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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,...

More than 10,000 petition Cabinet to stop lifting GMO ban

Press release | November 27, 2007 at 8:00

"Uphold the GMO field trial ban!" Greenpeace demanded today as volunteers from the environmental organization marched to the Government House to deliver a petition, signed by more than 10,000 Thai consumers and farmers, against genetically-modifie...

Drinking water in Philippines, Thailand contaminated with nitrates

Feature story | November 22, 2007 at 7:00

Water in key agricultural areas in the Philippines and Thailand are already contaminated with nitrate pollution, Greenpeace warned today at the launch of a new report, Nitrates in drinking water in the Philippines and Thailand. The report,...

Unauthorized US GMO rice strain found in the Philippines last year now in China

Press release | November 21, 2007 at 15:32

Unauthorized genetically modified (GMO) rice from the US has now found its way to China’s rice supply, Greenpeace warned today after releasing test results by an independent laboratory (1) which shows that a rice brand sold in Beijing...

Greenpeace statement on ASEAN declaration on UNFCCC and environmental sustainability:

Press release | November 20, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia Climate and Energy Campaigner Jasper Inventor said: Greenpeace welcomes the declaration by ASEAN leaders acknowledging the importance of the success of the UN Climate Change conference in Bali. Greenpeace calls upon...

Electric Jeepneys start plying Makati roads

Press release | November 20, 2007 at 8:00

Two electric-powered Jeepneys or E-Jeepneys will start plying Makati City's streets today as part of a pilot testing phase to fine tune the innovative transport's adaptability as a commercial public transport in the country's premier business...

Millions of vulnerable people in Asia bearing the brunt of climate crisis, says new...

Press release | November 19, 2007 at 8:00

Global warming is set to reverse decades of social and economic progress across Asia, home to more than four billion people or 60 per cent of the world’s population, according to a new multi-agency report published today called 'Up in Smoke:...

Rainbow Warrior leaves Dumai

Press release | November 18, 2007 at 8:00

The Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, has left Dumai, Indonesia´s largest palm oil export port and now plans to head for Jakarta to take her message on preventing deforestation and climate change to Indonesia´s leaders, before heading to...

Schools pledge to help save the climate at the Philippine Climate Congress of Schools

Feature story | November 17, 2007 at 7:00

Sixty-six schools and universities pledged to take part in the global effort to help solve climate change during the Philippine Climate Congress of Schools initiated by Greenpeace and supported by Lakbay Kalikasan, Saint Paul College of Pasig,...

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.

Greenpeace spotlights groundwater contamination in Lamphun Province, calls attention...

Feature story | November 13, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace put the spotlight on the alarming groundwater contamination in Ban Nong Pet, adjacent to the Northern Region Industrial Estate in Lamphun Province, by hanging a banner with the warning "TOXIC," accompanied by the skull and crossbones...

Greenpeace demands immediate action on RE Bill

Feature story | November 9, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace demanded immediate action from legislators and the Philippine government for the passage of the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill, saying that further delays on the enactment of the crucial legislation are unacceptable. Greenpeace made the...

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'...

Greenpeace to Senate: it's time to pass the RE Bill

Feature story | November 5, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists dressed as alarm clocks marched into the Senate building to remind the Philippine government to immediately pass the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill ahead of the most important political meeting on climate change in Indonesia this...

Swedish Petrol Company rejects Palm oil for Bio-fuels: Forest Defender’s Camp...

Feature story | October 31, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace welcomed the decision of the Swedish petrol giant OKQ8 to not use palm oil in their bio-diesel, expressing concern that increased demand for palm oil could lead to destruction of rain forests. The decision follows Greenpeace’s global...

Indonesian forest destruction dammed

Feature story | October 29, 2007 at 7:00

Our volunteers and local forest communities have halted the destruction of an area of swamp forest in Sumatra, Indonesia. They are building five dams across three-metre deep canals used in logging and draining peatland for conversion into a...

