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British ships sent to India for scrap while US ghost fleet denied entry

Press release | November 12, 2003 at 4:30

ALANG, India — As the British government continues to refuse permits for scrapping the first of the controversial US navy "ghost ships" which arrive in the UK today, Greenpeace has uncovered British vessels being shipped to India - contravening...

Rainbow Warrior to target Corporate Criminals; Greenpeace demands an International...

Press release | November 7, 2003 at 4:30

MUMBAI, India — Greenpeace today launched Rainbow Warrior's Corporate Accountability Tour of India, and announced their intention to intensify campaigns against corporations that flout national and international legislations to commit crimes...

Greenpeace sailing vessel SV Rainbow Warrior docks in Mumbai for “Corporate...

Press release | November 5, 2003 at 4:30

MUMBAI, India — SV Rainbow Warrior, the icon of the environmental pressure group Greenpeace fleet, docked at Mumbai’s Ferry Wharf this morning for a month-long tour of the sub-continent to strengthen Greenpeace India’s campaign for Corporate...

Symbols of shame for national delegates at UN Basel Convention

Press release | October 23, 2003 at 3:30

GENEVA, Switzerland — Greenpeace offered a symbol of shame to each national delegation at the United Nations Basel Convention meeting in Geneva today

Greenpeace activists arrested for demanding immediate action to stop poisoning of Periyar

Press release | October 23, 2003 at 3:30

TRIVANDRUM, India — Police arrested six Greenpeace activisits participating in a peaceful protest outside the residence of the Minister of State (Kerala) for Health, Mr. P Sankaran, in Thiruvananthapuram today. The activists had arrived at his...

Supreme Court Ruling will Empower Campaign Against Hazardous Ship-Breaking: Greenpeace

Press release | October 16, 2003 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — The Supreme Court of India has formulated explicit guidelines for the ship-breaking industry at Alang. Greenpeace welcomes this strongly-worded Supreme Court order, and trusts that this will mark a turning point in its campaign...

Hesperus Halted on Alang Anchorage

Press release | September 23, 2003 at 3:30

ALANG/ BANGALORE, India — Indian customs authorities today denied permission to Hesperus, a Norwegian LPG tanker to beach for breaking at Alang following an alert raised by Greenpeace. Greenpeace had demanded a complete inventory of toxic...

Greenpeace health studies confirm rise in disease and death due to unmitigated...

Press release | September 10, 2003 at 3:30

COCHIN, India — Greenpeace today confirmed that the unchecked pollution at Eloor industrial estate near Cochin has resulted in increased rates of disease and death amongst the local population Diseases like Cancer, congenital birth-defects,...

Greenpeace Confronts HLL at its Own AGM: Address Your Pending Liabilities in Kodaikanal

Press release | June 13, 2003 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — Greenpeace activists present at today’s Annual General Body Meeting of Hindustan Lever Limited, Indian unit of the Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever, confronted the company directors of HLL on their own turf.

Death is All in a Day's Work

Press release | April 28, 2003 at 3:30

ALANG/ MUMBAI, India — The Ship-Breaking yards at Alang have become synonymous with death, disease and despair, says G. Ananthapadmanabhan, Executive Director, Greenpeace India.

Go Go Exports to Close Down: KPCB

Press release | April 22, 2003 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — In a move being counted as a victory for the people of villages in the Dodballapur Industrial Area (DIA), the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) issued a notice of immediate closure to M/S Go Go Exports and...

It's Official Now: Bt Cotton 95% Failure

Press release | February 4, 2003 at 4:30

WARANGAL/ NEW DELHI, India — It’s Official Now – Bt Cotton 95% Failure. Greenpeace calls for the Central Government to Acknowledge the Truth.

Greenpeace Launches River-keeper in Eloor

Press release | November 21, 2002 at 4:30

COCHIN, India — The mayor of Cochin Mr. C.M. Dinesh Mani flagged off the river-keeper in Eloor today at 10 a.m. The river-keeper, a Greenpeace active volunteer V.J.Jose, will use a small motorised boat to systematically patrol and monitor the...

Dow clean up the Carbide Solar Evaporation Ponds

Press release | November 19, 2002 at 4:30

BHOPAL, India — Over one hundred activists of the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB) signposted three solar evaporation ponds (SEP) on the outskirts of the UCIL factory in Bhopal today, and declared them ‘Poisoned and awaiting...

Greenpeace accuses shipping industry of profiting from poison

Press release | October 5, 2002 at 3:30

ALANG, India — Greenpeace activists boarded a ship in Antwerp harbour yesterday to investigate whether it contains hazardous materials and to start preparing a preliminary public inventory of findings. The environmental organisation and an...

Hold Dow Liable for Bhopal, Mumbai activists demand

Press release | September 1, 2002 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — The Government of India should include American multinational Dow Chemical in the ongoing criminal case on the world’s worst industrial disaster in Bhopal in December 1984, demanded Greenpeace, other NGOs from the National...

Call for ratification of POPs treaty

Press release | May 12, 2002 at 3:30

TRIVANDRUM, India — Community Groups like Deepthi Kala Samskarika Samithi (DKSS) and environmental organizations - Greenpeace, Thanal, Nature Care Organisation (NCO), Kerala Environment and Development Society (KEDS) jointly demanded ratification...

Hindustan Lever suppresses information to evade environmental and health responsibility

Press release | September 15, 2001 at 3:30

KODAIKANAL, India — The Tamilnadu Alliance Against Mercury, Toxics Link, United Citizens Council, Kodaikanal, PUCL and Greenpeace condemn Hindustan Lever Ltd's efforts to evade responsibility for the damage caused to the environment and health of...

Hindustan Lever Attempts to Evade Responsibility

Press release | September 8, 2001 at 3:30

KODAIKANAL, India — The cleanup took place on June 20, according to a protocol agreed upon by the community, and the community was also a monitor at the cleanup. However, the company refused the community access to the final weighing of the...

Ship Owners to Blame for Alang's Pollution: Greenpeace

Press release | September 8, 2001 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — In less than 20 years, pollution in Alang due to shipbreaking has reached levels prevalent in highly contaminated industrial areas in Europe with more than 200 years of industrial activity, according to a new Greenpeace report...

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