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Widespread GE contamination

Feature story | March 10, 2006 at 7:00

A report released this week reveals that the Philippines is one of 39 countries affected by contamination from genetically-engineered organisms (GEs or GMOs).

APEC: Go for clean energy!

Feature story | February 22, 2006 at 7:00

Communities and organizations from the northen provinces of Thailand dumped coal at the venue of APEC's Clean Coal Conference in Lampang in opposition to the promotion coal and coal power plants.

Reviving the clean coal myth

Feature story | February 20, 2006 at 7:00

Delegates of Asia Pacific Economic Conference Clean Coal Conference revives the 'clean coal' illusion in an attempt to make the coal industry to relevant in the age of renewables.

Victory: Toxic warship Clemenceau turned back to France!

Feature story | February 16, 2006 at 7:00

French President Chirac has announced a dramatic recall of the asbestos-laden warship Clemenceau -- it will be turning around and going back to France. Our actions, emails to Chirac and an embarrassing international scandal left France with...

Europe will stay closed to GMOs

Feature story | February 8, 2006 at 7:00

As the World Trade Organization (WTO) puts trade interests above all others European consumers, farmers and a growing number of governments remain opposed to GMOs, and this will not change - in Europe or globally as it sees the WTO to be...

“JBIC, stop funding climate change and community displacement,” says Thai leader

Feature story | November 24, 2005 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists and Charoen Detkhum, a community leader, today gathered at the headquarters of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) in Bangkok to protest against that bank’s financial backing of coal industry in Thailand...

Thai community leader tells ANZ: “Quit coal and save my community”

Feature story | October 25, 2005 at 6:00

Sydney, Tuesday, October 25, 2005 Greenpeace this morning joined with Thai community leader, Charoen Detkhum, to protest against ANZ’s financial backing of coal developments in Australia and Thailand that are contributing to community...

Greenpeace Gives Electronic Companies Failing Marks on E-waste Issue

Feature story | October 20, 2005 at 6:00

Bangkok - 20 October 2005 – Greenpeace today accused top electronic companies of failing dismally to respond to the mounting environmental challenges brought about by the production and disposal of electronic products, as evidenced by a recent...

Wait for ruin or embrace opportunity?

Feature story | October 12, 2005 at 6:00

For all the heated talk about national security in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia, what is curiously missing in the discussions is the one issue that may just define the future well-being - or ruin - of the country and the region.

UN World Food Day - Asians Call for Ban on GE Rice

Feature story | October 14, 2005 at 6:00

Bangkok, 14 October 2005 -- A coalition of 17 organisations from across Asia today issued a World Food Day statement calling for a global ban on the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) rice.

Greenpeace activists and Mindoro farmers dump GMOs in the Department of Agriculture

Feature story | September 30, 2005 at 6:00

30 September 2005 Greenpeace activists and Mindoro farmers today took their demands for an enforcement of the ban on GMOs in Mindoro and the rest of the country directly to the Department of Agriculture in Quezon City, bringing with them ten...

Mindoro farmers uproot Bt Corn plantation

Feature story | September 15, 2005 at 6:00

Oriental Mindoro, 15 September 2005 - Farmers, agricultural and government officials in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro today uprooted a plantation of genetically engineered Bt Corn and demanded for a GMO-free Mindoro.

Global movement says no to toxics and wastes

Feature story | September 7, 2005 at 6:00

Greenpeace took part in the Global Day of Action against Waste and Incineration, coordinated by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), a global NGO coalition working for environmentally safe and socially just waste solutions.

Greenpeace calls for moratorium on logging and land conversion in Sumatra and Kalimantan

Feature story | August 17, 2005 at 6:00

17 Aug. 2005 -- Greenpeace today called on the Indonesian government to establish a moratorium on new industrial logging and land conversion operations in Sumatra and Kalimantan in light of the recent forest fires which blanketed Southeast Asia...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Greenpeace appeals after court acquits Dept of Agriculture in GMO liability case

Feature story | July 31, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today announced that they will lodge an appeal after the Administrative Court’s acquittal of the Department of Agriculture in Thailand’s first GMO liability lawsuit. The environment group also renewed its call for the protection of...

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...

Harpooned: Greenpeace exposes scandal at heart of whaling

Feature story | May 16, 2008 at 12:56

Stake outs, testimony from informers, hidden cameras and tailing trucks full of stolen goods - it reads like a Hollywood movie, but it was an every day experience for Greenpeace activists in Japan, who have spent four months cracking open a major...

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)...

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...

Greenpeace: Nuclear energy, a dangerous obstruction to real climate solutions

Feature story | March 31, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists today put up a huge globe, marked with a nuclear sign, in front of the United Nations building in Bangkok where governments are currently meeting to discuss climate change for the first time after the Bali conference last...

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...

Award-winning environmentalist to lead Greenpeace Southeast Asia

Feature story | March 17, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia has appointed Von Hernandez as its new Executive Director.

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...

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.

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...

Clean Coal – Eat Coal : Greenpeace busts the myth of Clean Coal.

Feature story | July 19, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace intervened at the ASEAN Forum on Coal (AFOC) meeting in Chiang Mai, to bust the myth of clean coal technologies that are being aggressively pushed by the coal industry as a solution to pollution and climate change caused by coal power...

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...

Nuclear power in Indonesia, a reckless and dangerous plan

Feature story | June 5, 2007 at 17:59

Greenpeace joined thousands of residents of Jepara, community leaders, artists and celebrities in a massive protest against the proposal to build a nuclear power plant in Ujung Lemahabang on the north coast of Java. The protest was organized by...

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...

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.

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...

"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.

GE-free zones now!

Feature story | July 14, 2006 at 6:00

'Go for sustainable agriculture.' This is the unanimous decision among the 12 representatives of Provincial Agriculture Offices in the Philippines, and other NGOs and POs that participated in the National Conference on Sustainable Agriculture...

Dell goes 'green'

Feature story | June 26, 2006 at 6:00

Dell has become the latest company to promise to remove the worst toxic chemicals from it products, closely following the move of its rival HP. Both companies have been pressured by us to make their products greener and help tackle the growing...

PC Companies: Assume responsibility for e-waste

Feature story | June 7, 2006 at 6:00

Survey says, that majority of Thai citizens think that manufacturers of personal computers ought to assume responsibility with dealing with hazardous e-waste.

GE papaya: a loss of export markets

Feature story | June 6, 2006 at 6:00

The Hawaiian experience with GE papaya has been a total disaster that should serve as a warning to the Philipines should genetically-engineered (GE) papaya be commercialized in the country.

GMO Trial resumes

Feature story | May 22, 2006 at 6:00

The historic trial on genetically modified organisms (GMO) resumes with a testimony from Banthoon Setsirote, an official from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Label GE food now!

Feature story | May 10, 2006 at 6:00

Survey says that majority of Thai citizens want strict labeling on all food tainted with at least 1 percent of genetically modified organisms in its ingredients.

End the nuclear threat in Indonesia

Feature story | May 9, 2006 at 6:00

There is a need for the Indonesian government to reflect on what happened in Chernobyl, before deciding to continue with its plans to build nuclear power plants in Indonesia.

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