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Global brands send clear message to Sinar Mas - stop pulping the planet!

Feature story | July 9, 2010 at 6:00

Notorious rainforest destroyer, Sinar Mas continues to clear thousands of hectares of precious rainforests and, with an ever growing global demand for cheap pulp and paper products, it is unlikely to stop. If left unchecked, Sinar Mas is set to...

Our plan to stop the oil: 95% renewables by 2050

Feature story | June 7, 2010 at 6:00

Want a way to stop the corruption and pollution that the fossil fuel industry is wreaking on our planet? We've seen a better future, and here's our plan to get there: the Energy [R]evolution.

World water day 2010

Feature story | March 23, 2010 at 7:00

Chemical contamination is threatening our lakes and rivers, with severe impacts on human life and biodiversity. Activists around the world marked World Water Day 2010 by highlighting the growing presence of industrial hazardous chemicals in the...

Greenpeace stages water “die-in” at DENR

Feature story | March 19, 2010 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists staged a “die-in” at the compound of the Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) today, three days before World Water Day celebrations, to emphasize the need for better management of the Philippines’ fresh water...

Greenpeace to Presidential bets: Come Together to Avert Triple Threats

Feature story | February 17, 2010 at 15:16

Greenpeace today challenged all the presidential candidates to rise above political partisanship and unite behind a common ecological agenda to address the converging power, water and food crises following the onset of an extended period of El Niño.

GUILTY! United Nations: Japanese Authorities Breached Human Rights of Greenpeace...

Feature story | February 8, 2010 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists across Southeast Asia held vigils outside the Japan Embassy every day this week, in the run-up to the trial which begins next week.

Greenpeace presents ‘World Cup of Forest Destruction’ to SBY

Feature story | January 26, 2010 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists today presented the ‘World Cup of Forest Destruction’ to Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, outside the Jakarta Convention Centre, where the real Jules Rimet Trophy is on public display.

Climate negotiations kick off

Feature story | December 9, 2009 at 8:59

The countdown to Copenhagen is over and the time for excuses has run out. Next week, more than 100 heads of state will answer your call to come to Copenhagen and take personal responsibility for the future of climate change.

Barack to the future? Obama confuses key climate dates

Feature story | December 3, 2009 at 7:00

As Barack Obama announced the US position for the Climate talks in Copenhagen, we felt a bit of an anti-climax between the buzz and the actual numbers. Maybe a time portal opened and Obama is living in an alternate reality?

Climate destroyer shut down by activists in Indonesian rainforest ahead of...

Feature story | November 25, 2009 at 7:00

With just 12 days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, we are taking direct action again today - blocking one of the world's largest pulp mills, in the heart of Indonesia's rainforests. The export facilities have been shutdown by our...

Greenpeace calls on Indonesian government to arrest forest destroyers instead of...

Feature story | November 20, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today marched to the Indonesian Embassy to call on its government to carry the full extent of environmental law on companies that are destroying the carbon-rich peatlands of Indonesia’s Kampar Peninsula in Sumatra. The group, rallying...

Climate defenders to stay; Police reverses eviction order under pressure from communities

Feature story | November 15, 2009 at 19:24

In a surprising move, the chief of police of Pelalawan district revoked an earlier order of Governor of Riau to evict Greenpeace activists participating in the Climate Defenders camp on the threatened Kampar Peninsula and has permitted them to...

Indonesian authorities evict climate defenders under pressure from forest criminals

Feature story | November 15, 2009 at 7:00

The Indonesian police authorities, under orders from the Governor of Riau Province, will today begin the eviction of Greenpeace activists and local community members participating in the Climate Defenders camp on the threatened Kampar Peninsula...

Global paper giant cancels APRIL contract to stop Indonesia rainforest destruction

Feature story | November 13, 2009 at 16:33

Even as Greenpeace activists, who took direct action on Thursday to stop the destruction of peatlands in the Kampar peninsula by Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRIL), are being detained by the police in Indonesia, the...

"Indonesia is climate change's 'ground zero'"

Feature story | November 12, 2009 at 7:00

As Barack Obama arrives in Asia for his first visit to the region as President and while the United States continues to block progress ahead of the critical UN climate negotiations at Copenhagen next month, a 50-strong international team of...

Greenpeace begins harvesting of organic rice art in Ratchaburi

Feature story | October 31, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today announced the commencement of the first phase of harvesting from the giant organic rice art project in Ratchaburi, beginning with the green rice variety. Greenpeace volunteers in Thailand planted the first 'Rice Art' project,...

