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Stop toxic waste trade

Feature story | August 30, 2007 at 6:00

Public health and environmental groups1 from the Magkaisa Junk JPEPA Coalition held a sectoral briefing today to elaborate on the current issues surrounding toxic and radioactive wastes under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement...

'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...

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.

Billions lost to climate change

Feature story | July 18, 2006 at 6:00

Developing countries in Asia, like Thailand and the Philippines tend to suffer most from the catastrophic impacts of global warming unless alleviation measures are taken with urgency.

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.

East Asian Governments failing on illegal logging

Feature story | March 7, 2006 at 7:00

In spite of the strong declaration at the 2001 FLEG Ministerial in Bali, countries in the region have failed to implement any rigorous measures to stop the illegal trade of timber from the region.

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...

Greenpeace challenges Noynoy Aquino to be “greenest” Philippine president

Feature story | June 4, 2010 at 6:00

On the eve of World Environment Day, Greenpeace challenged president-elect Noynoy Aquino to be the “greenest” Philippine head of state during his term. The environment group called on Aquino to live up to his promise made on Earth Day last April...

Rushmore activists sentenced for civil disobedience

Feature story | January 5, 2010 at 7:00

Civil disobedience to stop climate change had its day in court in the US yesterday when activists pled guilty to climbing Mount Rushmore with their message demanding Obama take leadership on climate change. Four other climate activists who have...

Real leaders face Christmas jail time while politicians flee climate crime scene

Feature story | December 20, 2009 at 7:00

Four of our activists face the prospect of Christmas in jail this year over charges relating to our crashing of the Head of State dinner at the Copenhagen climate summit, while the leaders who did practically nothing about the greatest threat to...

Unilever ends contracts with Sinar Mas over illegalities. Greenpeace calls on...

Feature story | December 11, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace this morning presented evidence to Indonesia’s Forestry Ministry of illegal forest clearance by Sinar Mas. Greenpeace activists, including two orangutans, displayed a banner reading “Mr. Zulkifli - Stop Forest Criminals”, at the...

Yudhoyono, First Stop Forest Fires: Greenpeace

Feature story | August 3, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace demanded President Yudhoyono take urgent action to tackle the latest spate of forest fires. Forest fires are raging across Indonesia, with Riau Province in Sumatra, West and Central Kalimantan and parts of Sulawesi being hardest hit -...

Climate meeting in Bonn: save the forests, but don't cheapen carbon

Feature story | March 31, 2009 at 13:13

If we're to have a hope of saving our planet from runaway climate change, we need to make it expensive for industry to emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses, and we need to make it profitable for countries like Brazil, Indonesia, and...

CCS not going to save the climate

Feature story | May 8, 2008 at 15:54

As the seventh annual Carbon Capture & Sequestration conference gets underway in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Greenpeace has launched 'False Hope' - a report critically examining the status and promise of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Bali climate talks back from the brink, but substance missing

Feature story | December 17, 2007 at 7:00

The world turned here in Bali today as the conference booed and jeered US attempts to block a successful outcome.

Greenpeace Clean Energy Parade calls for passage of Renewable Energy Bill

Feature story | December 8, 2007 at 7:00

Hundreds of students, bikers, runners, volunteers, and supporters in Renewable Energy-themed costumes called for the immediate passage of the Renewable Energy Bill as they marched around the Quezon Memorial Circle to take part in the Global Day...

A reasonable fatwa – Nuclear power is haraam

Feature story | September 13, 2007 at 6:00

Earlier this month a group of Islamic scholars and clerics, the Ulamas of Jepara, issued a fatwa against a proposed nuclear plant in their community. We've been supporting the thousands of locals already protesting against this plant. And...

Greenpeace dumps 700 kg of mud at Bakrie’s office

Feature story | September 27, 2006 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists dumped 700 kilograms of mud from Sidoarjo at the gate of Minister Aburizal Bakrie’s office and demanded that as the owner of Lapindo, he and the shareholders of the company must accept full responsibility and all liabilities...

Devastation at ground zero

Feature story | August 20, 2006 at 6:00

Scientists and environmental activists onboard the Esperanza today bear witness to the site of the Petron oil spill in order to document environmental impacts of the oil slick in the Guimaras Strait of the central Philippines.

The start of an imminent oceans disaster

Feature story | August 10, 2006 at 6:00

The conclusion of Lafayette’s controversial 30-day test run that has been marred by: accusations of spills and heavy-handed efforts to thwart independent monitoring, in the island mine of Rapu Rapu, signals the dawn of an impending oceans...

ADB Clean Energy Fund not enough!

Feature story | May 7, 2006 at 6:00

The Asian Development Bank, has announced that there will be a: “pipeline of clean energy projects worth $1 billion by the year 2008.”

ADB: Guilty of Environmental Crimes

Feature story | May 3, 2006 at 6:00

A bowl of coal was presented by village leaders from three communities devastated by ADB-financed coal plants to the Bank President to denounce the ADB's continued funding of climate change through dirty coal power plants.

Greenpeace calls on Philippine government to abandon Bt Talong

Feature story | September 29, 2010 at 20:43

Greenpeace and other members of the Network Opposed to Genetically Modified Organisms (NO2GMOs) today called on the government to immediately stop all field trials of genetically engineered Bt Talong, a.k.a. Bt Eggplant, and follow the example of...

