2004 Press Releases

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G-8 Summit: critical test of global will to stop nuclear proliferation

Press release | 8 June, 2004 at 2:00

On the opening day of the G-8 Summit, Greenpeace is urging leaders to support the global effort to stop production of all plutonium, the key radioactive ingredient to nuclear weapons, and to remove existenting nuclear material from any commercial...

Greenpeace Acts to Expose High Seas Destruction as United Nations Talks of Protection...

Press release | 8 June, 2004 at 2:00

The Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, today exposed the reality of the most destructive fishing practice on the high seas, after discovering the New Zealand flagged "Amaltal Voyager'' bottom trawl fishing in international waters of the Tasman...

Deep Sea Conservation Coalition seeks United Nations resolution to halt destruction...

Press release | 7 June, 2004 at 2:00

A broad international coalition of environmentalists today called on the United Nations to suspend the most destructive fishing practice on the high seas. Bottom trawl fishing in international waters may be wiping out hundreds or even thousands...

SAVE OUR SEAS: stop the gold rush to the world's deepest oceans

Press release | 4 June, 2004 at 2:00

Thousands of deep sea species, from 150year old orange roughy to giant sea spiders and squid, are threatened by the new enemy of the seas, bottom trawlers.

The Dawn of the Renewable Energy Revolution underway

Press release | 4 June, 2004 at 2:00

Following the largest ever inter-governmental meeting on renewable energy, held in Bonn over the past four days, Greenpeace described the event as a significant step but warned that the outcomes lacked the political will and urgency required to...

Iceland abandons major part of whaling programme

Press release | 2 June, 2004 at 2:00

The Icelandic government will put their so called scientific whaling programme on hold and limit this years take to 25 minke whales.This is as close to a victory as we could have hoped for, said Greenpeace spokesperson Frode Pleym.

Global coalition submits anti-GMO case to WTO

Press release | 27 May, 2004 at 2:00

A coalition of 15 environmental, nature and rural organisations from Europe, Asia and the Americas today submitted evidence to a World Trade Organisation dispute panel currently considering a US-led complaint against the European Union.

Greenpeace activists protect Greek consumers from another shipment of GE soya

Press release | 25 May, 2004 at 2:00

This morning, a Greenpeace team including swimmers, canoeists and climbers from Greece, Hungary, Germany, Netherlands and Australia are taking action to prevent a second GE shipment reaching Greek shores. The 'UBC Beaumont' contains 18,000 tons...

Greenpeace Biosafety Patrol takes action where Greek Government has failed

Press release | 22 May, 2004 at 2:00

Activists from the Greenpeace ship 'Esperanza' this morning boarded a bulk carrier 'Flag Tom' carrying some 40,000 thousands tons of genetically engineered (GE) soya and 14,000 tons of maize from Argentina to demand that Greek authorities inspect...

Farmer Loses Right to Farm GE Free, Monsanto Wins Right to Genetic Pollution

Press release | 21 May, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace is appalled at the result today in the case of Monsanto versus Percy Schmeiser, a Canadian farmer who Monsanto claims did not acquire a licence to grow his crop of canola. His crop became contaminated by GE canola fields near...

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