Greenpeace welcomes President Yudhoyono as the leader who will save our climate

Feature story | October 20, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today delivered a letter and a bouquet of flowers to congratulate President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on his inauguration for his second presidential term, and for declaring his intention to take leadership in the battle against climate...

Cattle industry ban on Amazon destruction shows the way for protection of Indonesia’s...

Feature story | October 6, 2009 at 6:00

Some good news from the Amazon should be good news for Indonesia too. Yesterday four of the biggest players in the global cattle industry joined forces to reduce their carbon hoofprint and back our call for zero deforestation. JBS-Friboi, Bertin,...

Obama shows up in Copenhagen two months early

Feature story | October 2, 2009 at 6:00

Our jaws hit the deck and we all fell out of our inflatables when we got word that Presidents Obama, Lula, Zapatero and Prime Minister Hatoyama were going to show up in Copenhagen. And then we found out that instead of showing up in Copenhagen...

100 days to save the climate

Feature story | August 29, 2009 at 6:00

There are 100 days remaining until the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, where urgent action is needed by world leaders in order to save our climate.

Major brands implicated in Amazon destruction

Feature story | June 3, 2009 at 13:50

Just as protecting the world’s forests is rapidly becoming a recognized necessity for fighting climate change, we have discovered that major fashion, food and sports brand names are unwittingly driving the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.

Greenpeace calls for urgent action to protect Chao Praya river; launches 350 km long...

Feature story | May 22, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today called upon the government of Thailand to take immediate action to curb pollution of fresh water sources at the launch of its “Toxic Free Chao Phraya” river tour in Nakonsawan, Paknampo. Greenpeace is calling upon the government...

Greenpeace Urge KPK to investigate Forestry Ministry. Again!

Feature story | April 30, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace urged the KPK (Corruption Eradication Commission) to investigate the re-issuance of permits to 14 companies for clearing more than 100.000 hectares of forest by the Forestry Ministry.

No more Chernobyls!

Feature story | April 25, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace marked the anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear power plant disaster with a solemn candle-lighting ceremony to protest the proposed revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). Calling for safe energy for the Philippines ,...

Protecting Riau’s peatland forests will protect livelihoods and food security of its...

Feature story | April 24, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace and Riau-based NGO, Jikalahari, have released fresh evidence showing that peatland forest destruction in Riau Province is critically impacting the livelihoods and food security of Riau’s river communities.

Reprocessed nuclear waste shipment to pass by Philippine waters

Feature story | April 8, 2009 at 6:00

The largest ever transport of dangerous reprocessed nuclear waste may put Philippine waters at risk if the government does not pro-actively prevent its passage in the vicinity of the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) early next month,...

Forests for Climate: Greenpeace demands action from Indonesian president

Feature story | April 1, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace criticised President Yudhoyono for failing to take action on his commitment to drastically cut greenhouse gas reduction from deforestation, on the eve of the crucial G20 meeting in UK.

Japanese Whaling: The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

Feature story | March 19, 2009 at 7:00

We have lodged an appeal against Japanese government censorship, calling on the Fisheries Agency of Japan (FAJ) to release uncensored documentation of whale meat sales. Previously we obtained these documents through a 2008 Freedom of...

Ifugao Rice Terraces declared GMO-Free Zone

Feature story | March 17, 2009 at 7:00

The iconic Philippine Rice Terraces in Ifugao Province, a UNESCO Living Cultural Heritage site, was declared a genetically-modified organism (GMO)-Free zone. The historic declaration, which is in line with the province’s commitment to preserve...

US and Indonesia, Save Forests, Save Climate – Cut emissions Now!

Feature story | February 19, 2009 at 7:00

Strong leadership from the US, and partnership with large developing nations such as Indonesia, are essential to reaching an agreement at the critical UN Climate Talks to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the end of this year. As the world’s 2nd...

Victory in Greece as the Quit Coal campaign moves to Indonesia

Feature story | February 13, 2009 at 7:00

Choking children, destroyed crops and a devastated fishing industry. That's the price the local community at Cilacap in Indonesia have had to pay since a coal-fired power plant was constructed in their town. Today 40 Greenpeace activists and...

Sustainable palm oil a farce; Industry body weak and ineffectual: Greenpeace

Feature story | November 20, 2008 at 18:59

Greenpeace today condemned the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), for failing to take action against member companies who continue to destroy Indonesia’s peatlands and forests at the conclusion of its 6th annual meeting in Bali.

Greenpeace challenges RSPO to stop green-washing member companies

Feature story | November 14, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace today prevented the loading of crude palm oil on the Isola Corallo, a Rotterdam-bound tanker in Dumai, Indonesia’s main palm oil export port. Greenpeace is calling upon the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)(1), which meets in...

