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Looming e-waste problems for Thailand and Philippines

Feature story | September 28, 2005 at 6:00

28 September 2005 - Greenpeace today warned that Thailand and the Philippines face a looming electronic waste problem which is compounded by the lack of international legal protection because the two countries have not ratified the Basel Ban,...

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 "I Love My Rice GMO-FREE" campaign goes south

Feature story | September 27, 2008 at 6:00

The road to GMO-free rice leads south of Manila this weekend as leading heritage restaurants join the Greenpeace 'GMO-free rice restaurants' campaign to protect rice from the threat of genetically-modified organisms or GMOs.

Greenpeace, Laguna youth lead clean up of Laguna de Bay

Feature story | September 20, 2008 at 6:00

Around five hundred Greenpeace Water Patrol volunteers and youth from Laguna Province led a clean up of floating trash in and around Laguna de Bay on World Coastal Clean Up Day today. The clean up was conducted even as the volunteers called on...

Greenpeace calls on Senate to ban genetically-modified (GMO) rice

Feature story | September 15, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today called on the Philippine Senate to enact a legislation to ban the commercialization of genetically-modified rice (GMO) rice. The call was made at the opening of a photo exhibit in the Senate halls, featuring the importance of...

Quit Coal campaign completes Thailand tour

Feature story | July 28, 2008 at 6:00

After successful campaigns in New Zealand and the Philippines, the Rainbow Warrior spent 21 days in Thailand as part of the "Quit Coal, Lead the Energy [R]evolution Tour" promoting solutions to climate change. The tour included human banners,...

Greenpeace to Ministry of Energy: Lead Thailand’s Energy Revolution

Feature story | July 21, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today challenged the Ministry of Energy (MOE) to stop construction of new coal power plants in Thailand and shift its resources instead to the development of clean renewable energy systems to help combat climate change and achieve...

Stand-off in Maptaphut

Feature story | July 15, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior today staged a peaceful protest against the expansion of a Belgian-owned coal power plant in Mapthaphut, Rayong province in Thailand, anchoring a few meters off the coal wharf and unfurling banners saying “Quit...

E-Jeepneys hit the streets of Makati: clean, green ride for all

Feature story | July 1, 2008 at 6:00

GRIPP (Green Renewable Independent Power Producer) and Greenpeace today inaugurated the commercial run of innovative electric-powered jeepneys, or E-Jeepeneys, which will now ply a commercial route in Makati City’s Central Business District, the...

Boracay joins Bali as climate-friendly tourist destination

Feature story | June 19, 2008 at 14:29

Various stakeholders from one of the world’s best beaches and premier tourist destinations in the country today came together to launch an initiative to make Boracay a climate friendly destination through the collective implementation of energy...

No to coal power plant in Antique, governor declares

Feature story | June 18, 2008 at 6:00

No coal-fired power plant will be built in the province of Antique according to a declaration released by Governor Salvacion Z. Perez today, as the province welcomes the first ever visit of the legendary Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior.

Greenpeace tells Metrobank to stop funding climate change; Climate Defender's Camp...

Feature story | June 16, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists concluded their occupation of a coal plant site in Iloilo City by dumping 20 sacks of 'coal' in front of Metrobank today. Metrobank is the promoter of the proposed Iloilo City coal-fired power plant in whose site Greenpeace...

Communities gather at Climate Defenders Camp to pledge to help stop climate change

Feature story | June 14, 2008 at 6:00

The Greenpeace Climate Defenders Camp in Barangay Ingore, Iloilo City today hosted a gathering of local communities and pro-renewable energy groups who pledge to continue the work to help stop climate change. As part of the activities, the...

Camping for the Climate

Feature story | June 13, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists from different countries, including the crew of Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior, and members of Responsible Ilonggos for Sustainable Energy (RISE) constructed a "climate defenders camp" at the site of a proposed coal...

Greenpeace opens Climate Defenders Camp

Feature story | June 5, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace has launched its Climate Defenders Camp in Iloilo City in central Philippines, the heart of new community opposition to coal plants in the country, as World Environment Day is celebrated today highlighted by UN Secretary-General Ban...

Greenpeace visits Energy Secretary, paints 'Quit Coal' on his driveway

Feature story | June 3, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists brought the message 'Quit Coal' to the doorsteps of Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes by painting the words on the driveway of the Department of Energy today in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Greenpeace is calling on the...

