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Greenpeace India Launches Report - Out Of Sight

Feature story | May 24, 2016 at 13:27

New Delhi 23rd May 2016| A report released today by Greenpeace India, “Out of Sight - How coal burning advances India’s Air Pollution Crisis” reveals coal as the largest overlooked source of air pollution, and identifies air pollution emission...

Greenpeace Launches Food For Life Campaign On World Environment Day

Feature story | June 5, 2016 at 17:11

05th June, New Delhi/Mumbai/ Bangalore : In the middle of the ongoing agricultural crisis devastating lives and fields across India, comes a story of incredible hope, from Kedia village in Jamui district of Bihar. On the occasion of World...

Greenpeace Publishes New Report On Nuclear Safety

Feature story | June 7, 2016 at 17:43

New Delhi | 7 June 2016: Greenpeace India today released a report titled ‘Red Alert – India’s nuclear disaster plans, outdated and inadequate’. The report assesses India's nuclear disaster plans and concludes that India’s plans do not offer a...

Switch On The Sun- Greenpeace India Applauds Delhi Government Adoption Of Solar...

Feature story | June 7, 2016 at 19:03

New Delhi | 7th June 2016| Delhi got its much awaited solar policy on Monday. The Delhi government unveiled and approved the solar policy in the cabinet meeting.

The Kedia Model Is Here

Feature story | July 14, 2016 at 14:31

13 July 2016: Kedia, Jamui district, Bihar: Farmers in Kedia village are adopting ecological agricultural practices. It's a sustainable model and steadily being known as the "Kedia model".

Wipro marches ahead of Dell and Samsung to the Toxics free punch

Feature story | February 4, 2010 at 5:30

In a classis case of David and Goliath, one of India’s biggest IT service provider (but relatively small PC manufacturing company), Wipro, has beaten giants like Dell, Samsung, Lenovo and LGE to the finish line in producing a computer, which is...

Poisoning the poor – Electronic Waste in Ghana

Feature story | August 6, 2008 at 5:30

The latest place where we have discovered high tech toxic trash causing horrendous pollution is in Ghana. Our analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous...

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Feature story | February 5, 2008 at 14:13

The Guide to Greener Electronics ranks major Indian and global manufacturers of mobile phones, game consoles, TVs and PCs on their green performance. This Guide rates company on their policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals and on...

Apple Greener, Nokia regains lead in electronics ranking

Feature story | June 27, 2007 at 17:10

The fourth edition of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics is out now. Apple moves up as a result of Steve Job's "Greener Appple" pledge to phase out PVC and other chemicals from their product line. But Nokia is on top because they've...

VICTORY! Wipro leads in clean production. HCL still twiddling its thumbs.

Feature story | June 14, 2007 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — Two years ago, nobody could have believed that one day Wipro and Greenpeace would stand on the same stage, shake hands, and call it quits.

Tasty news from Apple!

Feature story | May 3, 2007 at 15:58

We are cheering! Steve Jobs has decided to bring us closer to the greener apple that Mac users all over the world have been asking for.

Chinese company tops Greenpeace "Green Ranking" of electronics industry

Feature story | April 5, 2007 at 16:02

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — The latest Greenpeace ranking of electronic manufacturers' recycling and toxic content policies has a couple of surprises: a previously low ranked Chinese company leaps to the number one spot, and Apple stays in last place.

Green my Apple gossip

Feature story | February 15, 2007 at 5:30

All the popular people get lots of mail on Valentine's Day. But Apple boss Steve Jobs has been getting messages for a while from Apple fans asking for a green Apple. Now news reaches us that Steve may just be considering sending a little green...

Cutting edge contamination

Feature story | February 9, 2007 at 15:10

The electronics industry is often considered a 'clean' industry. But sleek shiny gadgets hide a darker side of the industry. Our new report 'Cutting Edge Contamination' exposes that some of the electronics industries' biggest brands, and their...

