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Cyclone Phailin: The strongest in more than a decade

Blog entry by Samit Aich | October 12, 2013

As I write, I am fearfully watching the news from Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Cyclone Phailin, the strongest in more than a decade, looks set to reach landfall in the next hour. Already early strong winds have been lashing the...

Let the sun rise over the Arctic

Blog entry by Shiwang Singh | October 9, 2013

Its day 21 and the Arctic Sunrise Crew are still in detention in Murmansk. The appeal to release crew member Ekaterina Zaspa, activist  Andrey Allakhverdov and freelance photographer Denis Sinyakov on bail was refused by the Regional...

In dark days, black nights we found our light of solidarity

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | October 8, 2013

Candlelight vigil at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi to free the Arctic 30. © Sudhanshu Malhotra/Greenpeace October 5, 2013 marked the Global Day of Solidarity for the Arctic 30. Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai observed...

An assault on the very principle of peaceful protest

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | October 4, 2013

It is bitterly ironic that as the world celebrated Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday as International Non-Violence Day, 30 non-violent, peaceful protestors sat locked up in jail cells in Russia. Yesterday, 13 activists and one freelance...

LIVE - Latest Updates from the Arctic Sunrise activists

Feature story | October 3, 2013 at 21:30

UPDATED: From peaceful action to dramatic seizure: a timeline of events since the Arctic Sunrise took action September 18 (CET).

A vigil for the Arctic 30 in Mumbai

Blog entry by Pankaj Kumar | October 1, 2013

It was a Saturday morning on September 28, 2013. When I was getting ready, my four year old daughter asked me where I was going and if she can join me. What I told her is that I am going to stand up for those who save the homes of...

World’s top climate scientists give us hope for a better future if we act now

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | September 27, 2013

Action at IPCC in Stockholm © Greenpeace / Christian Åslund Thirty crew members of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise are in prison in Russia, because they took peaceful action against oil drilling in the Arctic, intending to...

Arctic for the future

Blog entry by Sachin Singh | September 27, 2013

A Russian Coast guard officer approaches a Greenpeace activist. This is one example of the disproportionate use of force by the Russian authorities during a peaceful protest. My wife is in her last week of pregnancy. The baby is due...

The bijli revolution makes its way to the Ministry of Energy in Bihar

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | September 26, 2013

Greenpeace unveils the WISE report and submits it to Bijendra Prasad Yadav. © Manish Sinha Greenpeace released its report "Legal, Policy and Regulatory Framework for Accelerated Renewable Energy Development in Bihar" , and...

Coal India hides the truth about coal reserves from investors

Feature story | September 24, 2013 at 15:00

Greenpeace has found that the world's largest coal producer, Coal India Limited which is also a public enterprise, is misleading potential shareholders by concealing the true level of its extractable coal reserves. This revelation comes as Coal...

Coal India: misleading investors, destroying forests and jeopardizing India’s energy...

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | September 23, 2013

Nigahi coal mine in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. Coal mines like these destroy forests, tribal communities and wildlife. © Greenpeace / Sudhanshu Malhotra It appears that the world’s largest coal miner, destroyer of forests , tribal...

Fighting to protect India from nuclear risks

Blog entry by Greg Muttitt | September 19, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered how nuclear companies stay profitable when a catastrophic accident could cost more than the value of their company, here’s the answer- they make sure they never have to pay the costs. In most countries, the...

Energy empowerment - the story of Bijli and Dharnai

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | September 19, 2013

It was a cloudy, grey and rainy morning in Dharnai, Bihar. A small classroom was buzzing with local villagers. Banners were on display and a microphone was arranged for announcements. Slowly and steadily the crowd gathered inside the...

Riding for an oil free Arctic

Blog entry by Bapi Mahanta | September 18, 2013

© Selvaprakash L Ever since the I love Arctic human banner was created on April 20, 2013 to show our solidarity to save the Arctic, we the Arctic volunteers have been looking forward to the next phase in the movement. Soon enough,...

Bangalore and Mumbai among 75 cities that protest against Shell

Feature story | September 16, 2013 at 17:08

Bangalore witnessed its first Ice Ride on September 15, 2013 when over 150 people gathered for a cycle rally and walkathon starting at Cubbon Park to challenge oil corporations like Shell who are trying to drill for oil in the fragile Arctic...

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