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  • Indonesia makes it to 2008 Guinness World Records as fastest forest destroyer on the planet

    The next edition of the Guinness Book of World Records will list Indonesia as the country with the fastest rate of forest destruction on the planet. Indonesia is destroying an area of forest equivalent to 300 football pitches every hour. It has already lost 72% of its large intact ancient forests (1) and half of…

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  • Water pollution, a grim reality?

    Today’s celebration of World Water Day with the theme “Coping with water scarcity” is a reminder of the need to conserve and protect the world’s fresh water sources, if we are to avert an impending crisis concerning humankind’s most valuable resource.

    Greenpeace Philippines
  • EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS: A climate of tragedy in the Philippines

    Greenpeace lamented the loss of lives and the extensive devastation wrought by super-typhoon Reming (international code name Durian) in parts of the Philippines, stressing that the latest extreme weather disturbance to hit the country is a portent of more violent weather events that countries around the world are likely to experience in the future as…

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  • Waste survey exposes extent of plastic pollution in Manila Bay

    Following the arrival of the Greenpeace ship M.Y. Esperanza in Manila as part of the group's global expedition to defend the oceans, the ship’s crew and volunteers from Greenpeace and the Eco-Waste Coalition this morning collected approximately four cubic meters of plastic trash from Manila Bay onboard inflatable boats, as part of a waste survey…

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  • Waste survey exposes extent of plastic pollution in Manila Bay

    The plastic waste survey and documentation undertaken today by Greenpeace and Eco-Waste Coalition highlights the urgency of implementing waste management laws on land, particularly those concerning plastics such as disposable (single-use) packaging which is expected to be the main plastic culprit in Manila Bay.

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  • Solar 1 Oil Spill - Philippines 2006. © Greenpeace / Gavin Newman

    Greenpeace statement on the Guimaras oil spill incident

    The Philippine government must hold Petron and its partners accountable for damages to marine and coastal ecosystems and for their rehabilitation. The scale of this oil spill may turn to be even larger than the Semirara oil spill last year and threatens at least three marine reserves in Visayas.

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  • TOXIC TECH: Looming e-waste problems for Thailand and Philippines

    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, which prohibits industrialized nations from dumping hazardous materials into third world countries.

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  • Arroyo signs Solid Waste Management Act

    The environmental group Greenpeace welcomed the enactment of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 during formal signing ceremonies led by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at the Malacañang Palace today.

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