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  • Climate change and water: impacts and vulnerabilities in the Philippines

    Climate change is undoubtedly the biggest challenge the Philippines faces today, and the vulnerability of our water resources to this phenomenon is a reality that can no longer be ignored. But while water scarcity is perhaps one of the most alarming projected effects of climate change on water resources, two recent typhoons in the Philippines—Ketsana…

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  • Water Patrol documents the threats to Majayjay’s waters

    Reflection of the vegetation on irrigation water from Mount Banahaw. The world celebrates World Water Day every March 22. This year, some 50 members of the Greenpeace Water Patrol went…

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  • Philippine fishing companies included in Greenpeace shame list of pirate vessels

    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 fishing vessels, support vessels and companies involved in pirate fishing.

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  • LTO issues new orange plates to E-Jeepneys

    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.

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  • E-Jeepneys hit the streets of Makati: clean, green ride for all

    GRIPP (Green Renewable Independent Power Producer) and Greenpeace today inaugurated the commercial run of innovative electric-powered jeepneys, or E-Jeepeneys, which will now ply a commercial route in Makati City’s Central Business District, the country’s financial center.

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  • Greenpeace Water Patrol investigates polluting garbage dump in Laguna Lake

    Greenpeace Water Patrol activists today investigated a dump site in Angono, Rizal which has taken over the banks of Laguna Lake, and called on the government for the strict enforcement of waste laws to protect the country’s threatened freshwater sources.

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  • Agrochemicals a major source of water pollution, Greenpeace says

    Decades of agrochemical use in the Philippines and Thailand has polluted water sources in the country and are directly posing risks to human health and the environment, Greenpeace said today at the launch of a new study entitled "Agrochemical use in the Philippines and its consequences to the environment." The environment group additionally called on…

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  • Chemical fertilizer use linked to climate change

    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 mitigation potential.

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  • Drinking water in Philippines, Thailand contaminated with nitrates, Greenpeace says

    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, launched simultaneously in both countries, is the result of a Greenpeace Water Patrol investigation which studied nitrate levels…

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  • A Hero for the Environment

    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 accolade is in recognition of his unrelenting campaign against waste trade and highly polluting waste incinerators in the Philippines and…

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