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Greenpeace study reveals increase in systemic diseases due to pollution in Medak...

Feature story | October 26, 2004 at 5:30

HYDERABAD, India — Greenpeace today released findings of the "State of Community health at Medak district", an epidemiological health study that reveals abnormally high rates of pollution related illnesses like cancer, heart diseases, asthma and...

Dow Confronted at Davos

Feature story | January 27, 2005 at 5:30

DAVOS, Switzerland — Davos, Switzerland 27 January 2004- As the most powerful and influential exponents of the economic world gather together in a new edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF), under the slogan "Taking Responsibility for Tough...

Poisoning the poor – Electronic Waste in Ghana

Feature story | August 6, 2008 at 5:30

The latest place where we have discovered high tech toxic trash causing horrendous pollution is in Ghana. Our analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous...

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Feature story | February 5, 2008 at 14:13

The Guide to Greener Electronics ranks major Indian and global manufacturers of mobile phones, game consoles, TVs and PCs on their green performance. This Guide rates company on their policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals and on...

VICTORY! Wipro leads in clean production. HCL still twiddling its thumbs.

Feature story | June 14, 2007 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — Two years ago, nobody could have believed that one day Wipro and Greenpeace would stand on the same stage, shake hands, and call it quits.

Green my Apple gossip

Feature story | February 15, 2007 at 5:30

All the popular people get lots of mail on Valentine's Day. But Apple boss Steve Jobs has been getting messages for a while from Apple fans asking for a green Apple. Now news reaches us that Steve may just be considering sending a little green...

Cutting edge contamination

Feature story | February 9, 2007 at 15:10

The electronics industry is often considered a 'clean' industry. But sleek shiny gadgets hide a darker side of the industry. Our new report 'Cutting Edge Contamination' exposes that some of the electronics industries' biggest brands, and their...

Hello? Steve? This is Green my Apple calling on the iPhone.

Feature story | January 15, 2007 at 11:02

SAN FRANCISCO, United States — It was holy week in Apple land, when all us loyal Mac fans turn to face the Macworld conference in San Francisco to hear where Apple is going to lead the consumer electronics industry next. But while we waited...

Green my Apple, Steve

Feature story | September 30, 2006 at 15:02

Here at Greenpeace, we love our Macs. But we hate the fact that they're full of toxic chemicals. And we know someone who can do something about it: you.

HP and Apple's toxic laptops exposed

Feature story | September 19, 2006 at 5:30

Some of the best-known laptops are contaminated with some of the worst toxic chemicals. Of the five top brands we tested Hewlett-Packard and Apple laptops showed the worst contamination levels.

High time for Hi-Tech to clean up.

Feature story | July 11, 2006 at 5:30

It’s a strange anomaly. A company that claims to be ‘future-active’, an innovator and a market leader, seems to have contracted temporary amnesia when it comes to doing their bit for the environment. How else would you explain the fact that Wipro...

HP rises to the toxic challenge: will WIPRO follow?

Feature story | March 9, 2006 at 5:30

HANNOVER, Germany — Electronics giant Hewlett Packard has risen to the challenge we set them and committed to a phase out plan for a range of hazardous chemicals in its products. Now we are at the consumer electronics industry's biggest annual...

LG takes up the toxic tech challenge

Feature story | August 23, 2005 at 15:11

"Life's Good" might be the LG motto but life just got a whole lot better for the planet after LG electronics announced that they are committing to eliminating toxic chemicals from their entire consumer electronics range.

Bhopal Survivors bag Goldman Award- one of the most prestigious international...

Feature story | April 19, 2004 at 5:30

SAN FRANSISCO, United States — Long-term campaigners for justice and survivors of the world's worst chemical disaster, Rashida and Champa have won the Goldman award for leading a trade union struggle for the livelihood rights of more than 80...

Obsolete Toxic Ship Dumping to be Controlled

Feature story | October 29, 2004 at 5:30

GENEVA, Switzerland — Ministers present at the COP7 meeting of the Basel Convention in Geneva on Friday, 29th October, agreed that Ships-for-scrap are considered Waste under the Basel Convention now and are subject to prior approval. This is a...

Toxins in your TV, poisons in your PC?

Feature story | November 22, 2004 at 5:30

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...

Single hull oil tanker decommissioning - a new environmental disaster for...

Feature story | December 8, 2004 at 5:30

MUMBAI, India — Today Greenpeace handed over the report called "Destination unknown: European Single hull Oil Tankers-No place to go" to Dr. Kant Singh, Secretary General, The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India (in the absence of the...

Your guide to green electronics

Feature story | August 25, 2006 at 5:30

The biggest names in electronics have just sat their first global exam on their green credentials. Ranked on their use of toxic chemicals and electronic waste (e-waste) policies only Dell and Nokia scraped a barely respectable score while Apple,...

Applied Thought! Wipro ready to meet Greenpeace challenge?

Feature story | November 23, 2005 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — When large corporations are challenged to change their business practices, they usually respond grudgingly, with tentative, half-baked measures – especially if the change benefits the planet, not necessarily their bottom lines.

Wipro, Apply Thought!

Feature story | September 5, 2005 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — A relatively new but deadly waste stream is exploding in our midst -Electronic scrap or E-waste. Bangalore, the IT centre of India, alone generates over 8000 tonnes of e-waste loaded with toxic chemicals and heavy metals that...

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