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Turtles + Fishermen = Ecology

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | June 8, 2011

I remember meeting a journalist in Orissa in 2006 for a story on the high turtle mortalities and being told that Greenpeace would be better off protecting the rights of human beings rather than turtles. After all, when it comes to...

Indian oil deal funds Arctic destruction

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | June 6, 2011

The powers that be in our government and the corporate influence behind it,  are all canoodling behind the scenes. They’ll soon announce a deal that’ll give Cairn Energy 9 billion US dollars to fund its Arctic destruction plans. ...

Forests need a fool

Blog entry by Akshey Kalra | June 5, 2011

“Jungle jungle pataa chalaa hai, chaddi pehan ke phool khila hai, phool khila hai.” This song from the Jungle Book television series is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think about the forests. Who does not remember...

A few words about the Web Developer's job - right from the horse's mouth

Blog entry by Avijit Michael | June 3, 2011

"My job brings about real world changes that steers humanity away from possible extinction towards a bright future, powered by human ingenuity working in harmony with nature." Of course, change is slow, change is hard, it takes...

And the state continues to fear us?

Blog entry by Lalita Ramdas | May 29, 2011

For the past few years, people of Jaitapur and various civil society groups have been protesting against the proposed nuclear reactor plant in the village. Looking past all these protests, last month, the government said that they...

Climate's phone connection

Blog entry by Abhishek Pratap | May 25, 2011

I got my first mobile phone almost six years ago. It was a second-hand Nokia 3310 passed on to me by my elder brother. At that time, I was working in the far-off western border of Kutch, for the protection of children’s rights. The...

बच्चों ने नहीं देखा उजाला

Blog entry by Akshay Gupta | May 19, 2011

भारत सरकार ने सन 2005 में राजीव गॉंधी ग्रामीण विद्युतीय योजना (RGGVY) शुरुआत की थी, जिसमें आजमगढ़ ज़िले के 22 विकासखंडों में गुणवत्तापूर्ण विद्युत् आपूर्ति देने का लक्ष्य रखा गया था. सरकारी  रिपोर्ट को देखा जाय तो इन ब्‍लॉकों में 93.3...

Risky potato plan mashed by activists

Feature story | May 19, 2011 at 2:45

It’s potato planting time again in the north of Sweden where activists are occupying BASF’s potato warehouse and are blocking the exit in order to hinder the German chemical company from planting the risky GMO potato “Amflora.”

Fukushima meltdown: two months later, Japan's government still drags its feet

Blog entry by Greg McNevin | May 17, 2011

In the latest in its ongoing series of late-night announcements, TEPCO this week finally admitted that the core of Fukushima’s reactor 1 started melting a mere five hours after the March 11 earthquake, and reached full meltdown...

Seaweed contamination cause for concern in Japan

Blog entry by Jess Miller | May 15, 2011

Initial findings from our radiation sampling team working on the coast near Fukushima are in and the news is not good. The results showed levels of contamination far beyond allowed limits for seaweed. Contaminated seaweed could...

Japan to abandon nuclear plans and embrace renewable energy - who's next?

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | May 15, 2011

On May 10 th , Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan made an incredible announcement – prompted by the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan, the world’s 3 rd largest economy, is dropping plans to double its nuclear power capacity and...

Wikileaks reveals Arctic could be the new cold war

Blog entry by Nick Young | May 12, 2011

Submarine explorers planting Russian flags under the North Pole. Military tension between NATO and Russia. US diplomats manoeuvring in the wings. Aircraft carriers lurking and strike fighters changing hands. Sound like something...

Banking on the next Fukushima

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | May 11, 2011

Kumi Naidoo and Nuclear Campaigner Yannick Rousselet protest the passage of a train carrying nuclear waste. Image: Pierre Gleizes Two months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan our thoughts are with those who...

The word is out: The future of energy is renewable

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | May 10, 2011

Listen up, energy sceptics – today’s report from the IPCC has found that not only will renewable energy provide most of the world’s energy needs by 2050, it’s going to have an indispensable role in mitigating catastrophic climate...

Rainbow Warrior to begin analysis on radioactive samples

Blog entry by Sakyo Noda | May 10, 2011

After a week of sailing and conducting radiation sampling along the Fukushima coast, the Rainbow Warrior is now at anchor in Yokohama and our team is preparing to start detailed analysis on what we collected. As the government...

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