Why does plastic take so long to decompose when it is also made from fossil fuels which in turn come from once living organisms?
Environment minister Michael Gove is due to present the government's keenly-awaited £3 billion ($3.9 billion, 3.4 billion euro) air pollution plan
A day after Duterte's SONA, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says his department is one with the President 'in his firm desire to rid the country of abusive and irresponsible miners'
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the President talked about agriculture during the early part of his State of the Nation Address
In his second State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte warns all mining operations and contractors 'to refrain from the unbridled and irresponsible destruction of our watersheds, forests, and aquatic resources'
So far we humans have done such a sweeping job of causing other species to vanish
Although no trace of the Malaysia Airlines plane was found, large volumes of data showing a detailed picture of the sea floor had to be collected to guide the probe
More than 9.1 billion tons (8.3 metric tons) of it have been produced on Earth, with most dumped into landfills or the oceans
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About 30% of the coral reef off the coast of Tsushima island in Japan, which lies in the temperate zone, suffered bleaching, researchers say
An environment official says the filing of the complaint is based on Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu's instruction to not let Ipilan Nickel Corporation 'off the hook'
Environmentalist Kevin Iro says the marine reserve, known as Marae Moana, would give the environment a chance to heal, allowing the islanders to protect their legacy
'Unabated climate change threatens to undo many of the development advancements of the last decades, not least by incurring high economic losses,' says a report from the Asian Development Bank
At least 28 land and environmental defenders were killed in the Philippines in 2016, according to environmental monitor Global Witness
At least 200 land and environmental defenders died in 2016, the deadliest year on record according to the latest report by environmental monitor Global Witness
'Those of us who want to step forward on climate need to know how our actions can have the greatest possible impact'
G20 countries manage to avoid a total bust-up with Donald Trump over climate change, leaving the door open for Washington to return to the Paris Agreement
(4th UPDATE) World leaders dance a delicate diplomatic waltz, with discord not only dogging the main G20 conferences, but also adding tension to the atmosphere in bilateral asides
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says this move is consistent with the President's directive to fast-track the issuance of government permits and licenses
The G20 group of major economies gathers in Hamburg amid a storm of geopolitical crises threatening to push climate change down the agenda
With the expected growth in population, how much more of this waste will be left in the streets in coming years?
Scientists estimate there are just 30 remaining vaquitas, the world's smallest porpoise, a species found only in the waters of the Gulf of California
The petitioners asks the Supreme Court to compel the two government agencies to do what laws require of them in regulating coal-fired power plants
President Duterte has inherited problems from past administrations. He must lead us away from ecological apocalypse by being bold and visionary.
The Singapore Zoo celebrates its 44th birthday with a durian feast for its orangutang family, who are seen as mascots of the park
The study, based on 6 months' analysis, comes as the reef suffered an unprecedented second straight year of coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change
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Only 4 out of the city's 182 barangays maintain a materials recovery facility, which is required under the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act
371 participants from government agencies and non-government groups help form the 'human leaf'
Politicians and legal experts launch a campaign for a global pact to protect the human right to a clean, healthy environment
These reusable canvas or katsa flour bags are locally sourced and could inspire the communities in Malay to produce eco-friendly bags for tourists and residents
Plans to uproot the more than 80-year-old market have been in the works for years, with advocates citing the need for upgraded technology as they pointed to Tsukiji's antiquated refrigeration systems
In future, the tropics will be hit hardest, according to the study, which forecasts the number of 'deadly days' under 3 different carbon pollution scenarios
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French officials 'have decided to set up a priority research program for the fight against climate change,' says the environment ministry
A sudden change in the color of the Bosphorus Strait surprises Istanbul residents, with scientists putting it down to a surge in a species of plankton across the Black Sea
Italian Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti: 'Italy and the overwhelming majority of countries regard Paris as irreversible and non-negotiable'
The Court of Appeals says a closure order issued by the environment department against the mining firms makes the petition moot and academic
(4th UPDATE) 'Italy and the overwhelming majority of countries regard Paris as irreversible and non-negotiable,' says Italian Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti
(UPDATED) Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the creation of a task force that will tackle the poisoning
The UN's first-ever ocean conference opened June 5 under the shadow of the US exit from the 190-plus Paris agreement on climate change
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says the inquiry on the proposed plan is to ensure, at the outset, 'that we continue to conserve and protect this last bastion of coastal biodiversity in Palawan'
'There are still some in powerful places who are resisting reality, who are resisting the obvious science that we know governs our lives,' says California Governor Jerry Brown
Guterres raises alarm over the state of the world's oceans, saying pollution, overfishing and climate change are causing severe damage and that 'the situation is getting worse'
'For the Philippines, we have an opportunity today to reduce our reliance on foreign coal, and to ride the investment boom in clean energy'
The Plastic Solutions movement helps address the problem of plastic waste in Philippine seas
The Ocean Conference in New York June 5-9 attempts to rally nations big and small to make meaningful changes to preserve what is arguably the Earth's most important resource
'It's a long-term effort to get rid of the single-use throw-away culture,’ says Pinabacdao Mayor Teodorico Mabag
The US has blocked important decisions on climate finance, adaptation, and loss and damage. Without the US at the negotiating table, developing countries might even gain some leverage.