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European Commission takes on dirty shipping industry

Press release | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace welcomed today's announcement by EU Commissioner for the Environment, Margot Wallstrom, that the European Commission will act to make sure the shipping industry cleans its ships of hazardous materials before exporting them to Asia for...

Iceland, Greenpeace, and whales

Feature story | 25 September, 2003 at 2:00

The recent Rainbow Warrior tour of Iceland was not the first time Greenpeace has tangled, or indeed occasionally tangoed, with Iceland on environmental issues. Rémi Parmentier was onboard the maiden voyage of the original Rainbow Warrior on our...

The front line of environmental crime

Feature story | 27 November, 2003 at 1:00

While we were battling in the rarefied, elite corridors of power at a UN meeting to maintain a voice for protection rather than exploitation of the oceans, our flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, was at the sharp end of environmental exploitation -...

France reclaims toxic ship

Feature story | 27 October, 2003 at 1:00

After being caught illegally exporting ships containing hazardous waste to Turkey, the French military has seized a former french aircraft carrier they had sold for scrapping. This high seas tale exposes again the underhand tactics and cost...

Deadly cost of shipbreaking

Feature story | 15 July, 2003 at 2:00

Politicians deciding on rules for scrapping old ships got a timely reminder when a sculpture, made from the remains of ships taken from Indian shipbreaking yards, was delivered to delegates attending the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)...

Deadly asbestos exported to Asia

Feature story | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

Asbestos is cleaned from buildings in Europe because of the hazards to human health. But Europe still exports asbestos to Asia in the form of old ships full of hazardous waste which are scrapped on beaches by unprotected workers. We are acting to...

US plans to dump toxic navy ships on poor countries

Feature story | 11 December, 2002 at 1:00

It's a logical premise - industrialised nations should not dump their waste on developing countries. Developing countries have enough problems, they don't need toxic and hazardous wastes dumped on them as well. But logic is not a word that is...

New report shows 2006 was worst year ever for contamination of crops by rogue...

Press release | 19 February, 2007 at 10:56

The huge and growing burden of contamination of non-GE crops by genetically engineered variants is highlighted today, as Greenpeace and GeneWatch publish “The GM contamination register report”, which provides a detailed overview of the...

Electronic Companies Race for Top Spot in Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Press release | 6 December, 2006 at 10:34

There are encouraging signs that electronic goods such as PCs and mobile phones could become ‘greener’, according to the latest review of electronics manufacturers’ policies published by Greenpeace today. The latest version of the Greenpeace...

Industry scuttles progress on safe ship disposal

Press release | 17 February, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace and the Basel Action Network (BAN) condemned the special joint United Nations meeting (1) on shipbreaking as an utter failure today. The meeting was hijacked by the shipping industry interests throughout, blocking any attempts to clean...

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