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Greenpeace calls on Philippine government to abandon Bt Talong

Feature story | September 29, 2010 at 20:43

Greenpeace and other members of the Network Opposed to Genetically Modified Organisms (NO2GMOs) today called on the government to immediately stop all field trials of genetically engineered Bt Talong, a.k.a. Bt Eggplant, and follow the example of...

Greenpeace calls on Philippine government to abandon Bt Talong

Image | September 29, 2010 at 20:37

Dr. Pushpa Bhargava, one of the world’s foremost biologists, and member of the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) of India, warn the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture about the dangers of conducting open field trials of Bt...

Greenpeace Halts Rainforest Destruction in Kampar Again by Pulp and Paper Giant APRIL

Feature story | July 15, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists blocked a barge carrying thousands of cubic metres of timber from the rainforests of the Kampar Peninsula in Sumatra today. The activists unfurled a banner reading ‘APRIL stop trashing our future’ and urged pulp and paper...

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...

Environmental groups in the Philippines, Rep. Bello blast Indonesian detention of...

Press release | July 7, 2010 at 18:33

Greenpeace and The Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center-Kasama sa Kalikasan/Friends of the Earth Philippines (LRC-KsK) released a statement today denouncing the unwarranted and unjust detention of anti-coal activists by police authorities in...

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...

Greenpeace calls for an “Energy [R]evolution” in SEA

Press release | June 22, 2010 at 8:00

The latest version of the report, “Energy [R]evolution: a sustainable world energy outlook”[1], shows how, by 2050, 94%[2] of the electricity produced in Developing Asia[3] can come from renewables, which would in turn massively boost the power...

Greenpeace University welcomes its 2nd batch of future environmental leaders

Feature story | June 18, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace University (GPU), a pioneering initiative that seeks to foster young environmental leaders, welcomed its new batch of activist students this week. The project, now on its second year as Greenpeace is set to mark its tenth anniversary...

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...

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.

Greenpeace challenges Noynoy Aquino to be “greenest” Philippine president

Feature story | June 4, 2010 at 6:00

On the eve of World Environment Day, Greenpeace challenged president-elect Noynoy Aquino to be the “greenest” Philippine head of state during his term. The environment group called on Aquino to live up to his promise made on Earth Day last April...

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...

Guide to Greener Electronics 15th edition

Feature story | May 27, 2010 at 6:00

The 15th Guide to Greener Electronics (May 2010) provides an updated ranking of 18 consumer electronics producers, based on scores for toxic and climate / energy-related policies.

Electronic giants failing to go green

Press release | May 27, 2010 at 8:00

Version 15 of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics (1) sees Samsung, Toshiba and Dell, all picking up penalty points for backtracking on their self proposed timelines to eliminate some of the worst toxic substances from their products. The...

Sweet success for Kit Kat campaign: you asked, Nestlé has answered

Feature story | May 18, 2010 at 6:00

A big 'Thank You!' to the hundreds of thousands of you who supported our two-month Kit Kat campaign by e-mailing Nestlé, calling them, or spreading the campaign message via your Facebook, Twitter and other social media profiles. This morning,...

Mission accomplished!

Feature story | May 9, 2010 at 6:00

A week ago, only five presidential candidates had so far committed to our call for urgent water protection measures when elected.

Greenpeace activists "sleep in" at presidentiables’ campaign headquarters, Demand...

Feature story | May 6, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace today warned those vying for the next presidency against sleeping on climate change issues that greatly impact on the everyday lives of Filipinos. The environmental group emphasized the warning by holding a “sleep in” at the campaign...

Greenpeace pursues Presidential candidates on water protection

Feature story | April 27, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace today submitted letters of demand to presidential candidates to push them for their commitments to protect the country’s water sources. Greenpeace bikers delivered the letters, along with images of drought affected areas in the...

Groups Disclose Final Results Of Green Survey

Feature story | April 21, 2010 at 6:00

To commemorate Earth Day, environmental groups Greenpeace and the Ecowaste Coalition today released the final results of the 2010 Green Electoral Initiative (GEI) with independent candidate Nicky Perlas, Sen. Jamby Madrigal and Sen. Richard...

Angat’s tributaries already dried up

Feature story | April 19, 2010 at 6:00

Dried up tributaries indicate that the situation of Angat Dam can worsen in the next few weeks, Greenpeace said today, following the results of an expedition in the reservoir conducted last weekend by a team of Greenpeace volunteers accompanied...

Greenpeace "Water Watch" camp stays vigilant

Feature story | April 16, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace today stepped up its call for the need for urgent political action to climate-proof the country's water resources as water levels in Angat Dam breached its critical level.

Greenpeace statement on the promulgation of the Writ of Kalikasan

Press release | April 15, 2010 at 20:21

The Supreme Court yesterday promulgated the Rules of Procedure for Environmental Cases which includes the writ of kalikasan.

Greenpeace to monitor Angat levels

Feature story | April 12, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace today set up a “Water Watch” camp in Angat Reservoir, Metro Manila’s main water source, to highlight the urgent threat to the country’s water resources. Greenpeace is calling on the public to take every measure to conserve water and...

Presidential bets want coal energy phase-out

Press release | April 9, 2010 at 8:00

Greenpeace and EcoWaste Coalition today released the fourth instalment of the Green Electoral Initiative (GEI), a survey intended to determine the Presidential candidates’ stand on key environmental issues. The latest results show their...

