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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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Greenpeace activists boarding the MV Balaban

Image | 14 April, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists boarding the MV Balaban 1, a ship delivering illegally logged Amazon wood.

Shipment blocked in Dutch port

Feature story | 14 April, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace's newest ship, Esperanza, and flagship, Rainbow Warrior, joined forces today off the coast of the Netherlands to block the harbour and stop ancient forest timber from entering the port of Flushing.

Forest protesters arrested in US

Feature story | 13 April, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists exposing a shipment of illegal Brazilian mahogany in a Miami port were arrested along with a freelance photographer.

Action to highlight wood imports from the

Image | 12 April, 2002 at 1:00

Action to highlight wood imports from the Amazon.

Two more protesters freed

Feature story | 12 April, 2002 at 0:00

Two more Greenpeace activists today walked free from court in Los Angeles, after pleading guilty to conspiring to trespass at a military installation, during a peaceful protest against the Star Wars missile defence programme last July.

Two Greenpeace activists walked free from

Image | 12 April, 2002 at 0:00

Two Greenpeace activists walked free from court in Los Angeles today.

Schoolboys line up to draw increasing scarce

Image | 10 April, 2002 at 1:00

Schoolboys line up to draw increasing scarce water from a Mongolian well.

Old woman in pain

Image | 10 April, 2002 at 1:00

Old woman in pain. With the increasing drought and the rise in desertification, communities have become poverty stricken. Villagers in the area lack food, fresh drinking water and cannot afford medicines for the sick and elderly.

Once productive lands destroyed by desertification

Image | 10 April, 2002 at 1:00

Once productive lands destroyed by desertification.CONTRACT HAS EXPIRED AND GREENPEACE CAN NO LONGER USE THESE IMAGES - UNLESS A FEE IS PAID TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Mongolian villagers migrate to the ever descreasing

Image | 10 April, 2002 at 1:00

Mongolian villagers migrate to the ever descreasing grassland regions to escape the desertifaction of areas of Inner Mongolia

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