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Greenpeace Urge KPK to investigate Forestry Ministry. Again!

Feature story | April 30, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace urged the KPK (Corruption Eradication Commission) to investigate the re-issuance of permits to 14 companies for clearing more than 100.000 hectares of forest by the Forestry Ministry.

No more Chernobyls!

Feature story | April 25, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace marked the anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear power plant disaster with a solemn candle-lighting ceremony to protest the proposed revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). Calling for safe energy for the Philippines ,...

Reprocessed nuclear waste shipment to pass by Philippine waters

Feature story | April 8, 2009 at 6:00

The largest ever transport of dangerous reprocessed nuclear waste may put Philippine waters at risk if the government does not pro-actively prevent its passage in the vicinity of the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) early next month,...

Forests for Climate: Greenpeace demands action from Indonesian president

Feature story | April 1, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace criticised President Yudhoyono for failing to take action on his commitment to drastically cut greenhouse gas reduction from deforestation, on the eve of the crucial G20 meeting in UK.

Ifugao Rice Terraces declared GMO-Free Zone

Feature story | March 17, 2009 at 7:00

The iconic Philippine Rice Terraces in Ifugao Province, a UNESCO Living Cultural Heritage site, was declared a genetically-modified organism (GMO)-Free zone. The historic declaration, which is in line with the province’s commitment to preserve...

US and Indonesia, Save Forests, Save Climate – Cut emissions Now!

Feature story | February 19, 2009 at 7:00

Strong leadership from the US, and partnership with large developing nations such as Indonesia, are essential to reaching an agreement at the critical UN Climate Talks to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the end of this year. As the world’s 2nd...

Sustainable palm oil a farce; Industry body weak and ineffectual: Greenpeace

Feature story | November 20, 2008 at 18:59

Greenpeace today condemned the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), for failing to take action against member companies who continue to destroy Indonesia’s peatlands and forests at the conclusion of its 6th annual meeting in Bali.

Greenpeace ship Esperanza in Jakarta applauds efforts to protect forests, calls for...

Feature story | October 29, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, arrived in Jakarta this morning calling for urgent action to protect forests in order to save the global climate and bearing new evidence of the mounting threat to Papua’s forests and calling on the central Government...

Palm oil company plunder of Indonesia’s last forest frontier gathers pace

Feature story | October 10, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today revealed fresh evidence of massive conversion of Papua’s intact ancient forest for palm oil plantation in the Lereh area of Jayapura district.

Olongapo City says "No to coal!"

Feature story | September 2, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the Olongapo City government resolution expressing their objection to harmful coal-fired power plants, and called on other cities and provinces to join the movement to 'quit coal' and go renewable as a solution to stop...

Greenpeace Water Patrol stop operations of Angono waste dump

Feature story | August 29, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace Water Patrol activists today stalled the operations of a waste dump in Angono, Rizal which has encroached on the shores of Laguna Lake, by blockading its entrance with steel scaffolding to prevent garbage trucks from entering and...

Philippine's leg of Quit Coal tour wraps up

Feature story | June 23, 2008 at 6:00

“We believe there is no place for coal in a world beset by climate change and certainly there is no place for coal in Albay” That was the statement of Governor Joey Sarte Salceda, setting the tone for our one month Quit Coal tour of the...

Unilever rises to the challenge

Feature story | May 15, 2008 at 6:00

Unilever has shown that beauty isn’t just skin deep. Following our campaign and thanks to your support, the company has taken the bold step to support our call for a moratorium on cutting down trees in Indonesia for palm oil plantations.

Paradise lost for soap and ice cream

Feature story | April 23, 2008 at 6:00

Are you a "green" consumer? Even if your intentions are good, your "Earth friendly" soap and organic ice cream may be driving species to extinction and heating up the planet, especially if these products contain palm oil.

Unilever's 'Monkey Business' - Greenpeace swings into action

Feature story | April 22, 2008 at 6:00

It's been a busy morning for Greenpeace activists across Europe, many of whom have been dressing up as orang-utans to draw attention to Unilever's "monkey business". Today, we're launching the next stage in our campaign to protect the rainforests...

Palm oil blockade

Feature story | November 16, 2007 at 7:00

With a banner reading 'Palm Oil Kills Forests and Climate' the Rainbow Warrior has anchored next to a palm oil tanker blocking it in port. Our ship is stationed close enough to the tanker that the tug boats can't get it out of dock.

UN climate summit

Feature story | September 25, 2007 at 6:00

The good news: The biggest environmental gathering of government leaders in many years showed the world is finally waking up to the urgency of climate change. The bad news: Time is running out.

