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Bt brinjal expert committee=foxes guarding the chicken coop

Blog entry by Kapil Mishra | April 29, 2011

When the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) expert group members met on Wednesday, April 27th, to discuss Bt brinjal, they were shocked to see Greenpeace activists standing right next to their meeting room with a "We Say No...

Chernobyl: the unbearable lightness of human lives

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | April 29, 2011

On the Chernobyl media trip , a question that came up numerous times was "why don't you just move out of the area?" Dr Shulyak of Rokytne, who cares for the 53,000 living in the contaminated region, actually laughed. "Yes, some...

Marine radiation monitoring blocked by Japanese government

Blog entry by Ike Teuling | April 29, 2011

Since the start of the Fukushima disaster I have been following the worrying developments from a safe distance in Amsterdam, but suddenly, I am on rocking ship getting closer to the disaster area every day. I joined the Rainbow...

25 years on, Chernobyl horrors don’t stop

Blog entry by Reema Ganguly | April 28, 2011

Behind the window. The wind behind the window, bends the branches of the trees. So does life, it bends me really hard. I sit alone and I am dreaming about something, but you will not know about this never. I will live through all...

The Djinn escaped in Chernobyl that day

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | April 27, 2011

For Valentina Burakova – a 69 year old victim, the word Djinn has a special significance. She uses it often to describe what happened in Chernobyl on the 26th of April 1986. On being asked whether she holds any grudges against those...

Facebook and the Earth Day Challenge

Blog entry by Casey Harrell | April 22, 2011

Readers of this blog know the campaign to get Facebook to Unfriend Coal .  Since we first asked Facebook to power its services with renewable power in 2010, over 700,000 Greenpeace supporters have joined us. This campaign is about the...

A ray of hope in gloomy villages

Blog entry by Arpana Udupa | April 22, 2011

The story of the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojna (RGGVY) survey encompassing 6 villages in Madhubani, is similar to that of other villages, with some variations here and there. No one had a clue about the RGGVY scheme. No one...

Of lifeless transformers and false promises

Blog entry by Arpana Udupa | April 22, 2011

I am travelling with a team of surveyors who proudly call themselves soochna prahari. They are the local Right to Information (RTI) activists who have been filing RTIs and bringing out many cases of corruption and malpractices in...

Chernobyl: distorted reality, and unanswered questions

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | April 21, 2011

We have just returned after completing an important mission in Ukraine – taking around 70 journalists from 18 countries with us to Chernobyl, nearly 25 years after the nuclear catastrophe . It was one of the largest media trips...

Bangalore joins the vigil for a nuclear free future

Blog entry by Swati Mehta | April 18, 2011

Finally the fourth auto rickshaw agreed to go where we wanted to. Cubbon Park is right in the middle of the busy Bangalore city. It was Monday evening and everyone was in a hurry to get back home and we were in a hurry to reach the...

Vigils across India show citizens’ anxiety over nuclear power

Feature story | April 18, 2011 at 11:00

Demonstrations and vigils were held in eleven cities across India on April 11, the one month anniversary of Fukushima, to send a message of solidarity with the victims of the disaster, and to demand that world governments invest instead in safe...

Mumbai comes together for the victims in Japan

Blog entry by Khushboo Lalwani | April 14, 2011

The breaking newsflashes about Japan’s devastating tragedy have shown that nature’s fury is unstoppable. Even the advanced countries are vulnerable to the dangers of nuclear technology. While technology has helped humans race ahead of...

Candles do the talking in Delhi

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | April 13, 2011

Memories of what happened in Japan are still fresh in our minds. Japan was devastated by an earthquake and a powerful tsunami which affected thousands of people. What followed was a meltdown at Fukushima nuclear plant, causing what has...

Where there is a wrong will there will be a wrong bill

Blog entry by Kapil Mishra | April 13, 2011

Anna Hazare’s fight for the Jan Lokpal bill was supported by the entire country. Even then, the government took four days to concede to his demands. Thanks to the movement we know what the Jan Lokpal bill is and what it could have been...

Tata and the turtles. How environmental activism triggered a complex trademark dispute

Feature story | April 13, 2011 at 11:33

The following article was featured as a cover story in the March 2011 issue of India Business Law Journal. It is written by Rebecca Abraham.

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