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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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The Ghost Shark isn't actually a shark

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

The Ghost Shark isn't actually a shark, but is closely related. It lives in waters between 200 and 1200 meters in depth.

Desmophyllum dianthus looks like the filamented

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Desmophyllum dianthus looks like the filamented underside of a mushroom. The closest they reach the sea surface is in Fiordland at around 30m but more commonly grow in depths of 200m and down to 1500m. The golden coral is restricted almost...

The spiny seahorse.

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

The spiny seahorse.

Some Gorgonian Corals can live at great depths

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Some Gorgonian Corals can live at great depths without sunlight.

Members of the Solar generation project installing

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Members of the Solar generation project installing solar panels in an Indian village.

Members of the Solar generation project on

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Members of the Solar generation project on a solar panel roof.

Sea otter at rehabilitation centre after

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Sea otter at rehabilitation centre after Exxon Valdez oil spill, Alaska.

Steller sea lions sitting on oil covered

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Steller sea lions sitting on oil covered rocks after Exxon Valdez oil spill

Greenpeace's Chemical House database helps

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Greenpeace's Chemical House database helps consumers select less toxic alternatives

Penan man standing next to a Shin Yang Timber

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Penan man standing next to a Shin Yang Timber passing truck loaded with logs.

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