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China data centers set to consume more power than Australia – report

Sep 10, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Research finds nearly three-quarters of the electricity used by data centers in China was sourced from coal in 2018, emitting 99 million tonnes of carbon emissions.

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P773 billion worth of Philippine natural wealth 'sold out' by Duterte gov't

Jul 19, 2019 - 5:41 PM

A network of environmental groups says 3 years of the Duterte presidency has resulted in the selling out of at least P773 billion worth of the Philippines' sovereign mineral, water, wildlife, and marine resources

Photos by Shutterstock, Angie de Silva and Cherline Trajano/Rappler.

Greenpeace sounds alarm over plastic pollution in UK rivers

Jun 20, 2019 - 7:48 AM

'We are witnessing just the tip of a plastics iceberg,' it said.

Big brands break pledge to not destroy forests – report

Jun 11, 2019 - 8:27 PM

Some of the world's largest consumer brands, who pledged in 2010 to reach net zero deforestation within a decade, appear to fail to stop the pace of deforestation linked to commodities, increasing it 'dramatically' instead

How to keep imported waste out of the Philippines

Jun 08, 2019 - 8:34 PM

The Philippines doesn't take in a lot of foreign waste compared to its neighbors, but it may become a dumping ground of smuggled garbage if the government doesn't act fast

With China and other Asian countries already imposing stricter regulations on importing waste, the Philippines will have to double its efforts in preventing more importation of hazardous waste in the future

Environmental groups step up pressure on gov't to ban waste imports

May 30, 2019 - 3:26 PM

The government is preparing a policy to ban all waste imports, including those meant for recycling. But this is not enough, says Greenpeace

Environmental groups were barred from entering the Subic Bay terminal hours before containers of Canada's waste are set to be shipped out after port authorities received an order from the DFA on Wednesday evening. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

Russia to pay $3M in Greenpeace ship settlement

May 18, 2019 - 11:30 AM

The settlement, reached after the Dutch dragged Moscow to various courts, was reached after talks between Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov

ARCTIC SUNRISE. In this file photo taken on February 22, 2005, Greenpeace ship the "Arctic Sunrise" arrives to the Canary Islands.  Photo by Samuel Aranda / AFP

Single-use plastics, still the environment's number 1 enemy

Apr 26, 2019 - 6:17 PM

The government's cleanup program makes it easier to convince the public to adapt environmentally-friendly habits

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Southeast Asia became dumping ground for plastic waste – study

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives' report says plastic waste from highly-industrialized nations are rerouted to developing countries after China's 2018 ban on plastic waste imports and processing

PLASTIC IN THE SEA. Several sachets of toothpaste, shampoo, coffee and food seasoning, disposable diapers, sanitary napkins and generic plastic bags pollute the area along the Verde Island Passage on March 7, 2019. Photo by Noel Guevara/Greenpeace

'Drastic solutions' needed to fight plastic pollution – groups

Mar 23, 2019 - 12:54 PM

'We cannot recycle our way out of this problem,' says Abigail Aguilar of Greenpeace Philippines

A week before the meeting of the UN Environment Assembly meeting , members of the Mother Earth Foundation segregate plastics form its kind at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Year's worth of plastic use in the Philippines can cover Metro Manila 1 foot deep of plastic waste said Mother Earth in their latest report revealed during press conference on stop "Producing" single-use plastics. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

India dominates 2018 list of world's most polluted cities

Mar 07, 2019 - 7:13 AM

Air pollution is estimated to contribute to 7 million premature deaths every year and is considered by the United Nations to be the single biggest environmental health risk

Indian schoolchildren cover their faces as they walk to school amid heavy smog in New Delhi on November 8, 2017. Delhi shut all primary schools on November 8 as pollution levels hit nearly 30 times the World Health Organization safe level, prompting doctors in the Indian capital to warn of a public health emergency. Dense grey smog shrouded the roads of the world's most polluted capital, where many pedestrians and bikers wore masks or covered their mouths with handkerchiefs and scarves.  / AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN

Rainbow Warrior emphasizes role of corporations in plastic pollution crisis

Mar 02, 2019 - 4:30 PM

'In the analysis of the problem, it's not pointed out: What is the role of the corporations? It's always the individuals, it's always the government, not the source,' says Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines campaigner Abigail Aguilar

