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The Pasterze Glacier in the Austrian Alps

Image | 1 April, 1900 at 3:00

The Pasterze Glacier in the Austrian Alps, provides water that flows into the Danube basin, home to 83 million people. United Nations scientists have found that the European Alps lost half of the original ice volume since 1850.

Equatorial glaciers rapidly retreating

Image | 1 April, 1906 at 3:00

The Orubare Glacier (or Elena Glacier) covers a face of Uganda's Mount Rwenzori on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 1906 this glacier was in one solid piece. Equatorial glaciers are rare and this legendary African glacier on...

Grinnell Glacier in the USA's Glacier National Park

Image | 1 April, 1914 at 3:00

Grinnell Glacier in the USA's Glacier National Park flows into the semi-arid high plains through the St Marys and South Saskatchewan Rivers through Canada Hudson's Bay.

"Blomstrandbreen" Glacier in Svalbard, 1922

Image | 1 April, 1922 at 3:00

View of the "Blomstrandbreen" Glacier in Svalbard in 1922

"Frozen Tears" glacier has retreated 1500 metres since 1860

Image | 1 April, 1939 at 3:00

The Maori call New Zealand's Franz Josef glacier Ka Roimato or "Frozen Tears", after a tale of doomed lovers. This very dynamic glacier it has retreated 1500 metres since scientific observations began in 1860.

The original viewpoint taken at the HPS31

Image | 1 April, 1954 at 2:00

The original viewpoint taken at the HPS31 glacier fifty years ago.

Imja Glacier in the Himalayan Khumbu Range of Eastern Nepal

Image | 1 April, 1961 at 3:00

The Imja Glacier in the Himalayan Khumbu Range of Eastern Nepal, southeast of Mount Everest. This glacier is retreating at nearly 10 metres per year.

Sacred Mountains of the Inca civilisation disappearing

Image | 1 April, 1978 at 3:00

The Qori Kalis Glacier is the largest ice outlet from the Quelccaya Ice Cap which tops the Cordillera Vilcanota in southeast corner of Peru. They are the Sacred Mountains of Inca civilisation. The ice cap itself has shrunk by at least 20 percent...

'Test' protest

Image | 23 January, 1981 at 2:00

In response to the arrival of a "test" oil tanker as part of plans to construct an oil terminal, Greenpeace runs a "test" protest. The terminal was subsequently cancelled.

GP activists under barrel dump platfrom GEM

Image | 1 July, 1981 at 3:00

GP activists under barrel dump platfrom GEM preventing nuclear dumping.

Children awaiting cremation

Image | 3 December, 1984 at 2:00

Children awaiting cremation. A crowd watches as a man pastes identification labels onto dead children's foreheads. So many thousands had died so suddenly that these sorts of drastic measures were necessary to identify and document as many bodies...

Man carries the body of his wife past the

Image | 3 December, 1984 at 2:00

Man carries the body of his wife past the deserted Union Carbide factory, the source of the toxic gas that killed her the night before.

The morning after

Image | 3 December, 1984 at 2:00

The morning after. Survivors of the disaster stand in front of the Union Carbide factory one day after the lethal gas leak. Their eyes and lungs have been badly damaged by exposure to the gas.

Mass cremations were held alongside the communal

Image | 4 December, 1984 at 2:00

Mass cremations were held alongside the communal graves. "The bodies were strewn all over and the stench of death was overpowering," recalls 76-year old Amar Chand Ajmera, a social worker. "I remember, we cremated more than 2,000 bodies in a day."

Burial of young Leela

Image | 4 December, 1984 at 2:00

Burial of young Leela. Had her body not been recognised and claimed, she would have joined thousands of others on the mass cremation pyres.

Burial of an unknown child

Image | 4 December, 1984 at 2:00

Burial of an unknown child. This unknown child has become the icon of the world's worst industrial disaster, caused by the US multinational chemical company, Union Carbide.

Lone survivor

Image | 5 December, 1984 at 2:00

Lone survivor. This elderly woman was badly injured when exposed to the poisonous gas, but survived. Everyone else in her family died.

File photo: Greenpeace survey of oil pollution

Image | 1 January, 1989 at 2:00

File photo: Greenpeace survey of oil pollution from a spill in Alaska.

Sea otter at rehabilitation centre in Valdez

Image | 30 March, 1989 at 2:00

Sea otter at rehabilitation centre in Valdez after Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Sea otter at rehabilitation centre in Valdez

Image | 30 March, 1989 at 2:00

Sea otter at rehabilitation centre in Valdez after Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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