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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5 ways to transform your old smartphone into something new

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | August 18, 2016

Take a look in your drawer at home. It’s likely you’ll have a hidden stash of old phones, just sitting there taking up space. Indeed, according to a recent survey conducted by Greenpeace East Asia, in the US people own on average...

Hope and Dreams Project: a dialogue among youth to build back better

Blog entry by Margaret Buenconsejo Chavez | August 12, 2016

The impacts of climate change are becoming far greater than peoples’ and governments’ capacities to control. This is evident in the high death toll of Typhoon Haiyan in the Visayas Region, the Philippines, in November 2013, as well as...

Why Climate Denial Is a Human Rights Violation

Blog entry by Anna Abad | August 9, 2016

Exxon, the fossil fuel industry, and their colossal denial scheme enabled runaway climate change with severe impacts on people all over the world — not just in the U.S. “We’ve been affected for so long by storms, droughts …...

Leaked: The strategy behind Shell’s low emissions PR push

Blog entry by Georgie Johnson and Damian Kahya, EnergyDesk | July 11, 2016

Shell is targeting journalists, policy-makers and millennials with a new strategy to position the oil major as a leading light on the path to a ‘net-zero emissions’ future, according to a leaked document seen by Energydesk .   The ...

Food, fasting and the meaning of Ramadan

Blog entry by Francisco Noveda | July 6, 2016

What is the right diet? When do we really need to eat? Protein from meat or protein from vegetables? Slow food or fast food? Organically grown or genetically modified? Halal or Haram ? Countless debates about food happen...

Which fashion brands are going toxic-free?

Blog entry by Kirsten Brodde | July 5, 2016

It was a massive step when Adidas, Puma and Nike promised to go toxic-free by 2020. But when we turned our attention to other companies, the rest of the industry put up resistance. “It’s not feasible what Greenpeace wants us to do,”...

Food security can’t wait for GE’s empty promises

Blog entry by Herman van Bekkem and Wilhelmina Pelegrina | July 1, 2016

Across vast tracts of the Philippines, farmers are adapting their farming methods to withstand climate change. They're producing food in times of drought and typhoons through resilient forms of ecological agriculture. Meanwhile some...

Step up and volunteer for Greenpeace!

Blog entry by Khristine Arellano | June 26, 2016

Because of the academic calendar shift in my university, the idea of turning on the travel #OOTD and dipping in some of the country’s incredible beaches are now slashed off my to-do list this vacation. With the heavy rains and strong...

Climate Litigations: Opening new fronts in the battle for climate justice

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | June 22, 2016

Recent climate research identifying the major contributors of greenhouse gas emission polluting our atmosphere has opened up new possibilities in the realm of demanding justice for people and communities who have become the most...

A Father's Day

Blog entry by Francisco Noveda | June 19, 2016

“A bus ride will take you two to three hours, stuck in traffic during peak hours.” “As if for a blockbuster movie, snaking lines of people patiently queue to ride public transport.” “Thousands of smoke-belching vehicles snail...

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