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Violence, Murder and Slavery; the true picture of Amazon destruction revealed

Press release | 3 November, 2003 at 0:00

For the first time, the secret face of Amazon destruction and the names of those behind it is revealed in a report published today by Greenpeace. It exposes an alarming picture of land invasions by powerful loggers and cattle ranchers. The report...

Solar industry ready to take off

Press release | 24 October, 2003 at 0:00

According to a report launched by Greenpeace and the European Solar Thermal Power Industry Association (ESTIA) today, the solar thermal industry is capable of becoming dynamic, innovative, sustainable and worth €7.6 billion Euros by 2020. The...

'Gender bending' chemicals found in children's bodies and consumer products

Press release | 20 October, 2003 at 0:00

'Gender bending' and other chemicals that can damage reproductive organs, interfere with growth and development and damage the immune system have been found contaminating children even while they are still in the womb, according to a report...

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...

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