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Future is bleak for coal industry

Feature story | January 25, 2005 at 7:00

With formidable community opposition and without a clear path towards innovation, the coal industry is facing a most fundamental truth: the end of this dirty industry is in sight.


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Celebrating Doom: The Coaltrans 2005 Conference in Mae Moh, Thailand

Feature story | January 24, 2005 at 7:00

Conference organizers call the event "a celebration". However, casualties of coal - long-suffering host communities along with climate impact victims - see the event more as 50 years of calamity. From January 24 to January 25, the barons of the...

Dioxin - Closer than you think!

Feature story | December 20, 2004 at 7:00

The deadly chemical dioxin has hit the headlines with the alledged poisoning of Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yuschenko. What doesn't often make the news is the fact that dioxin pollution is far more widespread than political poisonings.

Communities seek to stop funding for coal projects

Feature story | December 6, 2004 at 7:00

Community leaders from Southeast Asia today met with top executives from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to kickstart a campaign that seeks to halt funding for coal power plant projects and support renewable energy projects instead. Coal, the...

Communities rise up against coal

Feature story | December 3, 2004 at 7:00

Community leaders from different parts of the Philippines and Thailand gathered today in Manila to forge alliances and warn others of their tragic experiences in hosting coal-fired power plants. The event, hosted by environmental group Greenpeace...

Black tales from Thailand and Philippines

Feature story | December 2, 2004 at 7:00

Fighting to breath, the dying person utters one last, albeit vain, wish - one, just one, big gulp of clean air. A village where the most precious possessions are two oxygen tanks, purchased with donations from the mostly poor farmers who live...

20 years is more than enough: justice must be served in Bhopal

Feature story | December 2, 2004 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists around the world are remembering the world's worst industrial disaster, twenty years after a toxic gas leak killed and maimed thousands in the Indian city of Bhopal (1). Bearing candles and photos of people stricken by the...

Global brands commit to phase out hazardous chemicals in their products

Feature story | November 23, 2004 at 7:00

Major consumer brands whose products range from sports shoes and toys to mobile phones and body care products have committed to phase out hazardous chemicals in certain products. Following discussions with Greenpeace, brand name products made by...

Toxins in your TV, poisons in your PC?

Feature story | November 22, 2004 at 7:00

Toxic chemicals found in products like home electronics are polluting environments across the globe and traces of which are found in most newborn babies. Discover the good companies removing these poisons from their products and pressure the bad...

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