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New deal offers hope for Indonesian forest protection

Feature story | August 15, 2008 at 15:27

The Indonesian province of Riau today pledged to halt the destruction of its forests and peatlands, a move that will prevent billions of tones of carbon from entering the atmosphere.

Greenpeace appeals after court acquits Dept of Agriculture in GMO liability case

Feature story | July 31, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today announced that they will lodge an appeal after the Administrative Court’s acquittal of the Department of Agriculture in Thailand’s first GMO liability lawsuit. The environment group also renewed its call for the protection of...

Greenpeace urges palm oil producers, suppliers and consumers to support a moratorium...

Feature story | May 20, 2008 at 6:00

The rampant destruction of Indonesia’s forests, driven by the rapid expansion of the palm oil industry, should be urgently controlled to curb the country’s growing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and biodiversity loss, environmental group...

Harpooned: Greenpeace exposes scandal at heart of whaling

Feature story | May 16, 2008 at 12:56

Stake outs, testimony from informers, hidden cameras and tailing trucks full of stolen goods - it reads like a Hollywood movie, but it was an every day experience for Greenpeace activists in Japan, who have spent four months cracking open a major...

Indonesia’s peatland forests still being destroyed for palm oil: Unregulated industry...

Feature story | April 7, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace presented new evidence to show the continuing destruction of Indonesia's peatland forests by the palm oil industry, despite Indonesian Government pledges to arrest the expansion and growing rejection of Indonesian palm oil in European...

Greenpeace: Nuclear energy, a dangerous obstruction to real climate solutions

Feature story | March 31, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists today put up a huge globe, marked with a nuclear sign, in front of the United Nations building in Bangkok where governments are currently meeting to discuss climate change for the first time after the Bali conference last...

Nintendo, Microsoft and Phillips flunk toxic test

Feature story | November 27, 2007 at 7:00

The latest edition of our quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics assesses for the first time TVs and the rapidly growing games consoles market. Nintendo completely fails to show any environmental credentials and Microsoft and Philips do little...

iPhone's hazardous chemicals

Feature story | October 16, 2007 at 6:00

Scientific tests, arranged by Greenpeace, reveal that Apple's iPhone contains hazardous chemicals. The tests uncovered two types of hazardous substances, some of which have already been eliminated by other mobile phone makers.

GM zombies run amok at government house

Feature story | August 28, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists dressed up as genetically modified (GM) ‘zombie’ crops – papaya, rice, tomato, pineapple and chili – showed up at the Government House today to give the Cabinet a unique demonstration of what could go wrong should ...

Bacolod City welcomes Electric Jeepneys

Feature story | July 13, 2007 at 6:00

Negros Occidental, the first Philippine province to embrace a 100% renewable energy target, today renewed its strong commitment to help stop climate change with the launch of the Electric Jeepneys in Bacolod City by GRIPP (Green Renewable...

GE-free zones now!

Feature story | July 14, 2006 at 6:00

'Go for sustainable agriculture.' This is the unanimous decision among the 12 representatives of Provincial Agriculture Offices in the Philippines, and other NGOs and POs that participated in the National Conference on Sustainable Agriculture...

PC Companies: Assume responsibility for e-waste

Feature story | June 7, 2006 at 6:00

Survey says, that majority of Thai citizens think that manufacturers of personal computers ought to assume responsibility with dealing with hazardous e-waste.

Label GE food now!

Feature story | May 10, 2006 at 6:00

Survey says that majority of Thai citizens want strict labeling on all food tainted with at least 1 percent of genetically modified organisms in its ingredients.

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 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.

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.

Indonesian Rainforest Burns While Government Silent in Climate Talks

Feature story | June 15, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace slammed Indonesia’s President Yudhoyono for his lack of action on climate change. While the Indonesian delegation were silent at last week's climate talks in Bonn, Indonesian rainforests were burning, releasing millions of tonnes of...

Police stop Greenpeace from preventing palm oil shipment leaving Indonesia

Feature story | November 11, 2008 at 7:00

Police and port authorities in Dumai today forced down a Greenpeace activist from the anchor chain of a Rotterdam-bound tanker ship laden with crude palm oil extracted from destruction of the rainforests of Indonesia.

Greenpeace prevents palm oil shipment leaving Indonesia, demands an immediate end to...

