2004 Press Releases

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Amazon deforestation much worse than announced by Government

Press release | 2 December, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today claimed that Amazon deforestation levels for the period August 2003-August 2004 are much higher than the indicative figures released by the Brazilian Government and may be a new record. According to the Government, deforestation...

20 years are more than enough: justice must be served in Bhopal

Press release | 2 December, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists around the world are remembering the world's worst industrial disaster, twenty years after a toxic gas leak killed and maimed thousands in the Indian city of Bhopal (1). Bearing candles and photos of people stricken by the...

Swiss Attorney General investigates charges against timber giant Danzer Group

Press release | 24 November, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today presented a second report on the Swiss-German Danzer Group exposing additional evidence of their unscrupulous business activities. The Group are suspected of forging official documents and carrying out business dealings with an...

Greenpeace challenges the United Nations at historic General Assembly address

Press release | 16 November, 2004 at 1:00

The international environmental group Greenpeace made an historic address to the United Nations General Assembly today and challenged the world’s governments to safeguard the future of the oceans.

United Nations General Assembly fails to protect Deep Sea Life

Press release | 16 November, 2004 at 1:00

Deep sea life will not get the protection it needs from the United Nations today, despite calls from thousands of scientists, million of environmentalists and numerous countries attending today's United Nations General Assembly debate.

Occupied bottom trawler forces Greenpeace activists overboard

Press release | 13 November, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists from the MV Esperanza were today thrown overboard by an EU fishing vessel setting its destructive bottom trawling nets in the high seas.

Greenpeace halts deep sea destruction – the net result of bottom trawling

Press release | 12 November, 2004 at 1:00

Activists from the Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, have stopped an EU bottom trawling vessel from operating on the high seas of the North Atlantic.

18 years of whaling and no science or fish to show for it

Press release | 12 November, 2004 at 1:00

Japan's 'research' whaling fleet has gone to the Antarctic again today, to discover if whales really do eat fish!

Major win for the Amazon and local communities

Press release | 9 November, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today enthusiastically welcomed the signing of two official decrees by Brazilian President, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, creating extractive reserves (RESEX) in the Brazilian Amazon.

International experts call for immediate clean up of Bhopal

Press release | 4 November, 2004 at 1:00

In the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the worst industrial disaster in history, an independent team of experts (1) today presented recommendations for a clean up operation of the contaminated Union Carbide (UC) site in Bhopal that could be...

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