PLASTIC MONSTER. A Greenpeace volunteer ties up used plastic that the eco-warriors had harvested during their "waste audit" for an art installation which will be used for this year's tour. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

2 dead, 6 missing after high-seas brawl on Taiwan fishing boat

Feb 21, 2019 - 11:29 PM

'A fight broke out when the chief officer hacked two of his crew to death in a disciplinary action dispute,' the Taiwan fisheries department says in a statement

German farmers sue government over missed climate targets

Dec 09, 2018 - 3:00 AM

German farmers launch a challenge against the German government for having 'given up' trying to achieve cuts in greenhouse gas emissions set out under its own climate target

HAY. Farmer Heiner Luetke Schwienhorst smells the hay in the feed storage facility on his farm Gut Ogrosen Hof in Vetschau, eastern Germany on November 27, 2018. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Activists board ship off Spain in palm oil protest – Greenpeace

Nov 18, 2018 - 5:30 AM

According to Greenpeace, the ship is carrying 'dirty palm oil' products, or those linked to mass deforestation

PROTEST. Greenpeace activists board a tanker ship transporting palm oil from Wilmar, the largest palm oil producer in the world. Photo from Greenpeace Spain's Facebook page

Don't use sky lanterns during Yolanda commemoration – Greenpeace

Nov 08, 2018 - 11:17 PM

To remember Yolanda with environmental hazards like sky lanterns is 'an act of mindlessness towards nature,' say the Eco Warriors

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

May 19, 2018 - 9:30 PM

However, environmental group Greenpeace fears that the Akademik Lomonosov could become a 'nuclear Titanic' or a 'Chernobyl on ice'

NUCLEAR BARGE. Floating power unit (FPU) Akademik Lomonosov is being towed to Atomflot moorage of the Russian northern port city of Murmansk on May 19, 2018. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Greenpeace to DENR: Opening protected areas to businesses leads to exploitation

May 09, 2018 - 5:39 PM

'We would like to remind the Philippine government that our environment is not for sale,' says Vince Cinches, Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines political campaigner

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. Vince Cinches, Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines political campaigner, warns against lifting the suspension of the issuance of pecial use agreement for protected areas. Photo from the Facebook page of Oceana Philippines

The week in photos: April 14-20, 2018

Apr 21, 2018 - 8:19 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People celebrate at the end of the Color Run 2018 race in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on April 15, 2018.The Color Run is a five kilometres paint race without winners nor prizes, while runners are showered with colored powder at stations along the run. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON

8 reasons why the Rainbow Warrior rocks

Mar 03, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Here are reasons why you may want to see the Rainbow Warrior and fall in love with her as she sails the islands of our beautiful country

CLIMATE JUSTICE. Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior joins Philippines communities in their call for climate justice. File photo by Noel Guevara/Greenpeace

Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior arrives in Tacloban

Feb 28, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Yolanda survivor Joana Sustento says the arrival of Rainbow Warrior to her city will give Yolanda survivors a chance to share their stories to the world and help in the fight against climate change

RAINBOW WARRIOR. The Greenpeace ship arrives in Tacloban City on February 28, 2018, as part of its Southeast Asian tour. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

The week in photos: February 17-23, 2018

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:21 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A cow is prepared for a photo shooting during the 45th edition of the Show of the Best" (Schau der Besten) dairy cow beauty pageant on February 22, 2018 in Verden an der Aller, northwestern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Carmen Jaspersen / Germany OUT

WATCH: Rainbow Warrior calls for climate justice in PH

Feb 16, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The ship will be in the Philippines until March 5, visiting Manila, Guimaras, and Tacloban before sailing to other countries in Southeast Asia

IN PHOTOS: Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior visits Manila

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:20 PM

'The message of the Rainbow Warrior's visit here in the Philippines is to highlight the issue of climate justice,' says Naderev Saño, executive director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia

RAINBOW WARRIOR. Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior joins Philippines communities in their call for climate justice. All photos by Noel Guevara/Greenpeace

IN PHOTOS: Greenpeace lauds CHR probe into carbon emitters

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:41 PM

Greenpeace Southeast Asia praises the Commission on Human Rights' planned public hearings on a petition filed against the world's largest investor-owned fossil fuel and cement producer

PETITIONERS. Members of petitioning organizations and communities as well as other supporters listen to the speaker during the vigil program outside the CHR. Photo by Geric Cruz/Greenpeace

