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Wind Turbines and Warning Shots

Feature story | December 6, 2007 at 14:49

Governments meet in Bali this week to agree an action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to stop climate change from inflicting severe impacts. The Rainbow Warrior is in Indonesia to add urgency to our call for climate action. Our activists...

Drinking water in Philippines, Thailand contaminated with nitrates

Feature story | November 22, 2007 at 7:00

Water in key agricultural areas in the Philippines and Thailand are already contaminated with nitrate pollution, Greenpeace warned today at the launch of a new report, Nitrates in drinking water in the Philippines and Thailand. The report,...

Greenpeace Water Patrol delivers contaminated groundwater to DENR

Feature story | October 19, 2007 at 6:00

Water Patrol activists from the environmental group Greenpeace delivered bottles of contaminated groundwater at the doorsteps of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to remind the agency of its urgent mandate to protect the...

Greenpeace launches ‘Project: Clean Water’

Feature story | October 8, 2007 at 6:00

Citing the urgent need to safeguard the country’s precious fresh water resources from contamination, Greenpeace today launched ‘Project: Clean Water,’ an initiative that aims to catalyze action to protect Philippine fresh water sources.

A reasonable fatwa – Nuclear power is haraam

Feature story | September 13, 2007 at 6:00

Earlier this month a group of Islamic scholars and clerics, the Ulamas of Jepara, issued a fatwa against a proposed nuclear plant in their community. We've been supporting the thousands of locals already protesting against this plant. And...

All eyes turn to APEC

Feature story | September 2, 2007 at 6:00

After officials from 158 countries meeting in Vienna agreed the next steps for negotiating phase two of Kyoto, the world now turns its gaze southward towards the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Sydney to see if some of the...

Noah's Ark

Feature story | June 1, 2007 at 13:57

Judeo, Christian and Muslim religions all include the story of a great flood and Noah's Ark. It's said that as the flood subsided Noah released a dove, and the dove returned with an olive branch to show land had been found. To this day the Ark...

Thailand: Reviving the genetic-contamination threat

Feature story | May 15, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace cautioned Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) against moves by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) to lift the existing ban on open field trials of genetically modified organisms in the country. The environmental group pointed...

On the road to a climate catastrophe

Feature story | April 3, 2007 at 6:00

The Philippines is on its way to a major climate change catastrophe--that is, unless the government takes urgent and ambitious action to avert a disaster that will put millions of Filipinos at risk. Greenpeace issued the warning today during the...

Crop Circles Appear on Three Continents

Feature story | October 4, 2006 at 6:00

Huge crop circles in maize fields in Mexico, Spain and Philippines have appeared as we launch a global campaign to protect the home of maize from genetic contamination.

Greenpeace dumps 700 kg of mud at Bakrie’s office

Feature story | September 27, 2006 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists dumped 700 kilograms of mud from Sidoarjo at the gate of Minister Aburizal Bakrie’s office and demanded that as the owner of Lapindo, he and the shareholders of the company must accept full responsibility and all liabilities...

Compelling evidence of toxicity in Rapu Rapu

Feature story | August 24, 2006 at 6:00

There is no doubt that toxic pollution from the mine would clearly affect the coastal and marine ecosystems of Rapu-Rapu Island. Therefore, Lafayette's mining operations in Rapu Rapu must be permanently shut down.

Devastation at ground zero

Feature story | August 20, 2006 at 6:00

Scientists and environmental activists onboard the Esperanza today bear witness to the site of the Petron oil spill in order to document environmental impacts of the oil slick in the Guimaras Strait of the central Philippines.

Rubbish at the Bay

Feature story | August 16, 2006 at 6:00

The plastic waste survey and documentation undertaken today by Greenpeace and Eco-Waste Coalition highlights the urgency of implementing waste management laws on land, particularly those concerning plastics such as disposable (single-use)...

Tackling pollution in the global centre of marine life

Feature story | August 15, 2006 at 6:00

The Esperanza arrives in the Philippines to confront the most pressing threats facing the country's marine ecosystems.

Bringing the campaign into cyberspace

Feature story | August 11, 2006 at 6:00

The conclusion of Lafayette’s 30-day mock test run signals the dawn of an impending oceans catastrophe. In response, Greenpeace has launched a "virtual march" against Lafayette's mining operations which has caused toxic pollution in the rich...

The start of an imminent oceans disaster

Feature story | August 10, 2006 at 6:00

The conclusion of Lafayette’s controversial 30-day test run that has been marred by: accusations of spills and heavy-handed efforts to thwart independent monitoring, in the island mine of Rapu Rapu, signals the dawn of an impending oceans...

