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Naked emperors: the Greenpeace Guide to Climate Politics

Feature story | November 7, 2009 at 10:31

You know the story. The clever tailors that convince a kingdom that only intelligent people can see the clothes they make. Everyone talks about how fine the emperor's outfit is, until one audacious voice pipes up to say there's nothing there, the...

Greenpeace blocks pipe from toxic chemicals company

Feature story | October 30, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace Water Patrol activists today initiated an investigation into toxic chemical effluents and noxious fumes that have downed around 70 community folk in Silang, Cavite, about 55 kilometers south of Manila.

EU leaders must help SBY to protect Indonesia’s forests: Greenpeace

Feature story | October 28, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists placed two 20 x 50 meter banners with the portraits of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicholas Sarkozy on recently cleared peat land in Sumatra, ahead of the European Union leaders summit that begins in...

Environmental activists take action against dumping of flood wastes and debris into...

Feature story | October 16, 2009 at 6:00

The Greenpeace Water Patrol, EcoWaste Coalition and Buklod Tao Kalikasan today trooped to the Nangka River to expose the illegal dumping of flood garbage and debris into the River by the Marikina government and the Metropolitan Manila Development...

Typhoon Ondoy an omen of things to come

Feature story | September 27, 2009 at 6:00

In light of the extreme weather event that devastated Luzon in the past 24 hours, Greenpeace is reiterating its call for industrialized nations to put money on the table for adaptation, mitigation and forest protection in order to help countries...

Hotels & restos join sectors urging Negros dads not to amend GMO ban

Feature story | September 16, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists dressed as chickens delivered a petition letter to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Negros Occidental telling them not to push through with any amendment to the ordinance preventing the entry of Genetically Modified...

Age of Stupid coming to Thailand

Feature story | September 9, 2009 at 6:00

Age of Stupid, the much-awaited docu-drama-animation about climate change is coming to Thailand simultaneously with hundreds of similar screenings all over the world.

Rice up against genetic engineering and climate change

Feature story | September 2, 2009 at 6:00

Today we're celebrating Southeast Asia's rich heritage of rice cultivation with a giant organic art work -- and reminding governments to protect our most important food crop from the threats of genetic engineering and climate change.

World has only 100 days left to achieve fair global climate deal, warn civil society...

Feature story | August 28, 2009 at 6:00

The world has only 100 days to go before governments must agree on a new global climate treaty that will protect millions of lives and the planet’s ecosystem from devastating climate change impacts, civil society groups warned.

Negrenses rally to preseve the country's organic farming capital

Feature story | August 19, 2009 at 6:00

Around 400 farmers and members of church and civic groups trooped today to the Negros Occidental provincial capitol to press members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) to uphold Provincial Ordinance 007, which bans the entry of genetically...

Makati readies to combat climate change

Feature story | July 20, 2009 at 6:00

The local government of Makati City, the Philippines’ premier business district, today signed on to Greenpeace's "Simple Lang, Save the Climate" campaign in a bid to become the first Energy Efficient City in Southeast Asia. The Energy Efficient...

HP, Lenovo and Dell penalised for breaking their green IT promises

Feature story | July 1, 2009 at 6:00

We're giving HP, Lenovo and Dell--the world's biggest PC makers--a penalty point in our updated Guide to Greener Electronics, for backtracking on their commitments to eliminate PVC plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from their...

Green DJ’s to broadcast from Thailand On Air : Greenpeace

Feature story | July 18, 2009 at 6:00

Thailand On Air and Solar Generation, the youth group of Greenpeace today launched Green DJ project which aims to provide aspiring youth the skills of radio broadcasting of environmental information.

Greenpeace Water Patrol returns trash, toxic water to DENR

Feature story | June 24, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace Water Patrol activists today returned trash and toxic water from a dumpsite in Laguna Lake to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to call attention to how shoddy dumpsite closure policies are endangering the...

Taytay pledges best practice waste dump rehab

Feature story | June 23, 2009 at 6:00

The municipality of Taytay has agreed to adopt stringent procedures on dumpsite closure following a blockade by Greenpeace Water Patrol activists at the 13 hectare polluting garbage repository located on the banks of Laguna Lake.

ASEAN should Quit Coal to avoid climate catastrophe: Greenpeace

Feature story | June 23, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today called upon the ASEAN countries to urgently phase out coal fired power plants and invest in renewable energy to avert a climate catastrophe, at the launch of its report “True cost of Coal” in Bangkok today. The report was...

