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What is dioxin?

Page | December 5, 2006 at 23:10

Dioxins and furans are a class of chemical compounds widely recognised as some of the most toxic chemicals ever made by humans. Generally just referred to as dioxins, dioxins and furans have no useful purpose and are produced as the unwanted...

E-waste hall of shame

Page | October 31, 2006 at 22:51

Consumer electronics has a dirty side unmentioned in slick advertising. What happens to old electronics products containing hazardous chemicals? Growing amounts end up dumped for unsafe, dirty recycling by hand in China and India.

The Zero Waste alternative

Page | January 22, 2007 at 2:11

Waste disposal is a multi-billion dollar global problem. Currently, waste is either landfilled or incinerated, with severe implications for the environment and human health. Landfills are major producers of methane, and pollute water tables.

Alternatives to medical incineration

Page | December 5, 2006 at 21:56

Municipal and hospital waste incinerators are the largest dioxin sources in industrial countries. At present in New Zealand there are only a handful of medical and quarantine waste incinerators, however the Government is proposing a regulation...

Types of incineration

Page | December 5, 2006 at 21:55

There are numerous types of incinerators in use around the world, but even 'state of the art' incinerators pollute air and land. The more equipment put on a chimney to stop air pollution, the higher the toxic chemical content of the ash. All...

Climbers occupy Cairn Energy oil rig in the Arctic

Image | September 1, 2010 at 7:22

Cairn Energy's Stena Don oil rig is scaled by Greenpeace activists to demand an end to offshore drilling. The four climbers used RHIBS to dodge Danish Navy Commandos before climbing up the inside of the rig and hanging from it in tents...

Now More Than Ever: A Message from Kumi Naidoo

Video | October 22, 2010 at 8:48

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo addresses the need for urgent environmental action.

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