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Raining chemicals?

Feature story | 28 May, 2003 at 2:00

To most people, it is the pure sweet refreshing act of nature that sometimes soaks you when you least expect it but always washes away the dirt and refreshes the landscape. But along with the rain comes some nasty chemicals where you would least...

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...

Exposing toxic trade in disguise

Feature story | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

During June four representatives from ship breaking yards in India and Bangladesh are touring through Europe. They aim to present the impact of the current polluting practices at the breaking yards to ship owners and discuss working towards a...

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...

Dirty Disney revealed by hazardous chemicals in products

Feature story | 15 April, 2004 at 2:00

Disney is famous for its lovable cartoon characters seen on our screens and in wide range of products found in homes worldwide. What isn't so famous is the fact that some of those products for babies and children contain toxic chemicals hazardous...

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...

Chemical consumers?

Feature story | 30 April, 2003 at 2:00 1 comment

Maybe you live in a nice house, with a sparkling bathroom, comfy carpet, air that smells of alpine meadows and lovely polished surfaces? Well next time you buy polish, shampoo, detergent, toys for your kids or a new television you could also be...

Take the message direct to Dow Chemical

Feature story | 22 January, 2003 at 1:00

Despite having received over 15,000 emails and many thousands of postcards and letters urging them to clean up their mess in Bhopal, India, Dow Chemical is continuing to ignore growing public outcry. We want that to change today and that is why...

Dow refuses to take back its waste

Feature story | 7 January, 2003 at 1:00

Activists from the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal wanted to give something back to Dow today: a few barrels of the waste the chemical giant refuses to clean up. Dow's response: arrests of over twenty activists.

How low can Dow go?

Feature story | 23 December, 2002 at 1:00

In a stunning example of corporate insensibility, Dow Chemical, the world´s largest chemical company, and new owner of Union Carbide, is to sue survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal, India. While the site of the disaster lies...

Dow gets what it deserves

Feature story | 2 December, 2002 at 1:00

Eighteen years is a long time to wait for anything. If you are waiting for the day your drinking water is free of poisons, a time when you have more than a few dollars compensation to help relieve the pain of chronic illnesses and an environment...

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.

Buenos Aires has become the first city in South America to ban the toxic menace of...

Feature story | 21 February, 2002 at 1:00

Buenos Aires has become the first city in South America to ban the toxic menace of medical waste incineration.

Green my (Big) Apple

Feature story | 15 December, 2006 at 17:58

'Tis the season for stockings stuffed with ipods, and Macs nestled under the tree. But this holiday Steve Jobs has the chance to play Santa by making Apple green.

Electronics companies race to be greener

Feature story | 6 December, 2006 at 1:00

Acer and Lenovo are the latest of the top computer makers to commit to stop using the worst toxic chemicals in their products. Along with Motorola these companies are the biggest movers in the latest version of our Guide to Greener Electronics.

Building a Clean, Sustainable Future

Feature story | 6 April, 2004 at 2:00

A large part of our work is exposing environmental crimes and confronting environmental criminals with the consequences of their actions. However we are not just about whizzing around the high seas in inflatables chasing whaling ships and oil...

Dodgy deals and irresponsible care

Feature story | 16 March, 2004 at 1:00

A recently leaked document has revealed the secret plans of the American Chemistry Council to trash anti-pollution laws in California. The internal memo, a proposal from PR firm Nichols-Dezenhall, outlines tactics such as the creation of phoney...

Picnics! Pool Parties! Toxins?

Feature story | 19 July, 2002 at 2:00

Summer has hit the north, so start up the grill and bring out the picnic gear. But watch out, some of your favourite tablecloths, beverage containers and lawn furniture from the Martha Stewart Everyday line could be PVC. PVC (polyvinyl chloride...

The scent of chemicals

Feature story | 10 February, 2005 at 1:00

When you buy a gift for a loved one you don't expect that it might come with a dose of harmful chemicals. But if you are buying certain perfumes this Valentine's day that's exactly what you'll get.

Dioxin - Closer than you think!

Feature story | 20 December, 2004 at 1:00

The deadly chemical dioxin has hit the headlines with the alledged poisoning of Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yuschenko. What doesn't often make the news is the fact that dioxin pollution is far more widespread than political poisonings.

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...

Climate chaos misery

Feature story | 15 August, 2002 at 2:00

Eastern Europe under water, continent wide smog clouds in Asia, both floods and droughts in India and China, heat waves in Canada, the US and Australia. Is this a taste of a warmer world where our insatiable desire for fossil fuels causes the...

Norway exports toxic whale blubber to Iceland

Feature story | 16 July, 2002 at 2:00

This deadly delicacy is not only being exported in spite of an international ban on the trade of whale products, the contaminated blubber poses a serious health risk to the Icelandic people. But international and neighbourly responsibility are...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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)...

Greener Electronics – Major companies fail to show climate leadership

Feature story | 24 November, 2008 at 1:00

The latest edition of our Guide to Greener Electronics has revealed that very few firms are showing true climate leadership. Despite many green claims, major companies like Dell, Microsoft, Lenovo, LG, Samsung and Apple are failing to support the...

Dell promises greener computers but users want more

Feature story | 26 June, 2006 at 2:00

Dell has become the latest company to promise to remove the worst toxic chemicals from it products, closely following the move of its rival HP. Both companies have been pressured by us to make their products greener and help tackle the growing...

Samsung cleans up

Feature story | 17 June, 2004 at 2:00

Consumer power scored another victory recently with the announcement from electronics giant Samsung that it plans to phase out hazardous chemicals in its products. Seeing its brand-name products graded red - as containing hazardous chemicals - on...

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