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Kolkata getting down to the basics of 'Do'!

Blog entry by Grace Saji | April 4, 2016

It’s not all that very often that one hears of an environment program (as opposed to a cultural program) being conducted in Kolkata, so my eyes (literally) popped out when I got the invite: “You’re going to be invited as a delegate at...

Learning from my experience...

Blog entry by Anukriti | April 3, 2016

I once read somewhere that never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has . And this is what my experience in working with Greenpeace can be summed up...

Families Across India Ask For Clean Air Nation

Blog entry by Aishwariya Jain | March 29, 2016

The extent of human activity and its resultant cost to the planet has reached dangerous levels. We have made not just our species, but all others vulnerable and exposed to the perils of our activities. Burning agricultural and other...

Violating the inviolate forests

Blog entry by Ravi Chellam | March 21, 2016

Every year, between the months of March and April, Mahan forest in Madhya Pradesh bustles with activity. People from around the forest set up makeshift camps to collect Mahua fruits - a non-timber forest produce (NTFP) that forms a...

Lok Sabha Discussion On Greenpeace Pollution Report

Feature story | March 15, 2016 at 19:59

Recent discussions in the Lok Sabha, triggered by the Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar’s response to parliamentarian C Mahendran’s questions, have highlighted the need for a comprehensive NAQI system and...

72 Hours And Counting!

Feature story | March 15, 2016 at 0:32

Following a serious accident at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Station in Gujarat on March 11, Greenpeace India has called for an immediate investigation by independent experts, of all aging pressurised heavy water reactors (PWHR) in the country.

Fukushima Crisis Must Never Repeat Again!

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | March 10, 2016

Nuclear accidents do happen, more so when the planning and regulation process is exposed to industry influence. This is exactly what happened in Fukushima. The earthquake and the tsunami were just a trigger to an already compromised...

Wildlife conservation/development? We’re telling the story wrong

Blog entry by Ravi Chellam | March 4, 2016

A version of this first appeared in Scroll . My earliest visions of forests and wildlife came straight out of comic books, inspired by the likes of Tarzan and Phantom. My first steps into a forest in the 1960s, as a young boy...

Prisoners of Our Dissent

Blog entry by Avinash Kumar | February 22, 2016

As I write this blog, five students sit at the administrative block of JNU. These are the five students who have been branded ‘anti-national’ along with JNU student union president, Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on charges of...

Curing The Air Pollution Problem - Action plan Now!

Blog entry by Sunil Dahiya | February 22, 2016

Air Pollution has been the center of attention for various groups, sectors and general public over the last couple of years. However, the debate gained prominence last year last year in Delhi during the winter season. This winter in...

SarSo Satyagraha - People power defers GM Mustard decision

Blog entry by Manvendra Singh Inaniya | February 5, 2016

When a government body excludes all the farmers' and consumers' voice to decide on pushing a highly debated technology into their farm and food, it's time for the alarm bells to ring in a democracy. Specially when independent...

India ratifies a controversial international law that allows nuclear suppliers to...

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | February 5, 2016

India ratifies a controversial international law that allows nuclear suppliers to escape liability Indian Government today ratified the international convention on supplementary compensation (CSC). This convention essentially puts...

Air Pollution Awareness Through A Street Play

Blog entry by Gunjan Shah | January 28, 2016

“Kya aapne Air Pollution Index Board check kiya? Arre itna pollution to 10 cigarette ke barabar harmful hota hai (Have you checked the Air Pollution Index board? The pollution here amounts to smoking atleast 10 cigarettes)”, I...

This Republic Day I pledge for a Clean Air Nation

Blog entry by Sana Ahmad | January 26, 2016

It is India’s 67 th Republic day and I am about to travel to Bangalore. Airports always seem like an interesting place to contemplate and reflect over one’s purpose of existence , finding parallels between one’s actions and beliefs...

Rebuilding Soil Health Using City Compost

Blog entry by Manvendra Singh Inaniya | January 21, 2016

Scientists from India and abroad have repeatedly acknowledged the growing organic carbon deficiency in our soil over the last few decades. Yet, unlike all the other macro and micro nutrient fertiliser subsidies and promotions, organic...

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