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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...

Mindoro farmers uproot Bt Corn plantation

Feature story | September 15, 2005 at 6:00

Oriental Mindoro, 15 September 2005 - Farmers, agricultural and government officials in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro today uprooted a plantation of genetically engineered Bt Corn and demanded for a GMO-free Mindoro.

Global movement says no to toxics and wastes

Feature story | September 7, 2005 at 6:00

Greenpeace took part in the Global Day of Action against Waste and Incineration, coordinated by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), a global NGO coalition working for environmentally safe and socially just waste solutions.

Greenpeace calls for moratorium on logging and land conversion in Sumatra and Kalimantan

Feature story | August 17, 2005 at 6:00

17 Aug. 2005 -- Greenpeace today called on the Indonesian government to establish a moratorium on new industrial logging and land conversion operations in Sumatra and Kalimantan in light of the recent forest fires which blanketed Southeast Asia...

Greenpeace calls on Senate to ban genetically-modified (GMO) rice

Feature story | September 15, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today called on the Philippine Senate to enact a legislation to ban the commercialization of genetically-modified rice (GMO) rice. The call was made at the opening of a photo exhibit in the Senate halls, featuring the importance of...

Quit Coal campaign completes Thailand tour

Feature story | July 28, 2008 at 6:00

After successful campaigns in New Zealand and the Philippines, the Rainbow Warrior spent 21 days in Thailand as part of the "Quit Coal, Lead the Energy [R]evolution Tour" promoting solutions to climate change. The tour included human banners,...

Greenpeace to Ministry of Energy: Lead Thailand’s Energy Revolution

Feature story | July 21, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today challenged the Ministry of Energy (MOE) to stop construction of new coal power plants in Thailand and shift its resources instead to the development of clean renewable energy systems to help combat climate change and achieve...

Stand-off in Maptaphut

Feature story | July 15, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior today staged a peaceful protest against the expansion of a Belgian-owned coal power plant in Mapthaphut, Rayong province in Thailand, anchoring a few meters off the coal wharf and unfurling banners saying “Quit...

Rainbow Warrior kickstarts 'Energy [R]evolution Tour' of Thailand

Feature story | July 4, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace flagship, SV Rainbow Warrior, sailed into Songkhla today to challenge the government and power sector of Thailand to commit to a massive uptake of renewable energy to combat climate change and address energy security issues in the country.

No to coal power plant in Antique, governor declares

Feature story | June 18, 2008 at 6:00

No coal-fired power plant will be built in the province of Antique according to a declaration released by Governor Salvacion Z. Perez today, as the province welcomes the first ever visit of the legendary Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior.

Greenpeace tells Metrobank to stop funding climate change; Climate Defender's Camp...

Feature story | June 16, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists concluded their occupation of a coal plant site in Iloilo City by dumping 20 sacks of 'coal' in front of Metrobank today. Metrobank is the promoter of the proposed Iloilo City coal-fired power plant in whose site Greenpeace...

Communities gather at Climate Defenders Camp to pledge to help stop climate change

Feature story | June 14, 2008 at 6:00

The Greenpeace Climate Defenders Camp in Barangay Ingore, Iloilo City today hosted a gathering of local communities and pro-renewable energy groups who pledge to continue the work to help stop climate change. As part of the activities, the...

Greenpeace visits Energy Secretary, paints 'Quit Coal' on his driveway

Feature story | June 3, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists brought the message 'Quit Coal' to the doorsteps of Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes by painting the words on the driveway of the Department of Energy today in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Greenpeace is calling on the...

Quit Coal - Greenpeace demands urgent passage of RE Bill; Rainbow Warrior to dock in...

Feature story | May 28, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today challenged Filipino lawmakers to stop procrastinating and to move swiftly to pass the Renewable Energy Bill to ensure the country's energy security and to help mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.

'QUIT COAL' : Greenpeace targets incoming coal shipment at Pagbilao coal plant

Feature story | May 24, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists aboard Rainbow Warrior, anchored alongside Pagbilao coal plant, painted the words 'Quit Coal' on the hull of a 223 meter vessel 'Sam John Spirit' standing by to unload yet another shipment of thousands of tons of coal at...

Thousands protest against planned coal-fired power plant in Iloilo

Feature story | March 5, 2008 at 7:00

Thousands joined an ecumenical prayer rally in Iloilo City in protest against a proposed 164 MW coal fired power plant, which if built would contribute to global climate change and lock the country in a dirty energy cycle for years to come.

Greenpeace slams government plans to ratify JPEPA

Feature story | January 16, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace denounced plans in the Senate to ratify the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) soon, saying that it is unacceptable for the Senate to brush off serious concerns on the treaty's toxic waste dumping provisions...

