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Beaching of Blue Lady violates court's order

Press release | August 3, 2006 at 18:03

NEW DELHI, India — High-level sources say that the inspection committee on Blue Lady was under intense pressure to give clearance to the vessel for beaching, as per the admissions by credible sources within Technical Committee on Ship-breaking.

Wipro Comes Clean. Greenpeace Calls On IT Industry To Follow Suit.

Press release | July 16, 2006 at 10:00

BANGALORE, India — One day before Wipro’s AGM, as the deadline for the public challenge that Greenpeace had issued to Wipro expires, the IT giant has committed to a phase-out of hazardous chemicals from its electronic products.

Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza docks in Chennai for 'Defending our Oceans' tour

Press release | July 16, 2006 at 10:00

CHENNAI, India — MV Esperanza, an iconic campaigning ship of the environmental group Greenpeace, docked at Chennai Port this morning for a week-long tour of the sub-continent to highlight the fragile beauty and vulnerability of India's coastal...

High Time for Hi-Tech to Clean Up

Press release | July 10, 2006 at 10:00

BANGALORE, India — Greenpeace today issued a public challenge to IT giant Wipro and its Chairperson Mr. Azim Premji, demanding that they become the first Indian electronics company to tackle the growing e-waste crisis (1). Greenpeace called on...

Dell responds to Greenpeace challenge; commits to 'greener' PCs

Press release | June 26, 2006 at 10:00

BANGALORE/AMSTERDAM, India — As a direct result of a sustained international 'Tox-Tech' campaign by Greenpeace, computer giant Dell has announced that it will remove key toxic chemicals from its PCs laptops and other products. The commitment from...

Peaceful Greenpeace whaling protest stopped abruptly in St Kitts

Press release | June 21, 2006 at 21:32

FRIGATE BAY, Saint Kitts and Nevis — As the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in St Kitts concluded its proceedings today, a peaceful protest carried out by Greenpeace was abruptly broken up by the authorities, who arrested ten...

Whalers fail to harpoon conservation at the International Whaling Commission

Press release | June 19, 2006 at 0:12

FRIGATE BAY, Saint Kitts and Nevis — Greenpeace today breathed a sigh of relief as pro-whaling nations led by Japan failed to gain a majority during the opening day of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) annual meeting, in St Kitts.

Greenpeace campaign forces French Government to fully decontaminate Clemenceau.

Press release | May 8, 2006 at 10:00

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace campaign forces French Government to fully decontaminate Clemenceau. Leads to creation of EU wide ship breaking policy. For India: Clemenceau went back without any concrete answers; SS Norway comes in without any...

Asian Development Bank announces Clean Energy Fund: Not enough, says Greenpeace.

Press release | May 5, 2006 at 10:00

HYDERABAD, India — As a direct result of intense campaigning by Greenpeace and the Solar Generation during the 39th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank, the ADB today announced a “pipeline of clean energy projects worth $1 billion by...

Solar Generation

Press release | May 4, 2006 at 10:00

HYDERABAD, India — There’s something about obvious truths that make them invisible to those in power. For instance, the fact that the ADB refuses to see that by funding coal power projects, they are, in fact, funding climate change. That their...

ADB asked to stop funding dirty energy projects

Press release | May 4, 2006 at 1:37

Thai civil society groups challenged the Asian Development Bank (ADB)to stop funding socially and environmentally harmful projects at its upcoming Annual General Meeting.

Thai Community Leaders Accuse ADB of Environmental Crime

Press release | May 4, 2006 at 0:47

HYDERABAD, India — A bowl of coal was presented by village leaders from three communities devastated by ADB-financed coal plants to the Bank President to denounce the ADB's continued funding of climate change through dirty coal power plants.

Greenpeace challenges ADB to choose: Irrelevance or Leadership?

Press release | May 3, 2006 at 10:00

HYDERABAD, India — Borrowing words from a Buddhist tenet Greenpeace activists unfurled a banner that read: “There are only two mistakes one can make in fighting climate change: not starting, and not going all the way!”

Asian Development Bank 39th Annual Meeting Opens in Hyderabad

Press release | May 1, 2006 at 10:00

HYDERABAD, India — Will the ADB Fund Climate Change or Fight It?

Turtle Massacre in Orissa: Greenpeace holds Chief Minister responsible

Press release | April 13, 2006 at 10:00

NEW DELHI, India — In an early morning wake-up call, Greenpeace activists today confronted Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Minister of Orissa, with evidence of his government's ineptitude and inability to protect the endangered Olive Ridley turtles...

Greenpeace recreates Turtle Graveyard in Orissa capital: Forest department confesses...

Press release | April 2, 2006 at 10:00

BHUBANESWAR, India — Greenpeace today confronted the Chief Wildlife Warden of Orissa, with an 'I Witness' report of the mass deaths of Olive Ridley turtles on the beaches of Orissa. Activists bearing crosses and posters with pictures of dead...

Hi-tech -- Highly Toxic: Greenpeace tells electronics industry leaders to clean up.

Press release | March 8, 2006 at 11:00

BANGALORE/HANNOVER, Germany — As electronic industry leaders gather in Hanover, Germany today, at the world’s largest electronics fair, CeBit, Greenpeace activists erected a Giant robot, at the main entrance, made from electronic waste to remind...

Clemenceau: Turning point in ship breaking industry

Press release | February 15, 2006 at 11:00

NEW DELHI, India — In response to the French Government's decision to recall their warship, Le Clemenceau, to France, Greenpeace invited members of the Indian ship-breaking association to take advantage of the opportunity to transform the Indian...

Greenpeace brings symbols of outrage to French doorstep: 'France, Your Waste Kills!'

Press release | February 8, 2006 at 11:00

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace activists were prevented from delivering protest bags, each an individual petition, with the message, 'France, your waste kills!' to the French embassy in India. The French Ambassador refused to accept the 1200...

Don't make India a waste dump

Press release | January 18, 2006 at 11:00

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace activists took the campaign against the illegal import of the Clemenceau to the doorstep of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), holding up a banner stating 'Don't make India a waste dump' and lining up...

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