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Greenpeace launches ‘Project: Clean Water’

Feature story | October 8, 2007 at 6:00

Citing the urgent need to safeguard the country’s precious fresh water resources from contamination, Greenpeace today launched ‘Project: Clean Water,’ an initiative that aims to catalyze action to protect Philippine fresh water sources.

All eyes turn to APEC

Feature story | September 2, 2007 at 6:00

After officials from 158 countries meeting in Vienna agreed the next steps for negotiating phase two of Kyoto, the world now turns its gaze southward towards the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Sydney to see if some of the...

Noah's Ark

Feature story | June 1, 2007 at 13:57

Judeo, Christian and Muslim religions all include the story of a great flood and Noah's Ark. It's said that as the flood subsided Noah released a dove, and the dove returned with an olive branch to show land had been found. To this day the Ark...

Thailand: Reviving the genetic-contamination threat

Feature story | May 15, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace cautioned Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) against moves by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) to lift the existing ban on open field trials of genetically modified organisms in the country. The environmental group pointed...

On the road to a climate catastrophe

Feature story | April 3, 2007 at 6:00

The Philippines is on its way to a major climate change catastrophe--that is, unless the government takes urgent and ambitious action to avert a disaster that will put millions of Filipinos at risk. Greenpeace issued the warning today during the...

Crop Circles Appear on Three Continents

Feature story | October 4, 2006 at 6:00

Huge crop circles in maize fields in Mexico, Spain and Philippines have appeared as we launch a global campaign to protect the home of maize from genetic contamination.

Compelling evidence of toxicity in Rapu Rapu

Feature story | August 24, 2006 at 6:00

There is no doubt that toxic pollution from the mine would clearly affect the coastal and marine ecosystems of Rapu-Rapu Island. Therefore, Lafayette's mining operations in Rapu Rapu must be permanently shut down.

Rubbish at the Bay

Feature story | August 16, 2006 at 6:00

The plastic waste survey and documentation undertaken today by Greenpeace and Eco-Waste Coalition highlights the urgency of implementing waste management laws on land, particularly those concerning plastics such as disposable (single-use)...

Tackling pollution in the global centre of marine life

Feature story | August 15, 2006 at 6:00

The Esperanza arrives in the Philippines to confront the most pressing threats facing the country's marine ecosystems.

Bringing the campaign into cyberspace

Feature story | August 11, 2006 at 6:00

The conclusion of Lafayette’s 30-day mock test run signals the dawn of an impending oceans catastrophe. In response, Greenpeace has launched a "virtual march" against Lafayette's mining operations which has caused toxic pollution in the rich...

Whalesharks in protest

Feature story | June 14, 2006 at 6:00

Pleading to put an end to Lafayette’s polluting operations, Greenpeace activists wearing head gear resembling whale shark (butanding) tails assembled at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources compound to denote the marine life which...

Fool's Gold

Feature story | June 8, 2006 at 6:00

A report entitled ‘Fool’s Gold’ gives strong evidence that Lafayette’s mining operations in the island proves to be no-win situation for Rapu Rapu and its coastal neighbors.

Irrelevance or Leadership?

Feature story | May 4, 2006 at 6:00

Borrowing words from a Buddhist tenet Greenpeace activists unfurled a banner that read: “There are only two mistakes one can make in fighting climate change: not starting, and not going all the way!”

ADB: stop funding dirty energy projects

Feature story | April 27, 2006 at 6:00

Thai civil society groups challenged the Asian Development Bank (ADB)to stop funding socially and environmentally harmful projects at its upcoming Annual General Meeting.

Calaca coal plant up for grabs

Feature story | April 27, 2006 at 6:00

Carrying a mock-up cheque, worth negative PhP 20.9 Billion Greenpeace volunteers paid a surprise visit to the Makati office of the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM).

Destruction in Eden

Feature story | April 11, 2006 at 6:00

Unfurling “Stop ancient forest destruction” banners in front of the ship MV Ardhianto, activists from the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior raised concern for the continous destruction brought about by destructive logging in the Paradise...

A deadly combination

Feature story | January 5, 2006 at 7:00

Climate change and destructive logging proves to be a deadly combination, as abnormal weather patterns caused by climate change continue to wreak havoc with the recent floodings in Oriental Mindoro, Isabela, Palawan, Quezon, Bicol, and Caraga.

Asian communities say No to Coal

Feature story | July 5, 2010 at 6:00

Anti-coal leaders from across Asia today called on their governments to quit coal power and begin the switch to clean renewable energy. The statement came at the close of a series of workshops hosted by Greenpeace and attended by community...

