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Future of Thai Agriculture to be compromised by GMO contamination Greenpeace demands...

Feature story | April 8, 2008 at 17:27

Greenpeace today demanded a re-institution of the GMO (genetically-modified organism) field trial ban, warning that Thailand’s agriculture future will be compromised by GMO contamination if the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives does not...

Uphold Papua log export ban or lose Indonesia’s last remaining intact forests,...

Feature story | March 26, 2008 at 14:56

Greenpeace calls for strong support from Indonesia’s central Government to maintain the Papua log export ban in the face of recent logging industry pressure to loosen regulations. The log export ban, a joint initiative of the Governors of Papua...

Samsung and Toshiba new leaders in greener electronics ranking

Feature story | March 18, 2008 at 10:27

In the latest edition of our quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics Samsung and Toshiba share top spot. Nokia misses out on top spot due to a penalty point for inconsistent global takeback. Nintendo remains rooted to the bottom with only a tiny...

Award-winning environmentalist to lead Greenpeace Southeast Asia

Feature story | March 17, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia has appointed Von Hernandez as its new Executive Director.

GREENPEACE: Lifting GMO ban can trigger a deadly blow to environment and agriculture

Feature story | December 18, 2007 at 16:44

Greenpeace activists staged the plight of a dying farmer in front of the Government House to symbolize the dangers posed by genetically modified organisms and to warn the military-installed cabinet that lifting the ban on open field trials of...

Nintendo, Microsoft and Phillips flunk toxic test

Feature story | November 27, 2007 at 7:00

The latest edition of our quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics assesses for the first time TVs and the rapidly growing games consoles market. Nintendo completely fails to show any environmental credentials and Microsoft and Philips do little...

Greenpeace shakes biotechnology meet with demand for GE-free crops

Feature story | November 7, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace shook the opening of BioAsia 2007 Thailand, the first international trade exhibition and conference for biotechnology in Bangkok, when Greenpeace volunteers dressed as farmers installed 60 mock genetically-engineered rice 'time bombs'...

A Hero for the Environment

Feature story | October 22, 2007 at 6:00

TIME magazine's latest issue which features the most innovative and influential protectors of the planet includes Von Hernandez, Campaigns Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia as one of this year’s Heroes of the Environment. This latest...

iPhone's hazardous chemicals

Feature story | October 16, 2007 at 6:00

Scientific tests, arranged by Greenpeace, reveal that Apple's iPhone contains hazardous chemicals. The tests uncovered two types of hazardous substances, some of which have already been eliminated by other mobile phone makers.

Greenpeace launches Climate Clinic

Feature story | September 3, 2007 at 6:00

Bangkok Governor, Mr. Apirak Kosayothin inaugurated the Greenpeace Climate Clinic, a unique renewable energy powered, mobile and interactive climate change education center today. The Greenpeace Climate Clinic offers an opportunity for...

Kyoto Protocol: Just do it

Feature story | August 31, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace volunteers from APEC member countries today called on Australia Prime Minister Mr John Howard not to use the APEC summit in Sydney next week to derail the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. In Manila, Greenpeace delivered a letter to...

GM zombies run amok at government house

Feature story | August 28, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists dressed up as genetically modified (GM) ‘zombie’ crops – papaya, rice, tomato, pineapple and chili – showed up at the Government House today to give the Cabinet a unique demonstration of what could go wrong should ...

Greenpeace blocks Agriculture Ministry Gates

Feature story | August 27, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists dumped truckloads of papayas at the main gates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC) in Bangkok, to remind the government of the legacy of genetic contamination that exists brought about by its illegal...

Greenpeace eyeballs Ministry of Agriculture for pushing GM crop field trials

Feature story | August 23, 2007 at 6:00

Wearing giant eyeball headgear, Greenpeace activists trooped to the central office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC) in Bangkok to warn against the agency´s attempts to repeal the ban on field trials of genetically modified...

Protecting Papuan forests important to help avert climate catastrophe

Feature story | August 21, 2007 at 6:00

Keeping Papua’s intact forests standing and free from conversion and industrial logging is of vital importance in the global efforts to avert catastrophic climate change, according to the international environmental group Greenpeace and the...

Clean Coal – Eat Coal : Greenpeace busts the myth of Clean Coal.

Feature story | July 19, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace intervened at the ASEAN Forum on Coal (AFOC) meeting in Chiang Mai, to bust the myth of clean coal technologies that are being aggressively pushed by the coal industry as a solution to pollution and climate change caused by coal power...

