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Turtles nest; port threat persists : Environmentalists

Press release | March 24, 2009 at 11:00

BHUBHANESHWAR, India — Greenpeace welcomed the news of return of mass-nesting of Olive Ridley Turtles at Nasi Islands off the Gahirmatha coast. Reports available from the Department of Forests – Wildlife, Government of Orissa suggest that over...

Greenpeace provides an alternate energy vision for India

Press release | March 23, 2009 at 11:00

DELHI, India — As the country goes into elections, and political heads reiterate platitudes of bijli for the aam aadmi (electricity for all), Greenpeace released the second version of the ‘Energy [R]evolution: A sustainable India Energy Outlook’.

Philips’ new recycling policy shifts financial burden away from the consumer,...

Press release | March 2, 2009 at 11:00

BANGALORE, India — Greenpeace India welcomes Philips’ recent announcement of change in its recycling policy. Last week, Philips confirmed that the consumers should no longer bear the cost for recycling of Philips products directly paid as...

Dhamra port controversy

Press release | February 25, 2009 at 11:00

BANGALORE, India — The dialogue between an alliance of environmental organisations and TATA Steel and other promoters of the Dhamra Port hit a dead end on 20 February 2009, after TATA refused to consider any suspension of dredging work at the...

Bangaloreans participate in ‘The Green Run’ to make city Energy Efficient

Press release | February 22, 2009 at 11:00

BANGALORE, India — More than 500 Bangaloreans participated in 'The Green Run- Energy Revolution Now' Marathon to highlight the threat of climate change and the urgent need to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy options to address...

Fisheries crisis: Government moves, but much remains to be done

Press release | February 2, 2009 at 11:00

BHUBANESHWAR, India — The Orissa government has shown some signs of responding to the turtle-fisheries crisis in the state by initiating institutional mechanisms to to address issues relating to conservation and management of marine resources in...

Gadgets are now smaller, slimmer, slicker and faster… but not fully green

Press release | January 7, 2009 at 11:00

BANGALORE, India — The greenest consumer electronic products on the market today have a smaller environmental footprint than those sold a year ago but the industry as a whole still has plenty of room for improvement, according to a new survey...

Coal not the answer for India’s Future Energy Security

Press release | December 7, 2008 at 11:00

UDIPI, India — A National Network of Movements Opposing Coal Fired Power Plants was kick started at Udipi, Karnataka on the 6th of December, the Global Day of Action on Climate Change. Various people’s movements from across the country met at...

Only an Energy Revolution will save the Ganges says Greenpeace

Press release | December 4, 2008 at 11:00

VARANASI, India — On the eve of the Global Day of Action on Climate Greenpeace highlighted the threat from global warming to the Ganges and called for an Energy [R]evolution[i] to save the iconic river from drying up. A flotilla of local boats...

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics shows companies are stalling on real climate...

Press release | November 24, 2008 at 20:16

BANGALORE, India — Now in its tenth edition, the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics shows that most consumer electronics companies have been slow to get serious about climate change. Despite much green marketing, many brands including all...

Turning Seas of Trouble into Seas of Plenty

Press release | November 22, 2008 at 11:00

BHUBANESHWAR, India — Stressing the need for effective management of Orissa’s Marine resources, Greenpeace, released an approach paper titled “Turning Seas of trouble into Seas of Plenty”. On the occasion, the environ mental watchdog...

Ban unsafe GM Food, Dr. Ramadoss: Health Experts

Press release | November 5, 2008 at 11:00

CHENNAI, India — By adopting a stand of silence and negligence, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, the Union Minister for Health and Family welfare may just be endangering the health of citizens, not only of Tamil Nadu but also of the entire country, warned...

Ban unsafe GM Food, Dr. Ramadoss: Health Experts

Press release | November 5, 2008 at 11:00

CHENNAI, India — By adopting a stand of silence and negligence, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, the Union Minister for Health and Family welfare may just be endangering the health of citizens, not only of Tamil Nadu but also of the entire country, warned...

Severe food crisis imminent: Expert Panel warns

Press release | October 23, 2008 at 10:00

DELHI, India — An expert panel consisting of scientists, academicians and social development professionals today warned that India is heading towards a severe food crisis due to natural resource degradation and the present calamity is only the...

Nokia bounces back to the top spot; HCL and Wipro look progressive in the Greener...

Press release | September 15, 2008 at 22:02

BANGALORE, India — From the penalty position, Nokia bounced back to the top spot (1) due to its improved take-back practice in India in the latest version of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics. Wipro and HCL continue to proactively move...

Even 22K petitions from car owners and citizens across India for mandatory fuel...

Press release | September 11, 2008 at 10:00

DELHI, India — As the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) continues to dither in making concrete move towards getting mandatory fuel efficiency standards for India, Greenpeace "climate cops doubling up as postmen, today delivered 22,000 petitions...

TATA shareholders question Dhamra port, company’s environmental performance

Press release | August 27, 2008 at 10:00

MUMBAI, India — At TATA Steel’s 101st Annual General Meeting (AGM), concerned TATA Steel shareholders and Greenpeace members urged the company’s Chairman, Mr. Ratan Tata and the senior management to live up to TATA’s claims of environmental and...

Wipro victory

Press release | August 25, 2008 at 10:00

BANGALORE, India — The demand by IT and consumer electronic brands for a comprehensive law embracing IPR (1) in India to tackle impending e-waste crisis is getting louder as brands have started openly pitching for this. Close on the heels of...

Greenpeace activists blockade TATA HQ, demand that the Company demonstrate corporate...

Press release | August 19, 2008 at 10:00

MUMBAI, India — In the absence of evidence that the TATAs will honour their commitment to ensure no harm to Orissa’s Olive Ridley turtles, Greenpeace activists intensified their campaign to stop the Dhamra Port today, by taking the issue back to...

Lobby for Law in India, Greenpeace asks Hewlett-Packard

Press release | August 18, 2008 at 10:00

BANGALORE, India — Hewlett-Packard (HP) employees at the company’s corporate office here were greeted by a message “Lobby for Law,” painted on the bodies of Greenpeace activists today morning. The message was directed at HP, asking the brand to...

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