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Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics version 10: companies are stalling on real...

Press release | December 12, 2008 at 8:00

Now in its tenth edition, the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics shows that most consumer electronics companies have been slow to get serious about climate change. Despite much green marketing, many brands still show little engagement with...

Greenpeace appeals for scrapping of waste provision in JTEPA ahead of Thai PM's visit...

Press release | March 30, 2007 at 8:00

Tara Buakamsri, Greenpeace campaigner said: “Greeenpeace is appealing to Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont to abstain from inking the JTEPA deal during his visit to Japan next week, unless the toxic and nuclear waste liberalization provisions...

Greenpeace statement on the withdrawal of the approval of the GMO MON 863

Press release | March 29, 2007 at 8:00

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Arthur Yap this week stated that he ordered the disapproval of genetically-modified corn MON 863 which an independent study released earlier this month in France revealed to show signs of liver and kidney...

GMO corn approved in RP shows signs of toxicity, study reveals

Press release | March 14, 2007 at 8:00

A genetically-modified (GM) corn strain approved for food, feed and processing in the Philippines shows signs of toxicity to mammals, a new study released today reveals. The study, and written by a panel of three independent scientists in France...

The 1970 concert that launched Greenpeace

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 2, 2010 2 comments

"L'imagination au pouvoir." ("Imagination is seizing power") Written on the walls of the Sorbonne, Paris, May, 1968 During the 1960s, art and politics merged into a full-spectrum cultural revolution - a liberation of music and...

Staying positive in Indonesia

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 9, 2009

From the Climate Rescue Blog Hi! My name is Pablo, Greenpeace activist from Spain, and I'm writing this e-mail from the Climate Defenders Camp , that Greenpeace set up in Sumatra, Indonesia. It has been pretty depressing to see...

On-street venues for July

Blog entry by Ten Derillo | July 6, 2009 1 comment

This July, our on-street campaigners will hit the following busy places so better be there if you haven't been able to sign up as a Greenpeace supporter the past few months: July 4 Kusina Salud July 9-18, 2009 ...

Of Hope and Nay-sayers

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | February 23, 2009

Yesterday, I joined the hundreds who created the "NO TO BNPP" human banner as a solidarity message against the revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. Witnessing around 800 people join the activity made my hopes so high. After the...

A Nuclear Blast From the Past

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 2, 2009 1 comment

"The nuclear industry has hitched a ride on the climate change bandwagon, proclaiming that nuclear power will solve the world’s global warming and energy problems in one sweeping “nuclear renaissance.” As you might expect, there’s a...

"positive energy"

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 24, 2008

Today our activists painted the 'Sam John Spirit', a second coal carrier waiting to come in and offload its polluting cargo. They painted QUIT COAL QUIT COAL QUIT COAL QUIT COAL, in large white letters, all the way down the 223 metre...

Toxic Chemicals in Computers Exposed

Publication | September 18, 2006 at 17:07

Determining the presence of hazardous substances in five brands of laptop computers.

Greenpeace calls on Indonesian government to arrest forest destroyers instead of...

Press release | November 20, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today marched to the Indonesian Embassy to call on its government to carry the full extent of environmental law on companies that are destroying the carbon-rich peatlands of Indonesia’s Kampar Peninsula in Sumatra. The group, rallying...

Greenpeace PRESS STATEMENT : In reaction to the Energy Secretary's recent...

Press release | August 22, 2007 at 8:00

In reaction to the Energy Secretary's recent announcement on developing nuclear energy in Philippines, Mr. Von Hernandez, Campaign Director, Greenpeace Southeast Asia released the following statement:

"Don't drop the RE Bill" Greenpeace challenges Senate as UN body warns impacts of...

Press release | January 31, 2007 at 16:09

“Don't drop the RE Bill!" Greenpeace today issued the challenge to the Senate after receiving reports that the upper chamber is no longer considering the passage of the Renewable Energy Bill, even as a new UN report expected to be released on...

Greenpeace launches first comprehensive global energy strategy for tackling climate...

Press release | January 25, 2007 at 8:00

Renewable energy, combined with efficiencies from the smart use of energy, can deliver half of the world’s energy needs by 2050, according to one of the most comprehensive plans for future sustainable energy provision, launched today.

GMO rice unapproved for human consumption still in local supermarket shelves

Press release | January 20, 2007 at 8:00

Sacks of "Uncle Sam Texas Long Grain Rice" confirmed last November to be contaminated with a GE(genetically-engineered) strain unapproved for human consumption continues to be sold in supermarket shelves in Metro Manila, Greenpeace revealed...