Whalesharks in protest

Feature story | June 14, 2006 at 6:00

Pleading to put an end to Lafayette’s polluting operations, Greenpeace activists wearing head gear resembling whale shark (butanding) tails assembled at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources compound to denote the marine life which...

Fool's Gold

Feature story | June 8, 2006 at 6:00

A report entitled ‘Fool’s Gold’ gives strong evidence that Lafayette’s mining operations in the island proves to be no-win situation for Rapu Rapu and its coastal neighbors.

ADB Clean Energy Fund not enough!

Feature story | May 7, 2006 at 6:00

The Asian Development Bank, has announced that there will be a: “pipeline of clean energy projects worth $1 billion by the year 2008.”

Irrelevance or Leadership?

Feature story | May 4, 2006 at 6:00

Borrowing words from a Buddhist tenet Greenpeace activists unfurled a banner that read: “There are only two mistakes one can make in fighting climate change: not starting, and not going all the way!”

ADB: Guilty of Environmental Crimes

Feature story | May 3, 2006 at 6:00

A bowl of coal was presented by village leaders from three communities devastated by ADB-financed coal plants to the Bank President to denounce the ADB's continued funding of climate change through dirty coal power plants.

ADB: stop funding dirty energy projects

Feature story | April 27, 2006 at 6:00

Thai civil society groups challenged the Asian Development Bank (ADB)to stop funding socially and environmentally harmful projects at its upcoming Annual General Meeting.

Calaca coal plant up for grabs

Feature story | April 27, 2006 at 6:00

Carrying a mock-up cheque, worth negative PhP 20.9 Billion Greenpeace volunteers paid a surprise visit to the Makati office of the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM).

Destruction in Eden

Feature story | April 11, 2006 at 6:00

Unfurling “Stop ancient forest destruction” banners in front of the ship MV Ardhianto, activists from the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior raised concern for the continous destruction brought about by destructive logging in the Paradise...

A deadly combination

Feature story | January 5, 2006 at 7:00

Climate change and destructive logging proves to be a deadly combination, as abnormal weather patterns caused by climate change continue to wreak havoc with the recent floodings in Oriental Mindoro, Isabela, Palawan, Quezon, Bicol, and Caraga.

Greenpeace spectacularly crashes Queen's dinner party at Copenhagen Climate summit

Feature story | December 18, 2009 at 23:45

We thought it unfair that among the Heads of State invited to the Queen's dinner in Copenhagen, that a representative of the whole planet wasn't invited. Earth needed a voice, it needed representation. So we sent two to crash the party.

Asian communities say No to Coal

Feature story | July 5, 2010 at 6:00

Anti-coal leaders from across Asia today called on their governments to quit coal power and begin the switch to clean renewable energy. The statement came at the close of a series of workshops hosted by Greenpeace and attended by community...

What about clean energy, clean water & safe food?

Feature story | February 26, 2010 at 7:00

Around a hundred Greenpeace activists staged a mock ‘miting de abanse’ in front of the Comelec office in Intramuros today to launch an initiative that aims to place the environment as one of the key issues of concern in the 2010 presidential...

Red Carpet Four out of jail - but face trial for climate action

Feature story | January 6, 2010 at 7:00

Danish police today released from custody four Greenpeace climate protesters who have endured 20 days of pre-trial detention in Copenhagen prison following a harmless peaceful protest staged on the evening of 17 December.

Loy Krathong at Ancient Siam

Feature story | November 1, 2009 at 7:00

This Loy Krathong Festival, Greenpeace called on the Thai Government to implement immediate steps to protect Thailand’s iconic Chao Phraya River from toxic pollution by taking genuine and serious action to mainstream clean production in the...

UN climate negotiators in Bangkok turn deaf ear to Ondoy and Pepeng onslaught

Feature story | October 10, 2009 at 6:00

As the climate talks in Bangkok limped to a close, Greenpeace called on the leaders of the rich world to make the political decisions needed to save the climate.

60,000 Indonesian ‘Forest Defenders’ petition President SBY to protect the forests

Feature story | May 18, 2009 at 6:00

A Greenpeace delegation this morning delivered a 60,000 strong petition to President Yudhoyono, via the State Secretariat, urging the president to inject urgency into protecting Indonesia’s forests to stop climate change, protect biodiversity and...

Sinar Mas - ‘Forest and Climate Criminal’

Feature story | March 19, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists were brutally kicked and punched this morning when they led a peaceful protest at the headquarters of Indonesia’s largest logging and palm oil company, the Sinar Mas Group, in Jakarta today. Greenpeace is demanding a halt to...

