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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...

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.

Mathematics for the blind... 21 years + 20,000 deaths = 0 shame

Feature story | December 7, 2005 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — What have we really learnt from the world’s worst industrial disaster – the fatal gas leak from the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal that has till date claimed more that 20000 lives? Corporations have learnt that they can get...

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...

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...

India, Egypt, France… the axis of amateurs?

Feature story | January 18, 2006 at 5:30

Here, in a very brittle nutshell, are the events of the past week.

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.

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...

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...

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