ASEAN not serious enough about Climate Change: Greenpeace

Press release | April 9, 2010 at 8:00

Greenpeace today dismissed the draft of the 'ASEAN Joint Response to Climate Change' as weak and compromising with its inclusion of clause referring to the so-called Copenhagen Accord --- the undesired outcome of December's United Nations climate...

Boracay eyes 50% reduction in diesel energy consumption

Press release | March 31, 2010 at 8:00

Efforts by Greenpeace and the tourism industry in this popular destination have been stepped up to keep peak-season energy demand comparable to off-peak levels in the immediate term, and to much lower levels subsequently.

“We need to develop renewable energy, but we don’t need coal hypocrisy"

Press release | March 25, 2010 at 18:21

The Renewable Energy Summit Philippines 2010, intended to “position the Philippines as a major regional player in RE development and technology,” opens today at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Manila.

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...

Green Groups Rank Presidential Candidates’ Platforms on Clean Water

Feature story | March 22, 2010 at 7:00

To mark World Water Day, the environmental advocacy groups Ecowaste Coalition and Greenpeace today disclosed their ranking of the presidential candidates’ platforms on clean water grading them 0 to 10, with 10 being the “greenest.” Activists with...

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...

CLEAN WATER FOR ALL

Image | March 19, 2010 at 7:00

CLEAN WATER FOR ALL. Greenpeace activists stage a "die in" to decry insufficient protection of fresh water resources at the grounds of the government's environment office in Quezon City. The action on Friday aimed to emphasize the need for better...

Greenpeace stages water “die-in” at DENR, Decries insufficient protection of fresh...

Press release | March 19, 2010 at 8:00

Quezon City, 19 March 2010. 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...

Nestlé needs to give rainforests a break

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 18, 2010 6 comments

Need a break? Before you have one with a Kit Kat watch this video – ' Have a break? ' We need your help to get the rainforests a break and to help you spread the word we’ve launched this video spoof. It exposes the true cost behind...

Nestlé drives rainforest destruction pushing orang-utans to brink of extinction

Feature story | March 18, 2010 at 7:00

Nestlé is using palm oil from destroyed Indonesian rainforests and peatlands, in products like KitKat, pushing already endangered orang-utans to the brink of extinction and accelerating climate change, a new Greenpeace report reveals. (1)

Facebook update: Renewable energy now

Feature story | March 3, 2010 at 7:00

Facebook recently announced it will build a massive data centre in Oregon, U.S., packed full of the latest energy efficient computers to serve the hundreds of millions of friends connecting on their near-addictive social networking website. But...

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...

Pollution is not a secret

Feature story | February 18, 2010 at 7:00

Twenty Greenpeace activists today unfurled a banner saying “Information Disclosure: Pollution is not a secret” at the Department of Industrial Works (DIW) building in Central Bangkok to urge the DIW to proactively tackle chemical contamination of...

Greenpeace blasts Pangasinan resolution on nuclear plants

Feature story | February 18, 2010 at 7:00

Greenpeace today urged government leaders to stand fast against the machinations of nuclear energy peddlers, and instead move for the immediate adoption of energy efficiency measures and the fast deployment of renewable energy sources which, it...

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.

Tokyo Two trial: Prosecution struggles on opening day

Feature story | February 16, 2010 at 12:47

It’s been almost two years since the wrongful arrest of Junichi and Toru for their roles in exposing the corruption and lies woven in the fabric that holds the whaling industry together. As the trial for those charges began, it seemed obvious to...

Greenpeace echoes UN call: Japanese Authorities Breached Human Rights of Anti-Whaling...

Press release | February 12, 2010 at 8:00

Greenpeace activists in Manila today called on the Japanese government for justice for two colleagues arrested in Japan in 2008 for anti-whaling activities. The activists delivered a letter to Japan’s Ambassador to the Philippines and placed...

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.

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.

Greenpeace report exposes high costs of Genetic Engineering of crops

Feature story | February 3, 2010 at 7:00

Greenpeace called on the Philippine government to promote and invest in ecological farming practices as a solution to the challenges facing the country’s agriculture sector. The call was made at the launch of a new report, "Counting the Costs of...

Pledging to destroy the climate

Feature story | February 2, 2010 at 8:37

The first milestone of the Copenhagen Accord came and went, and with it no sign of the kind of targets for cutting global warming pollution needed to steer the world off the path towards catastrophic climate change.

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.

A representative of the United States Embassy

Image | January 22, 2010 at 15:44

A representative of the United States Embassy in Bangkok accepts a “Carbon Dioxide Champions Trophy” presented by a Greenpeace activist impersonating US President Barack Obama. Greenpeace awarded the trophy and medals to the US, Canada and...

A Greenpeace activist standing in front of

Image | January 22, 2010 at 15:35

A Greenpeace activist standing in front of the United States Embassy in Bangkok holds a banner reading “Carbon Dioxide Champions” as he stands beside impersonators of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia, US President Barack Obama, and Prime...

A Greenpeace activist standing in front of

Image | January 22, 2010 at 15:10

A Greenpeace activist standing in front of the United States Embassy in Bangkok holds a banner reading “Carbon Dioxide Champions” as he stands beside impersonators of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia, US President Barack Obama, and Prime...

Greenpeace awards medals of shame to Global Leaders for climate failure

Press release | January 22, 2010 at 13:54

Over 75 Greenpeace activists from Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines today demonstrated at the US embassy in Bangkok condemning the derailment of the climate negotiations in Copenhagen by a handful of countries led by the US.

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