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Lok Sabha Discussion On Greenpeace Pollution Report

Feature story | March 16, 2016 at 13:29

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 18:02

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 11, 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 23, 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 6, 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 27, 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 22, 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...

Meet Greenpeace India's new Executive Director: Ravi Chellam

Blog entry by Ravi Chellam | January 13, 2016

My name is Ravi Chellam, and I am excited to meet you in my new role as the Executive Director of Greenpeace India. I come from a background of wildlife research and conservation and my passions include reading, composting and...

SolarVerse: the prose of solar power

Blog entry by Solar Team | January 7, 2016

Solar energy represents a vital opportunity to power India cleanly and efficiently. So, along with acclaimed young poet Shikha Malaviya , and in association with Delhi Poetry Slam , we decided to spread the message about solar in a...

COP21: shows the end of fossil fuels is near, we must speed its coming

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 14, 2015

The wheel of climate action turns slowly, but in Paris it has turned. There’s much in this deal that frustrates and disappoints me, but it still puts the fossil fuel industry squarely on the wrong side of history. Climate Action and...

Makkale, let’s be Climate Heroes, not Victims.

Blog entry by Aswini Sivaraman | December 12, 2015

Plenty of good things have been said recently about my city – I have been earlier told (and admitted myself) that Chennaiites are standoffish or conservative; now things are different. An unprompted people’s movement has received a...

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