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

The latest updates

 

Justice for fellow ocean defender, Gerlie Menchie Alpajora

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | August 15, 2015

I always admire people at the frontline, actively confronting the threats happening in their backyard. Most of these people, the nameless thousands brave men and women, can choose to ignore dynamite fishing that their neighbors are...

Silver linings around climate change

Blog entry by Zelda dT Soriano | August 4, 2015

The southwest monsoon season or habagat is upon us. Starting July up to September, weather systems such as thunderstorms, intertropical convergence zones, low pressure areas, tropical cyclones and habagat will become more...

Atimonan Catholic Church goes solar!

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | August 2, 2015

Every flick of the switch is a surge forward in the energy revolution against dirty coal. Today is another advance in the revolution – we bore witness in Atimonan, Quezon as the Atimonan Catholic Church flipped the switch to...

Contest: Design a logo for Detox Pilipinas

Feature story | July 14, 2015 at 20:21

Greenpeace Philippines is looking for a striking logo that will symbolize our work on pollution monitoring and reporting to help keep our rivers and waterways clean and toxic-free.

Join the food conversation this Nutrition Month!

Feature story | July 10, 2015 at 11:45

When we talk of hunger and nutrition issues in the Philippines, many factors come into play, such as poverty, agriculture, access to food, consumption, and our existing food systems. But where do consumers – ordinary people like you and me – fit...

For the love of sharks

Blog entry by Dennis Bryan Bait-it, guest blogger | July 10, 2015

It all started with a great ocean view. Gary Cases, a seasoned scuba instructor and a dive shop owner in Malapascua had been toying with the idea of setting up a marine sanctuary ever since he first set foot on island, seeing there was...

Remember the unstoppable power of contagious courage

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | July 10, 2015

Thirty years ago,  groups of individuals in New Zealand were preparing to leave  their families, their jobs and their homes to set off in small boats across the Pacific Ocean into a nuclear weapons testing zone. They hoped that their...

Water Patrol Water Benders join the Global Water Dances

Blog entry by Haydee Illenberger | June 25, 2015

Rain or shine, young advocates from Marikina City, along with 80 communities worldwide, join the Global Water Dances last Saturday, June 20, 2015. Global Water Dances is a creative initiative focused on the critical need for safe...

Cries of injustice from an island far away

Blog entry by Anna Abad | June 24, 2015

"Why us? What did we ever do to deserve this?" These were the words said by Claire Anterea, from Kiribati, as she narrated her terrifying experience of Cyclone Pam during a recent  climate justice and human rights workshop  held in...

Praised be… for a Pope who demands Climate Justice

Blog entry by Anna Abad | June 22, 2015

“Safeguard creation because, if we destroy it, it will destroy us. Never forget this,” said Pope Francis, a staunch advocate for the environment. A revolutionary Pontiff, His Holiness has shown strong commitment on the issue of climate...

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