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EU waters down chemicals reform

Feature story | 29 October, 2003 at 0:00

Important new laws in Europe have been announced this week to address the current flawed and inadequate rules governing chemicals harmful to health and the environment. While the new laws represent a step forward, heavy chemical industry lobbying...

Esperanza denied Miami dock space

Feature story | 27 October, 2003 at 0:00

Our work in the Amazon continues after a successful campaign to expose gross illegalities in Brazil's mahogany trade. In November 2002, we achieved an historic victory when governments of the world agreed to give the highly vulnerable and...

France reclaims toxic ship

Feature story | 27 October, 2003 at 0:00

After being caught illegally exporting ships containing hazardous waste to Turkey, the French military has seized a former french aircraft carrier they had sold for scrapping. This high seas tale exposes again the underhand tactics and cost...

Solar Thermal Power 2020

Publication | 24 October, 2003 at 0:00

Solar industry ready to take off

Press release | 24 October, 2003 at 0:00

According to a report launched by Greenpeace and the European Solar Thermal Power Industry Association (ESTIA) today, the solar thermal industry is capable of becoming dynamic, innovative, sustainable and worth €7.6 billion Euros by 2020. The...

Treasures of Finland

Slideshow | 21 October, 2003

Chemical Legacy - Contamination of the Child

Publication | 20 October, 2003 at 0:00

In early 2003, Greenpeace exposed the presence of persistent, bioaccumulative chemical pollutants in samples of house dust taken from homes across the UK. Research published by Greenpeace in October 2003 reveals that these same chemicals can be...

Hidden hazards revealed in Disney products

Feature story | 20 October, 2003 at 0:00

Tests by independent scientists have revealed that toxic 'gender bending' chemicals are found in everyday children's products like Disney pyjamas. These chemicals can damage the developing foetus and young children; they should not be found in...

'Gender bending' chemicals found in children's bodies and consumer products

Press release | 20 October, 2003 at 0:00

'Gender bending' and other chemicals that can damage reproductive organs, interfere with growth and development and damage the immune system have been found contaminating children even while they are still in the womb, according to a report...

Hazardous Chemicals in Consumer Products - Test Results

Publication | 19 October, 2003 at 0:00

That hazardous chemicals are present in our environment is confirmed by several studies and is becoming increasingly well documented. However, only few people are aware that a number of these chemicals are used as additives in consumer goods we...

Finland forests

Feature story | 17 October, 2003 at 0:00

Time is running out for the old-growth forests of Finland. The vast majority of Finland's valuable old-growth is owned by the state and logged by the state-owned company Metsähallitus. Metsähallitus' logging practices include clearcutting,...

GE crops take a double hit

Feature story | 16 October, 2003 at 0:00

Eagerly awaited scientific studies published by the UK Royal Society have substantiated warnings that genetically engineered (GE) crops can be harmful to the environment. The studies expose the risks of GE crops to the environment and challenge...

REACH impact assessment exposes industry scaremongering

Press release | 16 October, 2003 at 0:00

Environmental NGOs welcome the new figures about the cost of the proposed new chemicals policy (REACH) presented today by the Commission to the chemicals industry, member states and environmental NGOs. According to the impact assessment (1),...

UK research confirms that GM crops will harm the environment

Press release | 16 October, 2003 at 0:00

Today a study published by the UK Royal Society substantiated Greenpeace's warnings that genetically modified (GM) crops can be harmful to the environment; this according to a three years study carried out by that independent scientific...

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