The Global Status of Genetically Engineered (GE) Crops: 10 years of continuing rejection

Press release | January 19, 2007 at 8:00

A summary of ‘Global reaction against genetic engineering in 2006’, released by Greenpeace today, provides solid evidence that resistance to genetically engineered crops continues to grow, amongst farmers, consumers and governments. The...

Booming EU demand for biofuels could kill Indonesian forests

Press release | January 19, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace today warned about the spectre of increased forest-related calamities in Indonesia, where plantations for palm oil are expected to expand rapidly into forest areas due to demands for bio-fuels in the European Union. The Indonesian...

South Korea Breaks Rank with anti-Basel Ban Block: Environmental Groups Laud Move,...

Press release | December 7, 2006 at 8:00

Environmental groups lauded South Korea's support, together with the Arab region, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Norway, for the early entry into force of the Basel Convention's Ban Amendment, which prohibits developed nations from exporting toxic wastes to...

Greenpeace to sue Sorsogon Gov. Raul Lee
Demands public apology for defamatory...

Press release | October 2, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace said today that they will sue Sorsogon Governor Raul Lee for defamation unless the governor publicly apologizes for misleading statements which he issued in a press statement last 12 August 2006.

Victory for environment and freedom of expression

Press release | September 15, 2006 at 16:46

Greenpeace today hailed the Thai court's decision to acquit two Greenpeace activists in a landmark trial involving genetically engineered (GE) crops as victory for the environment and freedom of expression. Ms Patwajee Srisuwan and Dr Jiragorn...

Philippines at serious risk from illegal GMO rice contamination

Press release | September 12, 2006 at 8:00

The Philippines is at serious risk from illegal GE (genetically-engineered) rice contamination as the international scandal around genetically-manipulated rice varieties which have not been commercially approved for human consumption grows bigger...

Forest fires rage again in Indonesia: Greenpeace calls on Government to act to...

Press release | August 30, 2006 at 8:00

A Greenpeace team of investigators has discovered widespread destruction of Sumatra's ancient forests, caused by fires which are threatening to burn out of control. The team visited Riau, Sumatra, to investigate and document the fires which have...

North Sea Underwater Screensaver

Generic multimedia item | August 3, 2004 at 6:00

The Arctic Sunrise campaigning for the extractive

Image | December 8, 2003 at 7:00

The Arctic Sunrise campaigning for the extractive reserves in 2003. The announcement by the Brazilian government to create 2 million hectares of extractive reserve is a major victory for our campaign.

Greenpeace ship Esperanza demarcating the

Image | August 4, 2004 at 7:00

Greenpeace ship Esperanza demarcating the proposed 'Dogger Bank' marine reserve in the North Sea

Day 1: Fire & Rain

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | June 5, 2008

"The poor will be hardest hit by weather-related disasters and by soaring price inflation for staple foods, but even the richest nations face the prospect of economic recession and a world in conflict over diminishing resources.

Eco History

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | January 23, 2008

When the first Greenpeace boat sailed across the Gulf of Alaska in 1971 toward the U.S. nuclear test site in the Aleutian Islands, the crew and their supporters in Canada had no idea that the campaign would launch a global organization...

Investigation of chemicals released by the Vinythai and Thai Plastic & Chemicals (TPC)

Publication | November 1, 2004 at 8:00

Investigation of chemicals released by the Vinythai and Thai Plastic & Chemicals (TPC) PVC manufacturing facilities, Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate, Rayong Province, Thailand

Guide to Greener Electronics

Publication | December 6, 2006 at 12:44

Greenpeace wants to see electronics companies clean up their act. Substituting harmful chemicals in the production of electronics will prevent worker exposure to these substances and contamination of communities that neighbour production...

Acid Mine Drainage: devastating to aquatic life

Publication | August 24, 2006 at 14:57

Acid streams resulting from mining activities from certain types of mineral deposits such as those at Rapu Rapu are highly toxic to the aquatic environment. The extreme acidity is toxic to most aquatic life and even after neutralisation the...

Lafayette causes pollution during 30-day trial run

Publication | August 24, 2006 at 14:55

In April 2005, Lafayette started mining gold, silver, copper and zinc on Rapu Rapu island. The poor environmental safeguards resulted in spills of cyanide and other contaminants from the mine spilled into the sea and around the island, resulting...

US court ruling on GMO rice affirms danger of Bayer crops

Press release | December 9, 2009 at 8:00

A United States federal jury ruling on 4 December 2009, that Bayer CropScience LP must pay US$2 million to two Missouri farmers, affirms that the responsibility for the consequences of contamination from genetically modified organisms (GMO) rests...

