Gov't: PM hasn't taken any official steps to withdraw Rosia Montana candidacy file from UNESCO

Prime Minister Florin Citu has not taken any official steps to withdraw the file of Rosia Montana site from registration on the UNESCO heritage list, nor has he submitted any proposal on this topic, the press office of the Government informs on Wednesday.

Living statue of PM Citu unveiled in Victoriei Square during Greenpeace protest

A living statue dressed in golden clothes and depicting Prime Minister Florin Citu was unveiled in Bucharest on Wednesday in Victoriei Square as part of a protest action staged by Greenpeace Romania amidst Romania's governmental coalition discussing how to manage placing the Rosia Montana site on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

Fire raging near Ukraine's Chernobyl poses radiation risk, say activists

A huge forest fire in Ukraine that has been raging for more than a week is now just one kilometer from the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant and poses a radiation risk, Greenpeace Russia warned on April 13, citing satellite images.   

Ukraine's Emergency Situations Service said it was still fighting the fires, but that the situation was under control.   

Air Pollution Costs the World $ 8 Billion a Day

Global cost of fossil-fueled air pollution is $ 8 billion a day, or roughly 3.3% of global economic output, according to BGNES.

The report from the Center for Energy and Clean Air Research (and the Greenpeace Branch in Southeast Asia) is the first to evaluate global air pollution costs, specifically by burning of oil, gas and coal.

Greenpeace Blocks a French Biorefinery which Uses Palm Oil to Produce Biofuels

Greenpeace activists have blocked the entrance of a refinery in southern France, where oil giant Total uses controversial palm oil to produce biofuels.

Environmentalists say palm oil is causing deforestation, with huge areas of tropical rainforest in Southeast Asia being cut down or burned in recent decades to create space for plantations.

Greenpeace Romania invites presidential candidates to dialogue on environmental topics

Eight out of ten Romanians consider that Romania is affected by the climate crisis, and in this context the representatives of Greenpeace Romania invite the best rated candidates for the position of President of Romania to dialogue on environment protection and combating the climate crisis. In this context, invitations were sent to Klaus Iohannis, Viorica Dancila, Dan Barna and Mircea Diaconu.