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300-kph storms seen to be PH ‘norm’

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Gov. Joey Salceda   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Storms carrying winds of at least 300 kph, like Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” are likely to be “the norm for the Philippines” as a result of climate change, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said, echoing findings made by a panel of climate experts submitted to the United Nations.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t urged to heed UN report’s warnings on climate change

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‘YOLANDA’ SURVIVOR Melvin Castro sits in the rubble of his home in Tacloban City where 18 of his family members were killed. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

The “grim climate forecast for Southeast Asia” by a recent United Nations report on climate change must prod the government to improve adaptation and mitigation efforts in the face of calamities like Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), according to at least three civil society groups.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Greenpeace urges rebuilding of climate-resilient communities

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Activists in hazmat (hazardous material) suits from the environmentalist group Greenpeace uproot genetically engineered Bt eggplant, locally known as ‘‘talong,” from a field trial site in Bay Laguna province, in this 2011 photo. FILE PHOTO

Greenpeace proposed on Friday that the government take the rehabilitation and reconstruction of areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) as an opportunity to build climate-resilient communities powered by renewable energy.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Activists held after crashing energy conference wearing costumes

This handout picture released by Greenpeace shows activists disguised as polar bears during a protest against Gazprom on December 3, 2013, in Geneva. Eight Greenpeace activists were taken into custody after an elaborate protest at a Geneva energy conference, including polar bears wading in oil-soaked snow and oil-spill cocktails served to conference participants. AFP

Eight Greenpeace activists were taken into custody Tuesday after an elaborate protest at a Geneva energy conference, including polar bears wading in oil-soaked snow and oil-spill cocktails served to conference participants.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Filipinos to ride for ice

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Filipino eco warriors will join thousands of like-minded environmentalists in 75 cities around the world for today’s (Sunday) “Ice Ride,” a global mass bike ride to help save the Arctic, Greenpeace announced.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Greenpeace ship defies Russia in Arctic oil-drilling protest

The image shows the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise entering the Northern Sea Route (NSR) off Russia's coastline to protest against Arctic oil drilling, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. AP

Greenpeace defied Russian authorities Saturday by deploying an icebreaker through an Arctic shipping route without permission to protest against oil drilling.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Only 6 bets bare ‘green’ stance

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Only six senatorial candidates responded to a survey seeking their positions on the most pressing environmental issues, Greenpeace said on Saturday.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Greenpeace: Coal is no answer to Mindanao power woes

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Greenpeace said the uptake of coal-fired technology was not the solution to the “looming power crisis” in Mindanao, as it urged government to reconsider its renewable energy options.

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Greenpeace slams use of coal for power

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The environmental group Greenpeace has once again asked the government to reconsider its renewable energy options, saying the use of coal-fired technology was not the solution to the “looming power crisis” in Mindanao.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Candidates in May polls urged to go ‘green’

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GREEN HEROES  Activists dressed up as popular superheroes like the Hulk, the Green Lantern and Ben 10, and as local eco-warriors, descended to the offices of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Intramuros today to help launch the Green Electoral Initiative 2013,   ensuring that the environment  is a key issue in the May polls. Photo by Veejay Villafranca/Greenpeace

Environmentalist groups rallied on Tuesday before the Commission on Election (Comelec) in Manila calling on candidates to be green-minded.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Election Photos,Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Environment officials assess damage to coral reefs

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Environment officials on Friday began assessing the damage to the coral reefs in the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park after they were grazed by a US Navy minesweeper last Thursday, saying the US government may be liable to pay fines of up to P1 million.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Greenpeace asks DENR to step up measures vs water pollution

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While lauding efforts of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in addressing water pollution, an environmental group sought giant strides from the agency particularly the implementation of a mandatory pollution disclosure of chemical waste produced by factories.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Greenpeace slams DOE chief’s plan to revive nuclear power program

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Energy Secretary Jericho L. Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The environmentalist organization Greenpeace has asked Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla to abandon his department’s plans to revive the use of nuclear energy in the Philippines.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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