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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We speak for the trees

Blog entry by Ethan Gilbert | June 11, 2017

When Resolute Forest Products, Canada’s largest logging company, threw two multi-million dollar lawsuits at Greenpeace and Stand.Earth for speaking out for the protection of the Canadian boreal forest, people around the world did...

Summer in an NGO

Blog entry by Wednesday Dawn P. Abelgas | May 30, 2017

Summer 2017 is the time I get to start another chapter in my life and begin another journey to learn new things. It is also at this moment where I begin my internship in my chosen organization— Greenpeace. The reason is I’ve always...

Of fears, tears, and laughter

Blog entry by Jobet Peñalosa | May 20, 2017

When I got invited to be part of the planning committee for the volunteers’ camp, I eagerly said yes, knowing full well that this will be on top of my currently overwhelming work schedule. Saying yes was not so much a masochistic...

Inspiring the youth to take climate action

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | May 16, 2017

Social movements develop and grow to match the circumstances they face. For the past two years I’ve witnessed the growth of the anti-coal movement in Atimonan, Quezon, led by the Catholic Church through the work of the  Our Lady of the...

#reSISTERS

Blog entry by Jezreel Belleza | May 14, 2017

On 5 May 2017, the Commission of Appointments (CA) rejected Gina Lopez as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The decision to choose big business interests over someone with the chutzpah to go after...

Beyond rejection

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | May 10, 2017

It was a few minutes past 7 in the evening when environmental and civil society groups held a candlelight vigil in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources central office last Monday. Representatives from different...

Yolanda survivors share their stories at the first-ever Climate Justice Short Film...

Feature story | May 3, 2017 at 18:00

Climate change is personal. This was the common and very clear message that the first-time filmmakers from Eastern Visayas voiced in their entries to the very first Climate Justice Short Film Festival, entitled “Lamrag: Stories of Hope and...

Time to Ban Single-Use Plastics and Protect the Oceans

Publication | April 28, 2017 at 12:41

The oceans are already filled with 275 million tons of plastics. Plastic fragments disperse and can now be found from the tropical Pacific to the freezing Arctic. Seventy percent of plastics ultimately sink, damaging life on the seabed. The...

How can we do Lent?

Blog entry by Kristina Hernandez-Pedraya and Joan Meris | April 16, 2017

Admit it, when we hear Holy Week or Lenten Season, we often think of vacation. Not to say that’s it’s wrong, we all deserve a long weekend, right? But what is it really for? If you went to a Catholic school that’s pretty standard,...

To ensure fish for the future

Blog entry by Zelda DT Soriano | April 7, 2017

I couldn’t stop thinking of my favorite Galunggong fish (roundscad) back in the Philippines while observing a meeting of world’s governments at the United Nations in New York! Popularly known as poor man’s fish in my country due to its...

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