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Illegal logging and destruction continues in the Amazon

Press release | 22 November, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace today protested against industrial level forest exploitation in the remote Porto de Moz region of Brazil's Para State. Activists painted "Crime" on 6,000 cubic metres of logs and on a barge used to transport logs, and marked the area...

Greenpeace discovers an illegal logging operation

Image | 21 November, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace discovers an illegal logging operation with at least 200km of roads serving the operation. Greenpeace activists paint the loggers barge with the message CRIME then uses it to blockade access to the sort yard.

Victory! Greenpeace stays in IMO

Feature story | 21 November, 2003 at 0:00

The International Maritime Organisation, which was considering expulsion of Greenpeace for "unsafe seamanship" has accepted Greenpeace's arguments and bowed to pressure from cyberactivists the world over -- Greenpeace will continue to speak for...

UK launches first offshore windfarm

Feature story | 21 November, 2003 at 0:00

The UK's first major offshore wind farm has now been launched. It's situated off the coast of North Wales in the Irish Sea, and is now harnessing some of the UK's massive sea wind resource. It is a big step toward the only energy of the future -...

Activists placed the 12 tons of sod piece

Image | 20 November, 2003 at 0:00

Activists placed the 12 tons of sod piece by piece.

On June 9

Image | 20 November, 2003 at 0:00

On June 9, 2003, former timber industry lobbyist and current U.S. Undersecretary of Agriculture, Mark Rey, announced that the Bush administration will strip the Tongass National Forest from the Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

Alaskans

Image | 20 November, 2003 at 0:00

Alaskans, visiting Washington, DC to protest logging in Federal controlled wilderness in Alaska.

Road to Forest Head reverts to grass

Feature story | 20 November, 2003 at 0:00

In the US the Bush administration is trying to change the rules – specifically the "Roadless Area Conservation Rule". This rule, signed under the previous president, essentially prevents access to pristine forestlands, and placed 58.5 millions...

Finnish Forestry Fables: Committed to talking but in reality still logging.

Publication | 19 November, 2003 at 0:00

Even in a wealthy, forest-rich nation like Finland, industrial logging is jeopardising thesurvival of the country's last ancient – or old-growth – forests. These forests are crucial formaintaining biodiversity and the traditional livelihoods of...

Greenpeace activists paint a giant 'X' and

Image | 19 November, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists paint a giant 'X' and the letters 'GMOs' on the hull of the MV Poseidon, a bulk-carrier transporting genetically engineered (GE) soy from Argentina to Thailand.

Greenpeace exposes dumping of GE soy in Thailand

Press release | 19 November, 2003 at 0:00

The environmental group Greenpeace today used inflatable boats off the port of Srichang Island, Thailand, to intercept a large bulk-carrier, the MV Poseidon, transporting genetically engineered (GE) soy from Argentina to Thailand. Activists...

GE soya dumping exposed in Thailand

Feature story | 19 November, 2003 at 0:00

Our activists have deployed two inflatables off the port of Srichang Island in Thailand to label the large cargo ship MV Poseidon by painting a giant "X" and the letters "GMOs" on the side of the ship, exposing that Thailand has become the...

Evedien reports from onboard the Rainbow

Image | 17 November, 2003 at 0:00

Evedien reports from onboard the Rainbow Warrior.

The International Maritime Organisation's

Image | 17 November, 2003 at 0:00

The International Maritime Organisation's most visible action in response to the Prestige oil spill: a move to evict Greenpeace.

IMO seeks to remove Greenpeace

Feature story | 17 November, 2003 at 0:00

One year following the Prestige oil spill, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has done nothing to prevent further catastrophes. Instead, the organisation is trying to remove the consultative status of one of its most outspoken critics:...

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