2006 Press Releases

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Electronic Companies Race for Top Spot in Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Press release | 6 December, 2006 at 10:34

There are encouraging signs that electronic goods such as PCs and mobile phones could become ‘greener’, according to the latest review of electronics manufacturers’ policies published by Greenpeace today. The latest version of the Greenpeace...

Destruction at all co(a)sts: World's Aquarium threaten by coastal tourism developments

Press release | 5 December, 2006 at 1:00

This morning, Greenpeace activists have placed banners reading “Destruction at all cost” and three activists have chained themselves to the machinery at the construction site of the Puerto Los Cabos Project, in Baja California Sur. Machinery has...

Biggest rice exporters say no to GE as new US contamination found in the Philippines

Press release | 28 November, 2006 at 8:42

Rice producers from Thailand and Vietnam, together the world's biggest exporter, have announced their commitment to only growing GE free rice, in a new Memorandum of Understanding announced last week. The two countries account for more than half...

Mexico protects the Espiritu Santo Archipelago

Press release | 26 November, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace welcomes this weekend’s decision by the Mexican Government to protect the Espiritu Santo Archipelago in the Gulf of California by declaring it a Marine Reserve. Nearly 49,000 hectares of the sea surrounding the Archipelago will be...

EU votes for pirates and profits over protection of collapsing Bluefin Tuna stocks in...

Press release | 26 November, 2006 at 1:00

Despite warnings of the collapse of bluefin tuna stocks, the commission set up to supposedly protect them today took the side of industry over science and common sense and agreed a fishing quota of nearly twice the recommended level. (1)

Biggest Russian food and feed importers adopt GE free policy

Press release | 23 November, 2006 at 12:43

Today, after three weeks of intensive campaigning against imports of genetically engineered food (GE) and feed coming into Russia, Greenpeace received an announcement from two major Russian food and feed importers that they have adopted a policy...

Esperanza sails into the "World's Aquarium"

Press release | 17 November, 2006 at 1:00

A year after setting sail from South Africa on the biggest ocean expedition Greenpeace has ever undertaken (1), the Esperanza has arrived today in the “World’s Aquarium” to continue to highlight the threats to and beauty of the oceans and demand...

Greenpeace Calls for Whaling Fleet to Stay in Port

Press release | 14 November, 2006 at 1:00

Despite international condemnation and little domestic support, a six-ship whaling fleet is due to sail from Shimonoseki in Japan tomorrow, with plans to hunt nearly 1,000 whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Greenpeace is calling on the...

report illegal nuclear weapons

Press release | 6 November, 2006 at 17:05

At local police stations all over Europe, anti-nuclear activists will today begin filing official complaints under international humanitarian law to bring governments before the court because of their role in NATO's illegal nuclear weapons...

Message to Governments: It’s simple – Act Now to Save the Climate

Press release | 6 November, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace today issued an urgent call to Governments attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Nairobi to face reality and act urgently to avoid dangerous climate change.

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