Greenpeace: Bali reefs face climate threat

Feature story | June 3, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace highlighted the imminent threat of climate change induced coral bleaching to the coral biodiversity of Bali Barat National Park, a focal point for reef conservation in Indonesia and a major destination for reef-oriented tourism.

Nuclear power in Indonesia, a reckless and dangerous plan

Feature story | June 5, 2007 at 17:59

Greenpeace joined thousands of residents of Jepara, community leaders, artists and celebrities in a massive protest against the proposal to build a nuclear power plant in Ujung Lemahabang on the north coast of Java. The protest was organized by...

Greenpeace slams coal industry gathering in Bali

Feature story | June 4, 2007 at 6:00

Protests greeted the opening of CoalTrans 2007, the largest coal industry gathering in Asia, as Greenpeace today led Balinese groups and tourists in demanding that organizers of the meeting stop peddling coal amidst worsening climate impacts...

Kyoto Protocol anniversary: Southeast Asia must cut its rising greenhouse gas emissions

Feature story | February 20, 2007 at 7:00

As we mark the 2nd anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol, the spectre of climate change provides an imperative for the developing nations of Southeast Asia to build their economies on the foundation of a sustainable energy supply, curbing and...

Greenpeace: ASEAN must focus on Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation

Feature story | January 9, 2007 at 14:28

Greenpeace called upon the ASEAN leaders to put Climate Change on top of its agenda and seek help from developed countries to establish adaptation and mitigation measures to protect the people and economies of the region.

Greenpeace to MoF: Revoke All License to Kill Indonesia's Forest

Feature story | December 11, 2006 at 7:00

Twenty three Greenpeace activists were arrested and detained by Indonesian police for a non-violent protest held at the Ministry of Forestry this morning. They are being charged with “unpleasant action” which carries fines and a 1-year jail term.

Racing for top spot in Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Feature story | December 6, 2006 at 7:00

There are encouraging signs that electronic goods such as PCs and mobile phones could become ‘greener’, according to the latest review of electronics manufacturers’ policies published by Greenpeace today. The latest version of the Greenpeace...

Pilipinas, Go Renewable! Bike, Run, and Walk for Clean Energy

Feature story | November 26, 2006 at 7:00

There really is something rousing with the sight of sizeable crowd of people in neon shirts and in bicycles which resembles that of historic marches that have sparked revolutions throughout history.

Blogging to cool the planet

Feature story | November 10, 2006 at 7:00

As politicians gather for the UN climate meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, people across the globe can send a clear message to: Cool the Planet, by blogging.

ASEAN Energy Ministers commit to renewables

Feature story | July 27, 2006 at 6:00

Welcome news at the conclusion of the 24th ASEAN Energy Ministers Meeting in Laos: ASEAN Energy Ministers issue a statement which commits to strengthening renewable energy development in Southeast Asia.

“Confront climate change—or invest in life rafts”

Feature story | July 21, 2006 at 6:00

Simultaeneous Greenpeace actions in Thailand and the Philippines marked the eve of the ASEAN Energy Ministers Meeting slated in Laos next week. Highlighting the need for urgent action in the region to combat the threat of climate change,...

GE-free zones now!

Feature story | July 14, 2006 at 6:00

'Go for sustainable agriculture.' This is the unanimous decision among the 12 representatives of Provincial Agriculture Offices in the Philippines, and other NGOs and POs that participated in the National Conference on Sustainable Agriculture...

Isabela folks defeat coal plant project!

Feature story | July 12, 2006 at 6:00

The abandonment of the PNOC coal project Isabela serves as a tribute to the communities who have been persistently working against this coal project, and to those who’ve been pushing forward the cause of clean energy.

Dell goes 'green'

Feature story | June 26, 2006 at 6:00

Dell has become the latest company to promise to remove the worst toxic chemicals from it products, closely following the move of its rival HP. Both companies have been pressured by us to make their products greener and help tackle the growing...

GE papaya: a loss of export markets

Feature story | June 6, 2006 at 6:00

The Hawaiian experience with GE papaya has been a total disaster that should serve as a warning to the Philipines should genetically-engineered (GE) papaya be commercialized in the country.

Planting GE-free papayas for World Environment Day

Feature story | June 3, 2006 at 6:00

Farmers from Thailand and Hawaii were joined by Greenpeace volunteers today in planting 60 organic papaya trees to mark World Environment Day.

GMO Trial: American farmer tells court of losses due to GMO papaya

Feature story | May 30, 2006 at 6:00

A farmer from Hawaii testified at the Bangkok Criminal Court as Thailand’s historic court case on genetically modified organisms (GMO) draws to a close today. Two Greenpeace activists are facing three criminal counts -- and up to five years in...