UN climate negotiators in Bangkok turn deaf ear to Ondoy and Pepeng onslaught

Feature story | October 10, 2009 at 6:00

As the climate talks in Bangkok limped to a close, Greenpeace called on the leaders of the rich world to make the political decisions needed to save the climate.

Loy Krathong at Ancient Siam

Feature story | November 1, 2009 at 7:00

This Loy Krathong Festival, Greenpeace called on the Thai Government to implement immediate steps to protect Thailand’s iconic Chao Phraya River from toxic pollution by taking genuine and serious action to mainstream clean production in the...

60,000 Indonesian ‘Forest Defenders’ petition President SBY to protect the forests

Feature story | May 18, 2009 at 6:00

A Greenpeace delegation this morning delivered a 60,000 strong petition to President Yudhoyono, via the State Secretariat, urging the president to inject urgency into protecting Indonesia’s forests to stop climate change, protect biodiversity and...

Sinar Mas - ‘Forest and Climate Criminal’

Feature story | March 19, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists were brutally kicked and punched this morning when they led a peaceful protest at the headquarters of Indonesia’s largest logging and palm oil company, the Sinar Mas Group, in Jakarta today. Greenpeace is demanding a halt to...

Nokia tops latest Greener Electronics Guide

Feature story | September 16, 2008 at 6:00

Company scores plummeted in the previous edition of Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics, when new criteria on climate change were introduced. However, leading brands like Nokia and Samsung are now making significant progress in greening...

Pirate of the Pacific busted by Greenpeace

Feature story | May 13, 2008 at 14:31

We caught an illegal tuna purse seiner (Queen Evelyn 168) in the Pacific Commons on Friday. This Philippines-flagged vessel was close to the transfer of tuna between her sister vessel and a refrigerated mothership. It was likely that transfer of...

Merbau's last stand

Feature story | April 17, 2007 at 6:00

Consumer demand for luxury flooring and furniture is driving a rare tree species to commercial extinction. And it will take more than the Australian government's global illegal logging fund to save it.

Petron: Ooops...we did it again...

Feature story | November 21, 2006 at 7:00

They say that ‘lightning never strikes twice in the same place,’ but such may be an understatement in the case of Petron.

Thailand: Go renewable now!

Feature story | October 31, 2006 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists delivered to the new government today more than 10,000 postcards from citizens of Thailand demanding a renewable energy legislation to ensure the energy security of the nation. In a unique protest addressing the new...

Greenpeace sues Department of Agriculture for negligence

Feature story | October 25, 2006 at 6:00

Greenpeace sued the Department of Agriculture and its Director-General, Dr Adisak Sisapkij, for negligence of duty which caused the widespread contamination of Thai farms by illegal genetically engineered papaya. Greenpeace filed the case this...

Earth Day: raise a ruckus about climate chaos

Feature story | April 24, 2006 at 6:00

Earth Day (April 22nd) was born in 1970 in the US, at the peak of an awakening in environmental awareness that led to the Clean Air Act and a flurry of effective legislative responses to an ecological crisis. That's the spirit we need today!

What about clean energy, clean water & safe food?

Feature story | February 26, 2010 at 7:00

Around a hundred Greenpeace activists staged a mock ‘miting de abanse’ in front of the Comelec office in Intramuros today to launch an initiative that aims to place the environment as one of the key issues of concern in the 2010 presidential...

Red Carpet Four out of jail - but face trial for climate action

Feature story | January 6, 2010 at 7:00

Danish police today released from custody four Greenpeace climate protesters who have endured 20 days of pre-trial detention in Copenhagen prison following a harmless peaceful protest staged on the evening of 17 December.

Greenpeace calls for political commitment to protect Forests and People in upcoming...

Feature story | March 16, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace kicked-off its “Vote for Forests, Vote for Our Future” campaign along with politicians, celebrities, and supporters at Lapangan Banteng.

Day of action on climate change

Feature story | December 10, 2007 at 11:55

As negotiators from 190 governments complete the first of two weeks of discussions on climate change, in Bali, people around the world will be took to the streets for a Global Day of Action, to raise their voices about the need for urgent action...

Greenpeace spectacularly crashes Queen's dinner party at Copenhagen Climate summit

Feature story | December 18, 2009 at 23:45

We thought it unfair that among the Heads of State invited to the Queen's dinner in Copenhagen, that a representative of the whole planet wasn't invited. Earth needed a voice, it needed representation. So we sent two to crash the party.

