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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Last month Greenpeace Africa released a report on how the illegal logging sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in a state of organised chaos, with numerous companies flouting regulations and threatening the country’s...
My name is Renny Bijoux and out of the billions of people in the world I have been chosen to go on a life-changing, challenging but fun and wicked expedition to the North Pole! How cool is that, heh?!
It's not every day that someone...
This morning, two polar bears scaled the Statoil oil rig West Hercules bound for the world’s northernmost drilling sites in the Arctic. Just a few hours later the Norwegian state-owned oil company announced that these frontier...
I’m standing up here at the top of the world, 89.7 degrees North . It’s -31 degrees Celsius this morning and my fingers are frozen — but my blood is boiling.
Like thieves in the night, the Arctic Council have snuck in and left...
For a long time, efforts to stem the growth of global CO2 emissions and avert the impending climate chaos have been synonymous with complex international negotiations between governments.
The unwillingness of governments to commit...
I’m eating butter straight out of the package to keep my body fat high enough to withstand the cold and to resupply myself with sufficient energy. But this morning I’ve received an energy boost far better than any free-roaming cow can...
I'm leaving soon. My mother is worrying; she doesn't say much about it but she has been knitting me a lot of warm socks since I joined the expedition team. She is the foundation of why I am doing this, as she has given me the gift of a...
Into the Arctic is a digital, interactive map we just launched today with the North Pole at its centre. The map features a number of static and dynamic layers that visualise the beauty of the Arctic, the threats it faces and our...
Nuclear safety regulators from around the world are in Canada’s capital this week to discuss what lessons they should learn from the Fukushima disaster. It’s a bad choice of venue.
Canada’s approach to nuclear safety isn’t one to...
Africa and the Arctic.
It seems like all those two places have in common is the same first letter.
One is known for its abundant wildlife, almost year-round sunshine, and as the home of over 1 billion people. And the other, at...
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