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IT firms see opportunity in averting climate crisis

Feature story | December 7, 2010 at 19:54

Google, Cisco and HP are some of the best-known brands in our updated Cool IT leaderboard. This year saw these companies and other top information technology (IT) firms side with the planet, many for the first time, in some of the most important...

Going Green with ICT in India

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 6, 2010

Executive Director of Greenpeace International Kumi Naidoo interacting with Greenpeace volunteers during his visit at the Greenpeace India office. Image: Greenpeace / Sudhanshu Malhotra On a recent visit to our Indian...

Earth first

Blog entry by Deven Digwal | December 5, 2010

The other day we came across a very strange and unusual thing opposite the Cancun Mess. A lady was holding a thin branch and trying to cross the street. What is unusual about a lady crossing a street with a thin branch? Well listen to...

Villagers protest Jaitapur nuclear plant

Feature story | December 5, 2010 at 14:14

Jaitapur, 4, December, 2010: On the occasion of French President Sarkozy’s visit to India, thousands of villagers defied the draconian law of section 144 imposed in Jaitapur today to form a human chain at the proposed nuclear plant site.

In the middle of the Cancun Mess

Blog entry by Deven Digwal | December 4, 2010

Hi! I am Deven, public engagement campaigner from Greenpeace India, at Cancun, Mexico. I am attended the COP 16 meeting on climate change here. The Conference of the Parties, popularly known as the COP, is a conference that has been...

Yatra ends with a hope for Urja Kranti

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma | November 25, 2010

We finally reached the last stop of our yatra- Arrah. Amazing hospitality and delicious food welcomed us in Arrah. We could smell the home cooked Litti Chokha dipped in homemade ghee (Indian butter) from a distance. Elaichi (cardamom)...

दक्षिण अफ्रीका की जंग ए आज़ादी से पर्यावरण की जंग का सफर

Blog entry by डा. सीमा जावेद. Picture: Sudhanshu Malhotra | November 25, 2010

ग्रीनपीस अन्‍तरराष्‍ट्रीय के अधिशासी निदेशक कूमी नायडू को उनकी भारत यात्रा के दौरान करीब से जानने का मौका मिला।  इस मुलाकात में जो बात मेरे दिल की गहराइयों को छू गयी वह है उनका सीधा सरल व्‍यक्तित्‍व और अपनायत से भरा स्‍वभाव। वह यह...

Secret GM rice field busted. Is our food safe?

Blog entry by Jai Krishna | November 19, 2010

Dr. Venkata Reddy is a physician and serves in a hospital in Doddaballapur near Bangalore. He is also proud to practice his family profession, agriculture.  Being a farmer and physician he probably knows the culprit behind the endless...

Technology needs a green vision

Feature story | November 18, 2010 at 14:01

I recently bought a Smartphone and was thinking of how these new-era communication devices have helped us keep a track of information on our fingertips. Being an environmentalist, I was thinking of the contribution this industry has made towards...

Closing march of the Urja Kranti Kendra

Blog entry by Grace Boyle | November 4, 2010

Patna doesn't have much in the way of social spaces. Its efforts are pretty much encapsulated in the Gandhi Maidan, a wide square of scrubby grass in the centre of town, and people flock to it.    The evening scene there on Friday...

600 people arrested for opposing nuclear plant, hundreds more voluntarily risk jail

Blog entry by Karuna Raina | October 29, 2010

World's largest nuclear park is planned in Jaitapur, in Ratnagiri district on the coast of southern Maharashtra. The park would comprise up to six large nuclear reactors bought from the French nuclear giant- Areva. In addition to the...

Renewable way forward for Bihar

Blog entry by Grace Boyle | October 29, 2010

Everyone in Bihar knows the electricity problems of the state.  It’s got a massive, yawning deficit, but not the coal reserves to plug it.  Yet, somehow, the issue of energy is often overlooked in the shadows of other developmental...

Yatra reaches Chhapra

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma | October 29, 2010

The yatra team reached its second last destination-Chhapra, a land famous for the special ghee loaded dish, Litti chokha. The event was attended by women from local NGO groups. A lot of people working in the development sector also...

Bihar sees the light of renewable energy

Blog entry by Grace Boyle | October 28, 2010

It’s been nearly a year since the Greenpeace campaign for decentralised renewable energy in Bihar began, and it’s seen a multitude of forms: press conferences, network events, informal meetings with political parties, reports. It came...

Renewable energy message reaches Bodhgaya and Hajipur

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma | October 28, 2010

The sky lanterns had already set the mood for the yatra in Bodhgaya. Now it was time to enact our street play and tell people about it. The theatre yatris set out with their dholak (Indian drum) and dhapli (tambourine), singing...

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