Greenpeace presents ‘World Cup of Forest Destruction’ to SBY

Feature story | January 26, 2010 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists today presented the ‘World Cup of Forest Destruction’ to Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, outside the Jakarta Convention Centre, where the real Jules Rimet Trophy is on public display.

Climate negotiations kick off

Feature story | December 9, 2009 at 8:59

The countdown to Copenhagen is over and the time for excuses has run out. Next week, more than 100 heads of state will answer your call to come to Copenhagen and take personal responsibility for the future of climate change.

Global brands send clear message to Sinar Mas - stop pulping the planet!

Feature story | July 9, 2010 at 6:00

Notorious rainforest destroyer, Sinar Mas continues to clear thousands of hectares of precious rainforests and, with an ever growing global demand for cheap pulp and paper products, it is unlikely to stop. If left unchecked, Sinar Mas is set to...

World water day 2010

Feature story | March 23, 2010 at 7:00

Chemical contamination is threatening our lakes and rivers, with severe impacts on human life and biodiversity. Activists around the world marked World Water Day 2010 by highlighting the growing presence of industrial hazardous chemicals in the...

Greenpeace stages water “die-in” at DENR

Feature story | March 19, 2010 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists staged a “die-in” at the compound of the Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) today, three days before World Water Day celebrations, to emphasize the need for better management of the Philippines’ fresh water...

Greenpeace to Presidential bets: Come Together to Avert Triple Threats

Feature story | February 17, 2010 at 15:16

Greenpeace today challenged all the presidential candidates to rise above political partisanship and unite behind a common ecological agenda to address the converging power, water and food crises following the onset of an extended period of El Niño.

GUILTY! United Nations: Japanese Authorities Breached Human Rights of Greenpeace...

Feature story | February 8, 2010 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists across Southeast Asia held vigils outside the Japan Embassy every day this week, in the run-up to the trial which begins next week.

Barack to the future? Obama confuses key climate dates

Feature story | December 3, 2009 at 7:00

As Barack Obama announced the US position for the Climate talks in Copenhagen, we felt a bit of an anti-climax between the buzz and the actual numbers. Maybe a time portal opened and Obama is living in an alternate reality?

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

Feature story | November 20, 2009 at 7:00

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...

Climate defenders to stay; Police reverses eviction order under pressure from communities

Feature story | November 15, 2009 at 19:24

In a surprising move, the chief of police of Pelalawan district revoked an earlier order of Governor of Riau to evict Greenpeace activists participating in the Climate Defenders camp on the threatened Kampar Peninsula and has permitted them to...

Indonesian authorities evict climate defenders under pressure from forest criminals

Feature story | November 15, 2009 at 7:00

The Indonesian police authorities, under orders from the Governor of Riau Province, will today begin the eviction of Greenpeace activists and local community members participating in the Climate Defenders camp on the threatened Kampar Peninsula...

Global paper giant cancels APRIL contract to stop Indonesia rainforest destruction

Feature story | November 13, 2009 at 16:33

Even as Greenpeace activists, who took direct action on Thursday to stop the destruction of peatlands in the Kampar peninsula by Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRIL), are being detained by the police in Indonesia, the...

Greenpeace begins harvesting of organic rice art in Ratchaburi

Feature story | October 31, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today announced the commencement of the first phase of harvesting from the giant organic rice art project in Ratchaburi, beginning with the green rice variety. Greenpeace volunteers in Thailand planted the first 'Rice Art' project,...

Cattle industry ban on Amazon destruction shows the way for protection of Indonesia’s...

Feature story | October 6, 2009 at 6:00

Some good news from the Amazon should be good news for Indonesia too. Yesterday four of the biggest players in the global cattle industry joined forces to reduce their carbon hoofprint and back our call for zero deforestation. JBS-Friboi, Bertin,...

Obama shows up in Copenhagen two months early

Feature story | October 2, 2009 at 6:00

Our jaws hit the deck and we all fell out of our inflatables when we got word that Presidents Obama, Lula, Zapatero and Prime Minister Hatoyama were going to show up in Copenhagen. And then we found out that instead of showing up in Copenhagen...

Major brands implicated in Amazon destruction

Feature story | June 3, 2009 at 13:50

Just as protecting the world’s forests is rapidly becoming a recognized necessity for fighting climate change, we have discovered that major fashion, food and sports brand names are unwittingly driving the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.

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