Manufacturing Electric Vehicles Results in Massive Deforestation

The coming expansion of the Rio Tuba nickel mine in Palawan, Philippines will result in massive deforestation in order to meet demand for a key mineral used to help power electric cars. According to NBC News, the mine supplies nickel that is used in the production of lithium needed to make batteries to power electric… Read More Manufacturing Electric Vehicles Results in Massive Deforestation

Greenpeace Condemns Philippines Approving “Golden Rice”

Greenpeace recently objected to the Philippine government’s approval for the country’s farmers to grow genetically modified golden rice. The rice variant will contain enough Vitamin A and beta-carotene that can feed and nourish starving children in poverty that lack those vital nutrients. Greenpeace, on the other hand, has long been involved in campaigns to demonize… Read More Greenpeace Condemns Philippines Approving “Golden Rice”

Brazil Among Top Four Deadliest Countries for Environmentalists

A very sobering report was issued by the Non-Governmental Organization Global Witness on Tuesday. According to The Rio Times, Brazil is in the top four countries where environmentalists are likely to be killed in which the Philippines holds the highest number of deaths. Colombia and Guatemala also made the list. It is sobering and, simultaneously,… Read More Brazil Among Top Four Deadliest Countries for Environmentalists

The Implication and Symbolism of a House Made of Recycled Bottles

Popular Mechanics published an article yesterday highlighting a house built in Canada made of recycled plastic bottles. There is undoubtedly a housing shortage and building homes with less expensive materials is the way to hold down costs for both builders and buyers. But the reason why housing prices are increasing is largely due to government… Read More The Implication and Symbolism of a House Made of Recycled Bottles

Golden Rice: Loved by humanitarians, reviled by environmentalists

Despite the Philippines and Bangladesh edging toward commercializing it, New Zealand’s food regulation agency (FSANZ) endorsed approving importing Golden Rice for sale in order to reduce trade disorder with Asian countries that allow it. Unfortunately, an opposition group named GE-Free New Zealand has started an effort urging New Zealand’s food safety minister to review the… Read More Golden Rice: Loved by humanitarians, reviled by environmentalists

Viacom sacks Philippine resort after opposition and threat from environmentalists

Viacom International Media Networks had an ambitious project to build a Nickelodeon-themed underwater entertainment park and resort in a joint venture with Coral World Park near Coron located in the Philippines. Soon after the proposal was announced in January, Greenpeace and other local green groups sprung into action. According to Rappler, the Tagbanua Tribes of… Read More Viacom sacks Philippine resort after opposition and threat from environmentalists

Greenpeace’s sad, sick joke

I edited a previous essay in order post this. Recently, Greenpeace (who is staunchly against bio tech foods) issued a statement expressing solidarity with the people of the Philippines resulting from the events surrounding typhoon Hagupit. Their actions are nothing more than a sad, sick joke. The group’s opposition to genetically modified foods has contributed… Read More Greenpeace’s sad, sick joke