Biofuels under scrutiny

Feature story | January 15, 2008 at 7:00

They seem like a perfect solution, making fuels from plants to help cut carbon emissions. The simple promise of so-called biofuels has led to many companies and politicians being swept up in the hype. However more and more research is revealing...

Greenpeace 'Polar Bear' visits RP Senate straight from Bali

Feature story | December 19, 2007 at 7:00

"My home is in danger—so is yours," a Greenpeace 'polar bear' today warned lawmakers, as he demanded, in a visit to the Senate, that the government immediately pass the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill.

Greenpeace decks Manila City Hall with demand for RE Bill passage as Bali Climate...

Feature story | December 14, 2007 at 7:00

As the international climate conference in Bali, Indonesia nears conclusion, Greenpeace volunteers today scaled historic Manila City Hall to hang a gigantic banner with the message "Time to Save the Climate. Pass the Renewable Energy Bill Now!,"...

Rainbow Warrior joins Balinese flotilla of hope for urgent climate action

Feature story | December 7, 2007 at 7:00

A flotilla of fishing boats greeted the Greenpeace flagship, SV Rainbow Warrior, as she sailed into Benoa port Bali today. The fishing boats carried banners saying ‘Save Our Seas - Save Our Corals´ and ‘Climate Action Now´ urging government...

Greenpeace reminds the world its time to quit coal

Feature story | December 1, 2007 at 7:00

Security personnel from PLTU Tanjung Jati B coal power plant in Jepara, Central Java fired five gunshots and drew knives as activists from Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, today climbed the coal plant´s cooling tower and loading crane...

Vital UN climate negotiations start in Bali

Feature story | December 3, 2007 at 7:00

It’s said that a week is a long time in politics. The burning question is whether two weeks is long enough for governments to finally wake up, smell the carbon and confront the biggest problem facing the world. Yes, says Greenpeace. Absolutely.

No Nukes, Clean Energy Now

Feature story | November 30, 2007 at 7:00

Hundreds of people formed human wind turbines on the site of the proposed nuclear power plant in Central Java to oppose nuclear energy and demand for clean renewable energy. The crew of Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior joined the community...

GREENPEACE: Cheap, low-carbon electricity for all Indonesians

Feature story | November 28, 2007 at 7:00

Indonesia can produce more than 60 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2050 making the country less dependent on imported fossil fuels and allowing for cheaper electricity, according to a new report authored by Greenpeace,...

Schools pledge to help save the climate at the Philippine Climate Congress of Schools

Feature story | November 17, 2007 at 7:00

Sixty-six schools and universities pledged to take part in the global effort to help solve climate change during the Philippine Climate Congress of Schools initiated by Greenpeace and supported by Lakbay Kalikasan, Saint Paul College of Pasig,...

Greenpeace demands immediate action on RE Bill

Feature story | November 9, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace demanded immediate action from legislators and the Philippine government for the passage of the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill, saying that further delays on the enactment of the crucial legislation are unacceptable. Greenpeace made the...

Greenpeace to Senate: it's time to pass the RE Bill

Feature story | November 5, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists dressed as alarm clocks marched into the Senate building to remind the Philippine government to immediately pass the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill ahead of the most important political meeting on climate change in Indonesia this...

Swedish Petrol Company rejects Palm oil for Bio-fuels: Forest Defender’s Camp...

Feature story | October 31, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace welcomed the decision of the Swedish petrol giant OKQ8 to not use palm oil in their bio-diesel, expressing concern that increased demand for palm oil could lead to destruction of rain forests. The decision follows Greenpeace’s global...

Indonesian forest destruction dammed

Feature story | October 29, 2007 at 7:00

Our volunteers and local forest communities have halted the destruction of an area of swamp forest in Sumatra, Indonesia. They are building five dams across three-metre deep canals used in logging and draining peatland for conversion into a...

Greenpeace Confronts Deforestation in Oil Palm Plantations

Feature story | October 22, 2007 at 6:00

To highlight the continuing destruction of peatland forests in Indonesia and its impacts on the global climate, Greenpeace today hung a banner with the message “Save our forest, save our climate” on the remaining forest adjacent to an encroaching...

'Rice deities' descend on Department of Agriculture demand DA protect RP from GMO...

Feature story | April 16, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists dressed to symbolize the bul-ul, a traditional Ifugao rice guardian, carried out a sit-in protest at the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) doorsteps in Quezon City today. The peaceful action was meant to tell the DA to act on...

