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Forest Criminal PT Kayu Lapis Indonesia

Feature story | December 22, 2006 at 7:00

Greenpeace filed a formal complaint against PT Kayu Lapis Indonesia for their forest crimes with the Indonesian Police and demanded a full scale investigation of PT KLI's operations based on the evidence provided in the submission. Today's formal...

Greenpeace criticizes non-prioritization of RE Bill

Feature story | November 9, 2006 at 7:00

Greenpeace today criticized the non-prioritization of the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill in Monday’s Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) meeting, saying that the Philippines is playing blind and deaf to the urgency...

Petron, take the Xtra challenge!

Feature story | October 23, 2006 at 6:00

In a series of messages flashed along Metro Manila’s main thoroughfares Greenpeace today told Petron to take the extra challenge and stop their oil spill that continues to menace human lives and the environment. The messages, parodies of Petron’s...

Petron: Stop the spill!

Feature story | October 11, 2006 at 6:00

An unexpected surprise from the shores of Guimaras was brought to the doorsteps Petron corporation’s headquarters in Makati City. As Greenpeace activists delivered a container drum of spilt bunker fuel to highlight the company's irresponsible...

Indonesian Ministry of Forest smoked for failing to halt forest conversion

Feature story | October 5, 2006 at 6:00

As Haze from fires raging in Riau province and central Kalimnatan, cloaks Singapore, Malyasia and other parts of Indonesia. Greenpeace activists literally smoked out the Ministry of Forestry in Jakarta to highlight its consistent failure to...

Globe warms: rainforests burn

Feature story | September 14, 2006 at 13:42

In what is becoming an annual event, fires are sweeping through the tropical rainforests of Indonesia and Brazil. The burning of the rainforests not only threaten biodiversity in the affected areas but, by contributing towards climate change,...

Last stop: Cebu

Feature story | September 1, 2006 at 6:00

The Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza arrives today in Cebu City on the last stop of the Philippine leg of her global Defending our Oceans expedition. The voyage aims to highlight the wonders of, and the environmental threats to, the world's oceans.

Philippines spill witnessed first hand

Feature story | August 22, 2006 at 6:00

It took Rodolfo Galuna only 15 days to build the small wooden boat he named "Rona". But now the 52-year-old fisherman has no use for it. Black, stinking oil sludge covers the boat’s hull, has crept into Galuna's back yard and quietly destroyed...

Philippines oil spill

Feature story | August 19, 2006 at 6:00

Today, Joaquin Nava, the Governor of the Philippine island hardest hit by a 350,000 litre oil spill, issued a desperate plea for help: "We can only watch in horror how an oil spill can undo in a few days our initiatives which have taken...

Philippines arrival

Feature story | August 15, 2006 at 6:00

The Esperanza was welcomed into Manila Bay today amid a sea of plastics, and right away the crew could see there is a lot of work to be done here. Fortunately, there is also a lot worth protecting, and some of the most successful local community...

Statement on the passing of Ms. Odette Alcantara, environmental activist 23 September...

Press release | September 23, 2009 at 8:00

Von Hernandez, Executive Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia, said: "With the passing of Odette Alcantara, the Philippine environmental movement has lost one of its shining beacons. An indefatigable and passionate environmental crusader...

Philippine fishing companies included in Greenpeace shame list of pirate vessels

Press release | October 3, 2008 at 13:31

An online database of fishing vessels involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing was launched by Greenpeace International this week (1). The Greenpeace IUU blacklist is the first fully public one-stop, independent record of...

Greenpeace statement on the creation of environmental courts by the SC

Press release | January 14, 2008 at 16:10

The Philippine Supreme Court has recently designated 117 environmental courts to speed up the resolution of environmental cases in the country.

Greenpeace Slams Cabinet Decision to Lift Ban on Open Field Trials of GM crops

Press release | December 27, 2007 at 21:51

Greenpeace today denounced the decision of the Cabinet to lift the ban on field trials involving genetically modified crops, pointing out that ruling spells disaster not only to the environment but also for the country’s agricultural production. ...

Greenpeace Warns of Inevitable Water Crisis

Press release | October 18, 2007 at 15:31

Greenpeace warned that Thailand is headed for an inevitable water crisis, stressing that unless strong measures are taken, the continuing pollution of clean water sources in the kingdom combined with the projected calamitous impacts of climate...

Greenpeace ‘Water Patrol’ spotlights toxics pollution in Marilao River

Press release | October 12, 2007 at 8:00

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...

Greenpeace warns Cabinet against moves to repeal trial ban on GM Crops

Press release | August 22, 2007 at 15:11

Greenpeace cautioned the Thai Cabinet against moves by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to repeal the existing field trial ban on genetically modified (GM) crops in the country, stressing that said efforts represent a clear threat that would...