Negros sustainable agriculture under attack

Press release | August 12, 2009 at 17:09

The Philippines is in danger of losing its organic farming capital because a provincial ordinance promoting sustainable agriculture is under attack. Greenpeace issued the warning today as a series of deliberations are launched in Negros...

GMOs potential threat to fertility

Press release | November 12, 2008 at 17:23

A study published today by the Austrian government identified that genetically modified (GMO) crops pose serious threats to reproductive health. In one of the very few long-term feeding studies ever conducted with GMO crops, the fertility of mice...

Greenpeace launches petition drive versus GMO field trials

Press release | October 10, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace launched a nationwide drive to petition the government of PM Surayud Chulanont to resist moves by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC) to lift the ban on field trials of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the...

Japan “Twisting Arms” of Asian Neighbors to Take Toxic Waste

Press release | February 16, 2007 at 8:00

Environmental organizationsi today condemned the Japanese government for conducting an aggressive campaign aimed at reversing international laws that currently strictly control and prohibit the export of hazardous waste. They presented new...

Greenpeace Statement on the reopening of Lafayette mine in Rapu Rapu Island, Albay

Press release | February 8, 2007 at 15:20

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the Pollution Adjudication Board released today a Permanent Lifting Order on the ban on the mining activities of Lafayette Philippines, Inc. in Rapu Rapu Island, Albay Province.

Greenpeace issues 11th hour challenge to Senate, PGMA: Action needed, not rhetoric

Press release | February 5, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace today demanded immediate action from the government for an 11th hour passage of the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill, saying the Senate must not deliberately pass up the last chance to enact into law a policy intended to mitigate climate...

Japan's nuke waste knocking on Philippine doors

Press release | January 26, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace today warned that the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement or JPEPA, now awaiting Senate ratification, includes dangerous provisions that would encourage the export of Japan’s nuclear and radioactive waste into the country.

Senate inaction on RE Bill not an option, Greenpeace says

Press release | January 26, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace today intensified their call on the Senate to fast-track the passage of the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill, in a press conference in Quezon City with other pro-renewable energy groups, contending that renewable energy can-and must-play a...

Greenpeace statement on the Marilao, Bulacan toxic waste dumping incident

Press release | November 28, 2006 at 8:00

The DENR should crack down on these so-called waste handlers who clearly have no capacity to treat and manage toxic waste.

GMO rice contamination found in the Philippines Thailand, Vietnam slam doors against...

Press release | November 28, 2006 at 13:21

Greenpeace today revealed that illegal GE (genetically-engineered) rice has contaminated the Philippine food chain, in the latest in a series of GE rice contamination scandals around the world. Bayer's LL601—which has not been approved for human...

Philippines loses billions to climate change

Press release | November 4, 2006 at 11:56

Developing countries like the Philippines are bearing the brunt of high costs of climate change, Greenpeace said today in a press briefing on the eve of next week’s climate conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Greenpeace has been calling upon the RP...

Senate must reject JPEPA and ratify Basel Ban

Press release | October 25, 2006 at 8:00

Calling the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) toxic trade of the worst kind, Greenpeace urged the Philippine Senate today to completely reject the agreement and ratify the Basel Ban to prevent the country from being a legal...

Greenpeace launches online petition, continues to call on Petron to stop the oil spill

Press release | October 16, 2006 at 14:43

Greenpeace today called on concerned citizens to join their online “Petron, stop the spill now!” petition to step up the pressure on Petron for the oil company to immediately take steps to retrieve their continuously spilling bunker fuel from...

Coal dumped at Thai "Ministry of Climate Change" Greenpeace calls on ASEM to end...

Press release | September 8, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace activists today dumped coal on the doorstep of Thailand's Ministry of Energy in protest against energy policies that promote the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, one of the primary causes of climate change. Activists also...

Greenpeace locks down BLCP to prevent unloading of Australian coal into Thailand

Press release | September 7, 2006 at 14:58

Greenpeace activists this morning shut down the port of the controversial BLCP coal plant to prevent the unloading of Australian coal into Thailand. Amidst heavy police and stick-wielding BLCP personnel presence, activists chained themselves at...

Greenpeace Statement on the DENR approved final phase of Lafayette's test run

Press release | August 31, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia toxics campaigner Beau Baconguis said: "From the start, Greenpeace has been very disappointed with the DENR's (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) decision granting Lafayette a 30-day test-run despite...

Bicol’s whale sharks underscore urgent need to defend seas from pollution

Press release | August 27, 2006 at 8:00

The recently-discovered presence of feeding whale sharks in the Albay Gulf, particularly along Legaspi City’s coastline, only confirms the urgent need to defend the rich coastal waters of the Bicol region from threats like mining pollution,...

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