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A Present for Life

Publication | 8 September, 2005 at 2:00

Hazardous chemicals that are used in everyday household products end up in the bodies of unborn children via the mother.This study, conducted for Greenpeace and WWFUK by TNO, analysed blood samples donated by a number of women and confirmed that...

Tests reveal Disney childrenswear contains hazardous chemicals

Press release | 15 April, 2004 at 2:00

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...

HP, Lenovo and Dell still on the toxic stuff

Feature story | 31 March, 2009 at 2:00

We're giving HP, Lenovo and Dell a penalty point in our updated Guide to Greener Electronics, for breaking their promises to phase-out toxic chemicals in 2009. Of the world's five top PC makers, only Apple is truly kicking the habit. Meanwhile...

Protecting us from the worst chemicals? Delay and indecision from the Prodi Commission

Press release | 7 May, 2003 at 2:00

Today, the Prodi Commission failed to endorse the principles for a new EU chemicals policy that had been presented by Commissioners Wallström and Liikanen. Environmental NGOs blame the Commission President for failing to take leadership for what...

Bon voyage, mercury waste

Feature story | 23 May, 2003 at 2:00

A container ship currently heading from southern India to the US represents a small victory in the fight against corporate crime across the globe. The ship is carrying 320 tonnes of toxic mercury contaminated waste which comes from a closed plant...

Indian authorities brand 'Clemenceau' illegal transport

Press release | 6 January, 2006 at 1:00

Today the Indian Supreme Court Monitoring Committee (SCMC) branded the French naval aircraft carrier, the Clemenceau, which is being towed to India for scrapping, as an illegal transport due to the hazardous materials, including 500 tonnes of...

Greenpeace calls on France not to scrap deadly Clemenceau in India

Press release | 12 December, 2005 at 1:00

Four Greenpeace climbers today successfully climbed to top of the loading crane at the Port of Toulon, where the Clemenceau, a French Navy air carrier is berthed and preparing to depart to India where it will be finally dismantled. Three other...

Greenpeace joins Global Day of Action Against Corporate Crimes to Commemorate 19th...

Press release | 3 December, 2003 at 1:00

On the 19th anniversary of the world's worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984, Greenpeace and the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB), held a global day of action against corporate crimes. The protests, in 16...

Survivors of worst chemical disaster confront industry executives

Press release | 8 May, 2003 at 2:00

Eight days into an indefinite hunger strike, two women survivors of the world's worst chemical disaster in Bhopal, India brought the disaster home to top executives of Dow Chemical, Union Carbide's new owners. The survivors addressed...

HP, Lenovo and Dell penalised for breaking green IT promises

Feature story | 1 July, 2009 at 2:00

We're giving HP, Lenovo and Dell--the world's biggest PC makers--a penalty point in our updated Guide to Greener Electronics, for backtracking on their commitments to eliminate PVC plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from their...

Cutting edge contamination

Feature story | 8 February, 2007 at 1:00

The electronics industry is often considered a 'clean' industry. But sleek shiny gadgets hide a darker side of the industry. Our new report 'Cutting Edge Contamination' exposes that some of the electronics industries' biggest brands, and their...

Bhopal: Lessons from history

Feature story | 22 November, 2002 at 1:00

India is the second most populous nation on earth and much of the population is under the age of 18. Greenpeace is relatively new to India and a large part of our work here is raising awareness with the younger generation of environmental...

Dow's fashion show visited by Bhopal survivors

Feature story | 21 September, 2004 at 2:00

At the opening of the Premier Vision textile exhibition in Paris, activists dressed in black t-shirts - each one revealing the faces of Bhopal victims - confronted Dow Chemical as the company presented its new fibre, XLA. Dow Chemical is...

Why climb a 700 foot smokestack?

Feature story | 23 June, 2004 at 2:00

The Bush administration has trashed US clean air laws by allowing power stations to install new equipment without adding pollution controls, and permitting coal-fired power plants to continue to release tons of mercury. This dirty energy also...

A slow motion chemical disaster

Feature story | 22 August, 2003 at 2:00

Agent Orange should be a cautionary tale from the past. Containing some of the most toxic chemicals known to man it was sprayed it over huge areas - creating a toxic legacy for those people exposed. The Spolana factory in the Czech Republic...

Hungry for justice

Feature story | 8 May, 2003 at 2:00

Eight days into an indefinite hunger strike, two survivors of the world's worst chemical disaster in Bhopal, India brought the disaster home to top executives of Dow Chemical. The survivors addressed shareholders and leadership at Dow's Annual...

Cement giant pollutes Lebanese coast

Feature story | 14 January, 2003 at 1:00

Another oil spill, slick black waters, dead birds, local fishermen's livelihoods ruined. However this spill was not caused by the usual suspects of shady operators running rusting tankers. This spill was cause by the world's biggest cement...

See you in India...

Feature story | 16 September, 2002 at 2:00

The trade in toxic waste is outlawed in many countries. However this trade still continues away from the public gaze or under another name. We teamed up with internet activists to expose a common form of toxic waste trade.

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