Hello? Steve? This is Green my Apple calling on the iPhone.

Feature story | January 15, 2007 at 11:02

SAN FRANCISCO, United States — It was holy week in Apple land, when all us loyal Mac fans turn to face the Macworld conference in San Francisco to hear where Apple is going to lead the consumer electronics industry next. But while we waited...

Green my Apple, Steve

Feature story | September 30, 2006 at 15:02

Here at Greenpeace, we love our Macs. But we hate the fact that they're full of toxic chemicals. And we know someone who can do something about it: you.

HP and Apple's toxic laptops exposed

Feature story | September 19, 2006 at 5:30

Some of the best-known laptops are contaminated with some of the worst toxic chemicals. Of the five top brands we tested Hewlett-Packard and Apple laptops showed the worst contamination levels.

Your guide to green electronics

Feature story | August 25, 2006 at 5:30

The biggest names in electronics have just sat their first global exam on their green credentials. Ranked on their use of toxic chemicals and electronic waste (e-waste) policies only Dell and Nokia scraped a barely respectable score while Apple,...

Wipro applies thought. Earth heaves a sigh of relief.

Feature story | July 18, 2006 at 5:30

BANGALORE , India — After nine months of intensive campaigning by Greenpeace activists, two high-profile demonstrations at Wipro’s doorstep, hundreds of calls by our volunteers and supporters to their board number, thousands of forwarded eCards...

High time for Hi-Tech to clean up.

Feature story | July 11, 2006 at 5:30

It’s a strange anomaly. A company that claims to be ‘future-active’, an innovator and a market leader, seems to have contracted temporary amnesia when it comes to doing their bit for the environment. How else would you explain the fact that Wipro...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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 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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival

Feature story | May 5, 2015 at 17:05

Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival with the threat of an imminent shutdown looming large. The NGO has been left with funds for staff salaries and office costs that will last for just about a month. Calling it...

Mahan forests inviolate– No Go for mining says MoEF

Feature story | February 24, 2015 at 13:08

India’s most controversial coal mine project may not go ahead, according to government documents acquired by Greenpeace through RTI.

VICTORY: Coal Ministry confirms Mahan will not be auctioned!

Feature story | March 21, 2015 at 11:39

The Ministry of Coal confirmed in a Right to Information reply that the Mahan coal block will not be auctioned, pursuant to the MoEF’s recommendation that it be kept off limits to mining. The move comes as another blow to Essar Energy, which had...

Statement From Greenpeace India On The Signing Of The Paris Agreement At The UN

Feature story | April 23, 2016 at 14:13

New York/ New Delhi |April 22 2016|Even as Officials from over 120 countries, including India, gather to sign the Paris Agreement today at New York, latest scientific data reinforces the urgency for action. The first three months of 2016 were the...

Greenpeace Welcomes Phasing Out Of Aging Coal Power Plants

Feature story | May 11, 2016 at 19:10

New Delhi 9th May 2016| Greenpeace India welcomed the Central Electricity Commission Chairman’s statement that indicated phasing out aging coal-fired power plants and called it a ‘step in the right direction’.

National Clean Air Action Plan Is The Need Of The Hour: Greenpeace India

Feature story | May 16, 2016 at 16:13

New Delhi| May 12, 2016| The most recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), released today, has re-emphasised the immediate need to address the air pollution menace in several Indian cities such as, Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna and...

IEA Corroborates Greenpeace India’s Findings On Air Pollution

Feature story | June 27, 2016 at 21:06

New Delhi, Monday|27th June 2016| The International Energy Agency in its recent report “World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Air Pollution” [1] has reaffirmed Greenpeace India’s previously-stated position on thermal power plants...

E-waste: Industry, NGOs and researchers agree on need for action, will government pay...

Feature story | August 24, 2007 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Though they might have deferred on the strategies and methods, all participants at Greenpeace’s seminar on Extended Producer Responsibility in an Indian Context were agreed that quick and effective measures were need to check...

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