RP sleepwalking into disaster with water, power crises

Press release | July 27, 2007 at 16:58

The Philippines is sleepwalking into disaster unless the government implements strong measures to mitigate the disastrous effects of climate change. Greenpeace issued the warning today amid the government's serious alarms of impending drought and...

GMO corn variety eaten and planted in RP potentially toxic, scientists warn

Press release | June 15, 2007 at 8:00

Another genetically-modified (GM) corn variety, approved for food, feed, processing, and propagation in the Philippines has been shown by studies to be potentially toxic to humans. The new research, carried out by a French scientific research...

Greenpeace energy blueprint shows governments how investing in green energy jobs can...

Press release | June 9, 2010 at 8:00

The renewable power industry could support 8.5 million jobs by 2030 (1), if governments seize the opportunity to invest in a greener future, according to one of the most comprehensive plans for future sustainable energy provision launched today...

RP to become big winner in Greenpeace "Cool IT Challenge"

Press release | May 29, 2009 at 8:00

The Philippines is set to become a big winner in an ongoing initiative to lessen the IT industry’s contribution to climate change, Greenpeace said today in a press statement. The "Cool IT Challenge," launched this week by the environment...

Greenpeace launches ‘Philippine Energy Revolution’ report

Press release | August 8, 2008 at 8:00

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...

GMO Corn declared unsafe for Austrians being fed to Filipinos

Press release | July 25, 2008 at 8:00

Greenpeace today demanded that the Philippine government immediately reassess its shoddy and inadequate policies on Genetically modified Organisms (GMOs)and withdraw the approval of MON 863, (aka YieldGard Rootworm), a GMO corn variety that has...

How do electronic companies tackle climate change?

Press release | July 3, 2008 at 17:44

The newest edition of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics now evaluates tech companies' impact on climate change. But, out of the 18 electronics companies evaluated in the 8th edition of Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics, only...

GRIPP, Greenpeace welcome DOTC go signal on Electric Jeepneys

Press release | May 5, 2008 at 8:00

The Electric Jeepney or E-Jeepney, a cleaner, safer, renewable alternative to fossil-fuel based public transport, has finally been given the green light to ply the country's public roads. GRIPP (Green Renewable Independent Power Producer) and...

Unilever suppliers burning up Borneo for palm oil; Greenpeace demands moratorium on...

Press release | April 21, 2008 at 8:00

Unilever, the company behind some of the world’s biggest brands, including Dove, is contributing to the destruction of the Indonesian forests and peat-lands, the last remaining eco-systems on the planet that are massive stores of carbon and also...

New evidence links Unilever to burning of Borneo

Press release | April 21, 2008 at 8:00

Unilever, the company behind some of the world’s biggest brands, including Dove, is contributing to the destruction of the last remaining habitats of the orang-utan and other wildlife, and massively speeding up climate change, according to...

Asian companies reclaim top place in Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Press release | March 18, 2008 at 8:00

Asian consumer electronic companies Samsung and Toshiba figure at the top the latest edition of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics (1), released today. Scoring 7.7 out of 10, they both edged out cellphone manufacturer Nokia, whose...

ISAAA, mouthpiece of Agro-corporations, misleads Pinoys on GMOs, Again !

Press release | February 15, 2008 at 17:28

Greenpeace today accused ISAAA (International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications) of spreading false propaganda about benefits of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on the behest of its transnational corporate sponsors,...

Greenpeace statement on biofuels

Press release | January 16, 2008 at 14:28

Greenpeace Southeast Asia Climate and Energy Campaigner Jasper Inventor said: "While biofuels, as a fossil fuel alternative, can partially address concerns over climate change, volatile oil prices, and energy security, they are not the...

GREENPEACE: Cheap, low-carbon electricity for all Indonesians

Press release | November 27, 2007 at 8:00

Indonesia can produce more than 60 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2050 making the country less dependent on imported fossil fuels and allowing for cheaper electricity, according to a new report authored by Greenpeace,...

Gaming consoles among the least environment friendly electronic gadgets

Press release | November 28, 2007 at 12:48

Game consoles are among the least environment-friendly electronic gadgets, Greenpeace revealed today with the release of the 6th edition of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics. The Guide, first launched in August 2006 and rates PC and...

Greenpeace deplores railroading of nuclear power plans

Press release | October 18, 2007 at 19:04

Greenpeace today deplored the railroading of the proposed nuclear power generation plan for Thailand by Minister of Energy Dr. Piyaswasdi Amaranan, warning that the undue haste with which the government is pushing nuclear power without...

Scientific tests reveal iPhone contains hazardous chemicals and materials, says...

Press release | October 16, 2007 at 8:00

Apple´s iPhone contains hazardous chemicals and materials, according to the results of scientific tests commissioned by Greenpeace and released today. This is the first testing of an Apple product following the commitment by Steve Jobs, Apple CEO...

