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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...

The chemical house

Feature story | 15 October, 2003 at 0:00

Everyday products in our homes poison us every day. You can find out more about these products, and DO something about them, by visiting a new website produced by Greenpeace in the UK: The Chemical Home.

Dangerous Chemicals in the home accumulate

Image | 14 October, 2003 at 1:00

Dangerous Chemicals in the home accumulate in the human body.

Bush targets Greenpeace

Feature story | 13 October, 2003 at 0:00

In a move unprecedented in its history, the US government has indicted an entire organization - Greenpeace USA, Inc. (the Greenpeace entity in the US) - for the peaceful protest activities of its supporters.

EU Plan on Illegal Logging: now it's time to legislate!

Press release | 13 October, 2003 at 0:00

Now that the Council has endorsed the European Commission's Action Plan on Illegal Logging (1), the opportunity is ripe for the Commission to draft comprehensive legislation, environmental groups said today. Only this will have the power to bring...

EU chemical regulations must protect public health

Press release | 13 October, 2003 at 0:00

EU Commissioner Margot Wallstrom will address business leaders at the Greenpeace Business Lecture in London today (1). She will talk about the importance of new European REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) legislation,...

Conversation with a publisher

Feature story | 10 October, 2003 at 0:00

Michelle Benjamin is a publisher at Raincoast books - a book publishing and distribution company on the West coast of Canada. They publish in a range of genres, both fiction and non-fiction - but most famously the Canadian editions of the Harry...

U.S. Plans to Ship Weapons Plutonium to France

Press release | 10 October, 2003 at 0:00

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pursuing a plan to ship "up to 140 kilograms" of weapons plutonium - enough for fifty or more nuclear weapons - to France for processing. The news comes as the French Government has ruled that information on...

Iceland, Greenpeace, and whales Part III

Feature story | 9 October, 2003 at 0:00

Iceland has begun whaling again after 14 years. Surely such a retrograde decision must mean Iceland is a rogue state when it comes to the environment, a home of barbaric rapers of the Earth? Not so, says Rémi Parmentier in the concluding...

Coalition launches legal challenge on nuclear secrecy in France

Press release | 9 October, 2003 at 0:00

A unique coalition of associations today filed a legal challenge seeking the cancellation of the French Government's nuclear secrecy "arrête" (or direct government act). Papers were filed on behalf of the environmental organization Greenpeace,...

Greenpeace activists at the Frankfurt book

Image | 8 October, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists at the Frankfurt book fair.

Greenpeace defies plutonium secrecy ban

Feature story | 8 October, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace today informed the French government at a hearing that we will not remove information concerning nuclear waste transports from our websites. This defies an order from the French Ministry of Industry to treat all information regarding...

Public health and protection of the environment

Image | 8 October, 2003 at 0:00

Public health and protection of the environment must take priority over chemical pollution.

Greenpeace challenges French nuclear secrecy decree

Press release | 8 October, 2003 at 0:00

In a clear attempt to stop Greenpeace from making public any information on nuclear transports within France, the French Government has decreed all information on nuclear material as classified state secret on the grounds of national security...

Protecting Ancient Forests at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Press release | 8 October, 2003 at 0:00

"The Greenpeace Book Campaign", a new international initiative, has been launched today at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Internationally renowned authors such as Margaret Atwood, Helen Fielding and Kirsten Boie have already joined the initiative,...

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