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Life in the Amazon

Feature story | 3 November, 2003 at 0:00

When the communities near Porto de Moz just south of the Amazon river first moved to the remote forest region, they knew that it would be tough work. They endured a harsh climate and isolation, fought off insects and forest creatures, but hoped...

Violence, Murder and Slavery; the true picture of Amazon destruction revealed

Press release | 3 November, 2003 at 0:00

For the first time, the secret face of Amazon destruction and the names of those behind it is revealed in a report published today by Greenpeace. It exposes an alarming picture of land invasions by powerful loggers and cattle ranchers. The report...

Declaration for Life in the Forest - Porto de Moz and Prainha, Amazon

Publication | 31 October, 2003 at 0:00

We, the community organisations and entities from the Porto de Moz Region and Prainha, Para State, and civil society organisations and other entities concerned about increasing violence against forest people, and the continuous assault on Amazon...

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...

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