will release sufficient greenhouse gases to create a serious risk of catastrophic climate change. At the present rate of fossil fuel use, we will consume...

Scars in the mangrove cut for new shrimp

Image | August 1, 1998 at 1:00

Scars in the mangrove cut for new shrimp farm pools.

The path to a new shrimp farm is first cut

Image | August 1, 1998 at 1:00

The path to a new shrimp farm is first cut by chainsaw, then opened for bulldozers. Ecuador is the 6th largest farmed shrimp producer.

Fine nets are used to drag the sea

Image | August 1, 1998 at 1:00

Fine nets are used to drag the sea, catching tiny larvae to sell to shrimp farms.

These two men pass through mangroves in canoes

Image | August 1, 1998 at 1:00

These two men pass through mangroves in canoes. Their economy is dependent on mangroves for gathering shells, wood, coconuts, and fish.

Farmer Nugzar Chelidze and genetically modified

Image | August 1, 1998 at 1:00

Farmer Nugzar Chelidze and genetically modified potatoes. Georgia, Russia.

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