Green my (Big) Apple

Feature story | December 15, 2006 at 7:00

'Tis the season for stockings stuffed with ipods, and Macs nestled under the tree. But this holiday Steve Jobs has the chance to play Santa by making Apple green.

World’s largest rice company halts all imports from USA

Feature story | September 29, 2006 at 6:00

In yet another blow to the US rice industry, the world’s largest rice processing company, Ebro Puleva,(1) which controls 30% of the EU rice market, has confirmed to Greenpeace International that it has stopped all imports of rice from the USA due...

And the flame still rages on…

Feature story | August 30, 2006 at 6:00

A startling discovery of widespread destruction in Sumatra's ancient forests, caused by fires which threatens to burn out of control.

GE papaya in the dock in Thailand court case

Feature story | June 2, 2006 at 6:00

The trial of two Greenpeace activists at the Bangkok Criminal Court closed today with the activists facing three criminal counts and up to five years jail time if convicted. Their alleged crime? Exposing the role of the Thai Department of...

Learning from the Chernobyl catastrophe

Feature story | May 12, 2006 at 6:00

Leaders attending the Fifth D-8 (Developing Eight) summit in Bali, take note of the bitter lessons of Chernobyl and focus their efforts instead into the development of genuine renewable energy alternatives.

Sex, lies and hazardous chemicals

Feature story | May 8, 2006 at 6:00

What business does a chemical company have between your bedroom sheets? Should chemical companies be meddling with the protection of your health? Of course they should have no business in your sex life or personal health, but unfortunately the...

And the Golden Chainsaw Award goes to...

Feature story | April 21, 2006 at 6:00

Kayu Lapis Indonesia (KLI) has won the “Golden Chainsaw Award” for the destruction of the Earth’s remaining ancient forests.

Industrial logging threates rainforest Eden

Feature story | April 12, 2006 at 6:00

Large-scale commercial logging threatens to cut through Indonesia's last intact forest, the rainforest 'Eden' in Papua.

Intact forest landscapes

Feature story | March 22, 2006 at 7:00

What we've lost, what we have left and what we will loose if we don't act now. That is the message that the latest global maps of the planet's last intact forests areas tells us.

Safeguarding 'Eden'

Feature story | March 14, 2006 at 7:00

On a mission to protect the Paradise Forests, the last ancient forests in Asia-Pacific, from illegal and destructive logging, Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, sails into the Indonesian province of Papua to preserve the newly discovered...

Little progress on the FLEG process

Feature story | March 11, 2006 at 7:00

Upon the conclusion of the East Asia and Pacific Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG), Greenpeace raises the alarm of the need for governments to get serious about the problem of illegal logging before it's too late.

Remembering the victims of destructive logging

Feature story | March 6, 2006 at 7:00

A solemn ceremony memorializing all the precious lives that should not have perished in deadly calamities caused by the senseless destruction of our forests marked the eve of the East Asia Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Process (FLEG...

Facebook update: Renewable energy now

Feature story | March 3, 2010 at 7:00

Facebook recently announced it will build a massive data centre in Oregon, U.S., packed full of the latest energy efficient computers to serve the hundreds of millions of friends connecting on their near-addictive social networking website. But...

Greenpeace "I Love My Rice GMO-FREE" campaign goes south

Feature story | September 27, 2008 at 6:00

The road to GMO-free rice leads south of Manila this weekend as leading heritage restaurants join the Greenpeace 'GMO-free rice restaurants' campaign to protect rice from the threat of genetically-modified organisms or GMOs.

Greenpeace, Laguna youth lead clean up of Laguna de Bay

Feature story | September 20, 2008 at 6:00

Around five hundred Greenpeace Water Patrol volunteers and youth from Laguna Province led a clean up of floating trash in and around Laguna de Bay on World Coastal Clean Up Day today. The clean up was conducted even as the volunteers called on...

E-Jeepneys hit the streets of Makati: clean, green ride for all

Feature story | July 1, 2008 at 6:00

GRIPP (Green Renewable Independent Power Producer) and Greenpeace today inaugurated the commercial run of innovative electric-powered jeepneys, or E-Jeepeneys, which will now ply a commercial route in Makati City’s Central Business District, the...

Boracay joins Bali as climate-friendly tourist destination

Feature story | June 19, 2008 at 14:29

Various stakeholders from one of the world’s best beaches and premier tourist destinations in the country today came together to launch an initiative to make Boracay a climate friendly destination through the collective implementation of energy...

Camping for the Climate

Feature story | June 13, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists from different countries, including the crew of Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior, and members of Responsible Ilonggos for Sustainable Energy (RISE) constructed a "climate defenders camp" at the site of a proposed coal...

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