Greenpeace ship Esperanza in Jakarta applauds efforts to protect forests, calls for...

Feature story | October 29, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, arrived in Jakarta this morning calling for urgent action to protect forests in order to save the global climate and bearing new evidence of the mounting threat to Papua’s forests and calling on the central Government...

Greenpeace calls on Indonesian citizens to take action to safeguard the nation’s...

Feature story | October 17, 2008 at 10:46

Greenpeace ship Esperanza arrived this morning in Manokwari, West Papua, with new evidence of the mounting threat to Papua’s forests from palm oil expansion, logging and other drivers of deforestation. Greenpeace revealed its findings of...

Palm oil company plunder of Indonesia’s last forest frontier gathers pace

Feature story | October 10, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today revealed fresh evidence of massive conversion of Papua’s intact ancient forest for palm oil plantation in the Lereh area of Jayapura district.

Olongapo City says "No to coal!"

Feature story | September 2, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the Olongapo City government resolution expressing their objection to harmful coal-fired power plants, and called on other cities and provinces to join the movement to 'quit coal' and go renewable as a solution to stop...

Greenpeace Water Patrol stop operations of Angono waste dump

Feature story | August 29, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace Water Patrol activists today stalled the operations of a waste dump in Angono, Rizal which has encroached on the shores of Laguna Lake, by blockading its entrance with steel scaffolding to prevent garbage trucks from entering and...

Philippine's leg of Quit Coal tour wraps up

Feature story | June 23, 2008 at 6:00

“We believe there is no place for coal in a world beset by climate change and certainly there is no place for coal in Albay” That was the statement of Governor Joey Sarte Salceda, setting the tone for our one month Quit Coal tour of the...

Unilever rises to the challenge

Feature story | May 15, 2008 at 6:00

Unilever has shown that beauty isn’t just skin deep. Following our campaign and thanks to your support, the company has taken the bold step to support our call for a moratorium on cutting down trees in Indonesia for palm oil plantations.

Paradise lost for soap and ice cream

Feature story | April 23, 2008 at 6:00

Are you a "green" consumer? Even if your intentions are good, your "Earth friendly" soap and organic ice cream may be driving species to extinction and heating up the planet, especially if these products contain palm oil.

Unilever's 'Monkey Business' - Greenpeace swings into action

Feature story | April 22, 2008 at 6:00

It's been a busy morning for Greenpeace activists across Europe, many of whom have been dressing up as orang-utans to draw attention to Unilever's "monkey business". Today, we're launching the next stage in our campaign to protect the rainforests...

Palm oil blockade

Feature story | November 16, 2007 at 7:00

With a banner reading 'Palm Oil Kills Forests and Climate' the Rainbow Warrior has anchored next to a palm oil tanker blocking it in port. Our ship is stationed close enough to the tanker that the tug boats can't get it out of dock.

Forests and climate up in smoke

Feature story | October 11, 2007 at 6:00

Never has the threat to the world’s forests been more acute nor the risk of dangerous climate change so imminent. With about one-fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions being caused by forest destruction we are highlighting how Indonesia...

UN climate summit

Feature story | September 25, 2007 at 6:00

The good news: The biggest environmental gathering of government leaders in many years showed the world is finally waking up to the urgency of climate change. The bad news: Time is running out.

New climate impacts report from IPCC

Feature story | April 10, 2007 at 13:48

The new report was agreed after almost a week of negotiations, at the end of a tense 24-hour marathon session which became increasingly political. The second of a series of four to be released throughout 2007, this report documents the...

Chinese company tops Greenpeace "Green Ranking" of electronics industry

Feature story | April 4, 2007 at 13:38

The latest Greenpeace ranking of electronic manufacturers' recycling and toxic content policies has a couple of surprises: a previously low ranked Chinese company leaps to the number one spot, and Apple stays in last place.

“Nuclear Energy = Dangerous Energy”

Feature story | April 2, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists today picketed the high-profile’ IndoNuclear 2007’ conference In Jakarta, with banners proclaiming : “Nuclear Energy = Dangerous Energy” to protest against the false and dangerous solutions being discussed at the conference...

Indonesia’s Forests on Sale

Feature story | January 24, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace denounced the Indonesian Forestry Ministry’s latest plans of auctioning off old forest concession permits as scandalous, stressing that the move is no different from selling off the country’s future. Under a banner stating “Indonesia’s...

Pass the RE Bill Now!

Feature story | January 22, 2007 at 7:00

Members of the first all-female Philippine Everest team and pro- renewable energy groups took on the Philippine Senate today in a bid to spur the immediate passage of the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill in the Upper House. Spearheaded by the Renewable...

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