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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True Cost of Coal in the Philippines (Volume 2)

Publication | July 25, 2014 at 12:00

Coal is the single greatest threat to our climate. Given the economic, social and environmental havoc that climate change has wrought in the Philippines, embracing coal is a dangerous policy. Short term benefits of coal to some elite players...

Inspired by History

Blog entry by Nikos Charalambides | July 10, 2014 1 comment

It was this day, 29 years ago, the Rainbow Warrior was touching rock bottom in the port of Auckland after the bombing by French secret service agents. She took Fernando with her. We will always remember both. I was young(er) that...

Reflections of a Water Bender

Blog entry by Rico Abayon | July 9, 2014

Three years ago, a community-based theatre group that I’m proudly part of joined the Water Patrol Caravan to facilitate an acting workshop to different barangays around our city, with participants producing short plays  focused on...

Greenpeace Philippines' Youth Camp 2014

Blog entry by Jacqueline Teer | July 9, 2014

Last weekend, on July 5- 6 2014, a few selected youth environmentalists, including myself, made their way into the beautiful scenery and accommodations of Ten Cents to Heaven in Tanay, Rizal alongside the Greenpeace youth camp...

Reducing our Plastic Footprint

Blog entry by Abigail Aguilar | July 3, 2014

Today, July 3, is International Plastic Bag Free Day. Globally, citizens and organizations are organizing activities highlighting the issue of plastic bag use and its effects, thereby strengthening the call to prohibit the use of...

Territorial fight is an ecological tragedy

Blog entry by Atty Zelda Soriano | July 1, 2014

It is hard to forget those graphic images of sea turtles and giant clams being poached to be traded illegally, their habitats being polluted and destroyed — in the backdrop of heightened territorial dispute in the South China Sea,...

It's time for LEGO to block Shell

Blog entry by Ian Duff | July 1, 2014

Imagine you're eight years old and picture the Arctic. There are no oil rigs, no industrial shipping and no politicians fighting over it. It's just an endless sparkling expanse of sea and ice, populated by brave scientific explorers...

A Radioactive Ruse

Blog entry by Von Hernandez | June 20, 2014

For several years now, I have been watching with growing interest developments surrounding the controversial Lynas rare earth processing plant in Kuantan, Malaysia. As an activist who has worked on numerous cases of toxic waste dumping...

Independence under way

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | June 12, 2014

Independence has departed from its original definition to better suit today’s setting. While its classic connotations like sovereignty or self-governance remain principal in reference sources (try to Google it to see what I mean),...

11 Ways to Detox Football

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | June 3, 2014

Since the launch of the latest  Detox investigation  into toxic-football, the past few weeks have been action packed. From a fan-powered protest in Mexico’s iconic Azteca stadium to a huge digital #DetoxWave, thousands of volunteers,...

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