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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...

Berlin Initiative breaks IWC deadlock

Press release | 16 June, 2003 at 0:00

In an inspiring move the 55th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Berlin today passed a resolution that makes conservation central to the work of the IWC and will help protect the World’s whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Whale over Berlin

Press release | 15 June, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today scaled Berlin's 365m Television Tower, the Fernsehturm in Alexanderplatz, to suspend a large inflatable whale from the tower's point and hang a banner reading 'IWC act now'.

UN Biosafety Protocol puts US-led GMO lobby on the defensive

Press release | 14 June, 2003 at 0:00

The aggressive US-led campaign to force worldwide acceptance of genetically engineered food and seeds suffered a setback on Friday when Palau became the 50th country to ratify the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. Greenpeace welcomes the entry...

Rainbow Warrior boarded by Spanish Civil Guard

Press release | 13 June, 2003 at 0:00

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior was boarded this afternoon by approximately 50 agents of the Spanish Civil Guard riot police in the port of Valencia. The Rainbow Warrior has been sent to anchor and the captain and two activists who...

Greenpeace intercepts timber from Cameroon's Rainforest

Press release | 13 June, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today intercepted the, MV Honour, a transport vessel carrying timber coming from the rainforests in Cameroon. Activists from onboard the Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace flagship, prevented the ship from entering the Valencia...

German timber importer trades in destructive timber from Africa

Press release | 11 June, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today once again drew attention to the trade in timber from the destruction of the world's last remaining ancient forest. This time, the environmental group protested against the German firm, Fritz Offermann Sawmill and...

Shipping company calls for international mandatory regulation to stop deadly effects...

Press release | 10 June, 2003 at 0:00

One of the world's biggest shipping companies, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), conceded today that international mandatory regulations are necessary to protect workers and prevent environmental pollution at Asian shipbreaking yards. MSC...

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