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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...

UK Government in international court over plutonium plant

Press release | 9 June, 2003 at 0:00

The UK Government will appear in an international arbitration court from tomorrow charged with violating the United Nations Law of the Sea over its decision to open the plutonium plant operated by state-owned company British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL)...

British Government in international court over plutonium plant

Press release | 9 June, 2003 at 0:00

The UK Government will appear in an international arbitration court from tomorrow charged with violating the United Nations Law of the Sea over its decision to open the plutonium plant operated by state-owned company British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL)...

Brazilian government acts to stop mahogany illegalities

Press release | 6 June, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace today welcomed Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's announcement of the first environmental measure of his government. The Brazilian leader has highlighted the urgent need for protection of two the world's most treasured...

Greenpeace Quarantines Genetically Engineered Wheat in Canada

Press release | 5 June, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace took action this morning to prevent commercialisation of genetically engineered (GE) wheat in Canada. Greenpeace volunteers have quarantined the Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) Research Farm in Morden, Manitoba. Four activists...

Greenpeace highlights forest crimes in Europe

Press release | 4 June, 2003 at 0:00

In London today, Greenpeace volunteers occupied the construction site of the new Home Office Headquarters to highlight UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's breach of commitment to using timber from legal and sustainable sources. The site was declared...

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