Greenpeace calls for political commitment to protect Forests and People in upcoming...

Feature story | March 16, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace kicked-off its “Vote for Forests, Vote for Our Future” campaign along with politicians, celebrities, and supporters at Lapangan Banteng.

Nokia tops latest Greener Electronics Guide

Feature story | September 16, 2008 at 6:00

Company scores plummeted in the previous edition of Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics, when new criteria on climate change were introduced. However, leading brands like Nokia and Samsung are now making significant progress in greening...

Pirate of the Pacific busted by Greenpeace

Feature story | May 13, 2008 at 14:31

We caught an illegal tuna purse seiner (Queen Evelyn 168) in the Pacific Commons on Friday. This Philippines-flagged vessel was close to the transfer of tuna between her sister vessel and a refrigerated mothership. It was likely that transfer of...

Day of action on climate change

Feature story | December 10, 2007 at 11:55

As negotiators from 190 governments complete the first of two weeks of discussions on climate change, in Bali, people around the world will be took to the streets for a Global Day of Action, to raise their voices about the need for urgent action...

Merbau's last stand

Feature story | April 17, 2007 at 6:00

Consumer demand for luxury flooring and furniture is driving a rare tree species to commercial extinction. And it will take more than the Australian government's global illegal logging fund to save it.

Petron: Ooops...we did it again...

Feature story | November 21, 2006 at 7:00

They say that ‘lightning never strikes twice in the same place,’ but such may be an understatement in the case of Petron.

Thailand: Go renewable now!

Feature story | October 31, 2006 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists delivered to the new government today more than 10,000 postcards from citizens of Thailand demanding a renewable energy legislation to ensure the energy security of the nation. In a unique protest addressing the new...

Greenpeace sues Department of Agriculture for negligence

Feature story | October 25, 2006 at 6:00

Greenpeace sued the Department of Agriculture and its Director-General, Dr Adisak Sisapkij, for negligence of duty which caused the widespread contamination of Thai farms by illegal genetically engineered papaya. Greenpeace filed the case this...

Earth Day: raise a ruckus about climate chaos

Feature story | April 24, 2006 at 6:00

Earth Day (April 22nd) was born in 1970 in the US, at the peak of an awakening in environmental awareness that led to the Clean Air Act and a flurry of effective legislative responses to an ecological crisis. That's the spirit we need today!

Greenpeace response to Jakarta Post article 13 February 2009 ‘Govt to allow peatland...

Press release | February 13, 2009 at 19:14

Greenpeace today denounced the Agriculture Ministry’s reported plans to allow palm oil companies to further devastate Indonesia’s critical peatlands, stressing that the absurd proposal completely undermines President Yodhyono’s G8 commitment to...

Greenpeace statement on Panay Power Corporation's intimidation tactics

Press release | June 15, 2008 at 8:00

Panay Power Corporation (PPC), proponents of the 165 MW coal fired power plant in Iloilo, harassed the Greenpeace Climate Defenders Camp in Barangay ngore, Iloilo City, Philippines today and endangered the safety of peaceful activists.

Bali: This ain’t no holiday – Greenpeace

Press release | December 10, 2007 at 8:00

As the climate talks in Bali go in to their critical second week, Greenpeace warned that governments had to get their act together if they want this meeting to be a success.

Electric Jeepneys start plying Makati roads

Press release | November 20, 2007 at 8:00

Two electric-powered Jeepneys or E-Jeepneys will start plying Makati City's streets today as part of a pilot testing phase to fine tune the innovative transport's adaptability as a commercial public transport in the country's premier business...

Environment Experts Shoot Down JPEPA at Senate Inquiry

Press release | September 28, 2007 at 8:00

Environment experts continued to expose the unacceptable toxic waste trade provisions under the Japan Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) as the Senate took a closer scrutiny at the treaty's health and environmental repercussions.

Greenpeace welcomes Nahdhatul Ulama decision

Press release | September 4, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace welcomed the decision of Nahdhatul Ulama (NU) which has forbidden the Indonesian Government from pursuing their plan to build the Muria nuclear power plant, near Jepara in Central Java. Greenpeace and local communities have been...

ADB and Japan dishonor Kyoto

Press release | May 7, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace expressed shock at the statement delivered by the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board Chair, Japan’s Finance Minister Koji Omi, on the penultimate day of the Bank’s 40th Annual Meeting in Kyoto. After acknowledging the vital role of...

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