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Plutonium shipment to Japan exposes proliferation and safety threats – Greenpeace

Tokyo, 21 September 2017 – The arrival of a shipment of plutonium fuel at the Kansai Electric Takahama nuclear plant in Fukui prefecture highlights the near complete failure of Japan’s nuclear policy and the disregard for nuclear proliferation and safety risks, Greenpeace stated today. The Pacific Egret, with its cargo of 16 plutonium Mixed Oxide

Samsung starts selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7s – Greenpeace statement

Seoul, 5 July 2017 – Samsung announced on 3 July that it will start selling 400,000 refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices in South Korea under the name of Galaxy Note FE. The announcement follows the company’s commitment in March to deal with the 4.3 million Galaxy Note 7 produced and recalled worldwide following battery faults

Apple, Samsung products among least repairable in new Greenpeace assessment of tech brands

San Francisco, 27 June 2017 – Fairphone, Dell and HP are the only companies that make spare parts and repair manuals available to the public, while products from brands such as Apple, Samsung and Microsoft are among the least easy to repair and upgrade, according to Greenpeace’s latest IT product guide. Greenpeace East Asia, in

Apple announces commitment to 100% recycled materials, major step for IT sector – Greenpeace response

San Francisco, 19 April 2017 – Apple officially announced today its major new commitment to tackle the environmental impact caused by electronics production, becoming the first major IT company to commit to using 100% recycled materials for its products. In response to today’s news, Greenpeace Senior IT Analyst Gary Cook said: “Apple’s commitment to 100%

Westinghouse bankruptcy underscores meltdown of the global nuclear industry – Greenpeace

Tokyo, 29 March 2017 – The board of Westinghouse’s parent company, Toshiba, today approved the filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy for its drowning U.S. company – a defining moment in the decades-long downward spiral of the global nuclear power industry. Toshiba/Westinghouse is responsible for building more nuclear reactors worldwide than any other entity. With the

Global protests push Samsung to finally recycle Galaxy Note 7 – Greenpeace

Seoul, 27 March 2017 – Samsung today officially published its plan to deal with the 4.3 million Galaxy Note 7 devices produced and recalled worldwide following battery faults. This major win comes after nearly five months of campaigning and global protests addressing the environmental impact of the recall. “People around the world signed petitions, emailed

Greenpeace releases images showing Great Barrier Reef suffering coral bleaching for the second year in a row

Sydney, 10 March 2017 – Greenpeace Australia Pacific today releases shocking photos and footage documenting the Great Barrier Reef’s first severe coral bleaching to happen two years in a row. The bleaching is the result of 12 months of above-average sea temperatures, which is “cooking the reef alive”. Brett Monroe Garner, a conservation photographer and

China forecasts fourth year of stable or declining CO2 emissions, as world awaits Trump climate action – Greenpeace

Beijing, 28 February 2017 – China is forecasting a significant drop in CO2 emissions of approximately 1%, according to Greenpeace East Asia’s analysis of China’s National Energy Administration forecasts for 2017. [1] This would be the fourth year in a row of either zero growth or a decline in CO2 emissions. The encouraging news reinforces

China raises hopes for continued climate change action at Davos – Greenpeace

17 January 2017, Davos – Chinese President Xi Jinping today addressed the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Under the theme “responsive and responsible leadership”, Xi offered his view on a set of global issues including climate change, urging all parties to stick to the Paris Agreement instead of walking away from it,

Governments failing to enact even modest biodiversity targets, warns Greenpeace at biodiversity summit

Cancun, 4 December 2016 – The 13th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity, meeting in Cancun from 4-17 December, will review progress made towards the implementation of previous key commitments, especially the “Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020” and the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, agreed in 2010. Commenting on the