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Energy [R]evolution: 'A Sustainable Philippine Energy Outlook'

Feature story | August 8, 2008 at 6:00

Renewable energy can provide as much as 57% of the Philippines’ energy needs by 2030, according to a new report launched today by Greenpeace. 'Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable Philippine Energy Outlook' is the first ever comprehensive energy...

Kyoto Protocol anniversary: Southeast Asia must cut its rising greenhouse gas emissions

Feature story | February 20, 2007 at 7:00

As we mark the 2nd anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol, the spectre of climate change provides an imperative for the developing nations of Southeast Asia to build their economies on the foundation of a sustainable energy supply, curbing and...

Green my Apple gossip

Feature story | February 14, 2007 at 7:00

All the popular people get lots of mail on Valentine's Day. But Apple boss Steve Jobs has been getting messages for a while from Apple fans asking for a green Apple. Now news reaches us that Steve may just be considering sending a little green...

UK Trade Delegation: don't endorse waste incineration

Feature story | February 13, 2006 at 7:00

A trade delegation from the United Kingdom is visiting Southeast Asia this week to market waste management capabilities which includes unsustainable and harmful waste management practices such as incineration which poses serious threats to the...

Villagers confront Mirant’s Pagbilao coal plant

Feature story | October 20, 2005 at 6:00

Pagbilao, Quezon, 20 Oct 2005 – Villagers from the province of Quezon today gathered in a solemn ceremony to seek justice and an end to the suffering caused by the Pagbilao coal power plant, which is owned by US-based Mirant Corporation.

Greenpeace University welcomes its 2nd batch of future environmental leaders

Feature story | June 18, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace University (GPU), a pioneering initiative that seeks to foster young environmental leaders, welcomed its new batch of activist students this week. The project, now on its second year as Greenpeace is set to mark its tenth anniversary...

Greenpeace applauds President SBY for his moratorium announcement

Feature story | May 28, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace today applauded the Indonesian President Yudhoyono's commitment to a moratorium on forest and peatland clearance, in advance of the governments of Indonesia and Norway signing a $1 billion deal in Oslo to develop the necessary...

Guide to Greener Electronics 15th edition

Feature story | May 27, 2010 at 6:00

The 15th Guide to Greener Electronics (May 2010) provides an updated ranking of 18 consumer electronics producers, based on scores for toxic and climate / energy-related policies.

Victory! New toxic-free computer released in India

Feature story | February 5, 2010 at 16:10

This is what we like to see: a true leader in toxics-free electronics showing giants like Dell and Samsung how it's done.

Indonesian Rainforest Burns While Government Silent in Climate Talks

Feature story | June 15, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace slammed Indonesia’s President Yudhoyono for his lack of action on climate change. While the Indonesian delegation were silent at last week's climate talks in Bonn, Indonesian rainforests were burning, releasing millions of tonnes of...

Police stop Greenpeace from preventing palm oil shipment leaving Indonesia

Feature story | November 11, 2008 at 7:00

Police and port authorities in Dumai today forced down a Greenpeace activist from the anchor chain of a Rotterdam-bound tanker ship laden with crude palm oil extracted from destruction of the rainforests of Indonesia.

Greenpeace prevents palm oil shipment leaving Indonesia, demands an immediate end to...

Feature story | November 10, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists today prevented a palm oil shipment from departing for Europe from Dumai, Indonesia’s main palm oil export port, to protest against the ongoing destruction of Indonesia’s forests.

Protecting forests saves our climate

Feature story | September 2, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace has launched our Forests for Climate tour with a colourful welcome in Papua New Guinea. Our ship, Esperanza, will tour the region protecting forests and showing how deforestation contributes to climate change.

New deal offers hope for Indonesian forest protection

Feature story | August 15, 2008 at 15:27

The Indonesian province of Riau today pledged to halt the destruction of its forests and peatlands, a move that will prevent billions of tones of carbon from entering the atmosphere.

LTO issues new orange plates to E-Jeepneys

Feature story | July 30, 2008 at 6:00

Electric Jeepneys, the cleaner, safer, alternative to fossil fuel-based transport, today become the first vehicles in the country to be issued orange license plates for electric vehicles by the Land Transportation Office.

Global protest over arrest of Japanese whale activists

Feature story | June 30, 2008 at 6:00

Global protest continues to mount with protests and vigils in front of Japanese embassies around the world and more than 180,000 letters being sent to the Japanese government demanding the release of Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki -- the Tokyo Two.

Japan holds whale activists without charge (Updated)

Feature story | June 20, 2008 at 6:00

Japanese police have arrested two Greenpeace activists for exposing a whale meat scandal involving the government-sponsored whaling programme. The two activists, Junichi Sato, 31, and Toru Suzuki, 41, are being investigated for allegedly stealing...

