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

 

Zero commitment = zero reductions

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 25, 2014

The other night I listened intently to President Aquino’s speech at the UN Climate Summit convened by Ban Ki Moon. Four minutes in, I was dumbfounded by statements like: “Nations should not engage in another protracted debate over...

Farmers face uncertainties because of GMO contamination

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | September 24, 2014

Eugenio Geraldo is a 51-year old farmer from Tomigbong, San Luis in Malitbog, in the province of Bukidnon. He is married and has six children. He started farming as early as 1971 and farming has remained his source of livelihood when...

Cooking Demo at the Diversity Fair

Image gallery | September 24, 2014

Weathering extremes

Blog entry by Atty. Zelda DT Soriano | September 22, 2014

As I write this, masses of people of different nationalities and cultures are marching in New York ahead of the UN Climate Summit on September 23.  Now, New York might be thousands of miles away, but the Summit’s topic and what all...

We are the game changers in the battle to save the climate

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | September 21, 2014

"Humanity already possesses the fundamental scientific, technical, and industrial know-how to solve the carbon and climate problems for the next half-century." -Stephen Pacala and Robert Socolow Science, Aug. 2004 Aren't you...

"Yes to Ecological Agriculture" Project Launch

Image gallery | September 19, 2014

Happy nuclear-free birthday to the people of Japan

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | September 15, 2014

Every birthday is special – but today Japan is celebrating something unique. Japan has been nuclear-free for one year. Nuclear-free – a phrase that in its simplicity carries a devastating message for the worldwide nuclear industry,...

The Arctic is worth fighting for

Blog entry by Yeb Saño | September 11, 2014

As I witness with my own eyes the sublime and spectacular beauty of the Arctic, I realize that we live on a deeply interconnected planet. What happens all over the world affects this region in seriously profound and intricate ways.

Can 2.5 billion gadgets a year be green?

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | September 4, 2014

It's  predicted  we will buy 2.5 billion mobiles, computers and tablets in 2014 and there will soon be more Internet connected devices than people on the planet. As the number of gadgets we own explodes, how they are made, used and...

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