Josefina Skerk (Sweden) is one of four young people who will attempt something truly unique: in April 2013 they will trek to the North Pole and lower a flag 4km to the seabed. Attached to the flag will be a capsule containing more than two and a half million signatures calling for a sanctuary in the uninhabited area around the pole.
This April, four young people will attempt something truly unique: to trek to the North Pole and lower a flag 4km to the seabed. Attached to the flag will be a capsule containing more than two and a half million signatures calling for a sanctuary in the uninhabited area around the pole.
Greenpeace activists in over 20 countries took to the streets, joined by over 175,000 people online, to demand Levi’s make fashion without pollution.
“If… we don’t say anything, don’t pay any attention, what will future generations do? How will they survive in this type of pollution? When our descendants come to pay their respects, they won’t thank us. They will say, what were our forefathers doing? They already knew about this problem and they didn’t say anything? What were they thinking?” — Wei Dongying, Environmental activist, China.
Around the world people are living with the impacts of toxic water pollution. Together we can help change that.
Former Babcock-Hitachi engineer and member of the Japanese Parliament committee investigating TEPCO, Mitsuhiko Tanaka, details a flaw in the manufacture of the pressure vessel for Fukushima Daiichi reactor 4. This flaw was covered up despite compromising the safety of the reactor. Though not the cause of the explosion, it was one of many problems at the plant not properly investigated or adequately repaired.
Two years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began but little has changed for the people still struggling with the fallout from the triple meltdown that forced 160,000 from their homes.
The vast majority of those that have lost their homes remain stuck in limbo without proper compensation for their losses from the plant operator, TEPCO, or support to move on with their lives. Families are separated, communities are disintegrating and the level of mistrust in the government’s promises is growing.
In 1971, General Electric designed, built and delivered the first, now-exploded, Mark 1 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and that design was also used for four of the other five reactors.
Whistleblower Dale Bridenbaugh, a former engineer for GE, exposed a critical flaw in the reactor design that was so bad, he recommended all Mark 1 reactors be shut down to repair them. This didn’t happen. Then, as now, profits and protection of nuclear business were put ahead of safety and theprotection of people.
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mexican filmstar and director, invites you to join Greenpeace’s global Detox campaign.
Gael is wearing a specially commissioned t-shirt created by Brazilian designer and entrepreneur Oskar Metsavaht, bearing the message “Detox our future, Clean our water”.
Around the world a growing movement of activists, fashionistas, designers and public figures are demanding that the textile industry, a major polluter, stop poisoning our waterways with toxic chemicals, and start making fashion without pollution.
The impact of genetically engineered herbicide tolerant crops in Argentina and the US.
As the Japanese government is allowing residents to return, environmental organisation Greenpeace continues to monitor radiation levels in the nuclear disaster stricken area of Fukushima.