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Monsanto it’s time to Quit India

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | August 22, 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 19, 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 18, 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...

Commitment to highest environmental standards of ship dismantling as Rainbow Warrior...

Blog entry by Ramapati Kumar | August 16, 2011

Greenpeace has handed over the Rainbow Warrior II to Friendship, a Bangladesh based NGO which specialises in medical care and emergency relief. The Rainbow Warrior will be renamed "Rongdhonu", Bengali for Rainbow. The ship will be...

Farewell to the Rainbow Warrior II

Feature story | August 16, 2011 at 13:30

After 52 years at sea (22 years as a Greenpeace ship), the current Rainbow Warrior is heading for a new life. Over the last few days, the bell was removed, the ship’s mascot, a dolphin, was taken down and the Rainbow Warrior’s named painted over...

Karnataka pulls the plug on GM trials

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | August 12, 2011

In a landmark decision, the Karnataka government decided to pull the plug on all field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops across the state, securing the environment, farmers and health of people in the state from...

Fishermen at Chilika say, “Protect Ecology and Right to Fish.”

Blog entry by Deven Digwal | August 10, 2011

Chilika is an integral part of the culture of coastal Orissa. Covering a vast area of more than 1000 sq km Chilika is the largest brackish water lagoon in Asia. Some of the very rare species of flora, fauna, mammals and birds are...

Saving the last tree

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | August 9, 2011

It was about 9:00 pm and I had been sitting on the half dead Raintree, 25 ft from the ground for over 7 hours. The sound of djembes being played with all the excitement had disappeared with the sunset, the candle light vigil was...

5 things you didn’t know about Volkswagen

Blog entry by Saraa | August 2, 2011

Last week we showed you evidence of VW actively lobbying in the US against the laws we need to protect our planet. Here are some more facts about Volkswagen that the company doesn't put on its billboards. 1. Only 6 per cent of...

Vanishing tigers

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | July 25, 2011

This shocking video of a tiger recently trapped in an area being logged by Asia Pulp & Paper in Indonesia’s Sumatra is a stark reminder that the range of this most charismatic of big cats continues to shrink in the face of an...

Endangered Sumatran tiger dies in trap on APP concession in Indonesia

Blog entry by Laura K. | July 25, 2011

Warning : this blog contains images and video footage that may upset you. Recently word came to our Greenpeace office in Indonesia that a Sumatran tiger was stuck in an animal trap in the province of Riau. It was trapped for six...

Lego shows leadership in tackling deforestation

Blog entry by Andy Tait, Senior Campaign Advisor | July 8, 2011

But are other toy companies throwing rainforest destruction out of the pram? When Ken dumped Barbie last month Mattel was not the only toy company put under the spotlight for their role in rainforest destruction. Our investigation...

Fools for Forests get together in Delhi

Blog entry by Akshey Kalra | July 8, 2011

What brings people together? What unites cultures? What is it that people from different backgrounds and mindsets relate equally to? How do we spread awareness amongst people because about the need to save our lush green...

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...

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