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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.

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...

World Social Forum 2004

Feature story | January 16, 2004 at 5:30

MUMBAI, India — GREENPEACE AT WSF MUMBAI

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Toxic Valentine?

Feature story | February 10, 2005 at 5:30

When you buy a gift for a loved one you don't expect that it might come with a dose of harmful chemicals. But if you are buying certain perfumes this Valentine's day that's exactly what you'll get.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Reality Bytes – Hi-tech products pollute scrap yards in Asia

Feature story | August 18, 2005 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Got your hands on a brand new cellphone, computer, wide-screen TV? If yes, do you know where the old one went? In all probability, to one of many ‘recycling yards’; usually small-scale operations carried out in cramped brick...

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.

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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