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Why is Greenpeace India having to fight a Government crackdown?

Posted by Sondhya Gupta — 28 May 2015 at 1:06pm - Comments
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Government crackdown = greenpeace shutdown

Why is Greenpeace India on the receiving end of a government crackdown?

Over the last 15 years, Greenpeace India has had some important victories. We have worked to get clean air, clean water and clean energy for the country. In doing so, we have challenged the fossil fuel industry and held some corporations accountable. Sometimes, we disagreed with the government too. This has now earned us the wrath of India's Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

A song of oil, ice and fire

Posted by Ellen Booth — 27 May 2015 at 3:03pm - Comments
Still image taken from the film 'A song of oil, ice and fire'
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British artists KennardPhillipps have created a new version of the painting 'An Arctic Summer: Boring Through the Pack in Melville Bay' by William Bradford. It shows an oil pipeline spill and rig explosion.

What would our world look like if the oil industry gets its way in the Arctic? That’s what we faced up to as we created our latest short film to challenge Shell, which could begin drilling in Arctic waters in just five weeks’ time.

‘A Song of Oil, Ice and Fire’ exposes how Shell’s greedy plan to drill for oil in the Arctic will jeopardise this unique place. It features classic American landscapes and reimagines them as destroyed by Shell and the oil industry. We wanted to evoke a powerful sense of what Shell is prepared to risk just to line its own pockets.

In pictures: Celebrating Tremendous Turtles for #WorldTurtleDay

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 May 2015 at 4:17pm - Comments
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We love turtles and Saturday's World Turtle Day is a great excuse to fish out all our amazing photos of these fabulous creatures that have been around for about 200 million years.

Speak up for the Climate on June 17th

Posted by Daniel Jones — 21 May 2015 at 4:44pm - Comments
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The General Election has been and gone, the nation has cast its vote and we have a new Government. But democracy doesn’t end at the ballot box – the Speak Up Climate Lobby on the 17th of June offers you a chance to make sure your voice is heard. And now your voice is more important than ever.

"We're in this together" - India activists pledge to keep Greenpeace alive

Posted by Divya Raghunandan — 21 May 2015 at 10:21am - Comments
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Greenpeace India staff pledge to fight a government crackdown by continuing to work without salary

Greenpeace India has been under attack for over a year but matters took a serious turn in April 2015 when the government froze our main bank accounts, forcing us to scale back campaigns and leaving us unable to pay staff salaries or meet our operational expenses.

Shell's AGM and Arctic oil drilling

Posted by Claire Donner — 19 May 2015 at 8:38am - Comments
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Watch updates from Shell's 2015 AGM live.

In pictures: Variety is the spice of life, celebrating World Biodiversity Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 15 May 2015 at 11:33am - Comments
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A blue-crowned motmot (Momotus momota) seen in the Amazon rainforest

The United Nations has declared May 22nd The International Day for Biodiversity. This year's theme focuses on sustainable development goals. We all enjoy living in a colourful world where different species play their various roles in the maintenance of an ecosystem that is so vital for our existence.<--break-><--break->

Does David Cameron's new government mean new threats or new opportunities?

Posted by Daniel Jones — 8 May 2015 at 7:40pm - Comments
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What was touted as the most important election for a generation produced a result that few expected.

Standard Chartered feels the heat over threat to Great Barrier Reef

Posted by Anonymous — 7 May 2015 at 4:56pm - Comments
Hong Kong Greenpeace activists unfurl a huge stair-riser banner outside the HQ
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Hong Kong: Greenpeace activists unfurl a stair-riser banner in front of the Standard Chartered’s headquarters

As a contracted advisor to the planned Carmichael mega-mine, UK-based international bank Standard Chartered must be feeling rather exposed at the moment following a Hong Kong protest and then questions from Greenpeace at its annual general meeting in London.

The price of dissent: government attacks put Greenpeace India in danger of closure in one month

Posted by Ashish Fernades — 6 May 2015 at 3:38pm - Comments
"You can't muzzle dissent in a democracy" - Delhi High Court
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Deprived of funds, Greenpeace India may close in less than a month

In less than a month, Greenpeace India is in danger of closing.

It’s not because everyone in the country can now enjoy the benefits of an unpolluted environment. Far from it. Instead, a department of our own government – the Ministry of Home Affairs - is attacking us.