2007 Press Releases

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Hazardous substances reduced but not eliminated from laptops, says Greenpeace

Press release | 23 October, 2007 at 9:59

A Greenpeace investigation into hazardous materials in laptop computers shows that manufacturers have phased out use of some of the most toxic materials over the past year but still have a long way to go in eliminating others, such as PVC and...

CO2 levels rising faster than predicted - Greenpeace response

Press release | 23 October, 2007 at 2:00

Responding to findings by the Global Carbon Project, published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” this week, that atmospheric CO2 levels have risen 35% faster than expected since 2000, Gavin Edwards, Head of Climate at...

Greenpeace demands indefinite closure of Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery until...

Press release | 21 October, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace is demanding that governments close indefinitely the Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery in response to overwhelming evidence of widespread illegal and unregulated over-fishing for tuna and the complete failure of the so-called ‘bluefin...

Brazilian government gives in to loggers and leaves Greenpeace activists trapped in...

Press release | 17 October, 2007 at 2:00

A mob of 300 loggers trapped eight Greenpeace activists in an office of the Brazilian environmental protection agency (Ibama) in the Amazon. The loggers demanded Greenpeace hand over a dead Brazil nut tree, collected yesterday with government...

Global bloggers unite on green themes

Press release | 15 October, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace applauds today's first-ever "Blog Action Day" which is encouraging bloggers from around the world to devote the day to writing on one theme. The subject for this inaugural year is the environment.

Scientific tests reveal iPhone contains hazardous chemicals and materials, says...

Press release | 15 October, 2007 at 2:00

Apple’s iPhone contains hazardous chemicals and materials, according to the results of scientific tests commissioned by Greenpeace and released today. This is the first testing of an Apple product following the commitment by Steve Jobs, Apple CEO...

Greenpeace climate activists refused bail in India, as Al Gore and IPCC win Nobel...

Press release | 12 October, 2007 at 2:00

12 October 2007 – Six Indian Greenpeace volunteers are spending the weekend in jail after being refused bail after a protest at a coal-fired power plant outside of Kolkata.The ruling came on the same day that Al Gore and the IPCC jointly won the...

Greenpeace renews call on Anheuser-Busch to come clean over GE policy

Press release | 11 October, 2007 at 15:08

Anheuser-Busch, the brewer of Budweiser beer, has attempted to defend its use of an untested, experimental strain of genetically engineered (GE) rice to brew beer for consumption in the United States. The company has accused Greenpeace...

Greenpeace launches Forest Defenders Camp in Indonesia

Press release | 9 October, 2007 at 2:00

Jakarta, 9 October 2007 - Greenpeace today opened the ForestDefenders Camp (FDC) in Riau Province, Sumatra, Indonesia, as part of its international effort to protect the world's remaining forests and the global climate prior to the Kyoto protocol...

Anheuser-Busch using experimental genetically-engineered (GE) rice to brew Budweiser

Press release | 8 October, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace today released the results of analysis showing the presence of an untested experimental genetically-engineered strain of rice at a mill in Arkansas, in the United States, which is operated by Anheuser- Busch to brew its beer brand,...

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