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Uttarakhand's flood relief work: how can you help.

Blog entry by GP | June 24, 2013

Uttarakhand is recuperating from devastating flash floods. Homes have been washed away, people have been displaced. It’s cold, there’s no drinking water, and people are running out of food.   The relief work is in progress and help in...

Floods in Uttarakhand: people and ecology suffer

Blog entry by Shashwat Raj and Paul Horseman | June 24, 2013

Today in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, we are witnessing one of the worst man-made calamities in recent times. A disastrous cycle of events has led to floods that have already killed many people and displaced many more from their...

Giving the street back to whom it belongs

Blog entry by Bernardo Camara | June 21, 2013

"The people finally woke up" ... and they won't be going back to sleep. This phrase, heard from the four corners of Brazil this Monday, reflected a infectious sentiment felt everywhere. The hours past midnight saw thousands of...

Fifteen superpowers of the Sun

Blog entry by Rajesh K | June 20, 2013

1. The SUN has been glowing for 4.5 billion years & will continue to glow for another 4.5 billion years. There is no question of solar energy getting exhausted in the near future! 2. Energy equivalent to 1.37 KW of electricity...

Volunteers working with Greenpeace for a sustainable future

Blog entry by Arpita Seth | June 19, 2013

Agog at the variety of participation in unifying Greenpeace’s Switch on the Sun, Renewable Energy (RE) campaign, here is a profile on the volunteers at Greenpeace. Since they come from diverse academic backgrounds such as law,...

Gezi Park: A historic defence of democracy

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | June 19, 2013

"Find out just what people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong that will be imposed upon them." – Frederick Douglass, American ex-slave civil rights leader. The citizens of Istanbul now...

Crop circles across the country say no to GM food and the BRAI bill

Blog entry by Bibin Chandran | June 17, 2013

The controversial Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on April 22, 2013 by Mr Jaipal Reddy, Minister, Science and Technology. If passed, the BRAI bill which primarily promotes...

Failed corps and parched lands are the remnants of Maharasthra's drought

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 14, 2013

In Maharashtra, fields have dried up, so have the rivers and lakes, leaving people with temporary solutions to what could potentially turn into a permanent problem if not handled properly. Where is the greenery? Women in Sholapur...

The struggle for water continues in Maharashtra

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 13, 2013

A half constructed catchment pond. Considering the severity of the drought situation in Maharashtra, one would think farmers and people living without water would be given top priority. But in a strange turn of events, water has...

Here comes the sun

Blog entry by Varun Jain | June 11, 2013

There was quite a build-up to the Greenpeace Bike-a-thon event to be held on the World Environment Day. This included a number of events prior to the actual one. The idea for the campaign was to capture the government and public...

How much water does a River need?

Blog entry by Parineeta Dandekar | June 11, 2013

The 780 MW Nyamjangchu Hydroproject is proposed on the perennial Nyamjangchu River in Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh by SPV of Bhilwara Energy Limited called NJC Hydropower. It was recommended for Environmental Clearance by the...

Vellade – living with the ashes

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 11, 2013

A lake in Velladi where ash from power plants is released. Through the small window in the Gram Panchayat room, I could see dust particles coming in. Shocked, I asked if it was the ash that the villagers were talking about. They...

I am in Gezi, I am in Turkey

Blog entry by Laetitia Liebert | June 9, 2013

With the eyes of the world on a small park in Istanbul, a new banner message of global solidarity in defence of our fragile planet has been born: 'I am in Gezi!'. Gezi Park is a tipping point, an awakening to years of environmental...

Surviving the drought with stale rotis

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 9, 2013

Pointing at an overhead storage tank, the villagers told me the tank was constructed 10 years ago, yet has been empty till date and never supplied a drop of water to the people. We were in Talwade village in Yeola tehsil, Nasik...

We pedalled, we powered.

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | June 7, 2013

On World Environment Day, Greenpeace organised one of a kind event - Bike-a-thon. It was hot and humid. By 6 pm, most of the volunteers and organisers were sweating and exhausted. But as the event time got closer, there was a sense...

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