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My First Direct Action as an Activist

Blog entry by Shweta Mittal | April 17, 2017

I always wanted to volunteer for Greenpeace India since the time I heard about it. When I finally got a chance to volunteer, and attend my first induction, we were shown videos that described many of  the campaigns Greenpeace India...

The Amazon Reef is a fascinating puzzle. Here’s what we know so far.

Blog entry by Greenpeace UK | April 17, 2017

Let’s find out what makes this place so special — and how we can get the oil companies to leave it in peace.  1. It’s in one of the most beautiful regions on Earth Ok, let’s get our bearings. The River Amazon meets the Atlantic...

Busting The “Pesticides Are A Necessary Evil” Myth

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | April 8, 2017

The UN Calls The Bluff on Pesticides’ Industry I am relieved and yet I find myself furious...ly typing away as I repeat what ecologists and sustainable agriculture experts have been trying to say for a very very long time. And what...

No fleeing the fly ash curse for Kuruvimedu residents

Blog entry by Karthikeyan Hemalatha | April 5, 2017

A version of this blog was first published on Times of India . Finding Kuruvimedu isn’t easy. It is not on Google Maps. People on the main road didn’t seem to be aware of such a village. Tucked behind NTPC’s coal-based thermal...

India Chooses Public Health for Now

Blog entry by Sunil Dahiya | April 2, 2017

March 28, 2017, was a landmark day for clean air supporters in India when the Supreme Court acknowledged the importance of  public health over commercial interests. The statement that the Court made regarding the health of people being...

Boom and Bust 2017

Blog entry by Nicole Ghio | March 27, 2017

The Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSwarm released our third annual survey of proposed coal plants worldwide, Boom and Bust 2017: Tracking The Global Coal Plant Pipeline , and the results are staggering. Spoiler alert: if you are...

Beyond What Meets The Nose

Blog entry by Manjari Sharma | March 21, 2017

Taking care of oneself is important. But in times like these, when what’s uniting the world are environmental catastrophes, we need to look out for each other too. This was the basic premise of Greenpeace’s visit to the coal-based...

India's Efforts to Tackle Air Pollution - Mere Tokenism

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | March 11, 2017

Thermal power plants are one of the major causes of air pollution in the country, especially in the Indo Gangetic Plain region (IGP). In December 2015, the Indian Government came out with a strict emission notification to control...

The Holy City of Pollution

Blog entry by Apoorva Singh | March 6, 2017

Walking down the ghats isn’t what it used to be. Morning walks along the ganges isn’t a spiritual experience anymore as black toxic fumes from burning garbage dumped on the roadside emanate throughout the city. The holy city of...

The Power Industry's Alternative Facts On Emission Standards

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | March 3, 2017

In spite of the fact that emissions from coal-based power plants were responsible for an estimated 100,000 premature deaths between 2011 and 2012 in India, coal consumption grew by one third. Today, India experiences more premature...

Unusual Visitors at the Police Station

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | March 1, 2017

It is a fact that people who spend more time outdoors are more vulnerable to the effects of air pollution. One such category of people who spend a lot of their time outdoors are the country's police folk. Greetings from...

Air Pollution Is Reality, Not a Reality Show!

Blog entry by Madhulika Verma | February 27, 2017

The recent remark by the Environment Minister on not trusting foreign study on air pollution has cleared my doubt on our preparedness and willingness to fight air pollution. The government institutions continue to indulge in the...

Breathing car exhaust is my daily dose of nutrition!

Blog entry by Manjari Sharma | February 23, 2017

Nobody is going to tell you this, unless by nutrition they mean deprivation. But there is nourishment in store in what I’m going to share with you today. Let me first introduce you to my badass, red-coloured, bicycle which I got...

From Coal to Solar Goals

Blog entry by Sunil Dahiya | February 21, 2017

Air pollution has been highlighted time and again as the major health emergency that India has faced in the recent times, only now, it got seriously severe. All of us by now have acknowledged that this health hazard is not just the...

Love for "Nanna Maraa" on Valentine's Day

Blog entry by Celia Moraes | February 17, 2017

Greenpeace India and Jhatka, along with more than a hundred residents and volunteers, turned up on Valentine’s Day for a passionate evening among the trees on Jayamahal Road in Bengaluru. The object of their affection you wonder? The...

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