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Thailand to maintain GM-free position, India continues to approve field trials

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | July 7, 2011

Recently, the Thailand government came up with a Rice Master Plan. The plan outlines a policy that aims to keep Thai rice free of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Back home, our government continues to approve field trials of...

No nuclear in Italy

Blog entry by Swati Mehta | July 6, 2011

June 13 was a remarkable day for Italy and for all those trying to get their governments to move away from nuclear energy. People in Italy defied expectations of a low turnout and came out to cast their vote for a nuclear free...

Airtel it’s time to act

Blog entry by Akshey Kalra | July 4, 2011

I remember when my dad bought one of those ancient stone age cell phones at a time when they were not a necessity. I was amazed! A phone with no wires, expensive calls, the fact that I could call my dad whenever I wanted and most...

Gupti public hearing proves it's better late than never

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | June 27, 2011

When I realised that the venue we had picked for the second public hearing at Gupti village was the same where Hon’ble Minister Jairam Ramesh conducted his meeting before his decision on POSCO, I didn’t know whether I should be...

Will Sunil Mittal commit to clean energy?

Blog entry by Abhishek Pratap | June 22, 2011

Finally the day had come. It was time to meet Bharti Airtel’s senior management to discuss their diesel phase out and adoption of clean energy plan for its business operation. They had agreed to meet us and discuss these demands after...

Being foolish for a smart future

Blog entry by Reema Ganguly | June 21, 2011

“I’m a fool for forests,” chimed Darsheel Safary. His shining eyes and naughty smile beamed into the camera. It took him less than five minutes to absorb the script and without a fuss we had a perfect take. “Support Greenpeace and save...

The rains didn’t stop, nor did the public hearing at Khairnasi

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | June 20, 2011

It is still raining as I type this from my room in Bhubaneswar. The newspaper says that the low depression over the Bay of Bengal since the beginning of the week will continue to lash the state for the next 24 hours. This means that...

Kumi Naidoo boards Arctic oil rig demanding Cairn’s oil spill response plan

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | June 17, 2011

Kumi Naidoo, the Executive Director of Greenpeace International has crossed into an exclusion zone and scaled a controversial Arctic oil rig 120km off the coast of Greenland. At 6:45 am this morning an inflatable speedboat...

Moving away from nuclear energy: Switzerland set to follow Germany

Blog entry by Swati Mehta | June 16, 2011

Some of the most developed countries in the world have taken the warning of the Fukushima nuclear emergency seriously. Like Germany, a lot of countries using nuclear energy ordered a review of the existing nuclear plants right...

Fools don’t clear forests, they save them

Blog entry by Saira Sayani | June 16, 2011

I can’t stand the thought of deforestation! It is something that sneaks up on you and hits you right in the face, a big stunning, SMACK! It was turning out to be one of those uneventful, mundane days and suddenly this thought...

An 'unusual' email for HSBC

Blog entry by Pankaj | June 15, 2011

My name is XXX XXX, I live in a small town in India. The reason you see the XXX is because my personal details are not important and I don’t want to take credit for what I have done. Actually I haven’t done anything. I just made a tiny...

Victory – India introduces e-waste law

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | June 15, 2011

When we started our campaign to tackle the global e-waste crisis in 2005 we went to India  to document the terrible environmental and health effects of toxic e-waste being dumped across  Asia and Africa . Just 6 years later we have...

Turtles + Fishermen = Ecology

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | June 9, 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 7, 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 6, 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...

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