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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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You did it! Toxic chemical banned in EU textile imports

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | 22 July, 2015

A huge victory for Detox supporters came out of Europe this week as all EU member states voted to ban the toxic chemical NPE from textile imports. This decision closes a trade loophole that allowed clothing containing dangerous levels...

There's slavery in the seafood industry. Here's what we can do about it.

Blog entry by David Pinsky | 22 July, 2015

There's no easy way to say this: The seafood at your local supermarket may be connected to slavery. It's heartbreaking. Fishing operators in over 50 countries around the world are crewing ships through human trafficking networks...

Solarnia: The solar paradise of the mediterranean

Blog entry by Cristiana De Lia | 21 July, 2015

Close your eyes. Now imagine a perfect holiday destination; a peaceful place where you can swim in crystal-clear waters, breathe clean air, enjoy amazing food served by hospitable locals, explore countless islands and walk on exotic...

Dharnai: the story of one solar village

Blog entry by Pujarini Sen | 20 July, 2015

It's been precisely one year now, since 2000 citizens of Dharnai, a small village near Bodhgaya in the eastern Indian state of Bihar achieved access to electricity for the first time in 30 years. To most us who are living in this...

The Forest Stewardship Council can help protect Canada's Boreal Intact Forest Landscapes

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | 17 July, 2015 1 comment

Two weeks ago, Greenpeace Africa's Irene Wabiwa-Betoko wrote about the need for Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) protection in the Congo Basin, and expressed the hope that FSC's new commitment to IFLs protection could help shift the...

Close your eyes and imagine an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | 16 July, 2015

This is a story about the frozen ocean at the top of our planet. It's wild and untouched, and at the moment it's owned by everyone and no-one. This is the Arctic high seas, the wild west of the high north, and our global commons. But...

UK’s proposed Hinkley C nuclear power plant faces resistance on all sides

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 16 July, 2015 2 comments

The plans for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley in the UK are too expensive, too late, won't help cut greenhouse gas emissions, violate EU competition law, and will distort Europe 's energy markets. On 6 July 2015,...

Illegal logging: Fuelling conflict and damaging livelihoods

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | 16 July, 2015

The fight against illegal logging has been a long and protracted one. Greenpeace itself has been involved for more than 20 years and, while it is undeniable that some progress has been made, it is equally evident that it continues to...

Amazon gets serious on wind power

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 15 July, 2015 1 comment

Amazon.com announced this week that it would purchase its electricity from a new 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina, the largest wind farm in the entire southeastern United States. The deal confirms two things: First, that...

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