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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...

Kyoto Protocol anniversary: Southeast Asia must cut its rising greenhouse gas emissions

Feature story | February 20, 2007 at 7:00

As we mark the 2nd anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol, the spectre of climate change provides an imperative for the developing nations of Southeast Asia to build their economies on the foundation of a sustainable energy supply, curbing and...

Green my Apple gossip

Feature story | February 14, 2007 at 7:00

All the popular people get lots of mail on Valentine's Day. But Apple boss Steve Jobs has been getting messages for a while from Apple fans asking for a green Apple. Now news reaches us that Steve may just be considering sending a little green...

UK Trade Delegation: don't endorse waste incineration

Feature story | February 13, 2006 at 7:00

A trade delegation from the United Kingdom is visiting Southeast Asia this week to market waste management capabilities which includes unsustainable and harmful waste management practices such as incineration which poses serious threats to the...

Villagers confront Mirant’s Pagbilao coal plant

Feature story | October 20, 2005 at 6:00

Pagbilao, Quezon, 20 Oct 2005 – Villagers from the province of Quezon today gathered in a solemn ceremony to seek justice and an end to the suffering caused by the Pagbilao coal power plant, which is owned by US-based Mirant Corporation.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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 ...

Greenpeace eyeballs Ministry of Agriculture for pushing GM crop field trials

Feature story | August 23, 2007 at 6:00

Wearing giant eyeball headgear, Greenpeace activists trooped to the central office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC) in Bangkok to warn against the agency´s attempts to repeal the ban on field trials of genetically modified...

Protecting Papuan forests important to help avert climate catastrophe

Feature story | August 21, 2007 at 6:00

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...

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...

Greenpeace: Bali reefs face climate threat

Feature story | June 3, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace highlighted the imminent threat of climate change induced coral bleaching to the coral biodiversity of Bali Barat National Park, a focal point for reef conservation in Indonesia and a major destination for reef-oriented tourism.

Pilipinas, Go Renewable! Bike, Run, and Walk for Clean Energy

Feature story | November 26, 2006 at 7:00

There really is something rousing with the sight of sizeable crowd of people in neon shirts and in bicycles which resembles that of historic marches that have sparked revolutions throughout history.

"Climate Change Knows No Borders"

Feature story | July 26, 2006 at 6:00

Powerful images of severe droughts, catastrophic floods, melting glaciers, and other climate-related impacts in Southeast Asia and around the world greeted ASEAN Energy Ministers during their meeting in Laos.

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...

PNOC: Stay out of Isabela

Feature story | June 29, 2006 at 6:00

“We don’t want your coal mine and power plant” is the unanimous pronouncement of Isabela community leaders and Greenpeace activists as they trooped to the Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration Corporation office to convey the province’s...

Planting GE-free papayas for World Environment Day

Feature story | June 3, 2006 at 6:00

Farmers from Thailand and Hawaii were joined by Greenpeace volunteers today in planting 60 organic papaya trees to mark World Environment Day.

GMO Trial resumes

Feature story | May 22, 2006 at 6:00

The historic trial on genetically modified organisms (GMO) resumes with a testimony from Banthoon Setsirote, an official from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

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.

End the nuclear threat in Indonesia

Feature story | May 9, 2006 at 6:00

There is a need for the Indonesian government to reflect on what happened in Chernobyl, before deciding to continue with its plans to build nuclear power plants in Indonesia.

Sierra Madre: under threat

Feature story | May 4, 2006 at 6:00

The Philippine government ought to get its act together when it comes to curtailing illegal logging, particularly in the Sierra Madre.

Reviving the clean coal myth

Feature story | February 20, 2006 at 7:00

Delegates of Asia Pacific Economic Conference Clean Coal Conference revives the 'clean coal' illusion in an attempt to make the coal industry to relevant in the age of renewables.

Thai community leader tells ANZ: “Quit coal and save my community”

Feature story | October 25, 2005 at 6:00

Sydney, Tuesday, October 25, 2005 Greenpeace this morning joined with Thai community leader, Charoen Detkhum, to protest against ANZ’s financial backing of coal developments in Australia and Thailand that are contributing to community...

Looming e-waste problems for Thailand and Philippines

Feature story | September 28, 2005 at 6:00

28 September 2005 - Greenpeace today warned that Thailand and the Philippines face a looming electronic waste problem which is compounded by the lack of international legal protection because the two countries have not ratified the Basel Ban,...

Mindoro farmers uproot Bt Corn plantation

Feature story | September 15, 2005 at 6:00

Oriental Mindoro, 15 September 2005 - Farmers, agricultural and government officials in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro today uprooted a plantation of genetically engineered Bt Corn and demanded for a GMO-free Mindoro.

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...

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.

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.

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