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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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OSPAR: The Arctic can't wait

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 22 June, 2015

Government representatives from 15 countries, including the European Union, are meeting this week in Ostend, Belgium. These countries make up the OSPAR Commission which regulates the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. A big part of the...

Then & Now: Launching a "Mind Bomb" to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Emily Hunter | 22 June, 2015

Staring out at the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean, I feel a sense of past and present colliding. Forty-four years ago in these same waters off Canada's west coast, my father Robert Hunter and a group of Greenpeace co-founders...

World Refugee Day: Fleeing climate change

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 20 June, 2015

When we consider how long people have been run out of their homes due to extreme weather brought about by climate change, it really took too long for the term "climate refugee" to become part of the popular vernacular.  Laxmi, age...

It’s official! United Nations decide to develop a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | 19 June, 2015

No reason to deny it – making it official makes things a tad more real! Today the United Nations General Assembly formally decided to develop a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement, endorsing the breakthrough outcome of the UN...

#NutellaGate and the trade in deforestation

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 18 June, 2015

By now you may have heard of #NutellaGate . Yesterday, the French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal urged people concerned about global warming and deforestation to stop eating Nutella because the famous chocolate and hazelnut...

The encyclical: Spirituality and ethics join the climate debate

Blog entry by Giuseppe Onufrio | 18 June, 2015

When talking about climate change, ethical arguments have tended to be overshadowed by scientific, economic and political reasoning.  Of course, there are many good reasons to go after a strong and unequivocal climate agreement in...

I'm standing between Shell and the Arctic. Join me.

Blog entry by Audrey Siegl | 17 June, 2015

Today, First Nations artist and activist Audrey Siegl stood on a small boat, bravely confronting Shell's 300-foot-tall Arctic drilling platform in Canadian waters off the coast of British Columbia on its way to the Alaskan Arctic. This...

People vs. Oil

Slideshow | 17 June, 2015

Desperate whalers go north

Blog entry by John Frizell | 16 June, 2015

Update 3 July: Iceland's fin whale hunt has started again and the key to stopping it, the Winter Bay, is still in Tromso quietly awaiting clearance to sail. No one in Iceland eats fin whale meat; this hunt is entirely for export. So...

Activists say ShellNo! as oil rig departs for Arctic

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | 15 June, 2015

Today, Shell Oil's drilling rig – the Polar Pioneer – left port to drill in the Arctic. Shell received government permission to drill in the Arctic this summer despite its history of failures and safety violations, the Obama...

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