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Pressure at reactor 3 stable, concerns over radioactive food rising

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 20, 2011

Earlier today, we told you about a build up in pressure at reactor #3 that could result in the venting of radioactive air and steam into the atmosphere. According to reports from NISA, that release was not necessary and didn’t happen.

Fukushima update: Radiation detected in food and water far from stricken nuclear facility

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 19, 2011

While the workers at Fukushima are continuously spraying reactor unit 3 with water from fire fighting and special forces trucks, the wider implications and impact of the nuclear disaster are becoming clearer. Traces of radioactive...

बजट सत्र में सार्थक पहल, अभी लम्बा् है सफर

Blog entry by डा. सीमा जावेद | March 18, 2011

अगर हम एक तरफ जनवरी 2011 में हुए बजट पूर्व परामर्श और ग्रीनपीस की जीवित माटी अभियान के लगातार प्रयासों के नतीजों पर नज़र डालें तो इनसे बदलाव की एक सार्थक पहल साफ दिखायी दे रही है। हालांकि अभी लम्‍बा सफर बाकी है। इस बार बजट सत्र में...

Fukushima update: radiation levels remain high

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 18, 2011

After days of news reporting one explosion after another at the Fukushima nuclear plant, there is finally a break in reports of new explosions. Radiation levels remain high around the plant. All efforts are being focused on...

They are talking soils

Blog entry by Gopikrishna S R | March 17, 2011

Finally, there is attention on soils. The Finance Minister tried to give it some importance during his budget speech. A day after the budget speech, a few concerned parliamentarians quizzed the Agriculture Minister, Sharad Pawar,...

Where to find good information on the nuclear crisis in Fukushima

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 17, 2011

Today was, unfortunately, another day of uncertainty, confusion, danger and struggle in Japan. Here are some links to help you get a picture of what's happening. IMPORTANT: If you are in Japan , the Japan Times has a good ...

Daily News: On Nuclear Debate

Blog entry by Angela S | March 16, 2011

Top News: Our thoughts remain with people of Japan today as the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant reached another critical phase. Radiation is feared to have leaked after apparent hydrogen blasts at two more reactors. The...

Nuclear crisis in Japan worsens and effects depend on wind

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 16, 2011

Record high levels of radiation have now been found near the Fukushima 1, nuclear facility following explosions at reactors 1, 2, 3 and 4. Radiation 9 times the background levels have been found near Tokyo. A critical factor now...

Good news for the fishes?

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | March 11, 2011

In what should be good news for India’s neglected seas, Jairam Ramesh, Minister for Environment & Forest, has promised to address   the bias towards terrestrial biodiversity conservation in India, by getting his ministry to pay more...

The milk of Chernobyl

Blog entry by Aslihan Tumer | March 11, 2011

As a child, I really did not like the milk no matter how much my mother tried to put sugar or chocolate in it. I still don’t  like it much. This was a little issue when I grew up between my mother and me. Today I am a Greenpeace...

VICTORY! You pushed Princes to start protecting our oceans

Feature story | March 9, 2011 at 20:09

It is with enormous pleasure that we can reveal a groundbreaking victory for our oceans campaign: Princes, a leading tinned tuna brand, finally got your message that canning ocean destruction is unacceptable. Thanks to your efforts - the company...

Draft moratorium on forest destruction falls short

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 1, 2011

Days before the President of Indonesia is set to announce a moratorium on forest destruction, we’ve got a copy of the draft moratorium, crunched the numbers and the news is not good. The data shows this proposed moratorium does...

Art for a living soil

Blog entry by Usha Saxena | February 24, 2011

The sweet fragrance of the soil after the rains, the lively brown-ness of recently ploughed fields, the pleasant crunch of grit as you bite into sweet carrots and mooli , the glistening sweat on the farmer's brow, the feel of wet soil...

Thousands call for clean energy in Thailand

Feature story | February 24, 2011 at 17:14

Our region, Southeast Asia, is home to strong grassroots environmental movements especially those opposing the spread of harmful coal and nuclear energy.

34,000 say ‘forests are a No Go’. Minister Pranab Mukherjee says let's meet

Blog entry by Preethi Herman | February 22, 2011

As the train sped through the forest in Vidharbha, Maharashtra, I looked out of the window barely able to take my eyes away from the rich green that engulfed me. At that moment, I just had one thought in my mind- in a short while, if...

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