2011 Press Releases

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Greenpeace Statement on TEPCO admission of full meltdown and reactor core breach at...

Press release | 16 May, 2011 at 15:24

Tokyo, Japan, 16 May, 2011 – Greenpeace today criticised TEPCO and the Japanese government for continuing to underplay the seriousness of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis, after TEPCO yesterday admitted (1) that a partial meltdown of the...

New Wikileaks Revelations Shed Light On Arctic Oil 'Carve Up'

Press release | 12 May, 2011 at 20:26

New revelations by the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks show how the scramble for resources in the Arctic is sparking military tension in the region – with NATO sources worried about the potential for armed conflict between the alliance and Russia.

Statement on news that fuel in Fukushima reactor 1 has melted

Press release | 12 May, 2011 at 11:41

Tokyo, Japan, 12 May 2011 – “Earlier readings of water levels, temperatures and pressure Fukushima Reactor 1 lead to assumptions by the authorities that reactors 1, 2 and 3 were stabilising. What we are now seeing is that at least some water...

Japanese Government must immediately investigate seaweed contamination

Press release | 12 May, 2011 at 8:14

Tokyo, Japan, 12 May 2011 – Greenpeace today urged the Japanese authorities to undertake comprehensive radiation testing of seaweed along the Fukushima coast, after initial results from marine radiation monitoring carried out by the international...

Plans for illegal fishing in Libyan waters unveiled

Press release | 11 May, 2011 at 12:48

Amsterdam, 11 May 2011 – International conservation organisations WWF and Greenpeace have called for the forthcoming industrial purse-seine bluefin tuna fishing season in the Mediterranean Sea to be suspended.

Greenpeace statement on Prime Minister Kan’s scrapping of plans for new nuclear...

Press release | 10 May, 2011 at 19:24

Tokyo, Japan, 10 May 2011 – “Greenpeace applauds Prime Minister Kan’s ambitious proposal to scrap the construction of 14 new nuclear reactors,” said Junichi Sato, Greenpeace Japan Executive Director. “This announcement could put Japan’s energy...

Greenpeace statement on Greenland government approval of Cairn Energy drilling permits

Press release | 10 May, 2011 at 18:39

Nuuk, Greenland, 10 May 2011 -- Reacting to the announcement that Greenland’s government has approved Cairn Energy’s application to drill four offshore oil wells this year in the Disko-Nuussuaq and Nuuk areas.

New IPCC report reveals: Renewable energy is indispensable to avoiding climate change

Press release | 9 May, 2011 at 17:47

Abu Dhabi, 9th May 2011: Just 2.5% of viable renewable energy sources could provide up to 80% of world energy demand by 2050 with currently available technologies, according to a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Greenpeace statement on the Japanese Government’s decision to close the Hamaoka...

Press release | 6 May, 2011 at 14:53

Tokyo, Japan, 6 May, 2011 - “Greenpeace welcomes Prime Minister Kan’s request to close Hamaoka, one of the most dangerous nuclear reactors in Japan,” said Junichi Sato, Greenpeace Japan Executive Director. “This is the first time a Prime Minister...

Greenpeace marine radiation monitoring blocked by Japanese government

Press release | 28 April, 2011 at 9:47

Tokyo, Japan, 28 April 2011 – The Japanese Government has refused to grant Greenpeace permission to carry out independent radiation monitoring within the country’s 12 mile territorial waters, approving only a much more limited programme further...

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