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Enlightening Bihar

Blog entry by Shashwat Raj | January 3, 2011

W ith the Nalanda University revival becoming a reality, Bihar is trying to regain its status as an education hub in the international arena. The elite centre of learning which was operational 800 years back, was built in fifth century...

Konkan coast under nuclear threat

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | December 22, 2010

The Konkan coast is a beautiful and relatively undisturbed area south of Mumbai. Most people here make a living out of agriculture. The area is also known for Alphonso mango and cashews, among other things - and fishing. All of that is...

On the sidelines: Climate change induced migration

Blog entry by Deven Digwal | December 14, 2010

While the delegates at Cancun attended one meeting after another, I attended a side event at the Cancun Mess on climate migration and its impacts. One of the speakers at this event was Greenpeace International’s executive director Kumi...

Will the climate leader rise?

Blog entry by Abhishek Pratap | December 8, 2010

Two years ago the Climate Group and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) published SMART 2020. It was a revolutionary report which spoke about the IT sector’s potential to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to 15% of...

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...

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