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Toxic death ship blocked

Feature story | September 26, 2006 at 5:30

Our activists have blocked the toxic ship Probo Koala in the harbour of Paldiski, Estonia and branded it an 'EU Toxic Crime Scene.' The Probo Koala dumped toxic waste in Abidjan, in the Ivory Coast, killing seven people and causing mass panic,...

Victory: Toxic warship Clemenceau turned back to France!

Feature story | February 15, 2006 at 5:30

French President Chirac has announced a dramatic recall of the asbestos-laden warship Clemenceau -- it will be turning around and going back to France. Our actions, emails to Chirac and an embarrassing international scandal left France with...

What does it take to get a Minister to act?

Feature story | January 19, 2006 at 5:30

DELHI, India — 10 Greenpeace activists. 10 barrels marked toxic. 3500 Indian citizens, from eight cities across the country. All urging the minister to do the right thing and send the Clemenceau back to France until it has been decontaminated.

May we have the truth please?

Feature story | January 5, 2006 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — While you were preparing to ring in the New Year, the Clemenceau, a toxic French warship, quietly slipped out from the French coast. It is now making its way, ever so slowly, towards Alang. Since the French government continues...

Clemenceau… The ship that died. But didn’t stop killing.

Feature story | December 12, 2005 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — Early this morning, off the sleeping coast of Toulon, France, Greenpeace activists boarded the heavily-guarded Clemenceau, a once-majestic aircraft carrier that belonged to the French navy. Far away, in Orissa, India, a young...

WTO: The real face of free trade

Feature story | December 12, 2005 at 9:30

HONG KONG, China — A child sits in a mountain of electronic waste, covered in toxic chemicals, pulling apart components to retrieve tiny bits of metal; this is the face of free trade your government does not want you to see. As trade ministers...

Can't clean up? Shut Down!

Feature story | July 11, 2005 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Enough is enough! For years, we've demanded 'Clean Ship-breaking' and received little but rhetoric in response. Now, as the Indian delegation at a meeting of the Basel Convention working group does yet another about-face, we're...

Hindustan Lever hoodwink authorities and begin secret dismantling operations at the...

Feature story | July 9, 2005 at 5:30

CHENNAI, India — Hindustan Lever the main culprit responsible for the mercury poisoning of workers, local communities and the pristine environment of Kodaikanal, have chosen to destroy further evidence of their wrong-doings by choosing to begin...

Testing Bayer

Feature story | May 30, 2005 at 16:39

ANTWERP, Belgium — Bisphenol-A. Doesn't sound very interesting does it? In fact it's a widely used chemical in mobile phones, baby bottles and CD's. Unfortunately it's also a widespread toxic pollutant, even being found in people's blood. We are...

You can run, but you can't hide!

Feature story | April 20, 2005 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — A toxic ship that escaped the clutches of the Danish government is now the subject of a rare call for co-operation from the environment ministry of Denmark to the MoEF in India. On 15 April, 2005, the Danish environmental...

Jarigindi Chalu! Bahut Ho Gaya! Enough is Enough!

Feature story | April 8, 2005 at 5:30

HYDERABAD, India — Even as Greenpeace activists in Europe began toxic patrols to prevent export of single hull tankers to Asian beaches for breaking, Greenpeace India activists confronted the Andhra Pradesh Government at the secretariat in...

Activists in Delhi for World Water Day rally

Feature story | March 18, 2005 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace and pollution impacted communities from Bhopal (MP), Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu), Eloor (Kerala), Paradip (Orissa), Patancheru (Andhra Pradesh) and Delhi are coming together on this World Water Day (March 22, 2005) in...

Dow Gets Dirty Again!

Feature story | March 31, 2004 at 5:30

BHOPAL, India — "When you can smell your own fear you are on the right track." This is the slogan that Diane Wilson, a famed "shrimp-boat-captain-turned-activist and merciless scourge of Dow" lives by. But the only fear we smell in this case is...

UN oceans body does the right thing

Feature story | July 29, 2004 at 5:30

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — The United Nations´ International Maritime Organisation (IMO) decided today to designate the Baltic sea as a "Particularly Sensitive Sea Area," a decision which Greenpeace has been pushing for years. The IMO regulates...

Eloor Pesticide Plant Fire: Greenpeace Demands Closure Of HIL and other Hazardous...

Feature story | July 7, 2004 at 5:30

COCHIN, India — Employees of Hindustan Insecticides Limited (HIL) and over 30000 local residents had a miraculous escape when a devastating fire broke out at HIL’s Endosulphan producing facility at Eloor, in the early hours of 6th July. The plant...

Greenpeace action forces Industry to acknowledge Right to Information

Feature story | July 23, 2004 at 5:30

HYDERABAD, India — Greenpeace takes action on Citizen’s Right to Know campaign in Patancheru; Gets commitment from industry to adhere to Supreme Court order on hazardous chemicals.

Prosecute HLL for Forest Crimes

Feature story | March 8, 2004 at 5:30

KODAIKANAL, India — Kodaikanal, March 8, 2004: On the 3rd anniversary of the closure of Hindustan Lever Limited’s (HLL’s) thermometer factory in Kodaikanal, at a public rally held in Kodaikanal on March 7, 2004, the coalition of ex-workers, Palni...

Samsung cleans up

Feature story | June 17, 2004 at 5:30

Consumer power scored another victory recently with the announcement from electronics giant Samsung that it plans to phase out hazardous chemicals in its products. Seeing its brand-name products graded red - as containing hazardous chemicals - on...

DOW-Carbide Reminded of Bhopal Liabilities at Paris Fashion Fair

Feature story | September 21, 2004 at 5:30

PARIS, France — Two Bhopali youngsters, Sanjay and Rani Niloufer, survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster, joined Greenpeace activists to display images of the ongoing tragedy in Bhopal at the opening of an international textile...

Indian Govt. to investigate ‘Chapati Chor’ Monsanto

Feature story | February 16, 2004 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — On the 16th of February 2004, the Government of India assured the Supreme Court of India that all necessary steps would be taken to investigate Monsanto’s bid to control Indian wheat.

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