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Green my Apple Bears Fruit

Feature story | June 4, 2007 at 1:03

This is the story of a "people power victory." It's the story of the Greening of Apple.

Shipbreaking in 2003 and looking ahead

Feature story | January 12, 2004 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — Ship breaking activity in Alang, Gujarat and in Mumbai, Maharashtra albeit a hugely profitable exercise for the scrap-ship buyers and a source of cheap steel for the nation, the way it is conducted presently is a major threat...

Australian toxic waste export stopped just in time

Feature story | January 6, 2011 at 22:20

Greenpeace and a broad swath of civil society groups in Australia and Europe have successfully prevented solvents and explosives maker Orica from sailing tonnes of extremely harmful chemical waste from Australia to Denmark for incineration. In...

POPs Treaty

Feature story | February 18, 2004 at 5:30

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — The Stockholm Convention’s entry into force a victory for the environment and our future. Amsterdam 2004-02-18 - Today the 50th country ratified the Stockholm Convention, bringing it into legal force. From now on it...

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...

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...

Great victory requires great risk

Feature story | August 15, 2014 at 14:04

After spending 50 hours on a billboard, 80 feet above the ground, located on Bandra Reclamation Road, Mumbai, seven Greenpeace activists finally climbed down from the billboards a few moments after they were informed that two of the leading tea...

The Sweet Taste Of Victory

Feature story | September 29, 2014 at 19:32

Less than two months ago, Greenpeace India launched a report titled, Trouble Brewing, highlighting the presence of a cocktail of pesticide residues in tea. The day the report launched, seven Greenpeace activists climbed the billboards on Bandra...

Electronics companies have poor policy to combat climate change: Greenpeace's latest...

Feature story | June 25, 2008 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — Out of the 22 electronics companies, only Sony-Ericsson and Sony score above 5/10 in the latest version of the Greenpeace Ranking Guide to Greener Electronics, while the overall score on global scale has plummeted as Greenpeace...

Illegal e-waste exposed

Feature story | June 16, 2008 at 12:22

A container of electronic waste (e-waste) from Port of Oakland in the United States was intercepted in Hong Kong by Greenpeace activists. After months of research, we determined that the container was destined for Sanshui district in mainland...

Hiding behind the poor

Feature story | November 12, 2007 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — There is now little doubt that climate change will hit the poor hardest, particularly in Africa and Asia. Being unable to afford any better, poor people are forced to settle in areas that are highly vulnerable to the affects of...

Solar Generation celebrates the spirit of youth against climate change with the...

Feature story | October 24, 2006 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — "Music is at the forefront of all revolutions. With the musicians now on our side, we have much to do..."

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...

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...

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.

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...

Highlights of 2004

Feature story | January 2, 2005 at 5:30

As the year 2005 begins, it is time for us to take stock of the year that was, and bring you the highlights of our work and our victories. Although the Tsunami disaster has quite literally dwarfed everything else for now, it is nonetheless...

Bahut Ho Gaya! Greenpeace and pollution-impacted communities call for action on World...

Feature story | March 22, 2005 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — On the occasion of World Water Day, Greenpeace activists, along with representatives of pollution-impacted communities from different states of India, staged a massive public rally in New Delhi to protest the absence of any...

French War Ship Headed to India Despite Protests

Feature story | February 1, 2005 at 5:30

BOMBAY, India — The Clemenceau, a 33,000-tonne French military warship is headed to Alang, Gujarat for ship breaking. It is expected to arrive there in the first quarter of 2005. This vessel is known to contain hazardous chemicals, because of...

India alerted on toxic ship

Feature story | August 3, 2004 at 5:30

ALANG, India — Following reports of the intended export of the controversial French Aircraft Carrier, ‘Clemenceau’ to India for recycling, Greenpeace urged the Indian authorities to keep in mind that this toxic behemoth has been rejected by...

Delhi High court orders MHA to allow access to Greenpeace India’s domestic accounts

Feature story | May 27, 2015 at 17:45

The Delhi High Court today ordered the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to allow access to Greenpeace India’s two main domestic bank accounts, which will let the organisation receive new donations and access the vast majority of its existing funds.

