Philippines – GBRI
 

On Sunday, volcano Taal in the Philippines roared back to life as it spewed ash miles into the air and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes. At present, a blanket of gray ash covers homes, trees and the bloated cadavers of cows and horses, their limbs protruding at unnatural angles in the shadow […]

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Typhoon Phanfone, known locally as Ursula, unleashed massive devastation on Christmas eve in the Eastern Samar province of Philippines. Bringing about heavy rains and storm surges, the typhoon hit as the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane, packing sustained wind speeds of 150 kilometers (93 miles) per hour, with gusts of 195 kph (121 mph). […]

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A six year long dispute between Canada and Philippines has finally come to an end with the former agreeing to bear the cost of bringing 69 shipping containers laden with household garbage back to the Vancouver port. The containers had been shipped to Philippines nearly six years ago wrongly labeled as plastic trash. “This is […]

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A dehydrated and extremely emaciated juvenile whale spotted in waters off the coast of the Philippines on Saturday morning died of starvation after consuming more than 88 pounds of plastic trash. The poor creature was vomiting blood shortly before it died. Darrell Blatchley, a marine mammal expert and the curator at the D’Bone Collector Museum in […]

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Volunteers from Greenpeace Philippines and #breakfreefromplastic Movement conducted a week-long beach clean-up on Freedom Island, Manila Bay—an area notorious for its plastic pollution. The clean-up revealed that Nestlé, Unilever and P&G were among the worst offenders, with the former two featuring in the list of top three contributors of plastic waste in the area. “When we […]

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A disturbing plastic ‘Dead Whale’ art exhibit at the Sea Side Beach Resort in Naic, Civate has been installed to raise awareness about ocean plastic waste. The exhibit has been installed by Greenpeace Philippines. A post on Greenpeace Philippines’ Facebook page read: “Listen to the dead whale’s wake-up call, look closer and see what plastic […]

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