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US plutonium shipment arrives in France, increasing global nuclear weapons...

Press release | 6 October, 2004 at 0:00

Despite growing public and political concern about nuclear proliferation, one of two lightly armed UK-flagged commercial nuclear cargo ship - Pacific Pintail - arrived in Cherbourg today. French nuclear company Areva have stated to the press that...

Illegal Ramin trade continues to Singapore and Malaysia:

Press release | 6 October, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace today revealed new evidence of the criminal smuggling of Ramin timber from Indonesia to Malaysia and Singapore and its threat on the survival of the Orang-utan and Sumatran Tiger. Greenpeace's flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, is in...

Greenpeace demands Malaysian government to stop criminal Ramin trade

Press release | 6 October, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today chained themselves to the gates of the Malaysian embassy demanding that country's government to take a firm public stance against the laundering and global trade of Ramin timber at the international meeting of...

Hidden Depths and Hidden Dangers In Earth's Last Wilderness

Press release | 5 October, 2004 at 0:00

The destruction of ancient marine ecosystems, giant squid, snot eels, the possible extinction of species and whole habitats crushed under giant machinery - not the latest science fiction movie, but scientific fact.

Greenpeace activists block road to be used by US nuclear convoy

Press release | 5 October, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today blocked the road to be used for transporting 140 kilograms of U.S. weapons plutonium after its imminent arrival in France. A truck was bolted and secured to the main road (D901) between the Cherbourg military port and...

Nuclear industry attempt to ban Greenpeace protest against plutonium shipment

Press release | 4 October, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace has been summoned to appear in the Cherbourg Court tomorrow, where it will face a request by Areva, through its subsidiary Cogema, and British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL), for an injunction preventing it from approaching within 300m of...

Round the world winner arrested in Cherbourg military dock during US nuclear shipment...

Press release | 3 October, 2004 at 0:00

Eugene Riguidel, one of France's most famous sailors and a member of the Atlantic Nuclear Free Flotilla, has been arrested for sailing his boat into the military zone of Cherbourg harbour today. Riguidel was detained while he was peacefully...

The future of the world's species at the mercy of trade if governments fail to act

Press release | 2 October, 2004 at 0:00

Ahead of today's opening of the 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES), Greenpeace reminds delegates of their task to safeguard the future of the world’s wildlife.

Russian Government gives green light to climate change treaty

Press release | 30 September, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomed the news that the Russian Government has given the green light to the climate change treaty, the Kyoto Protocol today (1).

Greenpeace ship arrives in France ahead of U.S. weapons plutonium transport

Press release | 27 September, 2004 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza has arrived at the French port of Cherbourg, where it will await the arrival of a weapons-grade plutonium shipment from the United States (1). The Esperanza will support the Atlantic Nuclear Free Flotilla yachts,...

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