Company scores plummet in Greener Electronics Guide

Feature story | July 3, 2008 at 6:00

With expanded and tougher criteria on toxic chemicals, electronic waste and new criteria on climate change only Sony and Sony Ericsson score more than 5/10 in our latest Guide to Greener Electronics. Nintendo and Microsoft remain rooted to the...

Nuclear Is Not The Answer

Feature story | June 17, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists today accosted delegates at the ASEAN+3 meeting on nuclear energy in Bangkok with images of Chernobyl disaster victims and a banner proclaiming ‘Nuclear is not the answer’. The activists demanded that ASEAN countries should...

Greenpeace urges palm oil producers, suppliers and consumers to support a moratorium...

Feature story | May 20, 2008 at 6:00

The rampant destruction of Indonesia’s forests, driven by the rapid expansion of the palm oil industry, should be urgently controlled to curb the country’s growing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and biodiversity loss, environmental group...

Good Unilever palm oil statement

Feature story | May 2, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today welcomed Unilever’s call for a moratorium on rainforest destruction in Indonesia, stressing that the company’s new position on the issue should push Indonesian authorities to take more aggressive action to reverse deforestation...

Nuclear power belongs in the past

Feature story | April 25, 2008 at 6:00

It is now the 22 anniversary of Chernobyl explosion, the largest civil nuclear disaster ever. Serious contamination spread over 150 000 square kilometres in Byelorussia, Ukraine and Russia. Radioactive clouds deposited radiation thousands of...

GMO contaminated rice slips into Philippines again

Feature story | April 24, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today revealed that despite their repeated warnings, two GMO-contaminated rice varieties have slipped into the Philippines once again. Greenpeace commissioned tests have detected the presence of GMOs (genetically modified organisms)...

GMOs not solutions to food crisis

Feature story | April 16, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today called on the Philippine government to heed the warnings of the world's leading agricultural scientists that industrial agricultural practices and genetically-modified (GMO) crops will not solve the current food crisis.

Restaurants join Greenpeace in campaign to promote Thai rice, reject GMOs

Feature story | April 11, 2008 at 6:00

Nine popular restaurants in Bangkok have signed up to support the "GMO-Free Restaurants" campaign initiated by Greenpeace, which aims to generate greater pride for Thai rice amongst Thai consumers and protect the country's staple from the...

Indonesia’s peatland forests still being destroyed for palm oil: Unregulated industry...

Feature story | April 7, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace presented new evidence to show the continuing destruction of Indonesia's peatland forests by the palm oil industry, despite Indonesian Government pledges to arrest the expansion and growing rejection of Indonesian palm oil in European...

Endangered Water, Endangered Lives: Water pollution featured in Greenpeace photo exhibit

Feature story | April 2, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace opened a photo exhibit today to visualize and highlight the worrying trends of water pollution in Thailand. Captured in the photo exhibit "Endangered Water, Endangered Lives" in CentralWorld are images of water scarcity and pollution...

Uphold Papua log export ban or lose Indonesia’s last remaining intact forests,...

Feature story | March 26, 2008 at 14:56

Greenpeace calls for strong support from Indonesia’s central Government to maintain the Papua log export ban in the face of recent logging industry pressure to loosen regulations. The log export ban, a joint initiative of the Governors of Papua...

Samsung and Toshiba new leaders in greener electronics ranking

Feature story | March 18, 2008 at 10:27

In the latest edition of our quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics Samsung and Toshiba share top spot. Nokia misses out on top spot due to a penalty point for inconsistent global takeback. Nintendo remains rooted to the bottom with only a tiny...

GREENPEACE: Lifting GMO ban can trigger a deadly blow to environment and agriculture

Feature story | December 18, 2007 at 16:44

Greenpeace activists staged the plight of a dying farmer in front of the Government House to symbolize the dangers posed by genetically modified organisms and to warn the military-installed cabinet that lifting the ban on open field trials of...

Nintendo, Microsoft and Phillips flunk toxic test

Feature story | November 27, 2007 at 7:00

The latest edition of our quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics assesses for the first time TVs and the rapidly growing games consoles market. Nintendo completely fails to show any environmental credentials and Microsoft and Philips do little...

A Hero for the Environment

Feature story | October 22, 2007 at 6:00

TIME magazine's latest issue which features the most innovative and influential protectors of the planet includes Von Hernandez, Campaigns Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia as one of this year’s Heroes of the Environment. This latest...

iPhone's hazardous chemicals

Feature story | October 16, 2007 at 6:00

Scientific tests, arranged by Greenpeace, reveal that Apple's iPhone contains hazardous chemicals. The tests uncovered two types of hazardous substances, some of which have already been eliminated by other mobile phone makers.

