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
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At 10:48 am on 17 April in Beijing, Greenpeace made a bit of history: we joined the first batch of around 50 rooftop solar PV projects that connected to the grid in China.
And to our surprise, we learned that our modest...
Witbank, a town just outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, has some of the world’s most polluted air – that’s according to new research reported yesterday .
The massively high levels of pollution can be directly linked to the...
April 26th marks the 27th anniversary of the devastating accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
The radiation released into the atmosphere by the exploding nuclear reactor found its way across Ukraine, Belarus,...
This week six Greenpeace activists did something incredibly brave for the future of our planet.
In an act of civil disobedience they boarded a fully-loaded coal ship as it left the Great Barrier Reef – a daring but necessary...
This morning three Greenpeace polar bears chained themselves to oil barrels in front of Norwegian energy firm Statoil’s office in central Moscow. Holding banners reading “Arctic worth more than oil” and “Arctic not for sale,” our...
A key plank of Greenpeace's work on protecting forests around the world is an obvious yet important message of putting "people and forests first".
Yet it is a message that needs repeating, often to the many companies that use...
It’s World Penguin Day today, and a fine excuse to celebrate the majesty and silliness of fine-flippered friends. In that spirit, I thought it would be good to pull together some fun facts about penguins. Some are fun, some are facts...
Last week Greenpeace International released the results of an investigation, which revealed that Gap Inc. (the company behind global brands including Banana Republic, Old Navy and its namesake Gap) is in business with a polluting...
It always amazes me how the actions – or rather inaction – of high-level meetings in far-off cities can so seriously impact forests in my own country.
Today, an organisation with the declared aim of ensuring environmentally...
This crime file reveals the ongoing rogue activities of one of Indonesia's largest palm oil producers, the Darmex Agro group – generally known as "Duta Palma" – whose illegal and destructive operations were first exposed by Greenpeace...
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