‘Climate change is real’: Greenpeace taunts Trump in protest graffiti

Nov 12, 2017 - 8:30 PM

'Donald Trump has just set foot in a country where people have been seriously affected by extreme weather made worse by climate change', the environmental group says

PAINTING GRAFFITI. Greenpeace activists€ painted reverse-graffiti  in various spots around the ASEAN Summit venues

Nestle tackles 'ocean-polluter' tag in Philippines

Sep 26, 2017 - 10:51 PM

In a report released in Manila last week, environmental group Greenpeace tags the Philippines as the 'third-worst polluter into the world's oceans' after China and Indonesia

Big Western brands polluting oceans with cheap plastic in PH – report

Sep 22, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Greenpeace ranks the Philippines as the '3rd-worst polluter into the world's oceans' after China and Indonesia

Pinoy climate champions on global warming: ‘We can win this fight’

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Advocates and media climate champions talk about Al Gore s documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to power during its premiere screening in the Philippines

OPEN FORUM. (L-R) Different climate advocates Rodne Galicha of Climate Reality Philippines, Broadcast Journalist Atom Araullo, Greenpeace Philippines Executive Director Yeb Saño, Caritas Philippines Executive Secretary Fr. Edu Gariguez, Climate Reality Leader John Leonard Chan, and MovePH Editor Voltaire Tupaz. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Group to gov't: Punish Vietnamese fishermen for Palawan shark slaughter

Aug 12, 2017 - 1:12 PM

We urge the government to take swift legal action against them to send a strong message that we will not let the rape of our Philippine seas continue says Save Philippine Seas Executive Director Anna Oposa

SHARK HAUL. Authorities check the sharks in a Vietnamese fishing boat intercepted in Palawan waters. The big shark is believed to be a tiger shark. Photo from PAO WESCOM

Climate groups hit Trump for quitting Paris climate deal

Jun 02, 2017 - 7:09 PM

Grassroots communities shall link arms together and vulnerable countries like the Philippines shall continue demanding for climate justice says The Climate Reality Project Philippines

The week in photos: May 5-12, 2017

May 13, 2017 - 8:00 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

STREET ART. A painted mural by British graffiti artist Banksy depicting a workman chipping away at one of the stars on a European Union themed flag is photographed in Dover, England on May 8, 2017. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

WATCH: Greenpeace activists barricade DENR gate to defend Gina Lopez

May 08, 2017 - 4:39 PM

Greenpeace activists storm the gates of DENR to protest the alleged influence of big business on government calling for the reappointment of Gina Lopez as environment secretary

NOT OPEN. ActivistS from Greenpeace Philippines protest at the gates of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources office in Quezon City. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT/RAPPLER

The rejection of Gina Lopez is a rejection of change

May 05, 2017 - 8:50 AM

Her rejection as Department of Environment Natural Resources Secretary shows how destructive industries continue to hold Philippine lawmakers by their necks

Miners rejoice, environment groups fume over rejection of Gina Lopez

May 03, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Environment groups say lawmakers who voted against the appointment of Gina Lopez have betrayed the people and should be exposed

SUPPORT FOR GINA LOPEZ. Environment advocates denounce the rejection of Gina Lopez by the Commission on Appointments on May 3, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Leyte tells the world to #BreakFree from fossil fuels

Mar 26, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Break Free 2017 a series of peaceful community mobilizations across the Philippines contributing to global actions against fossil fuels culminate in Yolanda hit Leyte

CLEAN ENERGY. Greenpeace activists unfurl a giant banner bearing the words "#BreakFree from fossil fuels" at the iconic San Juanico bridge as a team of cyclists overhead and a team of rowers below led this culminating activity for the week-long Leyte leg of Break Free 2017. All photos from Greenpeace

HSBC funding Indonesian forest destruction – Greenpeace

Jan 17, 2017 - 1:03 PM

The environmental group said the British bank had broken its own guidelines which ban supporting palm oil companies involved in unsustainable practices

BARE. This photo taken on August 5, 2016 shows the remains of burned down forest at the outskirt of Pontianak, in West Kalimantan. Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Miss Universe criticized for whale shark swim in Philippines

Dec 13, 2016 - 7:24 PM

Tourists swimming with whale sharks is strongly discouraged by environmental groups who say feeding the creatures makes them dependent and also leaves them vulnerable to poaching or injuries from boat propellers

