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Whale activists threatened with eviction

Feature story | May 17, 2005 at 15:42

ULSAN, Korea, Republic of — The city of Ulsan, Korea has ordered us to vacate our "Whale Embassy" -- built near the site of a planned whale meat factory. We've told them we'll be happy to leave, once they assure us they will not build the...

Explorers begin epic trek across melting Arctic

Feature story | May 17, 2005 at 15:40

CAPE ARCTICHESKY, SIBERIA, Russian Federation — Global warming is a vital issue to many people. But how many of us would undertake an unprecedented - not to mention, risky summer crossing of the Arctic Ocean in order to stop it? Veteran explorers...

The cotton farmer or the greedy corporation. Who does the GEAC represent?

Feature story | May 12, 2005 at 3:30

The GEAC in its current avatar has been in existence for about fifteen years now. It is feared that it will morph into a new impotent regulatory body if the new biotech policy is adopted sometime later this year.

The Answer's Blowing In The Wind

Feature story | May 10, 2005 at 3:30

BHUBANESHWAR, India — In a historic win for the clean energy movement, the Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has just thrown down the gauntlet for the giants of industry. Its directive, quite simply, compels GRIDCO and other...

Bob Hunter

Feature story | May 3, 2005 at 15:27

ONTARIO, Canada — Perhaps more than anyone else, Bob Hunter invented Greenpeace. His death today, of cancer, marks the passing of a true original, one of the heroes of the environmental movement.

Free Thailand's papaya activists!

Feature story | April 28, 2005 at 3:30

BANGKOK, Thailand — Why are two activists facing 5 years of prison for exposing an environmental crime?

You can run, but you can't hide!

Feature story | April 20, 2005 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — A toxic ship that escaped the clutches of the Danish government is now the subject of a rare call for co-operation from the environment ministry of Denmark to the MoEF in India. On 15 April, 2005, the Danish environmental...

Scandal: Greenpeace exposes illegal GE rice in China

Feature story | April 14, 2005 at 15:28

HUBEI, China — In a startling development that may have repurcussions on exports of China's biggest crop, Greenpeace has uncovered genetically engineered (GE) rice, unapproved for human consumption, that appears to have been planted and sold...

Making a Complete Mockery of Environmental Public Hearings

Feature story | April 12, 2005 at 3:30

HYDERABAD, India — On 11 April 2005, Bidhan Chandra Singh, our Toxic-Free India campaigner, was first roughed up by goons from the chemical industry and then detained and ruthlessly beaten up by Inspector Narsimlur at Jinnaram police station, in...

Exposed - Korea's secret plans for new whale meat factory

Feature story | April 8, 2005 at 12:25

ULSAN, Korea, Republic of — Ulsan, host city of this year's International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, is enthusiastically building a whale museum and a brand new marine park in anticipation. But we have uncovered plans, noticeably absent...

Greenpeace petitions the OERC for Renewable Energy Uptake

Feature story | April 8, 2005 at 3:30

BHUBANESWAR, India — The Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) today heard the petition and arguments filed by Greenpeace, to ensure minimum of 10 percent of uptake of electricity from Renewable Energy sources in the state.

Jarigindi Chalu! Bahut Ho Gaya! Enough is Enough!

Feature story | April 8, 2005 at 3:30

HYDERABAD, India — Even as Greenpeace activists in Europe began toxic patrols to prevent export of single hull tankers to Asian beaches for breaking, Greenpeace India activists confronted the Andhra Pradesh Government at the secretariat in...

Greenpeace EU Market Report 2005 cautions India on GM Food

Feature story | April 8, 2005 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Venturing into growing Genetically Modified (GM) crops could cost Indian farmers their entire European market, cautioned Greenpeace at the release of a new market report titled “No Markets for GM Labelled Food in Europe.” The...

Fishing families in Kakinada need your help.

Feature story | March 30, 2005 at 3:30

KAKINADA, India — The beautiful beach of Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) may soon turn into a scrapyard for old, toxic ships, threatening the lives of local people and the nearby Coringa nature reserve.

Wrong GE Maize sold for four years

Feature story | March 24, 2005 at 4:30

WASHINGTON, DC, United States — In an article published today in Nature magazine, Syngenta has admitted that they sold hundreds of tonnes of the wrong GE maize in the United States over the past four years.

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