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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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On the shiny trail of snails

Blog entry by Christiane Huxdorff and Christine Gebeneter | 3 August, 2015

Everybody knows those little not invited guests in our gardens. Snails and their relatives – slugs. How to get rid of them? Especially with some warm and wet weather periods they show up en masse and feed themselves from the...

Solarizing Greece is a way out of the crisis

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 31 July, 2015 6 comments

Greece is facing a depression on a scale arguably comparable to the US Great Depression of the late 1920s. Huge unemployment rates and a dramatic drop in family incomes of over 40 percent have Greek citizens pondering what the...

These are the videos the tuna industry doesn't want you to see

Blog entry by John Hocevar | 30 July, 2015 1 comment

This week, Greenpeace USA released five new video testimonials from Pacific tuna fishermen detailing the horrible conditions they've worked under. The interviews – conducted in a South Pacific port earlier this year – reveal incidents...

BREAKING: Greenpeace US activists stop Shell vessel as it attempts to leave port for...

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | 29 July, 2015 1 comment

The next big step in the fight to save the Arctic is happening right now. Greenpeace US activists have suspended themselves from St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon to block a Shell Oil vessel from leaving port for Alaskan waters.

Tiger Day is about more than just saving tigers

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 29 July, 2015 2 comments

Today is International Tiger Day! The lion may be the king of the jungle, but it's the tiger that holds mystique and charisma. From the Chinese zodiac, to Buddhism, and even Rocky Balboa (cue trumpets), the largest of the cat...

US pharmacy giant making wrong choice for the Boreal Forest

Blog entry by Amy Moas | 28 July, 2015 1 comment

Inhale, exhale. The Boreal Forest impacts every breath you take. Spanning North America, Russia, Japan and Scandinavia, the Boreal is the world's largest carbon absorbing ecosystem, purifying the air you breathe and keeping the...

Solarnia: How to sustain paradise

Blog entry by Cristiana De Lia | 28 July, 2015

Something truly amazing has happened in the last few days. In Italy, Spain, Croatia, Greece and Hungary, local residents, tourists, activists and volunteers have been teaming up to worship the sun. Their sun-soaked countries hosted...

12 photos that got the world's attention

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 27 July, 2015 1 comment

The Quaker concept of bearing witness is one of the guiding principles of Greenpeace. Nowhere is this more manifest than in the images we produce. One of the founders of Greenpeace, Bob Hunter, proposed the notion of 'Mind Bombs' –...

Bold and beautiful solar projects from around the world

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 24 July, 2015 5 comments

China is building its largest solar plant covering 6,301 acres in the Gobi desert  and with capacity to provide electricity to 1 million households! This is just another record breaker for China. But there's good reason. In a ...

Greenpeace India: Undaunted, undefeated and unstoppable

Blog entry by Vinuta Gopal | 23 July, 2015

Greenpeace India ought to be finished by now. We've had our accounts frozen, our reputation smeared and our staff banned from travel. Mr. Rajnath Singh, the Minister of Home Affairs has done everything he can to shut down our offices...

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