Quit Coal - Greenpeace demands urgent passage of RE Bill; Rainbow Warrior to dock in...

Feature story | May 28, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today challenged Filipino lawmakers to stop procrastinating and to move swiftly to pass the Renewable Energy Bill to ensure the country's energy security and to help mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.

'QUIT COAL' : Greenpeace targets incoming coal shipment at Pagbilao coal plant

Feature story | May 24, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists aboard Rainbow Warrior, anchored alongside Pagbilao coal plant, painted the words 'Quit Coal' on the hull of a 223 meter vessel 'Sam John Spirit' standing by to unload yet another shipment of thousands of tons of coal at...

Rainbow Warrior arrives in Legazpi, as local government declares Albay as a...

Feature story | May 21, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior was welcomed with a 'coal-free' declaration yesterday in Legazpi City, Albay to kick off Greenpeace's month-long ‘Quit coal, save the climate’ tour of the Philippines.

Activists demand GMO-free rice supply on eve of World Consumer Day

Feature story | March 14, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists marched to the Department of Agriculture waving post-harvest rice stalks to remind the government to keep the country's rice supply free of risky contamination from genetically-modified (GMO) varieties. The peaceful protest,...

Thousands protest against planned coal-fired power plant in Iloilo

Feature story | March 5, 2008 at 7:00

Thousands joined an ecumenical prayer rally in Iloilo City in protest against a proposed 164 MW coal fired power plant, which if built would contribute to global climate change and lock the country in a dirty energy cycle for years to come.

Greenpeace slams government plans to ratify JPEPA

Feature story | January 16, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace denounced plans in the Senate to ratify the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) soon, saying that it is unacceptable for the Senate to brush off serious concerns on the treaty's toxic waste dumping provisions...

Biofuels under scrutiny

Feature story | January 15, 2008 at 7:00

They seem like a perfect solution, making fuels from plants to help cut carbon emissions. The simple promise of so-called biofuels has led to many companies and politicians being swept up in the hype. However more and more research is revealing...

Greenpeace decks Manila City Hall with demand for RE Bill passage as Bali Climate...

Feature story | December 14, 2007 at 7:00

As the international climate conference in Bali, Indonesia nears conclusion, Greenpeace volunteers today scaled historic Manila City Hall to hang a gigantic banner with the message "Time to Save the Climate. Pass the Renewable Energy Bill Now!,"...

Rainbow Warrior joins Balinese flotilla of hope for urgent climate action

Feature story | December 7, 2007 at 7:00

A flotilla of fishing boats greeted the Greenpeace flagship, SV Rainbow Warrior, as she sailed into Benoa port Bali today. The fishing boats carried banners saying ‘Save Our Seas - Save Our Corals´ and ‘Climate Action Now´ urging government...

Greenpeace reminds the world its time to quit coal

Feature story | December 1, 2007 at 7:00

Security personnel from PLTU Tanjung Jati B coal power plant in Jepara, Central Java fired five gunshots and drew knives as activists from Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, today climbed the coal plant´s cooling tower and loading crane...

No Nukes, Clean Energy Now

Feature story | November 30, 2007 at 7:00

Hundreds of people formed human wind turbines on the site of the proposed nuclear power plant in Central Java to oppose nuclear energy and demand for clean renewable energy. The crew of Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior joined the community...

Greenpeace spotlights groundwater contamination in Lamphun Province, calls attention...

Feature story | November 13, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace put the spotlight on the alarming groundwater contamination in Ban Nong Pet, adjacent to the Northern Region Industrial Estate in Lamphun Province, by hanging a banner with the warning "TOXIC," accompanied by the skull and crossbones...

Greenpeace demands immediate action on RE Bill

Feature story | November 9, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace demanded immediate action from legislators and the Philippine government for the passage of the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill, saying that further delays on the enactment of the crucial legislation are unacceptable. Greenpeace made the...

Swedish Petrol Company rejects Palm oil for Bio-fuels: Forest Defender’s Camp...

Feature story | October 31, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace welcomed the decision of the Swedish petrol giant OKQ8 to not use palm oil in their bio-diesel, expressing concern that increased demand for palm oil could lead to destruction of rain forests. The decision follows Greenpeace’s global...

Greenpeace Paramotors begin fire-spotting activities in Riau

Feature story | October 20, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace launched today fire-spotting activities with paramotors also known as powered paragliders from the Forest Defenders Camp in Riau, Sumatra. These reconnaissance flights will be a regular feature of the camp to provide accurate and...

