Global Warming

Global Warming is a Catastrophe Coming! We already know the causes - humankind's unfettered burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. We already know some of the impacts - the melting of polar ice caps, rising oceans, severe droughts, the spread of pestilence, massive flooding, coral bleaching and surging storms. We already know who will be hit hardest - coastal countries, island nations, and underdeveloped regions like Southeast Asia. Read more

Genetic Engineering

Only a couple of decades ago, genetically modified organisms (GMO) would have been something out of science fiction. In the not so distant past, we never imagined we would find on our dinner tables strawberries with fish genes, corn with bacterial genes, and soybeans with built-in herbicides. Little did we know that such scenes would turn into reality in a dizzyingly short period of time. But this is now part of today's reality.Read more

Toxics

Rapid industrialization has made Southeast Asia one of the most dynamic regions in the world. The development of the region, however, has come at the expense of causing severe environmental damage. Pollution, particularly in urban and industrial areas, has reached alarming proportions. Major cities in the region like Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila are among the most polluted cities in the world today. Read more

Forests

Throughout the world, ancient forests are in crisis. Many of the plants and animals that live in these forests face extinction. And many of the people and cultures who depend on these forests for their way of life are also under threat. But the news is not all bad. There is a last chance to protect these forests and the life they support. Read more

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Celebrating food for life

Blog entry by Virginia Llorin | May 15, 2018

Many Catholic countries around the world today celebrate the feast of the patron saint of laborers and farmers.  In the Philippines, he is better known as San Isidro Labrador San Isidro was born to a poor family in Madrid, Spain.  He...

When freedom is not free

Blog entry by Angelica Pago and Vince Cinches | May 4, 2018

We am not the first to say this, nor are we the last: the media is under threat. Globally and locally, the media are being targeted by many sides. Just this week, in Afghanistan, suicide bombings have claimed the lives of at least...

The relentless power of our collective action

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | May 1, 2018

As we celebrate Labor Day, let us be reminded  of how our historical painstaking borderless actions for a better world gave us 40 hours of work week, paid leave, health care, and social security among many others. Fast forward to where...

The boon of living sustainably, slowly according to Bukid ni Bogs

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | April 19, 2018

Everything can be learned from ground up. These words are particularly true for Bogs Castro, a permaculture farmer who manages Bukid ni Bogs , an agroecological farming and training center that promotes sustainable organic...

Lent should be a time for sustainable seafood

Blog entry by Ephraim Batungbacal | March 29, 2018

It’s Lent again. A time when prices of fish would jack up as the demand for seafood increases. People are conscious as tradition and seafood at this time are intertwined. The demand is there, but how the fish gets to the plate is...

Tacloban and her journey to climate justice

Blog entry by Katrina Eusebio | March 10, 2018

There was a sudden gloom when our plane landed in Tacloban. From the sunny Manila, we were greeted by a lonely downpour in Leyte. The first thought that went through my head was the storm surge that happened four years ago and the...

The Women of Balangaw

Blog entry by JP Agcaoili | March 8, 2018

Balangaw is a Filipino term for “rainbow,” signifying hope, sunshine after a storm, and the promise of a brighter future. It is also a symbol of diversity and inclusivity after the storm of misogyny and inequality. It is, therefore...

The Possible, The Miraculous, True Wonders

Blog entry by Amrekha Sharma | March 8, 2018 1 comment

Five Women Making History Today We are only in the first week of Women’s History Month, and in Tacloban thanks to Balangaw: the Climate Justice tour of the Rainbow Warrior , I have had the luck and honour of spending time with...

Mga Mandirigma ng Balangaw: Meet our volunteers on board

Blog entry by Rattanasiri Kittikongnapang | March 3, 2018

I am now aboard Greenpeace’s most iconic ship, the Rainbow Warrior, in Tacloban in Eastern Visayas, the region of the Philippines hit hardest by super-typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in 2013, and the last stop on the Philippine leg of its...

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