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Greenpeace action prompts WIPRO to start 'Applying Thought'

Press release | November 19, 2005 at 4:30

BANGALORE, India — Nearly ten weeks after Greenpeace activists first exhorted WIPRO to 'Apply Thought', WIPRO has responded to the challenge and taken initial steps towards reducing the burden of their electronic waste on the planet. At a meeting...

NGOs expose serious violations of the Bhopal 'Containment' in court

Press release | November 16, 2005 at 4:30

BHOPAL, India — At a press conference today leaders of several survivors and support organizations in Bhopal presented photographic evidence of "unscientific and unsafe" repacking of chemical waste inside the Union Carbide factory by M/s Ramky...

Yellow River at Risk

Press release | October 15, 2005 at 21:23

BEIJING, China — Scientists say a catalogue of environmental damage linked to climate change is pushing the Yellow River source region into an ecological breakdown, in a new survey commissioned by Greenpeace.

Greenpeace Calls on Refrigeration Industry to Combat Climate Change by Switching to...

Press release | October 14, 2005 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — As part of their global campaign to combat climate change, Greenpeace activists today condemned the CEOs of Refrigeration manufacturing companies including Electrolux, LG, Samsung, BPL and Whirlpool, for not using...

Greenpeace calls on Wipro to "Apply Thought" and "Promote Clean Production"

Press release | September 5, 2005 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — Greenpeace activists today delivered nearly 500 kilos of assorted electronic waste to the corporate headquarters of Wipro in Bangalore, to highlight the growing menace of dangerous chemicals being released to the environment...

Toxic Technology polluting scrap yards in China and India: Greenpeace

Press release | August 17, 2005 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today released a report of their scientific analysis of waste-waters, ashes, soils and sediments from electronic waste (e-waste) recycling yards in India and China. The report conclusively proves that toxic chemicals...

Prime Minister shares Greenpeace’s vision of Nuclear Free Future on Hiroshima anniversary

Press release | August 6, 2005 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — On the 60th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, a peace contingent – activists from Greenpeace, along with children from Delhi schools – delivered to the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh 30,000 peace boats and a...

Greenpeace delivers Toxic Reality of Patancheru to AP Pollution Board.

Press release | July 27, 2005 at 3:30

HYDERABAD, India — Greenpeace activists delivered bucket-loads of toxic sludge from the industrial estates in Medak district to the office of the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) in Hyderabad today. Unfurling a banner demanding...

No more Ships for Scrap to India or Bangladesh: Green Groups expose

Press release | July 11, 2005 at 18:01

GENEVA/NEW DELHI, India — In a clear shift from their earlier position demanding 'Clean Shipbreaking', environmental and labour groups including Greenpeace , Basel Action Network (BAN) and CITU, today stated for the first time that India can no...

Protest to protect Gulf of Mannar repressed.

Press release | July 2, 2005 at 3:30

MADURAI, India — Greenpeace activists and hundreds of representatives of the fishing community were arrested today to prevent them from protesting against the inauguration of the highly controversial Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project (SSCP) in...

Greenpeace boycotts containment operation at Bhopal site as authorities back off...

Press release | June 16, 2005 at 3:30

BHOPAL, India — Greenpeace activists present in Bhopal to monitor the containment operation beginning at the Union Carbide site today, have been denied access to the site by the Chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) and...

Activists demonstrate safe containment, demand internationally accepted Hazardous...

Press release | June 9, 2005 at 3:30

BHOPAL, India — In order to demonstrate proper and safe hazardous waste containment protocols, ICJB campaigners set up a kiosk at the gates of the Union Carbide plant displaying Personal Protective Equipment and their use through simple posters...

Bangalore joins Greenpeace in the first ever Virtual March to Save the Whales

Press release | June 8, 2005 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — Bangalore residents are joining thousands of others from around the globe in a Virtual March organized by Greenpeace to save the whales. The Virtual March will culminate on 19th June, with a massive projection in Ulsan, South...

Initial steps to contain waste at Bhopal site violate all safety norms. Ensure Worker...

Press release | June 1, 2005 at 18:02

BHOPAL, India — The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal today expressed its outrage at the blatant disrespect for public safety and human rights as evidenced by photographs of workers (Please see footnote 1) sweeping up toxic wastes...

Toxic Ship ‘Riky’ to be “mercilessly driven out”

Press release | May 30, 2005 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Environmental groups and labour unions, both Indian and international, have welcomed the unprecedented, highly progressive recommendation by the Chairman of the Supreme Court Monitoring Committee on hazardous waste (SCMC) that...

Greenpeace pulls plug on dirty electronics

Press release | May 23, 2005 at 16:22

Greenpeace called on dirty electronics companies to clean up their act today, starting with toxic tech giant, Hewlett-Packard. At 08.00 this morning, 15 Greenpeace activists delivered a truckload of electronic waste to the company's European...

Immediate requirement of 100 MW of electricity from Renewable Energy in Orissa –...

Press release | May 9, 2005 at 18:39

BHUBANESHWAR, India — Greenpeace today hailed the Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (OERC) recent order directing GRIDCO and other electricity distribution licensees and trading companies in the state to compulsorily purchase 200 million...

Green groups appeal to Indian PM to send 'Ricky' back to Denmark

Press release | April 29, 2005 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Environmental, labour and civil society groups have appealed to the Prime Minister of India to intervene in the current crisis caused by Indian governments failure to respond to the Danish government's request for the return of...

'DON'T SAY TATA TO TURTLES'

Press release | April 26, 2005 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — Greenpeace India activists confronted TATAs at Bombay House, Mumbai, demanding that they abandon their plans of setting up a port at Dhamra, Orissa. Holding a banner with a clear message 'Don't say TATA to Turtles', the Ninja...

Denmark Asks India to Return Illegal Toxic Ship

Press release | April 19, 2005 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — On 15 April, 2005, the Danish environmental minister, Connie Hedegaard, sent a fax letter (1) to her counterpart, the Indian environment minister Mr. A. Raja, warning him that a toxic ship-for-scrap carrying carcinogenic...

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