1998 was the UN’s International Year of the Oceans. Greenpeace has long campaigned to protect the oceans, and our efforts are rewarded with ahistoric agreement that bans the dumping of offshore installations like the Brent Spar and a phase-out of radioactive and toxic waste discharges into the north-east Atlantic. Following 15 years of Greenpeace campaigning, the EU decides to phase out drift nets. Also in 1998, logging giant MacMillan Bloedel announces it will phase out its clearcut operations in Canada’s pristine rainforests. Greenpeace fliesa balloon over the Taj Mahal to protest nuclear weapons testing by India and Pakistan.

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