Electronics companies green up their act

Feature story | September 19, 2007 at 6:00

The latest edition of our quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics shows that major electronics firms have made large, green strides since the guide was first launched in August 2006. Nokia still leads, closely followed by Sony Erricson, Dell and...

Greenpeace launches Climate Clinic

Feature story | September 3, 2007 at 6:00

Bangkok Governor, Mr. Apirak Kosayothin inaugurated the Greenpeace Climate Clinic, a unique renewable energy powered, mobile and interactive climate change education center today. The Greenpeace Climate Clinic offers an opportunity for...

GM zombies run amok at government house

Feature story | August 28, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists dressed up as genetically modified (GM) ‘zombie’ crops – papaya, rice, tomato, pineapple and chili – showed up at the Government House today to give the Cabinet a unique demonstration of what could go wrong should ...

Greenpeace eyeballs Ministry of Agriculture for pushing GM crop field trials

Feature story | August 23, 2007 at 6:00

Wearing giant eyeball headgear, Greenpeace activists trooped to the central office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC) in Bangkok to warn against the agency´s attempts to repeal the ban on field trials of genetically modified...

Protecting Papuan forests important to help avert climate catastrophe

Feature story | August 21, 2007 at 6:00

Keeping Papua’s intact forests standing and free from conversion and industrial logging is of vital importance in the global efforts to avert catastrophic climate change, according to the international environmental group Greenpeace and the...

Bacolod City welcomes Electric Jeepneys

Feature story | July 13, 2007 at 6:00

Negros Occidental, the first Philippine province to embrace a 100% renewable energy target, today renewed its strong commitment to help stop climate change with the launch of the Electric Jeepneys in Bacolod City by GRIPP (Green Renewable...

Indonesian forest fires turning into a global menace

Feature story | July 12, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace challenged the Indonesian government to immediately declare a moratorium on the conversion and destruction of peatland forests to put a stop to the country’s annual cycle of forest fires, which has now become a global menace given its...

Greenpeace: Bali reefs face climate threat

Feature story | June 3, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace highlighted the imminent threat of climate change induced coral bleaching to the coral biodiversity of Bali Barat National Park, a focal point for reef conservation in Indonesia and a major destination for reef-oriented tourism.

Greenpeace slams coal industry gathering in Bali

Feature story | June 4, 2007 at 6:00

Protests greeted the opening of CoalTrans 2007, the largest coal industry gathering in Asia, as Greenpeace today led Balinese groups and tourists in demanding that organizers of the meeting stop peddling coal amidst worsening climate impacts...

Vote for a green future

Feature story | March 4, 2007 at 7:00

Green groups urged Filipinos to 'vote for a green future' this May during the launch of the 2007 Green Electoral Initiative in Quezon City. Spearheaded by Greenpeace and EcoWaste Coalition, the Green Electoral Initiative aims to assess the...

Greenpeace: ASEAN must focus on Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation

Feature story | January 9, 2007 at 14:28

Greenpeace called upon the ASEAN leaders to put Climate Change on top of its agenda and seek help from developed countries to establish adaptation and mitigation measures to protect the people and economies of the region.

Racing for top spot in Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Feature story | December 6, 2006 at 7:00

There are encouraging signs that electronic goods such as PCs and mobile phones could become ‘greener’, according to the latest review of electronics manufacturers’ policies published by Greenpeace today. The latest version of the Greenpeace...

Pilipinas, Go Renewable! Bike, Run, and Walk for Clean Energy

Feature story | November 26, 2006 at 7:00

There really is something rousing with the sight of sizeable crowd of people in neon shirts and in bicycles which resembles that of historic marches that have sparked revolutions throughout history.

Blogging to cool the planet

Feature story | November 10, 2006 at 7:00

As politicians gather for the UN climate meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, people across the globe can send a clear message to: Cool the Planet, by blogging.

Rainbow Warrior delivers MSF aid to Beirut

Feature story | August 8, 2006 at 13:16

The Rainbow Warrior has returned to Larnaca, Cyprus, after its second trip to Beirut delivering a total of 60 tonnes of urgently needed humanitarian supplies on behalf of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). A further hundred tonnes are still...

ASEAN Energy Ministers commit to renewables

Feature story | July 27, 2006 at 6:00

Welcome news at the conclusion of the 24th ASEAN Energy Ministers Meeting in Laos: ASEAN Energy Ministers issue a statement which commits to strengthening renewable energy development in Southeast Asia.

"Climate Change Knows No Borders"

Feature story | July 26, 2006 at 6:00

Powerful images of severe droughts, catastrophic floods, melting glaciers, and other climate-related impacts in Southeast Asia and around the world greeted ASEAN Energy Ministers during their meeting in Laos.

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