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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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Science, Culture or Commerce? The truth about Japanese whaling, May 2002

Publication | 18 May, 2002 at 0:00

On the 6th November 2001, the Japanese whaling fleet left for Antarctic waters to hunt 440 minkewhales. Japan claims that this hunt is for 'scientific research' but in reality it is just one tactic in along-term strategy orchestrated by the...

StopEsso day success

Feature story | 18 May, 2002 at 0:00

Today 400 of Esso's UK petrol stations were the scene of StopEsso protests. Protesters from all walks of life were out in force to ensure Esso and its customers get the message that Esso's policies make it the world's No1 global warmer.

UK landmark proclaims "I've got the balls

Image | 16 May, 2002 at 1:00

UK landmark proclaims "I've got the balls to boycott Esso".

Negative GE study suppressed

Feature story | 16 May, 2002 at 0:00

A secret European Union (EU) study states that large-scale production of GE crops would bring high additional, in some cases unsustainable costs of production.

PNG condemns logging project

Feature story | 15 May, 2002 at 0:00

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister, Sir Mekere Morauta, has joined Greenpeace and landowners in condemning the destructive logging project Kiunga Aiambak.

Swedish activist

Image | 14 May, 2002 at 1:00

Swedish activist, dressed in bee costume, is arrested for protest against open-air GE experiment in Swedish field.

PNG action against illegal logging

Feature story | 14 May, 2002 at 0:00

A Greenpeace action to stop the export of illegally and destructively logged timber from Papua New Guinea to China continued into its third day today.

Swedish GE protesters arrested

Feature story | 14 May, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists' month-long protest against genetically engineered (GE) field trials ended today as police removed the protesters from the field where the open-air experiment will take place.

Greenpeace action against Malaysian logging

Image | 13 May, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace action against Malaysian logging company Concord Pacific in Papua New Guinea over illegal logging.

Greenpeace today blamed the main GE producing nations, the USA, Canada and Argentina,...

Feature story | 10 May, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace today blamed the main GE producing nations, the USA, Canada and Argentina, for failure to reach a global agreement on labelling of genetically engineered (GE) food.

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