New climate impacts report from IPCC

Feature story | April 10, 2007 at 13:48

The new report was agreed after almost a week of negotiations, at the end of a tense 24-hour marathon session which became increasingly political. The second of a series of four to be released throughout 2007, this report documents the...

Chinese company tops Greenpeace "Green Ranking" of electronics industry

Feature story | April 4, 2007 at 13:38

The latest Greenpeace ranking of electronic manufacturers' recycling and toxic content policies has a couple of surprises: a previously low ranked Chinese company leaps to the number one spot, and Apple stays in last place.

“Nuclear Energy = Dangerous Energy”

Feature story | April 2, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists today picketed the high-profile’ IndoNuclear 2007’ conference In Jakarta, with banners proclaiming : “Nuclear Energy = Dangerous Energy” to protest against the false and dangerous solutions being discussed at the conference...

Indonesia’s Forests on Sale

Feature story | January 24, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace denounced the Indonesian Forestry Ministry’s latest plans of auctioning off old forest concession permits as scandalous, stressing that the move is no different from selling off the country’s future. Under a banner stating “Indonesia’s...

Pass the RE Bill Now!

Feature story | January 22, 2007 at 7:00

Members of the first all-female Philippine Everest team and pro- renewable energy groups took on the Philippine Senate today in a bid to spur the immediate passage of the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill in the Upper House. Spearheaded by the Renewable...

Forest Criminal PT Kayu Lapis Indonesia

Feature story | December 22, 2006 at 7:00

Greenpeace filed a formal complaint against PT Kayu Lapis Indonesia for their forest crimes with the Indonesian Police and demanded a full scale investigation of PT KLI's operations based on the evidence provided in the submission. Today's formal...

Petron, take the Xtra challenge!

Feature story | October 23, 2006 at 6:00

In a series of messages flashed along Metro Manila’s main thoroughfares Greenpeace today told Petron to take the extra challenge and stop their oil spill that continues to menace human lives and the environment. The messages, parodies of Petron’s...

Petron: Stop the spill!

Feature story | October 11, 2006 at 6:00

An unexpected surprise from the shores of Guimaras was brought to the doorsteps Petron corporation’s headquarters in Makati City. As Greenpeace activists delivered a container drum of spilt bunker fuel to highlight the company's irresponsible...

Indonesian Ministry of Forest smoked for failing to halt forest conversion

Feature story | October 5, 2006 at 6:00

As Haze from fires raging in Riau province and central Kalimnatan, cloaks Singapore, Malyasia and other parts of Indonesia. Greenpeace activists literally smoked out the Ministry of Forestry in Jakarta to highlight its consistent failure to...

Globe warms: rainforests burn

Feature story | September 14, 2006 at 13:42

In what is becoming an annual event, fires are sweeping through the tropical rainforests of Indonesia and Brazil. The burning of the rainforests not only threaten biodiversity in the affected areas but, by contributing towards climate change,...

Last stop: Cebu

Feature story | September 1, 2006 at 6:00

The Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza arrives today in Cebu City on the last stop of the Philippine leg of her global Defending our Oceans expedition. The voyage aims to highlight the wonders of, and the environmental threats to, the world's oceans.

Philippines spill witnessed first hand

Feature story | August 22, 2006 at 6:00

It took Rodolfo Galuna only 15 days to build the small wooden boat he named "Rona". But now the 52-year-old fisherman has no use for it. Black, stinking oil sludge covers the boat’s hull, has crept into Galuna's back yard and quietly destroyed...

Philippines arrival

Feature story | August 15, 2006 at 6:00

The Esperanza was welcomed into Manila Bay today amid a sea of plastics, and right away the crew could see there is a lot of work to be done here. Fortunately, there is also a lot worth protecting, and some of the most successful local community...

Our plan to stop the oil: 95% renewables by 2050

Feature story | June 7, 2010 at 6:00

Want a way to stop the corruption and pollution that the fossil fuel industry is wreaking on our planet? We've seen a better future, and here's our plan to get there: the Energy [R]evolution.

Climate destroyer shut down by activists in Indonesian rainforest ahead of...

Feature story | November 25, 2009 at 7:00

With just 12 days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, we are taking direct action again today - blocking one of the world's largest pulp mills, in the heart of Indonesia's rainforests. The export facilities have been shutdown by our...

"Indonesia is climate change's 'ground zero'"

Feature story | November 12, 2009 at 7:00

As Barack Obama arrives in Asia for his first visit to the region as President and while the United States continues to block progress ahead of the critical UN climate negotiations at Copenhagen next month, a 50-strong international team of...

Greenpeace welcomes President Yudhoyono as the leader who will save our climate

Feature story | October 20, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today delivered a letter and a bouquet of flowers to congratulate President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on his inauguration for his second presidential term, and for declaring his intention to take leadership in the battle against climate...