Greenpeace ‘Water Patrol’ spotlights toxics pollution in Marilao River

Feature story | October 12, 2007 at 6:00

A team of Greenpeace ‘Water Patrol’ activists today called attention to the shocking extent of pollution in Marilao River by unfurling a 28-meter banner with the words “Stop toxic pollution, protect our water resources” along Marilao Bridge in...

Stop toxic waste trade

Feature story | August 30, 2007 at 6:00

Public health and environmental groups1 from the Magkaisa Junk JPEPA Coalition held a sectoral briefing today to elaborate on the current issues surrounding toxic and radioactive wastes under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement...

A climate of tragedy in the Philippines

Feature story | December 2, 2006 at 7:00

Greenpeace lamented the loss of lives and the extensive devastation wrought by super-typhoon Reming (international code name Durian) in parts of the Philippines, stressing that the latest extreme weather disturbance to hit the country is a...

Top rice exporters say no to genetically engineered rice

Feature story | November 28, 2006 at 7:00

Good news: the world's first and second largest exporters of rice have agreed to shun genetically engineered (GE) varieties. A recent agreement between rice traders from Thailand and Vietnam protects half the crop traded on the world market from...

World’s largest rice company halts all imports from USA

Feature story | September 29, 2006 at 6:00

In yet another blow to the US rice industry, the world’s largest rice processing company, Ebro Puleva,(1) which controls 30% of the EU rice market, has confirmed to Greenpeace International that it has stopped all imports of rice from the USA due...

And the flame still rages on…

Feature story | August 30, 2006 at 6:00

A startling discovery of widespread destruction in Sumatra's ancient forests, caused by fires which threatens to burn out of control.

GE papaya in the dock in Thailand court case

Feature story | June 2, 2006 at 6:00

The trial of two Greenpeace activists at the Bangkok Criminal Court closed today with the activists facing three criminal counts and up to five years jail time if convicted. Their alleged crime? Exposing the role of the Thai Department of...

Sex, lies and hazardous chemicals

Feature story | May 8, 2006 at 6:00

What business does a chemical company have between your bedroom sheets? Should chemical companies be meddling with the protection of your health? Of course they should have no business in your sex life or personal health, but unfortunately the...

And the Golden Chainsaw Award goes to...

Feature story | April 21, 2006 at 6:00

Kayu Lapis Indonesia (KLI) has won the “Golden Chainsaw Award” for the destruction of the Earth’s remaining ancient forests.

Plundering Indonesia’s last ancient forest

Feature story | April 20, 2006 at 6:00

Afrer a month-long ‘Forest Crime Patrol’ sailing on Indonesian waters the Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, docks in Jakarta to highlight the crisis occurring in Indonesia’s last ancient forests.

Industrial logging threates rainforest Eden

Feature story | April 12, 2006 at 6:00

Large-scale commercial logging threatens to cut through Indonesia's last intact forest, the rainforest 'Eden' in Papua.

Agreeing to stop forests destruction

Feature story | March 29, 2006 at 6:00

This is a call for the Indonesian and British governments to adopt binding legal mechanisms to stop the ongoing destruction of Indonesia’s last ancient forests. As the ancient forests of Indonesia, are being destroyed faster than any other forest...

Intact forest landscapes

Feature story | March 22, 2006 at 7:00

What we've lost, what we have left and what we will loose if we don't act now. That is the message that the latest global maps of the planet's last intact forests areas tells us.

Safeguarding 'Eden'

Feature story | March 14, 2006 at 7:00

On a mission to protect the Paradise Forests, the last ancient forests in Asia-Pacific, from illegal and destructive logging, Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, sails into the Indonesian province of Papua to preserve the newly discovered...

Little progress on the FLEG process

Feature story | March 11, 2006 at 7:00

Upon the conclusion of the East Asia and Pacific Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG), Greenpeace raises the alarm of the need for governments to get serious about the problem of illegal logging before it's too late.

East Asian Governments failing on illegal logging

Feature story | March 7, 2006 at 7:00

In spite of the strong declaration at the 2001 FLEG Ministerial in Bali, countries in the region have failed to implement any rigorous measures to stop the illegal trade of timber from the region.

Remembering the victims of destructive logging

Feature story | March 6, 2006 at 7:00

A solemn ceremony memorializing all the precious lives that should not have perished in deadly calamities caused by the senseless destruction of our forests marked the eve of the East Asia Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Process (FLEG...

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