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Sailing, satellites and sadness

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | September 19, 2011

Four decades ago, around the same time that Greenpeace was founded, scientists began studying the Arctic sea ice from satellites. At that time, the greatest threat to humanity was the development and use of nuclear weapons. Now we...

Deni celebrate their forest homeland in the Brazilian Amazon

Blog entry by Paulo Adario, Greenpeace Brazil | September 18, 2011

September 11, 2001 was not only a day of major tragedy in the US, which changed the world we are living in, it was also a day of hope for the Deni. The Deni are an indigenous group living in semi-isolation in a very remote part of the...

Sea ice: melting, melting...

Blog entry by JulietteH | September 18, 2011

The National Snow and Ice Data Center in the US has announced that Arctic sea ice has reached its annual minimum. It is, as we guessed last week, the second lowest extent in recorded history, just behind the all-time record from 2007.

Greenpeace India: A decade with the Earth

Blog entry by Swati Mehta | September 16, 2011

We are ten! This is the simplest way of saying it. A decade of existence makes it sound a bit grand and a little old. But ten is not old, it’s young and lively. When you are talking about Greenpeace, no matter what age you put it will...

The journey to the World’s Biggest Baingan Bharta: A public movement

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | September 15, 2011

On September 6, Greenpeace along with citizens for a GM free India prepared the World’s Biggest GM-Free Baingan Bharta. The whole exercise was fun and saw an audience of around 200 people which included farmer leaders like Yudhvir...

40 years of Inspiring Action

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 14, 2011

Believe it or not, Greenpeace celebrates its 40 birthday today! To mark the occasion, Kumi Naidoo, our International Executive Director, calls on us all to take inspiration from that first Greenpeace voyage, and to demand a better...

Opposition from over 1 lakh people creates the World’s Biggest GM-Free Baingan Bharta

Feature story | September 12, 2011 at 0:30

A sultry rainy day did not do much to dampen the spirit of hundreds of Delhiites, gathered at Dilli Haat to witness the preparation of the World’s Biggest GM-Free Baingan Bharta. The event, organised by Greenpeace, saw hundreds of people coming...

Why should you be talking to the planning commission on Facebook?

Blog entry by Arpana Udupa | September 8, 2011

The Planning Commission is supposedly listening! The Planning Commission and their partner India@75’s Facebook pages are open to receiving your suggestions on what the 12th Five Year Plan should look like. This is the Planning...

Good news: Google comes clean on energy use

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | September 8, 2011

Google has finally released information on exactly how much energy it takes to provide searches, email, Youtube videos and all other Google services. For years Google has claimed this information was a “trade secret”, despite many...

The World’s Biggest GM-Free Baingan Bharta to say a big NO to GM food

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | September 1, 2011

What do you get when you put together kilos of brinjal, a gathering of hundreds of citizens and the voices of over 100,000 people who have signed a petition to stop the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) bill? You get...

What does a 140,000 pile ton of dumped chromium waste look like?

Blog entry by Monica Tan | August 30, 2011

Unluckily, just like a very large pile of dirt. Their unassuming appearance means dumped piles of chemical waste can go months unnoticed and unchecked in the countryside of China. But this "dirt" is toxic, possibly cancer-causing,...

Top 10 things Indian citizens could do in case of a nuclear power plant accident in...

Blog entry by SP Udayakumar | August 21, 2011

Are you kidding? Reactors in India can never ever have an accident. Don't trust the news; it's all Pakistani military's anti-India propaganda. Beware! Osama bin Laden's disgruntled ghost might be causing this havoc. ...

Monsanto it’s time to Quit India

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | August 21, 2011

Candles in the wind and the voices of many Delhi residents, echoed at India Gate, chanting ‘Monsanto Quit India’. It was a solemn evening on a day that marked an important milestone in India’s struggle for freedom. It was the day...

Published: Cairn's oil spill response plan!

Blog entry by Bex | August 18, 2011

You know that oil spill response plan that Cairn has been refusing to publish? The one that tens of thousands of you asked to see? The one we went to the Arctic and to Cairn's Edinburgh HQ to look for? The one they were so worried...

Shell less than transparent about worst UK oil spill in a decade

Blog entry by Bex | August 17, 2011

As I write, Shell is working to contain an oil spill off the Aberdeenshire coast that is already, reportedly , the worst spill in UK waters for over a decade. As well as indulging in some shameless greenwashing (Shell is choosing...

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