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...

Greenpeace Confronts Deforestation in Oil Palm Plantations

Feature story | October 22, 2007 at 6:00

To highlight the continuing destruction of peatland forests in Indonesia and its impacts on the global climate, Greenpeace today hung a banner with the message “Save our forest, save our climate” on the remaining forest adjacent to an encroaching...

Greenpeace Paramotors begin fire-spotting activities in Riau

Feature story | October 20, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace launched today fire-spotting activities with paramotors also known as powered paragliders from the Forest Defenders Camp in Riau, Sumatra. These reconnaissance flights will be a regular feature of the camp to provide accurate and...

Greenpeace Water Patrol delivers contaminated groundwater to DENR

Feature story | October 19, 2007 at 6:00

Water Patrol activists from the environmental group Greenpeace delivered bottles of contaminated groundwater at the doorsteps of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to remind the agency of its urgent mandate to protect the...

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...

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...

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.

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 ‘Water Patrol’ spotlights toxics pollution in Marilao River

Feature story | October 12, 2007 at 6:00

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...

A team of Greenpeace ‘Water Patrol’ activists

Image | October 12, 2007 at 6:00

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...

A team of Greenpeace ‘Water Patrol’ activists

Image | October 12, 2007 at 6:00

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...

A team of Greenpeace ‘Water Patrol’ activists

Image | October 12, 2007 at 6:00

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 ‘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...

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...

Greenpeace launches petition drive versus GMO field trials

Press release | October 10, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace launched a nationwide drive to petition the government of PM Surayud Chulanont to resist moves by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC) to lift the ban on field trials of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the...

Greenpeace launches ‘Project: Clean Water’

Feature story | October 8, 2007 at 6:00

Citing the urgent need to safeguard the country’s precious fresh water resources from contamination, Greenpeace today launched ‘Project: Clean Water,’ an initiative that aims to catalyze action to protect Philippine fresh water sources.

Ties that bind: regulatory capture in the country's GMO approval process

Feature story | October 2, 2007 at 6:00

Multinational agri-biotech companies have captured the process governing the approval and regulation of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs ) in the country, beginning with concerned agencies of the Department of Agriculture, Greenpeace revealed.

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...

Environment Experts Shoot Down JPEPA at Senate Inquiry

Press release | September 28, 2007 at 8:00

Environment experts continued to expose the unacceptable toxic waste trade provisions under the Japan Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) as the Senate took a closer scrutiny at the treaty's health and environmental repercussions.

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.

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...

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...

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 reasonable fatwa – Nuclear power is haraam

Feature story | September 13, 2007 at 6:00

Earlier this month a group of Islamic scholars and clerics, the Ulamas of Jepara, issued a fatwa against a proposed nuclear plant in their community. We've been supporting the thousands of locals already protesting against this plant. And...

Greenpeace welcomes Nahdhatul Ulama decision

Press release | September 4, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace welcomed the decision of Nahdhatul Ulama (NU) which has forbidden the Indonesian Government from pursuing their plan to build the Muria nuclear power plant, near Jepara in Central Java. Greenpeace and local communities have been...

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...

All eyes turn to APEC

Feature story | September 2, 2007 at 6:00

After officials from 158 countries meeting in Vienna agreed the next steps for negotiating phase two of Kyoto, the world now turns its gaze southward towards the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Sydney to see if some of the...

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...

Stop toxic waste trade

Feature story | August 30, 2007 at 6:00

Public health and environmental groups1 from the Magkaisa Junk JPEPA Coalition held a sectoral briefing today to elaborate on the current issues surrounding toxic and radioactive wastes under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement...

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 blocks Agriculture Ministry Gates

Feature story | August 27, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists dumped truckloads of papayas at the main gates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC) in Bangkok, to remind the government of the legacy of genetic contamination that exists brought about by its illegal...

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...

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...

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...

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