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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 unquenchable thirst of an expanding coal industry

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 4, 2014

Article originally published in the Guardian. An oasis is a body of water, ringed by greenery and beyond that, a lifeless, endless landscape that coughs up dust and sand whenever the wind touches it. It is a globally understood...

Japan offers us hope in the face of more bad news from the IPCC

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | April 2, 2014

The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released this week makes for grim reading. The attitudes and behaviour of humanity is going to have to change and quickly if we are to save ourselves...

DRC logging is out of control as Chatham House study lays bare

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | April 1, 2014 3 comments

Almost all of the logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo is illegal, says a new report by the UK-based think tank, Chatham House . Though the figure of 87% is a startling one, it is not surprising for those of us here at...

Jelly-burger anyone? Support Ocean Sanctuaries instead!

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | April 1, 2014

Never heard of a jelly-burger before? Then you must watch this video!   OK - It's April fool's day but jelly-burgers might not be a product of our imagination for long. As scientists like Daniel Pauly and Jennifer Jacquet warn...

In pictures: Over 30 years of anti-whaling campaigning

Feature story | April 1, 2014 at 2:03

For over 30 years, we've been standing together against whaling and senseless ocean destruction.

Thousands send a roar to P&G: Clean up your act!

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | March 31, 2014

P&G was pretty scared of your #TigerRoar last weekend! We have just seen a letter the consumer goods giant sent to its business partners last week warning them of our day of action: “…it is likely that Greenpeace will continue...

IPCC warning means it’s time to get serious about protecting our oceans

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | March 31, 2014 2 comments

We know climate change is the biggest threat facing our world, which is why it is Greenpeace’s priority campaign. Today’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s highlights the enormous impacts and...

BREAKING: Japan's 'research whaling' ruled illegal by International Court of Justice

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | March 31, 2014 46 comments

UPDATE: The Government of Japan has officially cancelled plans to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean this coming year. (Detailed update at bottom. ) Original post: Whales everywhere will be jumping for joy today. Why?

Civil Society Groups Call for Climate Action

Image | March 31, 2014 at 10:55

Representatives from international civil society groups Friends of the Earth GCCA, Greenpeace, Oxfam and WWF, plus Japanese groups Kiko Network and CASA, call for world leaders to take action against climate change. The UN's Intergovernmental...

Climate science scares me too, but we can choose a better future

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | March 31, 2014

I had a birthday on Saturday, but there was no time to celebrate. Instead, I was busy monitoring intensive discussions on climate change in Yokohama, Japan, where climate scientists from around the world were finalising their latest...

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