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From the tree-top….

Feature story | June 7, 2005 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — A bamboo, plywood and jute platform on the tree opposite the India Coffee House formed the space for registering our message and presence among the din of voices surrounding the commemoration of the World Environment Day.

Is this a 'safe containment exercise'?

Feature story | June 1, 2005 at 3:30

BHOPAL, India — When the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) said it was going to undertake a three-phase exercise for cleaning up the toxic stockpiles at the abandoned Union Carbide factory site in Bhopal, the only part of the...

Whale embassy: showdown and turnaround

Feature story | May 30, 2005 at 14:41

ULSAN, Korea, Republic of — Yesterday our Whale Embassy Activists, on the ground in Korea, received a visit from angry representatives of the Jangsaengpo Development Association in the city of Ulsan. Our campaigner Jim Wickens tells the story of...

Testing Bayer

Feature story | May 30, 2005 at 14:39

ANTWERP, Belgium — Bisphenol-A. Doesn't sound very interesting does it? In fact it's a widely used chemical in mobile phones, baby bottles and CD's. Unfortunately it's also a widespread toxic pollutant, even being found in people's blood. We are...

Toxic ship should be “mercilessly driven out” of India

Feature story | May 30, 2005 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — It’s official now. The Supreme Court Monitoring Committee on hazardous wastes (SCMC) has stated unequivocally that the fugitive ship now known as the ‘Riky’ (earlier aliases include the Kong Frederik IX and ‘Frederik’) must be...

Going! Going! Your Last Chance to Protect Your Food.

Feature story | May 24, 2005 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — This is a defining moment in Indian agriculture. And by putting your weight behind a crucial petition, you have a chance to make an impact on the government’s new Biotech Strategy even as it is being framed hand-in-glove with...

“Zahar Pilaana Band Karo! Paani Ka Prabandh Karo!”

Feature story | May 24, 2005 at 3:30

BHOPAL, India — What would you do if, for as long as you could remember, a glass of water meant a contaminated, poisonous liquid – rank in smell and vile in taste? What if your entire family, infant and infirm alike, were forced to live off this...

Pulling the plug on dirty electronics

Feature story | May 24, 2005 at 3:30

GENEVA, Switzerland — What happens to your mobile or computer when you throw it away? Did you know it could end up dumped in Asia and scrapped by hand in appalling conditions? This shouldn't be happening, so we are pressuring one of the biggest...

Companies answer pleas to curb global warming

Feature story | May 17, 2005 at 15:44

WASHINGTON, D.C., United States — When Sydney declared that the 2000 Olympics would be the "Green games" we pointed out that the refrigerants Coca-Cola used to chill their beverage were also warming our planet.

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?

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