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Greenpeace India to keep fighting in June after surge in support from staff and allies

Press release | 21 May, 2015 at 11:30

New Delhi, 21 May, 2015 - Greenpeace India today announced that it has seen a surge in support from civil society allies, new donors and its own staff which will allow the organisation to keep basic functions running for one more month.

New evidence shows Chinese, West African governments must rein in rogue fishing fleet

Press release | 20 May, 2015 at 10:34

Beijing/Dakar, 20 May, 2015 – At least 74 fishing vessels owned and operated by four Chinese Distant Water Fishing (DWF) companies have been exposed for fishing illegally in prohibited fishing grounds in West Africa and falsifying their gross...

Delhi High Court accepts Greenpeace India’s writ petition; tells MHA to respond

Press release | 18 May, 2015 at 16:04

New Delhi, 18 May, 2015 - The Delhi High Court today agreed to rule on Greenpeace India’s legal challenge to the MHA’s decision to suspend its FCRA license and block the group’s international and national bank accounts.

Greenpeace demands scale up of ecological farming

Press release | 18 May, 2015 at 13:30

Amsterdam, 18 May, 2015 – Ecological farming, a path towards an agricultural model that protects the environment and secures farmers' livelihood, has been mapped out in a Greenpeace report released today [1]. It is a system based on the latest...

Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior brings relief to Vanuatu's stranded islands

Press release | 16 May, 2015 at 23:00

Port Vila, 16 May, 2015 - Greenpeace's flagship vessel, the Rainbow Warrior, will arrive in Vanuatu's capital of Port Vila on Monday to help deliver relief to Vanuatu's outlying islands, many of which are still stranded without electricity or...

Apple, Facebook, Google progress toward a green internet, but coal-heavy utilities...

Press release | 12 May, 2015 at 15:00

San Francisco, 12 May, 2015 - Major internet companies including Apple, Facebook and Google continue to lead efforts to build an internet that is renewably powered, but an uncooperative fossil fuel sector and rapid energy demand growth for the...

Greenpeace report reveals farmers are the most vulnerable to health risks from pesticides

Press release | 12 May, 2015 at 11:37

Exeter/Hamburg, 12 May, 2015 – A review of scientific literature shows clear evidence that exposure to certain pesticides, currently allowed in European fields, is associated with different forms of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases such as...

Indian NGOs urge government to end civil society clampdown

Press release | 8 May, 2015 at 12:50

New Delhi, 8 May, 2015 – A wide coalition of non-governmental organisations has published an open letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing "deep concern" over the crackdown on civil society and the resulting "atmosphere of State...

Greenpeace India faces shutdown in one month

Press release | 5 May, 2015 at 15:26

New Delhi, 5 May, 2015 - Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival following a wider government crackdown on civil society. The environmental NGO has been left with funds for staff salaries and office costs that will last for...

Greenpeace condemns the new International Nuclear Liability Convention

Press release | 15 April, 2015 at 11:37

Vienna, 15 April 2015 – Greenpeace condemns the new international convention on nuclear liability that came into force today, warning that it protects the nuclear industry, not nuclear victims.

Indian Home Affairs Ministry attempting to shut Greenpeace India down

Press release | 14 April, 2015 at 15:40

New Delhi, 14 April 2015 – Following the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) again blocking Greenpeace India’s ability to receive money from overseas, Samit Aich, Executive Director of Greenpeace India said today:

Greenpeace climbers leave Arctic oil drilling rig

Press release | 11 April, 2015 at 23:47

Pacific Ocean, 11 April 2015 - The six climbers who safely intercepted, scaled, and set up camp on an Arctic-bound Shell oil drilling rig in the Pacific have come down today after spending almost a week on the 38,000 tonne platform.

Six Greenpeace climbers scale Shell’s Arctic-bound oil rig

Press release | 6 April, 2015 at 19:43

Pacific Ocean, 6 April 2015 - Six Greenpeace climbers have intercepted an Arctic-bound Shell oil rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 750 miles north-west of Hawaii and have scaled the 38,000 tonne platform.

Aldi eliminates hazardous chemicals from textile production

Press release | 31 March, 2015 at 8:00

Hamburg, 31 March 2015 – Aldi, one of the top ten discounters worldwide, has today pledged to ban all hazardous chemicals from their textile and shoe production by 2020. The company released a detailed action plan [1] in response to the demands...

Victory for Mahan as Indian government pulls disputed forest from auction

Press release | 20 March, 2015 at 12:57

New Delhi, 20 March 2015 – A forest block at the centre of a landmark legal victory for Greenpeace India over the government has been withdrawn from auction after years of campaigning.

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