MISS UNIVERSE. Miss universe candidates pose in the water during their Siargao tour. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

#ClimateActionPH: Fighting coal with information drives, social media

Dec 10, 2016 - 4:38 PM

Barangay Sawang Calero s successful campaign against a coal fired power plant inspired youth and community leaders in Cebu to take steps to protect the environment

Survivors light candles to commemorate Yolanda anniversary

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Survivors come together to create a memorial dedicated to the dead especially those whose bodies were not recovered after the onslaught of the super typhoon

PROCESS OF HEALING. Yolanda survivors come to the memorial to light candles and offer their prayers to their loved ones as a tribute, especially those who were not recovered after the catastrophe. Photo by Chris Billes.

Informasi pengelolaan hutan diminta dibuka, KLHK tunggu salinan putusan KIP

Oct 26, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan diminta membuka informasi pengelolaan hutan ke publik

Aktivis Greenpeace memegang simbol jempol kepada Komisi Informasi Publik (KIP) usai sidang putusan gugatan informasi Greenpeace Indonesia melawan Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan di Kantor KIP, Jakarta, Senin (24/10). Foto oleh Rosa Panggabean/ANTARA

Kabut asap tewaskan 100.000 warga Indonesia, Malaysia, dan Singapura

Sep 20, 2016 - 5:29 PM

“Kegagalan untuk bertindak secepatnya untuk mencegah kematian merupakan sebuah tindak kriminal ” kata aktivis Greenpeace

Petugas mencoba memadamkan api di hutan dan lahan gambut di Kota Palangkaraya, Kalimantan Tengah, pada 30 Oktober 2015. Foto oleh Bay Ismoyo/AFP

PH gov’t to ship garbage back to Canada

Sep 06, 2016 - 9:34 PM

The justice department is set to file a motion for the execution of the June 30 order of Manila RTC Branch 1 Judge Tita Bughao Alisuag to ship back the wastes to Canada at the expense of the importer

BURDEN. The Philippine government continues to shoulder the costs of keeping 50 container vans of garbage from Canada in its ports. Photo from Change.org

SONA 2016: Mixed reactions to Duterte's environmental plans

Jul 26, 2016 - 7:45 PM

What do advocates have to say about President Rodrigo Duterte s statements on different environmental issues during his first State of the Nation Address?

ENVIRONMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte talks about different environmental issues during his first State of the Nation Address. Duterte photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Nobel winners slam Greenpeace on GMO crops

Jun 30, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Addressed to the global environmental group the United Nations and governments the letter says Greenpeace has misrepresented the risks benefits and impacts of genetically altered food plants

STANDING UP FOR GOLDEN RICE. Pro-GMO scientist Wayne Parrot holds up a jar of conventional rice on one hand and a jar of Golden Rice on the other. Photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Green groups: Lopez is 'right choice' for DENR post

Jun 21, 2016 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED But environmentalists also urge Gina Lopez to make a strong statement rejecting environmentally destructive projects her own family is pushing for

Why Duterte should support renewable energy

Jun 04, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Embracing the energy revolution and harnessing renewables doesn’t mean bankruptcy and sacrifice The facts show that it can bring us wealth cost savings and employment

RENEWABLE ENERGY. Filipino workers clear a canal at the vicinity of a wind farm facility in the town of Burgos, Ilocos Norte province, north of Manila, Philippines, 07 November 2015. Photo by Bernie Spin dela Rosa/EPA

Australia removed from UN climate report over tourism fears

May 27, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Recent experience in Australia had shown that negative commentary about the status of World Heritage properties impacted on tourism says the Australian Department of Environment

GREAT BARRIER REEF. An undated handout picture made available by Australia's James Cook University (JCU) on January 31, 2016 shows marine life in the Great Barrier Reef, in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. File photo by James Cook University/EPA

How El Niño threatens Southeast Asia’s food security now and in the future

May 17, 2016 - 5:56 PM

People’s lives have practically worsened says Wilhelmina Pelegrina Greenpeace Southeast Asia Food and Ecological Agriculture Coordinator

Pumili ka: The Philippines beyond the 2016 elections

May 06, 2016 - 11:29 PM

The future of this nation is neither in the hands of one man nor in the hands of 54 4 million voters It is in the hands of 100 million Filipinos

Image courtesy Jez Aznar/Greenpeace