Feature story | November 10, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists today prevented a palm oil shipment from departing for Europe from Dumai, Indonesia’s main palm oil export port, to protest against the ongoing destruction of Indonesia’s forests.

Environmental groups call on Indonesian government to support moratorium

Feature story | November 6, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace and the Riau-based environmental group Jikalahari called upon the Indonesian government to support the call for a moratorium decree on forests and peatlands conversion made by Riau Governor Wan Abubakar, during a media briefing on...

Indonesia's peat forest gains temporary protection

Feature story | August 18, 2008 at 6:00

In a rare piece of good news for Indonesia's forest, a regional governor has announced an interim ban on deforestation in Riau, one of the areas currently worst affected by rapid deforestation. The ban, especially if made permanent, is also good...

Protecting forests saves our climate

Feature story | September 2, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace has launched our Forests for Climate tour with a colourful welcome in Papua New Guinea. Our ship, Esperanza, will tour the region protecting forests and showing how deforestation contributes to climate change.

ASEAN Energy Ministers condemn the region to a dangerous future; fail to address the...

Feature story | August 8, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today expressed outrage at the outcome of the ASEAN energy ministers meeting in Bangkok, that has committed the region to a dirty energy future driven by polluting fossil fuels and dangerous and expensive nuclear power.

Energy [R]evolution: 'A Sustainable Philippine Energy Outlook'

Feature story | August 8, 2008 at 6:00

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...

LTO issues new orange plates to E-Jeepneys

Feature story | July 30, 2008 at 6:00

Electric Jeepneys, the cleaner, safer, alternative to fossil fuel-based transport, today become the first vehicles in the country to be issued orange license plates for electric vehicles by the Land Transportation Office.

Global protest over arrest of Japanese whale activists

Feature story | June 30, 2008 at 6:00

Global protest continues to mount with protests and vigils in front of Japanese embassies around the world and more than 180,000 letters being sent to the Japanese government demanding the release of Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki -- the Tokyo Two.

Japan holds whale activists without charge (Updated)

Feature story | June 20, 2008 at 6:00

Japanese police have arrested two Greenpeace activists for exposing a whale meat scandal involving the government-sponsored whaling programme. The two activists, Junichi Sato, 31, and Toru Suzuki, 41, are being investigated for allegedly stealing...

Company scores plummet in Greener Electronics Guide

Feature story | July 3, 2008 at 6:00

With expanded and tougher criteria on toxic chemicals, electronic waste and new criteria on climate change only Sony and Sony Ericsson score more than 5/10 in our latest Guide to Greener Electronics. Nintendo and Microsoft remain rooted to the...

Nuclear Is Not The Answer

Feature story | June 17, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists today accosted delegates at the ASEAN+3 meeting on nuclear energy in Bangkok with images of Chernobyl disaster victims and a banner proclaiming ‘Nuclear is not the answer’. The activists demanded that ASEAN countries should...

Good Unilever palm oil statement

Feature story | May 2, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today welcomed Unilever’s call for a moratorium on rainforest destruction in Indonesia, stressing that the company’s new position on the issue should push Indonesian authorities to take more aggressive action to reverse deforestation...

Nuclear power belongs in the past

Feature story | April 25, 2008 at 6:00

It is now the 22 anniversary of Chernobyl explosion, the largest civil nuclear disaster ever. Serious contamination spread over 150 000 square kilometres in Byelorussia, Ukraine and Russia. Radioactive clouds deposited radiation thousands of...

GMO contaminated rice slips into Philippines again

Feature story | April 24, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today revealed that despite their repeated warnings, two GMO-contaminated rice varieties have slipped into the Philippines once again. Greenpeace commissioned tests have detected the presence of GMOs (genetically modified organisms)...

Greenpeace dumps coal at DENR: calls for cancellation of IloIlo Coal plant

Feature story | April 17, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists dumped half a ton of coal at the entrance of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) today and unfurled a banner with the message “Atienza, don’t be a climate criminal.” The activists are demanding that...

GMOs not solutions to food crisis

Feature story | April 16, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today called on the Philippine government to heed the warnings of the world's leading agricultural scientists that industrial agricultural practices and genetically-modified (GMO) crops will not solve the current food crisis.

