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A frightened villager brings the lid of a

Image | 22 June, 2003 at 1:00

A frightened villager brings the lid of a barrel that contained uranium oxide (yellowcake) taken from the Tuwaitha nuclear facility, that was left unsecured by occupying forces after the fall of Saddam Hussein. The family used this radioactive...

Greenpeace radiation experts decontaminate

Image | 22 June, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace radiation experts decontaminate each other after taking measurements of radioactive levels from a device from the nearby Tuwaitha nuclear facility. The device, abandoned on a roadside, contained yellow powder 1000 times higher than...

Across from the Phra Pathom Chedi

Image | 21 June, 2003 at 1:00

Across from the Phra Pathom Chedi, one of the holiest sites in Thailand, is a famous fresh fruit market.

UN Maritime body seeks to evict Greenpeace

Feature story | 20 June, 2003 at 0:00

In the eight months since the Prestige spilled an estimated 12,000 tonnes of oil, Greenpeace has been active, demanding an accelerated ban on single-hull tankers, a scale-back in the use of oil worldwide, and a tightening of loopholes that allow...

European Commissioner Walstrom accepts a

Image | 19 June, 2003 at 1:00

European Commissioner Walstrom accepts a ships bell from campaigners asking that the EU enforce laws to clean ships before scrapping in Asia.

Greenpeace activists scale the EU building

Image | 19 June, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists scale the EU building 'Berlaymont' and display a giant banner stating "Clean toxic ships now".

Precaution Before Profits - GE field trials put our environment, food and fields at...

Publication | 19 June, 2003 at 0:00

2003 Update version - Field trials of genetically engineered (GE) crops in Thailand threaten irreversible environmental harm, increasing the risk of GE contamination in our food and in our fields.

Exposing toxic trade in disguise

Feature story | 19 June, 2003 at 0:00

During June four representatives from ship breaking yards in India and Bangladesh are touring through Europe. They aim to present the impact of the current polluting practices at the breaking yards to ship owners and discuss working towards a...

Deadly asbestos exported to Asia

Feature story | 19 June, 2003 at 0:00

Asbestos is cleaned from buildings in Europe because of the hazards to human health. But Europe still exports asbestos to Asia in the form of old ships full of hazardous waste which are scrapped on beaches by unprotected workers. We are acting to...

European Commission takes on dirty shipping industry

Press release | 19 June, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomed today's announcement by EU Commissioner for the Environment, Margot Wallstrom, that the European Commission will act to make sure the shipping industry cleans its ships of hazardous materials before exporting them to Asia for...

EU exports deadly asbestos to Asia

Press release | 19 June, 2003 at 0:00

A team of Greenpeace climbers scaled the EU building, 'Berlaymont' this morning and attached several banners to it that read "Clean toxic ships now". The protestors were calling on European Union to prevent pollution and protect workers and Asian...

Bycatch porpoises delivered to IWC in Berlin

Press release | 19 June, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace today brought the reality of the oceans crisis directly to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting at the Estrel Hotel in Berlin. Delegates were brought face to face with the bodies of three harbour porpoises, representing...

Global Action For Peace

Slideshow | 18 June, 2003

Greenpeace brings the body of a harbour porpoise

Image | 18 June, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace brings the body of a harbour porpoise to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) delegates at the Estrel Hotel in Berlin.

A guide and analysis to assist countries with implementing the Stockholm Convention...

Publication | 18 June, 2003 at 0:00

The present paper is intended as an analysis and guide to assist countries with implementation of the POPs treaty, and the development of legislation to address all hazardous substances. The paper provides reference information for the treaty...

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