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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?

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.

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