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Letter on whaling to new Icelandic government from Greenpeace International Executive...

Press release | 3 February, 2009 at 0:00

On 28 January, Greenpeace reacted to the increase in whaling quota by the outgoing Icelandic fisheries minister as "a shameless stunt that has nothing to do with use of natural resources, and everything to do with politics". [1]

France's Nuclear Failures

Feature story | 2 February, 2009 at 0:00

Hazardous waste, illegitimate and dangerous new reactors and a diversion to the solutions to climate change - here's why France's picture of nuclear energy is just a 'great illusion'.

New nuclear reactor’s waste is seven times more hazardous, Greenpeace exposes

Press release | 31 January, 2009 at 7:54

Greenpeace has uncovered evidence that nuclear waste from the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR), the flagship of the nuclear industry, will be up to seven times more hazardous than waste produced by existing nuclear reactors, increasing costs...

"Illegitimate and dangerous" reactor for the sake of French nuclear industry

Press release | 30 January, 2009 at 10:23

Greenpeace condemns the announcement made by French President Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday evening that a new European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) is to be built in Penly, France. It is Greenpeace's belief that building yet another reactor is entirely...

Cattle ranching biggest driver of Amazon deforestation

Feature story | 29 January, 2009 at 16:15

At the World Social Forum in Belém in the heart of the Amazon we’ve released evidence confirming cattle ranching to be the biggest driver of Amazon deforestation. Greenpeace Brazil has produced a series of maps which show in greater detail than...

Location of Mato Grosso in the Amazon region

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 16:14

The Amazon rainforest is home to the most diverse ecosystem on earth, as well as millions of indigenous peoples. It is under grave threat from being cleared and burned primarily for cattle pastures. Deforestation not only destroys biodiversity...

Cattle ranching expansion in the Brazilian Amazon

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 16:12

Between 1996 and 2006 the area of cattle pastures in the Brazilian Amazon grew by approximately 10 million hectares – an area about the size of Iceland.

Land Use and Slaughterhouses in Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 16:11

This map shows the extent to which cattle pasture is the main use of deforested land in Mato Grosso.

Slaughterhouses and Roads in Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 16:11

This map shows how the main roads which opened up in the1970s link with extensive networks of unofficial roads (not shown on official charts) has led to cattle ranching expanding into remote areas, hundreds of kilometres from slaughterhouses.

Amazon Cattle Footprint, Mato Grosso: State of Destruction

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 9:08

These Greenpeace maps show that cattle ranching is the primary driver of deforestation in the Amazon state of Mato Grosso.

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