Restaurants join Greenpeace in campaign to promote Thai rice, reject GMOs

Feature story | April 11, 2008 at 6:00

Nine popular restaurants in Bangkok have signed up to support the "GMO-Free Restaurants" campaign initiated by Greenpeace, which aims to generate greater pride for Thai rice amongst Thai consumers and protect the country's staple from the...

Future of Thai Agriculture to be compromised by GMO contamination Greenpeace demands...

Feature story | April 8, 2008 at 17:27

Greenpeace today demanded a re-institution of the GMO (genetically-modified organism) field trial ban, warning that Thailand’s agriculture future will be compromised by GMO contamination if the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives does not...

Endangered Water, Endangered Lives: Water pollution featured in Greenpeace photo exhibit

Feature story | April 2, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace opened a photo exhibit today to visualize and highlight the worrying trends of water pollution in Thailand. Captured in the photo exhibit "Endangered Water, Endangered Lives" in CentralWorld are images of water scarcity and pollution...

Uphold Papua log export ban or lose Indonesia’s last remaining intact forests,...

Feature story | March 26, 2008 at 14:56

Greenpeace calls for strong support from Indonesia’s central Government to maintain the Papua log export ban in the face of recent logging industry pressure to loosen regulations. The log export ban, a joint initiative of the Governors of Papua...

Samsung and Toshiba new leaders in greener electronics ranking

Feature story | March 18, 2008 at 10:27

In the latest edition of our quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics Samsung and Toshiba share top spot. Nokia misses out on top spot due to a penalty point for inconsistent global takeback. Nintendo remains rooted to the bottom with only a tiny...

Award-winning environmentalist to lead Greenpeace Southeast Asia

Feature story | March 17, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia has appointed Von Hernandez as its new Executive Director.

Greenpeace: Quarantine US rice shipment until proven GMO-free

Feature story | February 28, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace warned Philippine authorities that a shipment of rice from the USA, currently being offloaded at Subic port, may be contaminated with genetically modified rice which is illegal under Philippine laws. Greenpeace activists on rubber...

Chemical fertilizer use linked to climate change

Feature story | January 24, 2008 at 15:42

The use of chemical fertilizers is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions and contributes greatly to climate change, Greenpeace said today during the Philippine launch of the report Cool Farming: Climate impacts of agriculture and...

2007 review

Feature story | January 10, 2008 at 13:24

Like many of you around the world, we also like to take time at the beginning of the new year to look back at the one just passed, to toast its high points and to regret its lows, to take stock and to look forward to the possibilities and...

GREENPEACE: Lifting GMO ban can trigger a deadly blow to environment and agriculture

Feature story | December 18, 2007 at 16:44

Greenpeace activists staged the plight of a dying farmer in front of the Government House to symbolize the dangers posed by genetically modified organisms and to warn the military-installed cabinet that lifting the ban on open field trials of...

Greenpeace shakes biotechnology meet with demand for GE-free crops

Feature story | November 7, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace shook the opening of BioAsia 2007 Thailand, the first international trade exhibition and conference for biotechnology in Bangkok, when Greenpeace volunteers dressed as farmers installed 60 mock genetically-engineered rice 'time bombs'...

A Hero for the Environment

Feature story | October 22, 2007 at 6:00

TIME magazine's latest issue which features the most innovative and influential protectors of the planet includes Von Hernandez, Campaigns Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia as one of this year’s Heroes of the Environment. This latest...

Electronics companies green up their act

Feature story | September 19, 2007 at 6:00

The latest edition of our quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics shows that major electronics firms have made large, green strides since the guide was first launched in August 2006. Nokia still leads, closely followed by Sony Erricson, Dell and...

Greenpeace launches Climate Clinic

Feature story | September 3, 2007 at 6:00

Bangkok Governor, Mr. Apirak Kosayothin inaugurated the Greenpeace Climate Clinic, a unique renewable energy powered, mobile and interactive climate change education center today. The Greenpeace Climate Clinic offers an opportunity for...

Kyoto Protocol: Just do it

Feature story | August 31, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace volunteers from APEC member countries today called on Australia Prime Minister Mr John Howard not to use the APEC summit in Sydney next week to derail the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. In Manila, Greenpeace delivered a letter to...

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