Greenpeace Hits Reported Deal between DoA and Cornell

Press release | September 28, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace denounced reported plans by the Department of Agriculture to tie up with Cornell University involving the development of genetically modified (GM) papaya, saying that the country's agricultural sector is bound to lose out, if the said...

Electronic companies going greener but Philippines still to see marked improvements

Press release | September 20, 2007 at 15:50

The electronics industry has made great improvements in environmental policies a year after Greenpeace launched the Guide to Greener Electronics, an environmental rating guide to electronic companies. But in some countries like the Philippines...

Bayer insults petitioners defending rice in GMO court case

Press release | September 15, 2007 at 8:00

Bb Pilipinas-Universe Anna Theresa Licaros today cried foul over accusations by Bayer CropScience that she and other petitioners who advocate GMO-free rice are "willing puppets" who "do not know a thing" about genetically modified organisms...

A Sustainable Energy Future for Southeast Asia will save money and the climate

Press release | August 23, 2007 at 8:00

Investing in a renewable energy future will save 10 times the fuel costs of a 'business as usual' fossil-fuelled scenario, saving US$180 billion annually and cut CO2 emissions in half by 2030, according to a joint report by Greenpeace and the...

Protecting Papuan forests important to help avert climate catastrophe

Press release | August 21, 2007 at 8:00

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...

Greenpeace statement on sections 48 and 49* of the Joint Communique of the 40th ASEAN...

Press release | August 1, 2007 at 19:10

Greenpeace Southeast Asia Climate and Energy Campaigner Jasper Inventor said: "The fact that we are already experiencing the catastrophic impacts of climate change demands that governments in the region start taking aggressive action that goes...

Greenpeace statement on the appointment of Lito Atienza & Angelo Reyes

Press release | July 19, 2007 at 8:00

Regarding the recent appointments of Lito Atienza and Sec. Angelo Reyes to the DENR and DOE, Von Hernandez, Campaign Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia said: "The appointment of Mr. Lito Atienza and Sec. Angelo Reyes to these important...

Greenpeace slams PDP: Cost of renewable energy 10 times cheaper than coal and nukes

Press release | July 16, 2007 at 20:33

Greenpeace today lambasted Thailand’s Power Development Process (PDP) for promoting dangerous nuclear and coal power while ignoring the massive potential of Renewable Energy in its latest blueprint called PDP 2007. A new report by Greenpeace and...

Greenpeace helps Philippine Jeepneys Go Green

Press release | July 4, 2007 at 14:32

The public transport Jeepney, one of the icons of the Philippines, is set to go green: two Greenpeace backed fossil fuel-free electric Jeepneys (E-Jeepneys) will take a historic test drive on the busy streets of Makati City, the country's...

Chinese PC maker tops Greenpeace green ranking of electronics industry

Press release | April 4, 2007 at 15:33

Electronic products manufacturers are beginning to jostle for top space on the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics [1], an updated version of which was released today. Competitive pressure, ongoing dialogue with Greenpeace campaigners and...

Greenpeace moves to block GMO rice approval in the country

Press release | February 12, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace today moved to block Bayer's application for the approval of the genetically-modified (GMO) rice LL62 for "direct use in food, feed, and processing" in the country at the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) in Malate. Questioning the...

Greenpeace brands Senate, government ‘climate failures’

Press release | February 9, 2007 at 14:24

‘Climate failures!’ Greenpeace today branded the Senate and the Philippine government for abandoning the chance to pass the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill before the last Senate session of the 13th Congress adjourned yesterday. The Senate copped out...

High-Tech industry contaminating rivers and underground water in Asia and Mexico

Press release | February 22, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace today released ‘Cutting Edge Contamination: A study of environmental pollution during the manufacture of electronic products’ (1). The report shows that some of the electronics industries’ biggest brands, and their suppliers, are...

GE rice industry facing meltdown as global tide of rejection grows

Press release | February 6, 2007 at 8:00

The global rejection of genetically engineered rice is revealed today as 41 of the world’s biggest exporters, processors and retailers issued written commitments to stay GE free. The worldwide tide of opposition is contained in the new...

After Vista, a deluge of E-waste to developing countries, Greenpeace warns

Press release | February 3, 2007 at 14:42

Vista, Microsoft’s newest operating system, could trigger a deluge of E-waste in developing countries, Greenpeace warned today. The group argues that with Vista, more companies and individuals may feel the need to replace their existing computers...

"Coal = Climate Change, Clean Energy Now".

Feature story | September 7, 2006 at 6:00

As the impacts of climate change continue to increase in severity and frequency, consequentially resulting in extreme weather events that, threatens to empty the coffers of economies in Southeast Asia. Greenpeace activists took action by shutting...

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