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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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Climate change in the eyes of El Nino?

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 30 October, 2015 3 comments

This year's El Niño can already lay claim to spawning Mexico's record-breaking Hurricane Patricia or contributing to one of the worst ever outbreaks of peatland and forest fires in Indonesia, but it might only be just getting started. ...

From the USA to Thailand: Let's fight to change the tuna industry!

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | 30 October, 2015

This week – from San Diego to Bangkok – activists sent a clear message to tuna industry giant Thai Union Group: it is time for just and sustainable tuna. Thai Union Group is the largest canned tuna company in the world –...

And the "winners" are…

Blog entry by Mirjam Kopp | 29 October, 2015

We asked you which outdoor clothes and kit to test for dangerous chemicals (PFCs). Votes poured in for cherished brands such as Columbia, Patagonia, Jack Wolfskin, Mamut and Haglöfs, with The North Face topping the charts. In...

Forest fires in Brazil

Slideshow | 28 October, 2015

"I'm tired of being made sick by this smoke"

Blog entry | 28 October, 2015

22 year old Indonesian student, Rahmi Carolina has spent her entire life living with the haze. Each year, as the fires rage and grow more intense, so does she. So she's using social media and doing something about it. Elementary...

Indigenous lands are going up in smoke in the Amazon - because of illegal logging

Blog entry by Luana Lila | 23 October, 2015

In just two months, fire has consumed over 45 percent of the Amazon rainforest in the Arariboia Indigenous Land – an area of protected forest that is home to thousands of people. And despite their efforts, the fire continues to rage...

Victories in Mexico for healthy food

Blog entry by Aleira Lara | 23 October, 2015

Let me share some good news! So far 2015 has been a promising year for our campaign for healthy food in Mexico. This doesn't mean that everything related to food and agriculture is now perfect in Mexico… far from it! However, I am now...

Three ways people power is changing the tuna industry for good

Blog entry by Graham Forbes | 22 October, 2015

The tuna industry is out of control. It is emptying the oceans of fish, killing other marine creatures like sharks and sea turtles — even abusing workers, who spend months or years at sea for meager pay. For years, tuna...

I'm vegan - here's why I'm fighting to change the tuna industry

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | 22 October, 2015 1 comment

As a vegan, Dawn Bickett used to feel removed from the issue of sustainable seafood. But after documenting the Pacific tuna industry's destructive ways with the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior, she's determined to do more to protect...

Justice denied: the Thai activist who risked all to save his environment

Blog entry | 22 October, 2015 1 comment

The recent Thai Supreme Court acquittal of three men who masterminded the murder of environmental activist Charoen Wat-aksorn, shows a skewed justice system that puts capitalism in front of community. But this is not the only case of...

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