2004 Press Releases

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Alien VS. Predator

Press release | 1 November, 2004 at 1:00

Alien-like species of the deep are being destroyed by EU bottom trawlers despite pledges to protect them. At a press conference in Dublin today dozens of mysterious creatures from the deep ocean, including green-eyed sharks, spider crabs and blob...

Obsolete toxic ship dumping to be controlled

Press release | 29 October, 2004 at 2:00

The global trade in toxic ships for scrap was dealt a serious blow today in Geneva when the Basel Convention affirmed that ships can be considered toxic waste under international law and that its 163 signatories must control the export of ships...

Greenpeace activists board EU trawler on third day of high seas action

Press release | 27 October, 2004 at 2:00

Activists from Greenpeace International today climbed onto the nets of a European Union bottom trawling vessel in the North Atlantic while she attempted to land her destructive haul, as part of an ongoing protest against deep sea destruction and...

International Energy Agency's world energy outlook runs out of control

Press release | 26 October, 2004 at 2:00

Amsterdam, October 26th 2004 -- Greenpeace today criticized the International Energy Agency (IEA) to fail to properly assess the world's energy trends for the next decades in its "World Energy Outlook 2004" which was presented today. The IEA...

How much more evidence does the United Nations need?

Press release | 25 October, 2004 at 2:00

Black-fleshed, luminous green-eyed sharks from the depths of the ocean lie dead on the deck of the Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza, yet another example of the failure of nations to protect deep sea life.

Vodka today for Monday we go to work on the climate

Press release | 22 October, 2004 at 2:00

In a long awaited and much heralded move, the Russian Parliament, the Duma, voted today to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. Russian ratification pushes this global climate protection agreement over the threshold required to become international law.

EU fleet exposed destroying deep sea life as UN meets to discuss protection

Press release | 18 October, 2004 at 2:00

North Atlantic Ocean, 18 October 2004 -- The needless destruction of the high seas was exposed by Greenpeace this morning, after documenting a EU bottom trawler operating in the North Atlantic.

World Food Day - Threat of GE rice looms

Press release | 15 October, 2004 at 2:00

The possible commercialisation of genetically engineered rice (GE) in China next year is a serious threat to the food safety of the world’s most populous nation, Greenpeace warned today, on the eve of World Food Day.

CITES ends, real work begins

Press release | 14 October, 2004 at 2:00

As the 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (1) drew to a close, Greenpeace congratulated the delegates on the major steps taken to regulate trade of commercially valuable species. According to Greenpeace the hard work is just...

UK Government's Chief Scientific Advisor sounds alarm on climate change and calls on...

Press release | 12 October, 2004 at 2:00

Commenting on the speech on climate change by the UK's chief scientific advisor, Sir David King, at the 3rd Greenpeace Business Lecture in London, UK tonight, Greenpeace International climate campaigner, Steve Sawyer said:

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