Aloha GE Papaya

Feature story | May 26, 2006 at 6:00

The island of Hawaii'i, also known as the Big Island. An island filled with contrasts - lush tropical rain forests, grassy rolling hills, dry deserts, sunny beaches and snow capped volcanic peaks ...an alluring and exotic tropical island. And...

GMO Trial resumes

Feature story | May 22, 2006 at 6:00

The historic trial on genetically modified organisms (GMO) resumes with a testimony from Banthoon Setsirote, an official from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Clearing the farms from GE Papaya

Feature story | May 19, 2006 at 6:00

Farmers around the country continue to suffer from GMO papaya contamination. The Thai government must provide assistance to farmers in terms of decontaminating their farms and compensating them.

Label GE food now!

Feature story | May 10, 2006 at 6:00

Survey says that majority of Thai citizens want strict labeling on all food tainted with at least 1 percent of genetically modified organisms in its ingredients.

End the nuclear threat in Indonesia

Feature story | May 9, 2006 at 6:00

There is a need for the Indonesian government to reflect on what happened in Chernobyl, before deciding to continue with its plans to build nuclear power plants in Indonesia.

Sierra Madre: under threat

Feature story | May 4, 2006 at 6:00

The Philippine government ought to get its act together when it comes to curtailing illegal logging, particularly in the Sierra Madre.

GE rice cereal in the market

Feature story | March 16, 2006 at 7:00

After the recent discovery of illegal genetically-engineered rice in Heinz Rice Cereal, a baby food product manufactured in China which is also marketed in the Philippines, parents are advised to take extra caution when buying baby food products.

Reviving the clean coal myth

Feature story | February 20, 2006 at 7:00

Delegates of Asia Pacific Economic Conference Clean Coal Conference revives the 'clean coal' illusion in an attempt to make the coal industry to relevant in the age of renewables.

Victory: Toxic warship Clemenceau turned back to France!

Feature story | February 16, 2006 at 7:00

French President Chirac has announced a dramatic recall of the asbestos-laden warship Clemenceau -- it will be turning around and going back to France. Our actions, emails to Chirac and an embarrassing international scandal left France with...

UK Trade Delegation: don't endorse waste incineration

Feature story | February 13, 2006 at 7:00

A trade delegation from the United Kingdom is visiting Southeast Asia this week to market waste management capabilities which includes unsustainable and harmful waste management practices such as incineration which poses serious threats to the...

Europe will stay closed to GMOs

Feature story | February 8, 2006 at 7:00

As the World Trade Organization (WTO) puts trade interests above all others European consumers, farmers and a growing number of governments remain opposed to GMOs, and this will not change - in Europe or globally as it sees the WTO to be...

“JBIC, stop funding climate change and community displacement,” says Thai leader

Feature story | November 24, 2005 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists and Charoen Detkhum, a community leader, today gathered at the headquarters of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) in Bangkok to protest against that bank’s financial backing of coal industry in Thailand...

Thai community leader tells ANZ: “Quit coal and save my community”

Feature story | October 25, 2005 at 6:00

Sydney, Tuesday, October 25, 2005 Greenpeace this morning joined with Thai community leader, Charoen Detkhum, to protest against ANZ’s financial backing of coal developments in Australia and Thailand that are contributing to community...

Greenpeace Gives Electronic Companies Failing Marks on E-waste Issue

Feature story | October 20, 2005 at 6:00

Bangkok - 20 October 2005 – Greenpeace today accused top electronic companies of failing dismally to respond to the mounting environmental challenges brought about by the production and disposal of electronic products, as evidenced by a recent...

Wait for ruin or embrace opportunity?

Feature story | October 12, 2005 at 6:00

For all the heated talk about national security in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia, what is curiously missing in the discussions is the one issue that may just define the future well-being - or ruin - of the country and the region.

UN World Food Day - Asians Call for Ban on GE Rice

Feature story | October 14, 2005 at 6:00

Bangkok, 14 October 2005 -- A coalition of 17 organisations from across Asia today issued a World Food Day statement calling for a global ban on the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) rice.

Greenpeace activists and Mindoro farmers dump GMOs in the Department of Agriculture

Feature story | September 30, 2005 at 6:00

30 September 2005 Greenpeace activists and Mindoro farmers today took their demands for an enforcement of the ban on GMOs in Mindoro and the rest of the country directly to the Department of Agriculture in Quezon City, bringing with them ten...

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