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Forced to protest in Fukushima

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | March 12, 2014

As you land in Tokyo, you cannot help but notice the amount of electricity the city consumes. And just as the neon lights and LED covered buildings shouts out feats of economic and technological achievements, you wonder whether these...

Half a million reasons for P&G to protect forests!

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | March 8, 2014

Today is a milestone in the movement to Protect Paradise. Half a million of you have joined the call demanding forest-friendly products – and we're just getting started! In the last two weeks, you have been part of something big...

Indian people voice their concern about Moily's approval of GE field trials!

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | March 6, 2014

The massive opposition to genetically engineered (GE) crops in India has almost entirely stopped the entry of this risky and unwanted technology into our farms and plates. But the proponents of this technology and their cronies are...

Clean palm oil can help save the world's wildlife

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | March 4, 2014

Nearly 400,000 of you have joined us to demand the products you use are forest and tiger-friendly. We don’t believe that the products we use every day should contribute to the destruction of precious habitat for animals. That’s why we...

A Resurgence of Satyagraha

Feature story | February 28, 2014 at 16:56

On Thursday, thousands of villagers from 12-14 villages in the Mahan region of Singrauli, came together for a mass public rally in Amelia to oppose mining in the forests of Mahan.The rally marks the beginning of a Van Satyagraha to defend the...

Pulling back the shower curtain: Find out about P&G's dirty secret!

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | February 28, 2014

Procter & Gamble claims that nearly 5 billion people use its products, among them the anti-dandruff shampoo Head & Shoulders. But what's not so squeaky clean is that P&G is making those billions of consumers unknowingly part of an...

Moily the Speedster Meets a Speed Breaker on Valentine’s Day

Blog entry by Sonam Mittal | February 18, 2014

Oh Mr. Moily, what happened to your speed? The man who boasts of clearing a file in a matter of seven minutes is probably undergoing what can be termed as a 'signature fatigue'. It is showing and how! The day was Valentine's Day.

How L’Oreal committed to the ultimate makeover

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | January 31, 2014

The world’s largest beauty and cosmetics company, L’Oreal, has made a landmark promise to remove forest destruction from the products they sell. "Because I'm Worth It" is a catchy slogan coined 40 years ago by the French cosmetics...

Freedom of speech doesn't come cheap

Blog entry by Heena Sharma | January 28, 2014

India is a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic and a republic nation. And it's enriched with magnificent flora and fauna, however due to globalization, modernization and industrialization, the natural wealth is soon dissipating.

Essar slaps a lawsuit on Greenpeace India

Blog entry by Samit Aich | January 28, 2014

This may sound unbelievable, but it's true. On Wednesday, 14 Greenpeace India activists scaled Essar's headquarters in Mahalakshmi and unfurled a huge banner. In retaliation, Essar has filed a lawsuit against Greenpeace India and...

Will you help us Protect Paradise in 2014?

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | January 24, 2014

When I read the daily newspaper here in Indonesia, it’s rare that there is not at least one big scandal or   exposé   related to the forest sector. Just this last weekend, land conflicts in a Kalimantan palm oil plantation made...

Let there be Mahan

Blog entry by Ruth D'Costa | January 23, 2014

Leaning on the trunk of our rented taxi, I observe the driver. Somehow, he understands. He knows when to step in and help, and when to stand aside and let us do our job. We have taken up the duty of care for the 67 activists who are...

Excerpt From the Diary of Veerappa Moily

Blog entry by Shiwang Singh | January 22, 2014

'Dear Diary, What a day :) Today, I cleared 20 projects in one stroke. I must be improving really fast. I barely spend 5 minutes reading one. I am loving handling multiple portfolios. All my old friends from the...

Greenpeace demands cancellation of Mahan coal block

Feature story | January 14, 2014 at 12:59

Greenpeace India demands cancellation of the Mahan coal block and is asking for a thorough enquiry into the matter, bringing Essar Power and the Madhya Pradesh state government under the scanner. This has come after the CBI put a question mark on...

A song for the heartbroken animals

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | January 10, 2014

Wild animals are worried about the epidemic deforestation. Listen to Dasrath Mahto singing (in Kotha language) soulfully about the animals’ sorrow over vanishing forests. Dasrath is from Giridi, Jharkhand. To …

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