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Vast amounts of hazardous electronic waste unaccounted for

Press release | February 21, 2008 at 4:30

The fate of large quantities of electronic waste is unknown, says Toxic Tech: Not in Our Backyard, released today by Greenpeace. While some electronic waste may be accounted for, by storage in attics or garages, much may be disposed of with mixed...

Cost of delaying Bachat Lamp Yojana is 2,50,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per day

Press release | January 20, 2008 at 4:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace activists today registered their protest against the inaction of the Power Ministry in announcing the Bachat Lamp Yojana , a measure to address the global crisis of climate change and the energy crisis in the country.

The small car revolution makes mandatory fuel efficiency imperative in India

Press release | January 11, 2008 at 4:30

NEW DELHI, India — While the world got a first glimpse of the feverishly awaited One Lakh car by Tata Motors at the 9th Annual Indian Auto Expo at Pragati Maidan, Greenpeace commenced its campaign demanding mandatory fuel efficiency for the car...

Greenpeace calls for mandatory fuel efficiency for cars

Press release | January 8, 2008 at 4:30

NEW DEHLI, India — As the Auto Industry readies itself for high profile launches and to showcase their very best for the year at the Auto Expo 2008, Greenpeace raised the alarm about the increasing contribution to climate change by emissions from...

Announce the Bachat Lamp Yojana now

Press release | January 8, 2008 at 4:30

NEW DELHI, India — Commuters around Connaught Place in New Delhi witnessed an unusual New Year's greeting - giant cards wishing the Prime Minister a Happy New Year spread out at different locations on the road. The message on the cards reminded...

100 Months to act on climate crisis but run rate is low: Greenpeace

Press release | December 8, 2007 at 4:30

BANGALORE, India — Greenpeace volunteers today took the urgent message for everyone to act on climate change into the Chinnaswamy stadium, combining the universal appeal of cricket to talk about the universal impacts of the climate crisis.

Greenpeace parodies PCRA’s ‘climate awareness’ car rally

Press release | December 2, 2007 at 4:30

MUMBAI, India — Mumbai, Dec 2, 2007: Highlighting the mother of all ironies, Greenpeace activists parodied the ‘Car Mileage Rally’ organized to raise awareness on climate change, by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and...

Global Warming will push India into reverse, as global leadership fades says new report

Press release | November 19, 2007 at 4:30

NEW DELHI, India — Biggest study yet from a unique coalition of major development and environment groups reveals scale of climate impacts in India - immediate action needed before India goes ' Up in Smoke'

Spin-doctoring no solution to fight climate change

Press release | November 15, 2007 at 4:30

Greenpeace today expressed impatience with the Ministry of Power for dragging its feet on action to ban the bulb and cut India's carbon emissions up to 95 million tons (1).

Hiding behind the poor

Press release | November 13, 2007 at 4:30

BANGALORE, India — Greenpeace today released a survey based report named “hiding behind the poor” which reveals that the highest income group in India, constituting merely 1% of the population emits four and a half times as much CO2 as the lowest...

Civil disobedience is needed to stop climate change, says Greenpeace calls for...

Press release | October 29, 2007 at 14:51

CHENNAI, India — After a two week long tour of the East Coast of India, Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace flagship sailed out of Indian waters today. These two weeks were marked by a series of actions by Greenpeace that highlighted the impacts of...

Hazardous substances reduced but not eliminated from laptops, says Greenpeace

Press release | October 26, 2007 at 3:30

A Greenpeace investigation into hazardous materials in laptop computers shows that manufacturers have phased out use of some of the most toxic materials over the past year but still have a long way to go in eliminating others, such as PVC and...

Greenpeace targets coal shipment at Ennore Port, Chennai: Activists

Press release | October 22, 2007 at 3:30

CHENNAI, India — Greenpeace today sent a strong message about the hazard of climate change caused by the excessive burning of coal. Greenpeace activists launched inflatables from the Rainbow Warrior at 12.45pm today to label a coal shipment...

People of the Sunderban's take action to arrest sea level rise

Press release | October 15, 2007 at 3:30

KOLKATA, India — Residents of Sagar Island today joined hands with Greenpeace to start a Mangrove planting drive. An initiative led by Professor Sugata Hazra from Jadavapur University*, this will arrest the rate of coastal erosion due to Global...

Greenpeace Climate 6 granted conditional bail

Press release | October 15, 2007 at 3:30

PURBA MIDINIPUR, India — Six Greenpeace activists, four male and two female were produced in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Purba Midinipur, at 2.15 pm this afternoon and granted bail. Judge Sukumar Ray pronounced his verdict after...

Sails into port with the message "Arrest Climate Change, Free the Climate 6"

Press release | October 12, 2007 at 3:30

KOLKATA, India — Rainbow Warrior the Greenpeace flagship and environment icon sailed into the Khidderpore dock in Kolkata today. The message on the banner drew attention to the fact that six Greenpeace activists committed to taking action to stop...

Greenpeace points to the problem: Thermal Power Plants lead to Climate Chaos

Press release | October 11, 2007 at 3:30

KOLKATA, India — Greenpeace activists today scaled a 250 ft smokestack spewing carbon dioxide at the Kolaghat coal fired power station to paint the message "SMOKING KILLS". No, Greenpeace hasn't embarked on an anti smoking drive, nor are they...

'Ban the Bulb': Save Kolkata from impacts of Global Warming

Press release | October 8, 2007 at 3:30

KOLKATA, India — Greenpeace activists floated life rings forming a massive 150 ft message ‘BAN THE BULB’(1) in the Hoogly today, highlighting the urgent need for action to combat climate change to save Kolkata. Greenpeace is campaigning for a...

Cops arrest Greenpeace activists, government ignores illegal e-waste import

Press release | October 4, 2007 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today confronted the Union Commerce Ministry with evidence of the ongoing illegal import of electronic wastes into the country, in the name of reuse and charity. Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to Udyog...

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