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Going Solar - A Great Investment Plan

Blog entry by Pujarini Sen | June 19, 2017

India is emerging as a world leader in solar. As the third largest solar market globally 1 , a market that is growing by 90%, making the potential of solar in our country quite tremendous. Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the...

Sounds of Nature: From Petrichor to Pollution

Blog entry by Greenpeace India | June 6, 2017

In this day and age of videos, GIFs, and tweets: sometimes we forget to 'listen'. Visuals give us an entire new angle to a story, but so does sound, and more importantly - voices.  I grew up listening to RJs babbling on FM channels...

Sun – The Ultimate Source Of Our Energy

Blog entry by Ravi Chellam | June 5, 2017

I have a close and personal relationship with the Sun.  I am named after him as I was born on a Sunday! The Sun is an infinite (at least in terms of human time scales) and renewable source of energy which is also by far the most...

Top Four Reasons You Should Go Solar

Blog entry by Grace Saji | June 2, 2017

1. Get paid  Image: media.tumblr Sell some of that electricity and get credited! 1 If you haven’t already heard about net metering, voila! Get your solar rooftop system connected to the main grid.  If you end up using lesser...

8 problems with the GM Mustard commercialisation shown in GIF

Blog entry by Grace Saji | May 30, 2017

1. India signed the Cartagena Protocol* aiming to protect biodiversity and provide biosafety in 2003, but now, is keen to give the go ahead to GM Mustard (straight road to monoculture) Image: commentphotos   2. Right from...

6 Funny Memes on Coal Power Companies' reactions to Truths

Blog entry by Grace Saji | May 26, 2017

1. Solar power is cheaper than power from a new coal plant. So there is no need for new coal power plants Image: kym-cdn 2. Solar expansion will disrupt coal power! The competition of solar power is so high that it could...

A Call From The Deep Blue

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | April 24, 2017

Take a deep breath. Every second breath you take comes from the oceans. Oceans cover over 70 percent of the expanse on Earth and afford shelter to a multitude of lifeforms with whom we have the privilege to share this tiny blue dot we...

The Ghosts of Coal

Blog entry by Sajan Ponappa | April 21, 2017

The Ghosts of Coal is a photo-blog which describes the environmental and health problems caused by coal-fired thermal power plants.

Up In the Air: Cyclists See A New Future in Delhi

Blog entry by Karthikeyan Hemalatha | April 21, 2017

The first thought that crossed my mind when I read about Delhi’s plans to construct a 6 km elevated corridor was: how difficult it’s going to be to go up that corridor! While I have a cycle that has 24 gears (makes it a breeze to...

My First Direct Action as an Activist

Blog entry by Shweta Mittal | April 17, 2017

I always wanted to volunteer for Greenpeace India since the time I heard about it. When I finally got a chance to volunteer, and attend my first induction, we were shown videos that described many of  the campaigns Greenpeace India...

The Amazon Reef is a fascinating puzzle. Here’s what we know so far.

Blog entry by Greenpeace UK | April 17, 2017

Let’s find out what makes this place so special — and how we can get the oil companies to leave it in peace.  1. It’s in one of the most beautiful regions on Earth Ok, let’s get our bearings. The River Amazon meets the Atlantic...

Busting The “Pesticides Are A Necessary Evil” Myth

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | April 8, 2017

The UN Calls The Bluff on Pesticides’ Industry I am relieved and yet I find myself furious...ly typing away as I repeat what ecologists and sustainable agriculture experts have been trying to say for a very very long time. And what...

No fleeing the fly ash curse for Kuruvimedu residents

Blog entry by Karthikeyan Hemalatha | April 5, 2017

A version of this blog was first published on Times of India . Finding Kuruvimedu isn’t easy. It is not on Google Maps. People on the main road didn’t seem to be aware of such a village. Tucked behind NTPC’s coal-based thermal...

India Chooses Public Health for Now

Blog entry by Sunil Dahiya | April 2, 2017

March 28, 2017, was a landmark day for clean air supporters in India when the Supreme Court acknowledged the importance of  public health over commercial interests. The statement that the Court made regarding the health of people being...

Boom and Bust 2017

Blog entry by Nicole Ghio | March 27, 2017

The Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSwarm released our third annual survey of proposed coal plants worldwide, Boom and Bust 2017: Tracking The Global Coal Plant Pipeline , and the results are staggering. Spoiler alert: if you are...

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