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Greenpeace arrests show attempts to silence environmentalists continue

Blog entry by David Suzuki | November 27, 2013

Early November marked the 18th anniversary of the tragic murder of outspoken writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight colleagues by the Nigerian government. Saro-Wiwa and the others had waged a long campaign to stop...

The Bright Side: Turning hope into action

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | November 26, 2013

It’s hard to imagine how, considering the unspeakable damage caused by typhoon Yolanda, Filipinos still find the tenacity to help. Surely I’m not the first to observe that we seem to keep an infinite reservoir of positivity, such that...

Ranking the climate culprits

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | November 23, 2013

There's a clear parallel between the behaviour of the fossil fuel giants and tobacco companies: tobacco companies went to extraordinary lengths to suppress the knowledge that smoking caused cancer, activities that eventually resulted...

Philippines' secondary staple is contaminated with GMOs

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | November 21, 2013

People in the cities, particularly Manila are probably only aware of one staple: rice. But what we don’t know is that our country has a secondary staple, white corn which is consumed on a regular basis mostly in the Visayas and...

White Corn in the Philippines

Publication | November 19, 2013 at 16:30

This report confirms the incidence of genetic contamination of the Philippines' traditional white corn varieties. All samples tested positive for contamination, with some samples showing high levels (up to 40 % contamination) in the genetic...

Protect Paradise

Image gallery | November 15, 2013

Solidarity spreads through Warsaw

Blog entry by Rex Barrer | November 13, 2013

COP19 began auspiciously enough today, November 11, as it opened on the same day as Poland celebrated its independence. I don't know if that will rub off on the COP country delegates enough to let them move heaven and earth, as typhoon...

An open letter of solidarity and support

Blog entry by Von Hernandez | November 12, 2013

Dear friends,  It is impossible to put into words the despair that millions of Filipinos are going through right now. Days after Haiyan (Yolanda) sliced through the central islands of the Philippines, it has become horrifyingly...

Aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan

Image gallery | November 12, 2013

Wagering on Warsaw: COP19 and the Philippines

Blog entry by Rex Barrer | November 11, 2013

As I await the start of the 19th Conference of Parties (COP19) on Climate Change tomorrow to be held here in Warsaw, I try to reflect on its significance for me. How earthshaking or exciting will this opportunity be for me? ...

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