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No more Ships for Scrap to India or Bangladesh: Green Groups expose

Press release | July 11, 2005 at 20:01

GENEVA/NEW DELHI, India — In a clear shift from their earlier position demanding 'Clean Shipbreaking', environmental and labour groups including Greenpeace , Basel Action Network (BAN) and CITU, today stated for the first time that India can no...

Pulling the plug on dirty electronics

Feature story | May 24, 2005 at 5:30

GENEVA, Switzerland — What happens to your mobile or computer when you throw it away? Did you know it could end up dumped in Asia and scrapped by hand in appalling conditions? This shouldn't be happening, so we are pressuring one of the biggest...

Toxic Tube wells

Feature story | March 10, 2004 at 5:30

BHOPAL, India — On a scorchingly hot day in March, a number of us have gathered at Atal Ayub Nagar, a basti in the shadow of the Carbide factory. We plan to walk through 12 bastis to hear first hand, the residents' woes, all of them victims of...

Bhopal Activists from Generation Next: Working towards a poison free future

Feature story | August 4, 2004 at 5:30

PUNE, India — The stories of Ruby Sul and Sanjay Verma are intrinsically linked to the story of Bhopal. Both in their twenties, they have grown up in the shadow of the world´s worst industrial disaster, the deadly gas leak from the Union Carbide...

Greenpeace activists arrested for demanding immediate action to stop poisoning of Periyar

Feature story | October 22, 2003 at 5:30

TIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India — Police arrested (and subsequently released) six Greenpeace activisits participating in a peaceful protest outside the residence of the Minister of State (Kerala) for Health, Mr. P Sankaran, in Thiruvananthapuram today.

Greenpeace launches it’s “Save our Lakes” Campaign at Patancheru

Feature story | June 18, 2004 at 5:30

HYDERABAD, India — On the 17th of June, 2004 Greenpeace launched it’s “Save our Lakes” campaign at Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh by introducing community science to the villagers of Kazipally and Gandigudam. VJ Jose, the Greenpeace Riverkeeper from...

Aurobindo Pharma responds to Greenpeace alert with action

Feature story | August 5, 2004 at 5:30

HYDERABAD, India — In a swift follow up on the promise they made to Greenpeace activists a week ago, Aurobindo Pharma in Patancheru has abided by a Supreme Court directive and put up a notice board with information on their hazardous material...

If USA Knows, Why Don't We?

Feature story | February 25, 2004 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace stonewalled by DBT while India remains silent at Malaysia on protecting biodiversity. New Delhi/Kuala Lumpur, February 25, 2004: Even as Indian representatives maintained a stoic silence on the issue of protecting...

UN Urged To Help Rehabilitate Bhopal

Feature story | April 10, 2004 at 5:30

BHOPAL, India — The Bhopal delegation visited the United Nations to urge the organisation to end its "20-year long discriminatory stand" by intervening in Bhopal's continuing humanitarian disaster. "UN agencies such as WHO, ILO and UNICEF remain...

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...

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