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.
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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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The verdict in a lawsuit launched by a group campaigning against the restarting of two reactors may answer that question soon.
The group, Green Action , filed a lawsuit asking the court to shut down the only two operating reactors...
Something incredible happened yesterday.
Our four young explorers on a mission with Greenpeace have planted a flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole, at the same spot where a submarine planted a Russian flag claiming the Arctic...
This week, the phenomenal team here has been learning first hand what I’ve been discovering more and more since first coming here 12 years ago: that the frozen North is an unpredictable, uncontrollable, unforgiving place.
Greenpeace’s Team Aurora is currently on its way to the North Pole, where they will plant a ‘flag for the future’ on the Arctic seabed alongside almost three million signatures from people demanding that the Arctic is protected from...
Some companies just don’t get the hint. You might claim to be sustainable, you might boast of your membership to corporate sustainability groups, and you might bandy around the United Nations to shore up your “green” credentials.
The end of 2012 and first months of 2013 have seen a remarkable change in the fight to protect the Arctic from risky and dangerous oil exploration. Three oil “majors” – Total , Statoil and Conoco-Phillips - have withdrawn from...
You probably won't be surprised to hear that up here on the ice, we've been talking a lot about the Arctic Council over the last couple of days.
We feel like what happened with Gustaf Lind and the Arctic Council this week is a...
I'm writing this inside a small yellow tent on the frozen Arctic Ocean, while shoveling snow into a kettle. I'm on my way to the North Pole with a group of young people to declare it protected and call for a sanctuary there. Today...
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