Greenpeace Halts Rainforest Destruction in Kampar Again by Pulp and Paper Giant APRIL

Feature story | July 15, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists blocked a barge carrying thousands of cubic metres of timber from the rainforests of the Kampar Peninsula in Sumatra today. The activists unfurled a banner reading ‘APRIL stop trashing our future’ and urged pulp and paper...

Some companies really do make greener electronics

Feature story | January 11, 2010 at 16:14

Apple, Sony Ericsson and Nokia do well in our updated Guide to Greener Electronics, while Samsung, Dell, Lenovo and LGE disappoint.

Climate change: Failure is not an option

Feature story | December 19, 2009 at 7:00

The following is a letter from Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, to our supporters at the conclusion of negotiations by heads of state at the Copenhagen climate summit.

Greenpeace exposes Sinar Mas’s illegal deforestation activities

Feature story | December 11, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today presented new evidence exposing illegal forest clearing by Sinar Mas group in Kalimantan and has called on Indonesian President to order the suspension of all its operations. Sinar Mas is already notorious for its involvement in...

Fight to end deforestation continues

Feature story | November 30, 2009 at 16:04

More than one thousand people yesterday flocked to Greenpeace’s Climate Defenders Camp in the heart of the Sumatran rainforest, for a ceremony to mark the handing over of the camp to local communities. The colourful, inspiring ceremony at the...

Stop talking, start acting ­ save the forests for our future

Feature story | November 21, 2009 at 7:00

Hundreds of Greenpeace activists and supporters from several of Java’s main cities today rallied in support of President Yudhoyono¹s international commitment to reduce carbon emissions from Indonesia. They called for his promise to be immediately...

Greenpeace calls for clear and genuine steps to protect Chao Phraya River

Feature story | October 30, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today called on the Thai Government to implement immediate steps to protect Thailand’s iconic Chao Phraya River from toxic pollution. The call came ahead of this year’s Loy Krathong festival which honors the Goddess of Water, Phra Mae...

4.4 million Thai citizens to be impacted by water pollution

Feature story | March 23, 2009 at 13:58

Greenpeace released a shocking report which reveals that 92.68 percent of the total area in Thailand is at risk from water pollution. Within these risk areas, 6.87 percent is classified as ‘high risk’ and could impact approximately 4,440,049 Thai...

Greenpeace challenges President Yudhoyono to honour his commitment to cut emissions...

Feature story | February 18, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace is sending an urgent message to Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, ahead of his meeting with the new US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to take immediate action to combat dangerous climate change and stop Indonesia’s...

Energy Revolution Now!

Feature story | October 31, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace has published the second edition of the Energy [R]evolution scenario, updated with the latest economic, technical and population data. The Energy [R]evolution is the only energy scenario which shows how the world can cut emissions,...

Forests for Climate tour in Indonesia

Feature story | October 7, 2008 at 14:50

Greenpeace today embarked on the Indonesian leg of its "Forests for Climate" ship tour, to shine the spotlight on the rampant destruction of the Paradise Forests - the last remaining ancient forests of Southeast Asia.

Rainforest timber stopped from leaving Paradise

Feature story | September 3, 2008 at 6:00

Armed police have escorted three of our activists off a ship in Papua New Guinea. The activists had stopped the ship, bound for China, from loading illegally logged timber from the Paradise Forest. They remained harnessed to a crane onboard the...

Philippine politicians back Greenpeace Quit Coal call

Feature story | May 29, 2008 at 6:00

One week into the Philippines leg of our flagship the Rainbow Warrior’s Quit Coal tour and senior politicians are lining up to support our Quit Coal call to protect the climate.

Greenpeace Water Patrol investigates polluting garbage dump in Laguna Lake

Feature story | April 21, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace Water Patrol activists today investigated a dump site in Angono, Rizal which has taken over the banks of Laguna Lake, and called on the government for the strict enforcement of waste laws to protect the country’s threatened freshwater...

PR smokescreen lifts on coal industry's false solution

Feature story | February 7, 2008 at 7:00

Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), the technological poster child for the future of the global coal industry has just had its biggest supporter pull the rug out from underneath its feet.

Agrochemicals a major source of water pollution

Feature story | February 1, 2008 at 7:00

Decades of agrochemical use in the Philippines and Thailand has polluted water sources in the country and are directly posing risks to human health and the environment, Greenpeace said today at the launch of a new study entitled "Agrochemical use...

Switch off, Unplug, Enjoy!

Feature story | December 11, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace and the Bali Hotels Association in partnership with the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) today launched an ambitious energy efficiency program aimed at promoting responsible tourism and climate friendly hospitality in the...

Wind Turbines and Warning Shots

Feature story | December 6, 2007 at 14:49

Governments meet in Bali this week to agree an action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to stop climate change from inflicting severe impacts. The Rainbow Warrior is in Indonesia to add urgency to our call for climate action. Our activists...

Drinking water in Philippines, Thailand contaminated with nitrates

Feature story | November 22, 2007 at 7:00

Water in key agricultural areas in the Philippines and Thailand are already contaminated with nitrate pollution, Greenpeace warned today at the launch of a new report, Nitrates in drinking water in the Philippines and Thailand. The report,...

Greenpeace Water Patrol delivers contaminated groundwater to DENR

Feature story | October 19, 2007 at 6:00

Water Patrol activists from the environmental group Greenpeace delivered bottles of contaminated groundwater at the doorsteps of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to remind the agency of its urgent mandate to protect the...

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