ADB 2009 Energy Policy is bad news for climate: Greenpeace

Feature story | June 19, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today condemned the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for continuing to finance fossil-fuel power plants and failing to live up to their own recommendations and promises to combat climate change made during the Climate and Clean Energy Week...

Alien encounter escalates at ADB Climate meeting

Feature story | June 17, 2009 at 6:00

“Aliens” have escalated their “contact” today at an ongoing high level dialogue on climate and clean energy at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in central Metro Manila.

ASEAN leaders must participate in global climate action: Greenpeace

Feature story | June 16, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace called upon ASEAN governments to proactively engage in the global efforts to combat climate change at the media launch of its ‘climate vision’ in Bangkok today.

Protect Chao Phraya Now, Before it's too Late: Greenpeace

Feature story | May 29, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists held a banner proclaiming “Protect Chao Phraya Now!” on canoes in Chao Phraya River in front of Wat Arun today to conclude its “Toxic free Chao Phraya’ river tour. Four Greenpeace activists began the unique river journey in...

Greenpeace Toxic Free Chao Phraya River tour arrives in Ayuthaya; Governor pledges to...

Feature story | May 27, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists on the 350 km long ‘Toxic-free Chao Praya’ river tour today joined the citizens and administration of Ayuthaya in a river clean program in the canals of this historical city on the invitation of the Governor Mr. Vithaya Pewpong.

Greenpeace “Energy Revolution Bike Ride” concludes with a call to Congress to reject...

Feature story | May 25, 2009 at 6:00

Thousands of concerned Filipinos have sent a clear message to the House of Representatives to reject any proposal for nuclear power in the country and instead enable massive uptake of renewable energy.

ASEAN's rescue package must abandon expensive nuclear nightmare

Feature story | April 10, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists today protested at the main gate of the ASEAN+3 Summit venue in Thailand by launching a large balloon with banners saying "Not for Nukes, $ for Renewable Energy--Climate Action Now." Greenpeace demanded that government...

New comic book gets youth involved in environment issues

Feature story | April 3, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace launched Nuclear Meltdown: A message from the darkness, an advocacy comic book about the perils of nuclear power and how the youth can make a difference in making the world a better place.

ASEAN must act on climate change

Feature story | February 27, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists put the climate change onus on the ASEAN Summit today by unfurling a banner that says “Ten Nations, One Vision -- Climate Action Now” at a large billboard opposite the summit venue. Heads of ASEAN member states arrive in...

Rice Love on Valentine’s

Feature story | February 14, 2009 at 7:00

Hundreds turned up to plant rice on Valentine's day at a Greenpeace event designed to call on Thais to show real love for their own rice.

Greenpeace plants tombstone at House of Representatives

Feature story | February 2, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today exposed that the House Bill proposing to revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant is part of a sneaky and underhanded attempt to railroad the establishment of a national commercial nuclear power program in the Philippines. According...

The strange story of a mothballed nuclear plant, a dormant volcano, and misguided...

Feature story | January 27, 2009 at 7:00

Something strange happened during the Christmas holidays of 2008 in the Philippines. Instead of celebrating the enactment of the Renewable Energy Law, a baffling report was published in the local newspapers.

Thailand’s rice in Guinness World Records

Feature story | January 23, 2009 at 13:11

Greenpeace unveiled the Guinness World Record certifying Thailand as the largest exporter of rice in the world. Greenpeace nominated Thailand for this prestigious record to generate greater pride about Thai rice and raise people’s awareness on...

RP's top chefs unite to support GMO-Free rice

Feature story | November 30, 2008 at 7:00

The country's top chefs have signed up today as ambassadors for GMO-free rice.

Greenpeace calls on Western Visayas leaders to lead the 'Energy Revolution'

Feature story | November 21, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace welcomed the declaration signed by Western Visayas governors committing to lead the region toward a 100% renewable energy target. The commitment, the first of its kind in the country, signals that Region VI is ready to lead the...

"Nuclear power a dangerous and expensive distraction"

Feature story | November 18, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace today contested a Senate bill that seeks to re-commission the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), asserting that such a move is extremely dangerous and unwise. The environment group presented their position paper, which will...

Poisoning the poor – Electronic Waste in Ghana

Feature story | August 5, 2008 at 6:00

The latest place where we have discovered high tech toxic trash causing horrendous pollution is in Ghana. Our analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous...

Thai Senate representatives endorse Greenpeace’s Quit Coal demand; Call for...

