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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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Two humpback whales breaching.

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Two humpback whales breaching.

Symbolic return to sender of replica of nuclear

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Symbolic return to sender of replica of nuclear bomb.

Coal-fired power generation.

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Coal-fired power generation.

Greenpeace action at sawmill belonging to

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Greenpeace action at sawmill belonging to Maginco, the biggest mahogany trading company in Brazil.

Gorillas are severely endangered by logging

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Gorillas are severely endangered by logging of ancient forests in Africa.

Activists harvest transgenic Novartis maize

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Greenpeace activists harvest 1 ton of transgenic Novartis maize.

Genetic engineering produces franken foods

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Genetic engineering produces franken foods.

Gustavo Ampugnani from Greenpeace Mexico

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Gustavo Ampugnani from Greenpeace Mexico inspects maize grown in an area known to be contaminated by genetic pollution.

GE rice is fool's gold because an adult would

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GE rice is fool's gold because an adult would have to eat at least 12 times the normal intake of 300 grams to get the daily recommended amount of provitamin A.

Traditional farming methods support biodiversity

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Traditional farming methods support biodiversity.

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