Nothing momentous in the Modi-Obama statement on climate change

Feature story | January 25, 2015 at 20:13

Greenpeace India expressed disappointment at the joint announcement by Prime Minister Modi and President Obama as it didn’t go beyond rhetoric and the usual platitudes.

Greenpeace Activist Priya Pillai files writ petition in Delhi High Court

Feature story | January 27, 2015 at 17:13

Greenpeace activist, Priya Pillai has filed a writ petition on 27 January 2015, in the Delhi High Court challenging her illegal and arbitrary offloading at the Delhi International Airport on 11 January.

Vote for a Clean, Green India

Feature story | March 1, 2004 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — As we head towards the 14th Lok Sabha elections and we challenge political contenders from various parties to show actual concern for their electorate and the environment that they live in. We also invite the people of India to...

Solidarity for Bhopal in Chennai

Feature story | February 21, 2004 at 5:30

CHENNAI, India — Chennai 21st Feb, 2004: Greenpeace activists demanding justice for the survivors of the Bhopal Gas Disaster were joined by the people of Chennai on 21st February 2004. Hundreds of people on Elliot’s Beach in Besant Nagar, Chennai...

World Social Forum 2004

Feature story | January 16, 2004 at 5:30

MUMBAI, India — GREENPEACE AT WSF MUMBAI

2007 review

Feature story | January 8, 2008 at 16:29

Like many of you around the world, we also like to take time at the beginning of the new year to look back at the one just passed, to toast its high points and to regret its lows, to take stock and to look forward to the possibilities and...

The Perils of Throw-Away Economy

Blog entry by Manjari Sharma | January 10, 2018

The Plasticky Problem 500,000,000,000 per year. Wondering what that figure is? It’s the number of plastic bottles produced by the beverage industry around the world every.single.year. 500 billion bottles lovingly filled with...

There Is No Need For Genetically Modified Mustard, Thank You!

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | December 23, 2016

Genetically modified crops do not increase production, so there is no need, period. Au contraire. A 2013 study comparing yields between North America, which adopted the same GM technology in Indian mustard and Western Europe, which in...

India's Burning Issue

Blog entry by Grace Saji | February 8, 2017

Waste burning is the most inadvisable first choice of waste disposal practice and yet, backyard waste burning and open waste burning near landfills are sights too familiar for an Indian. The contribution of open waste burning to the...

MoEFCC: For People Or For Thermal Power Plants

Blog entry by Diya Deb | December 18, 2017

Last March, my family forced me to pay a visit to our doctor at Chittaranjan Park in Delhi for a diagnosis of my dry cough. It had been lingering for over two months. The doctor gave me a concerned look from behind his specs and asked...

Why I Volunteer With Greenpeace

Blog entry by Sanchita Mahajan | October 4, 2016

45 years ago, a bunch of activists embarked on an iconic journey in 1971 that would change the face of the environmental movement and formed what was to be Greenpeace. Our work today revolves around protecting forests, increasing use...

Families Across India Ask For Clean Air Nation

Blog entry by Aishwariya Jain | March 29, 2016

The extent of human activity and its resultant cost to the planet has reached dangerous levels. We have made not just our species, but all others vulnerable and exposed to the perils of our activities. Burning agricultural and other...

How India’s Coal Power Expansion Triggered An Air Pollution Crisis

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | May 25, 2016

In New Delhi, where drivers routinely turn on their emergency indicators to be seen in the winter smog, the air pollution debate has largely focused on two sources of air pollution: cars inside the city and agricultural waste-burning...

Analysing the National Air Quality Index Platform

Blog entry by Sunil Dahiya | April 6, 2016

6 th April 2016 marks the first Anniversary of the launch of National Air Quality Index (NAQI) platform. The platform was adopted from similar platforms working in other regions such as the US, China and the EU. NAQI addresses the...

Utmost faith in corporations? You must be kidding me!

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | December 3, 2014

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the world’s worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas tragedy, the deadliest in human history. The aftereffects continue to haunt the Bhopalis even after the victims’ 3rd generation has been born.

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