100 days to save the climate

Feature story | August 29, 2009 at 6:00

There are 100 days remaining until the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, where urgent action is needed by world leaders in order to save our climate.

Greenpeace calls for urgent action to protect Chao Praya river; launches 350 km long...

Feature story | May 22, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today called upon the government of Thailand to take immediate action to curb pollution of fresh water sources at the launch of its “Toxic Free Chao Phraya” river tour in Nakonsawan, Paknampo. Greenpeace is calling upon the government...

Protecting Riau’s peatland forests will protect livelihoods and food security of its...

Feature story | April 24, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace and Riau-based NGO, Jikalahari, have released fresh evidence showing that peatland forest destruction in Riau Province is critically impacting the livelihoods and food security of Riau’s river communities.

Japanese Whaling: The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

Feature story | March 19, 2009 at 7:00

We have lodged an appeal against Japanese government censorship, calling on the Fisheries Agency of Japan (FAJ) to release uncensored documentation of whale meat sales. Previously we obtained these documents through a 2008 Freedom of...

Victory in Greece as the Quit Coal campaign moves to Indonesia

Feature story | February 13, 2009 at 7:00

Choking children, destroyed crops and a devastated fishing industry. That's the price the local community at Cilacap in Indonesia have had to pay since a coal-fired power plant was constructed in their town. Today 40 Greenpeace activists and...

Greenpeace challenges RSPO to stop green-washing member companies

Feature story | November 14, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace today prevented the loading of crude palm oil on the Isola Corallo, a Rotterdam-bound tanker in Dumai, Indonesia’s main palm oil export port. Greenpeace is calling upon the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)(1), which meets in...

Greenpeace calls on Indonesian citizens to take action to safeguard the nation’s...

Feature story | October 17, 2008 at 10:46

Greenpeace ship Esperanza arrived this morning in Manokwari, West Papua, with new evidence of the mounting threat to Papua’s forests from palm oil expansion, logging and other drivers of deforestation. Greenpeace revealed its findings of...

Forests and climate up in smoke

Feature story | October 11, 2007 at 6:00

Never has the threat to the world’s forests been more acute nor the risk of dangerous climate change so imminent. With about one-fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions being caused by forest destruction we are highlighting how Indonesia...

Greenpeace criticizes non-prioritization of RE Bill

Feature story | November 9, 2006 at 7:00

Greenpeace today criticized the non-prioritization of the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill in Monday’s Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) meeting, saying that the Philippines is playing blind and deaf to the urgency...

Philippines oil spill

Feature story | August 19, 2006 at 6:00

Today, Joaquin Nava, the Governor of the Philippine island hardest hit by a 350,000 litre oil spill, issued a desperate plea for help: "We can only watch in horror how an oil spill can undo in a few days our initiatives which have taken...

Sweet success for Kit Kat campaign: you asked, Nestlé has answered

Feature story | May 18, 2010 at 6:00

A big 'Thank You!' to the hundreds of thousands of you who supported our two-month Kit Kat campaign by e-mailing Nestlé, calling them, or spreading the campaign message via your Facebook, Twitter and other social media profiles. This morning,...

Greenpeace blasts Pangasinan resolution on nuclear plants

Feature story | February 18, 2010 at 7:00

Greenpeace today urged government leaders to stand fast against the machinations of nuclear energy peddlers, and instead move for the immediate adoption of energy efficiency measures and the fast deployment of renewable energy sources which, it...

Sinar Mas a grave threat to the forests and peatlands of Indonesia

Feature story | November 17, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia today accused Sinar Mas, Indonesia’s largest palm oil company, of endangering the integrity and biodiversity of the Danau (Lake) Sentarum National Park, a wetland site in West Kalimantan, protected under the...

Lack of transparency clouds gov’t response to GMO contamination

Feature story | October 15, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today organized a round table discussion to reflect on society’s doubts and the ambiguity of the government’s methods in tackling Thailand’s GMO papaya contamination case. Law experts, academics and NGO representatives cited cases of...

Greenpeace, farmers carve RP's first ever crop circle vs. Bt corn

Feature story | October 3, 2006 at 6:00

The Philippines' first ever crop circle marks the Global Day of Action to protect corn—one of the world’s most important staple foods—against contamination from genetically-engineered (GE) varieties.

Tokyo Two trial: Prosecution struggles on opening day

Feature story | February 16, 2010 at 12:47

It’s been almost two years since the wrongful arrest of Junichi and Toru for their roles in exposing the corruption and lies woven in the fabric that holds the whaling industry together. As the trial for those charges began, it seemed obvious to...

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