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REACH impact assessment exposes industry scaremongering

Press release | 16 October, 2003 at 0:00

Environmental NGOs welcome the new figures about the cost of the proposed new chemicals policy (REACH) presented today by the Commission to the chemicals industry, member states and environmental NGOs. According to the impact assessment (1),...

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...

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,...

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...

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 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,...

President Putin, 'Wake Up and Face Reality!'

Press release | 3 October, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomed the conclusions of the World Climate Change Conference, which reaffirmed the human role in global climate change, despite numerous attempts by various climate skeptics to undermine the process, and some highly unusual...

President Putin, the planet needs Kyoto

Press release | 29 September, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace today highlighted Russian president Vladimir Putin's missed opportunity to make history by not announcing when Russia will ratify the Kyoto Protocol. Putin was addressing participants in the 2003 World Climate Change Conference held in...

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