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Breakthrough for EU consumers as toxic chemical banned in textile imports

Press release | 22 July, 2015 at 10:17

Brussels, 22 July, 2015 – In a landmark decision, EU member states unanimously agreed to ban a toxic chemical from its clothing imports, closing a trade loophole that previously put the health of its citizens and environment at risk.

Greenpeace investigation exposes failure of Fukushima decontamination program

Press release | 21 July, 2015 at 10:38

Tokyo, 21 July, 2015 – Radioactive contamination in the forests and land of Iitate district in Fukushima prefecture is so widespread and at such a high level that it will be impossible for people to safely return to their homes, a Greenpeace...

Rainbow Warrior marks 30th anniversary of bombing with action to save the Great...

Press release | 10 July, 2015 at 13:47

Sydney, Australia, 10 July, 2015 - Greenpeace activists from the flagship Rainbow Warrior today took action against the mass of coal ships in Australian waters, waiting to export climate change worldwide.

Coal and coral don't mix - the Great Barrier Reef is still in danger

Press release | 1 July, 2015 at 14:53

Bonn, Germany, 1 July, 2015 - Greenpeace has warned that until the threat from coal and climate change is removed, the Great Barrier Reef remains in danger.

Activists protest above Spanish Parliament against new 'Gag Laws'

Press release | 30 June, 2015 at 12:35


Greenpeace activists stop sales at all Shell petrol stations in Zurich

Press release | 30 June, 2015 at 11:59

Zurich, 30 June, 2015 - In the early hours of this morning, around 85 Greenpeace activists blocked all Shell’s fuel stations in Zurich. The protest is part of a global campaign seeking to challenge Shell’s controversial plans to drill in the...

The message from millions: Save the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 28 June, 2015 at 20:43

Bonn, Germany, 28 June, 2015 – The Chair of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO was today urged by Greenpeace to not let the Australian government destroy the Great Barrier Reef.

Why the Pope's encyclical on the environment should speed up the end of the...

Press release | 18 June, 2015 at 11:32

Rome, 18 June, 2015 - Reacting to the Pope's encyclical on the environment, Greenpeace International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo, said:

Greenpeace US activists block Shell’s Alaska-bound oil rig

Press release | 15 June, 2015 at 16:01

Seattle, 15 June, 2015 - Thirteen activists in kayaks have intercepted Shell's drilling rig, the Polar Pioneer, in Seattle's Puget Sound as the rig prepared to depart for the Arctic. The Greenpeace US activists have secured themselves together to...

People from the Philippines and Pacific Island nations sign declaration to hold big...

Press release | 12 June, 2015 at 21:00

Clarification: we have edited this release after it was issued. The original was open to misrepresentation to give the impression that the Climate Justice Declaration had been signed by the President of Vanuatu rather than that he was present at...

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