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The Great Bear Rainforest – A ‘Greenprint’ ten years in the making

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa, Forest campaigner, Canada | 4 April, 2011

The United Nations declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests. While a celebratory moment, it also sheds a much needed spotlight on the significant deforestation that continues around the world. Our campaigns in Indonesia, the...

Expanded Fukushima radiation monitoring team back in the field

Blog entry by Andrew - Greenpeace | 4 April, 2011 16 comments

Two Greenpeace radiation monitoring teams are now hard at work outside the Fukushima evacuation zone: one investigating health threats and testing food and milk, while the other is looking at surface contamination. I'm posting some ...

Fukushima update: Frustration, tragedy, heroism and spreading contamination

Blog entry by Andrew - Greenpeace | 1 April, 2011 21 comments

Radiation exposure and harsh conditions continue to be a concern for the workers at the devastated Fukumashi Daiichi nuclear facility. Frustration and anger is also mounting among local communities outside the evacuation zone, with...

Fukushima update: IAEA confirms need for more evacuations

Blog entry by Andrew - Greenpeace | 31 March, 2011 10 comments

A few days ago our monitoring team on the ground in Japan found radiation levels high enough to require evacuation in several locations to the northwest of the crisis-stricken Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear plant, including Iitate village,...

Fukushima - An atomic/molecular physicist answers your questions (video)

Blog entry by Andrew - Greenpeace | 31 March, 2011 21 comments

The crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is still a long way from being over. With high levels of radiation still escaping from the damaged reactors, we sat down with Professor Wim Turkenburg and asked him some of the...

TV Ad for Facebook to Unfriend Coal

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 29 March, 2011 16 comments

Have you seen our new TV ad message to Facebook? We made it using hundreds of photos which supporters posted on our Facebook Unfriend Coal page . Watch the video below, and share it with your friends! This week, it will run...

Call to widen evacuation area around Fukushima

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 27 March, 2011 31 comments

Our team of radiation specialists in Japan brought back their findings for the day. The press release says it all: Fukushima, March 27, 2011: Greenpeace radiation experts have confirmed radiation levels of up to ten micro...

From our radiation sampling team in Japan

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 26 March, 2011 39 comments

Jacob Namminga , one of our radiation safety advisors, spoke to me via Skype about today's sampling trip in a rural area of Japan, to the north west of the Fukushima nuclear plant. We'll be reporting the details of our findings  once...

Fukushima update: "Situation does not warrant optimism"

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 25 March, 2011 9 comments

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said at a press conference Friday evening that the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant, where leaks of radioactive materials and other serious problems are still emerging "still does not warrant...

Voices worldwide say no more nuclear power

Feature story | 25 March, 2011 at 11:36

Reverberations from the Fukushima crisis are being felt around the world, as plans to build new nuclear power plants are being challenged. The safety of existing plants is being questioned. The cost of nuclear power is projected to rise, and the...

Forgetting Fukushima?

Feature story | 24 March, 2011 at 17:00

Less than two weeks ago, the world's community was united in grief following the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the country's escalating nuclear crisis. But in the past seven days, a national and global tragedy...

Increased radiation detected in Japan’s food and water

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 23 March, 2011 7 comments

For days we’ve heard conflicting reports about the safety of radiation levels in the food and water in Japan. Just a few days ago, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government stated that radiation levels had decreased in the city. However,...

Video: Questions and answers on radiation and the Fukushima nuclear crisis

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 23 March, 2011 17 comments

There have been a lot of reports and contradicting information circulating recently about radiation and its potential dangers. Reports of contaminated water, milk, vegetables and ocean radiation make the news daily as well as claims...

Nuclear energy isn't needed

Feature story | 22 March, 2011 at 15:46

Greenpeace Executive Director Kumi Naidoo wrote the following opinion piece for the New York Times/International Herald Tribune

World Water Day - We need YOU!

Blog entry by LisaV | 22 March, 2011 16 comments

“ In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference”   -- Rachel Carson Last year on World Water...

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