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Court of Appeals stops field trials of genetically modified eggplant

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GENETICALLY MODIFIED  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. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Greenpeace Southeast Asia (Philippines) on Friday welcomed a ruling issued by the Court of Appeals (CA) to permanently put a stop to the field trials of genetically modified eggplant, which the environmentalist group believes is harmful to humans and the environment.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Philippines can be RE leader in Southeast Asia: Greenpeace report

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The Philippines is sitting on vast renewable energy potential of more than 250,000 megawatts of power that can save money, generate jobs and make electricity available and affordable to more Filipinos, Greenpeace said in a report on Wednesday.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Not all firms on DENR list environment-friendly, say green groups

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Three major green groups have taken exception to a list of companies recognized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for their earth-friendly practices in 2012, citing the “dirty and destructive nature” of some of the companies.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Greenpeace, WWF cheer FIT rates

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Environment group Greenpeace and leading renewable energy advocate World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) have hailed the issuance of the feed-in-tariff (FIT) rates that are seen paving the way for increased use of renewable energy in the country.

Posted: July 29th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Greenpeace unimpressed by e-tricycle project

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The government is set to roll-out $500 million electric tricycles (e-trikes) in several resort islands and Metro Manila to reduce dependence on imported oil and cut pollution.

Posted: June 23rd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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