Feature story | July 16, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior’s peaceful protest yesterday at the controversial new coal plant in Rayong, has encouraged two key representatives of the ‘Natural resource and Environment Commission’ and the ‘Sub-Commission on Good Governance...

G-8 inaction on climate will hit coastal Asians hard. Greenpeace calls for Global...

Feature story | July 7, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace called on G8 countries for decisive action against climate change, pointing that developing countries like Thailand face dire consequences of inaction by the world’s richest countries. Activists from Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior...

Rainbow Warrior ends peaceful protest at Pagbilao

Feature story | May 25, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior today called off its peaceful protest at the Pagbilao coal-fired power station assured that it has initiated strong political movement toward a moratorium on expansion of coal power in the Philippines through a...

Ties that bind: regulatory capture in the country's GMO approval process

Feature story | October 2, 2007 at 6:00

Multinational agri-biotech companies have captured the process governing the approval and regulation of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs ) in the country, beginning with concerned agencies of the Department of Agriculture, Greenpeace revealed.

Revolutionizing a Filipino icon

Feature story | July 4, 2007 at 6:00

Electric-powered jeepneys are set to revolutionize the Philippines’ most recognizable icon. Electric Jeepneys (E-Jeepneys), the first public transport system of its kind in Southeast Asia, were launched today in a historic test drive in Makati...

The Asian Destruction Bank?

Feature story | May 7, 2007 at 6:00

When one of Asia’s leading institutions says it’s serious about funding the solutions to climate change that makes us happy. But when we discover that this commitment goes no further than a glossy brochure, we can't let that pass.

Water pollution, a grim reality?

Feature story | March 21, 2007 at 7:00

Today’s celebration of World Water Day with the theme “Coping with water scarcity” is a reminder of the need to conserve and protect the world’s fresh water sources, if we are to avert an impending crisis concerning humankind’s most valuable...

Keep our rice GMO free!

Feature story | February 6, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace slapped the National Food Authority (NFA) with a Notice of Violation for allowing the importation and continued sale of genetically-modified rice which, by law, cannot be legally distributed and marketed for human consumption in the...

Industry Minister must save lives in Map Ta Phut

Feature story | February 5, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists dressed as patients and lying on a hospital bed today gathered in front of Thailand’s Ministry of Industry to demand that the government immediately declare Map Ta Phut a Pollution Control Zone. The activists carried banners...

JTEPA - A Free Waste Trade Agreement

Feature story | January 9, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists picketed the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok with banners and barrels stating “Thailand is not Japan’s waste bin” in protest against the upcoming free-trade agreement, Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement (JTEPA) which...

ABN AMRO: Keeping track of Lafayette?

Feature story | December 11, 2006 at 7:00

As the Philippines suffers from the wrath of typhoons Durian and Utor, we ask ABN AMRO again to reconsider their investment in a mine that is an ongoing threat to the people and marine life of Rapu Rapu Island.

A 'green' carpet screening

Feature story | November 24, 2006 at 7:00

"If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics, and...

Don't amBUSH our future

Feature story | November 19, 2006 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists climbed Jakarta's Tugu Selamat Datang (Welcome Statue) unfurling a banner that says "DON'T AMBUSH OUR FUTURE! STOP NUCLEAR AND CLIMATE CHAOS!" to slam US President George W Bush's inaction on climate change. Bush arrives in...

Pilipinas: Go Renewable!

Feature story | November 7, 2006 at 7:00

Senate President Manny Villar today formally opened the Greenpeace climate change photo exhibition at the launch of the environmental group’s ‘Pilipinas, Go Renewable’ campaign at the Philippine Senate. The exhibit, entitled ‘Climate in Crisis:...

HP tops most toxic notebook PCs

Feature story | September 18, 2006 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists staged a picket at the office of computer giant Hewlett-Packard in Bangkok in protest against the use of toxic substances in its PCs.

ASEM: stop investing fossil fuels

Feature story | September 8, 2006 at 6:00

Thailand's Ministry of Energy was taken aback as Greenpeace activists dumped coal at their doorstep to dispute their energy policies that promote the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, one of the primary causes of climate change. The...

Whale sharks spotted in Bigaa, Legaspi City

Feature story | August 27, 2006 at 6:00

The recently-discovered presence of feeding whale sharks in the Albay Gulf, particularly along Legaspi City’s coastline, only confirms the urgent need to defend the rich coastal waters of the Bicol region from threats like mining pollution,...

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