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Survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster won Goldman Environmental Prize

Press release | 19 April, 2004 at 0:00

Two women survivors from the world's worst industrial disaster -the Bhopal gas tragedy- have won one of the most prestigious international environmental awards. Dubbed the "Nobel Prize for the Environment", the Goldman Environmental Prize (1) was...

Greenpeace steps up global campaign against GE soya and GE food

Press release | 16 April, 2004 at 0:00

Two days before new European Union rules on labelling and traceability of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) come into effect, international environmental group Greenpeace announced that it was stepping up its campaign against the spread of...

Tests reveal Disney childrenswear contains hazardous chemicals

Press release | 15 April, 2004 at 0:00

A Greenpeace report published today shows that chemicals that may present a long-term hazard to human health are present in Disney childrenswear. Disney garments, including T-shirts, pyjamas and underwear, were bought in retail outlets in 19...

Styx campaign shifts from tree-sit to ballot box

Press release | 7 April, 2004 at 0:00

Following the success of the first stage of their international campaign, Greenpeace and The Wilderness Society today began dismantling the Global Rescue Station in the Styx Valley, Tasmania, shifting the focus from the tree-sit to the ballot...

IMO puts marine protection above industry interests

Press release | 2 April, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the United Nations' International Maritime Organisation (IMO) decision to designate the Baltic sea as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area, as proposed by all the countries bordering the Baltic Sea with the exception of the...

Dirty shipping interests move to scupper IMO plans to protect marine environment

Press release | 29 March, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace today called upon member states of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to stand firm and resist a move by the Russian Federation, Panama and Liberia intended to block a proposal to protect vulnerable habitats in the Baltic...

Exxon Valdez disaster- an ongoing history of lies

Press release | 24 March, 2004 at 0:00

On the 15th anniversary of the devastating Exxon Valdez oil spill, which saw 11 million gallons of oil being spilled into a pristine wilderness area in Alaska, Greenpeace demands that US oil giant ExxonMobil comes clean about the true state of...

Greenpeace occupies timber ship in Belgium in bid to save orang-utans and tigers from...

Press release | 19 March, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace today demanded that the Belgian Government seize a huge cargo ship in the port of Antwerp loaded with timber from Indonesia's rainforests where logging is threatening the survival of orang-utans and tigers. Greenpeace boarded the ship...

Study reveals risk of accident or terrorist attack on France's plutonium route

Press release | 3 March, 2004 at 0:00

Major failures in security arrangements for transports of weapons-usable plutonium across France pose an enormous environmental and health hazard, according to a study commissioned by Greenpeace International released today. The study reveals...

Greenpeace challenges nuclear authorities worldwide to review safety of all reactors

Press release | 2 March, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace Is calling on all nuclear safety authorities around the world to urgently review the safety of their reactors and to close the most vulnerable following the leak of a confidential German document, which shows no single nuclear reactor...

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