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Greenpeace reaction to France's nine-month nuclear delay

Press release | 27 August, 2008 at 10:37

Just nine months into construction, Areva's new flagship nuclear reactor is already nine months behind schedule. This delay echoes the problems at Areva's previous site in Olkiluoto, Finland, where construction is more than two years behind...

85 tonnes of whale meat may soon be abandoned after unsuccessful import

Press release | 26 August, 2008 at 17:28

A Greenpeace investigation has revealed that around 85 tonnes of whale meat, sent to Japan in late May 2008 from Northern Europe, and for which the Japanese government has not yet received an application for import procedures, may have to be...

Great Barrier Reef saved from shale oil exploitation

Feature story | 25 August, 2008 at 0:00

It's a victory for the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, with a 20-year moratorium on all new shale oil projects in the region. Led by the Save Our Foreshore group, the success shows just how powerful local, grassroots campaigns can be.

Indonesia's peat forest gains temporary protection

Feature story | 18 August, 2008 at 0:00

In a rare piece of good news for Indonesia's forest, a regional governor has announced an interim ban on deforestation in Riau, one of the areas currently worst affected by rapid deforestation. The ban, especially if made permanent, is also good...

New deal offers hope for Indonesian forest protection

Press release | 15 August, 2008 at 8:55

The Indonesian province of Riau has pledged to halt the destruction of its forests and peatlands; a move that will prevent billions of tonnes of carbon from entering the atmosphere.

Confidential documents reveal Finnish nuclear reactor cannot be guaranteed safe

Press release | 13 August, 2008 at 9:14

Finland, 13 August 2008 — Confidential documents obtained by Greenpeace reveal that basic safety procedures have not been followed in the construction of the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) Olkiluoto 3 (0L3) in Finland. Greenpeace is calling...

Greenpeace builds shield against bottom trawling in the North Sea

Press release | 12 August, 2008 at 10:21

Greenpeace activists aboard the Beluga II sailed into the German North Sea today and began placing over 150 granite rocks, each weighing 2-3 tonnes, on the seabed. The aim is to stop fishing in an area which on paper is protected under European law.

Boulders against bottom trawling

Feature story | 12 August, 2008 at 0:00

The fishing industry seems determined to catch every last fish in the North Sea. The governments of the region and the EU have done little to stop them, but they may soon hit a few snags: a team from Greenpeace Germany and Greenpeace...

European, American and Japanese electronic waste poisoning the environment in Ghana

Press release | 5 August, 2008 at 0:05

Accra, 5 August 2008 – A Greenpeace analysis of soil and sediment taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous chemicals. The report "Chemical contamination at e-waste recycling...

Poisoning the poor - Electronic waste in Ghana

Publication | 5 August, 2008 at 0:00

As the global market for electronic goods expands, and the lifespan of many of those products gets shorter, there has been a rapid growth in electronic waste (e-waste). The UN estimates that 20-50 million tonnes of e-waste is produced globally...

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