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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Ship ruled toxic waste

Feature story | 19 June, 2002 at 2:00

Today the highest court in the Netherlands ruled that a ship containing asbestos, heavy metals and other toxic material should be classified as toxic waste.

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...

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...

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...

Carbide Criminal found

Feature story | 29 August, 2002 at 2:00

Warren Anderson, former Union Carbide CEO at the time of the world's worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, India in 1984, has been found living a life of luxury in New York State. He is wanted in India to face charges of culpable homicide over...

Ship-Breaking Explosion Kills Six Workers

Press release | 25 February, 2003 at 1:00

 

Toxic Technology contaminates e-waste recycling yards in China and India

Press release | 17 August, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace International today released a report of its’ scientific investigations into the hazardous chemicals found in the scrap yards where electronic waste is recycled in China and India. The results from analysing the dust from workshops, as...

Spain's sinking hazardous ship

Feature story | 9 September, 2004 at 2:00

A four-year-old scandal involving the MV Ulla, a vessel carrying hazardous waste from Spain, finally came to a head on Monday outside the Turkish port of Iskenderun, where the vessel sank taking 2000 tons of hazardous waste with it.

Plastics industry loses out

Feature story | 20 February, 2003 at 1:00

Many companies, when challenged by us, seek to silence questions through the court rather than provide answers. Production and use of the plastic, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is harmful to people and the environment in many ways. Two of Europe's...

Greenpeace applauded the UK Government’s decision announced today to refuse...

Feature story | 23 May, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace applauded the UK Government’s decision announced today to refuse permission on environmental grounds for a massive expansion of the Edmonton incinerator in North London.

French toxic ship to be sent back following court decision

Press release | 15 November, 2002 at 1:00

 

DOW denies media reports on Bhopal responsibility

Press release | 3 December, 2004 at 1:00

Dow Chemical has not accepted full responsibility for the Bhopal disaster in India. The US multinational denied media reports today that it would liquefy Union Carbide, spend 12 billion USD on cleaning up the contaminated factory site, and...

Greenpeace exposes hidden poisons in our homes

Press release | 30 April, 2003 at 2:00

The Bhopal Legacy - Toxic contaminants at the former Union Carbide factory site...

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 1:00

Research into toxic contaminants at the former Union Carbide factory site, Bhopal, India, 15 years after the Bhopal accident.

Greenpeace calls on Dow to end Bhopal tragedy

Press release | 6 November, 2002 at 1:00

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Justice for the environment as French Government takes back the Clemenceau

Press release | 15 February, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace today celebrated President Jacques Chirac’s decision to call back the decommissioned toxic aircraft carrier, the Clemenceau, to France from its journey to the ship-breaking yards in Alang, India.

Clemenceau still waiting for permission

Press release | 13 January, 2006 at 1:00

The Suez Canal harbour authorities have confirmed with Greenpeace that permission for passage through the channel has still not been granted to the French aircraft carrier – the Clemenceau.

Egyptian authorities threaten return of Clemenceau to France

Press release | 12 January, 2006 at 1:00

While Greenpeace continues to occupy the decommissioned French aircraft carrier, Clemenceau, the Egyptian Government has made it clear that unless the ship complies with strict international regulations regarding on board toxic material it will...

Greenpeace stops Clemenceau leaving European territory

Press release | 12 January, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists today intercepted and boarded the French aircraft carrier, the Clemenceau, raising the stakes in the international row over the decommissioning of the Clemenceau, which has been sent to India for decommissioning despite...

British ships sent to India for scrap while US ghost fleet denied entry to UK

Press release | 12 November, 2003 at 1:00

As the British government continues to refuse permits for scrapping the first of the controversial US navy "ghost ships" which arrive in the UK today, Greenpeace has uncovered British vessels being shipped to India - contravening international...

Green gadgets - The search continues

Feature story | 8 January, 2009 at 1:00

The latest survey of greener electronics products has revealed that the greenest consumer electronic products on the market today may have a smaller environmental footprint than those sold a year ago, but the industry still has a way to go before...

LG takes up the toxic tech challenge

Feature story | 17 August, 2005 at 2:00

"Life's Good" might be the LG motto (LG is an electronics company) but life just got a whole lot better for the planet after LG announced that they are committing to eliminating toxic chemicals from their entire consumer electronics range.

Going to jail for clean air?

Feature story | 3 February, 2005 at 1:00

In June 2004, protestors climbed a 700-foot smokestack in Pennsylvania to bring attention to the dangers of a dirty coal power plant and US President Bush's polluting energy plan. They took this bold, peaceful action to help keep communities...

Hero for the planet

Feature story | 14 April, 2003 at 2:00 1 comment

Dubbed the Nobel Prize for the Environment, the Goldman Environmental Prize is being awarded to Von Hernandez, Greenpeace's Toxic's campaigner from the Philippines. Von has fought for years to stop the spread of incinerators and other polluting...

Bond reduced, Rainbow Warrior free

Feature story | 4 July, 2003 at 2:00

Supporters in 14 cities around the world protested in front of Spanish embassies. Over 30,000 cyberactivists sent emails to the Spanish government asking for the ship's release. Even rock stars and politicians offered their help. The result: ...

Rock star, politicians, activists rally for RW

Feature story | 3 July, 2003 at 2:00

Rock star Chrissie Hynde (of The Pretenders fame) hoisted a fifteen metre banner over the stage and invited the audience in Valencia to meet her at the Rainbow Warrior. Representatives of the local socialist party joined her on board, presenting...

Nature reserve or scrap yard?

Feature story | 10 April, 2003 at 2:00

The little known west African state of Guinea Bissau, sandwiched between Senegal and Guinea, includes the Bijagos Archipelagos. The islands are home to a huge range of wildlife and are an internationally recognised wildlife reserve and important...

A timely reminder

Feature story | 2 September, 2002 at 2:00

Dow Chemicals plant in Mumbai, India, the Earth Summit and the voice of the people.

Will 4.3 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones end up in the trash?

Blog entry by Jude Lee | 1 November, 2016 3 comments

Right now Samsung is considering dumping 4.3 million brand new Galaxy Note 7 phones following nearly 100 cases of exploding phones around the world . That is equivalent to almost 730,000 kilograms of hi-spec technology! While Samsung...

Oil tanker phase out threatens Asian workers and environment

Press release | 4 April, 2005 at 2:00

4 April, 2005 Amsterdam - A worldwide ban on single hulled oil tankers that enters into force tomorrow (1) threatens to dump thousands of toxic ships on Asian and Turkish beaches. Workers in India, China and Turkey break up European vessels in...

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...

Shipping company calls for international mandatory regulation to stop deadly effects...

Press release | 10 June, 2003 at 2:00

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...

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