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Billions of tons of plastic trash accumulating on Earth

Jul 20, 2017 - 10:29 AM

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

Billions of tons of plastic trash accumulating on Earth

Daimler manipulated emissions in one million cars – report

Jul 13, 2017 - 4:17 PM

(UPDATED) Investigators suspect that the world's largest luxury carmaker used a similar so-called 'defeat device' to Volkswagen

Daimler manipulated emissions in one million cars – report

Hanoi to ban motorbikes by 2030 to curb pollution, traffic

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:12 PM

Critics have blamed the emissions-heavy motorbikes for Hanoi's deteriorating air quality and worsening traffic congestion

Hanoi to ban motorbikes by 2030 to curb pollution, traffic

More killer heatwaves in countries like PH even with 2ºC warming cap – study

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:48 AM

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

More killer heatwaves in countries like PH even with 2ºC  warming cap – study

Flint water scandal prompts manslaughter charge for Michigan health chief

Jun 15, 2017 - 7:43 AM

Nick Lyon, head of the Michigan health department, stands accused of failing to raise alarms over an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that investigators tied to the contamination

Flint water scandal prompts manslaughter charge for Michigan health chief

LOOK: Samar town rids coastal waters of plastic waste

Jun 03, 2017 - 6:01 PM

'It's a long-term effort to get rid of the single-use throw-away culture,’ says Pinabacdao Mayor Teodorico Mabag

LOOK: Samar town rids coastal waters of plastic waste

Volkswagen CEO faces first probe over 'dieselgate'

May 17, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Matthias Mueller and others allegedly delayed telling Porsche SE shareholders of the financial consequences of the software manipulation by Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen CEO faces first probe over 'dieselgate'

Youth group kicks off 'Scubasurero' in Palawan

May 10, 2017 - 10:00 AM

A group of divers have committed to protecting Palawan's seas through underwater clean up drives and an environmental awareness campaign

Youth group kicks off 'Scubasurero' in Palawan

Addressing water pollution using tahong shells

Apr 30, 2017 - 11:30 PM

A group of Filipino researchers use UV light and mussel (tahong) shells to speed up the decomposition of water pollutants

Addressing water pollution using tahong shells

London, Paris, Seoul launch 'name-and-shame' polluting car index

Mar 29, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The aim of the 'Air'volution' scheme is to help drivers avoid buying the most harmful diesel vans and cars

London, Paris, Seoul launch 'name-and-shame' polluting car index

Another reason to flip the off switch: light pollution

Mar 24, 2017 - 1:57 PM

For humans, circadian rhythms that regulate hormones and other bodily functions can also be thrown out of whack by too much light at night

Another reason to flip the off switch: light pollution

Wastewater key to solving global water crisis – UN

Mar 22, 2017 - 10:56 AM

'There is an absolute necessity to increase water security in order to overcome the challenges brought on by climate change and human influence'

Wastewater key to solving global water crisis – UN

Paris mayor to spend 1.5M euros for 'war on rats'

Mar 13, 2017 - 7:53 AM

Mayor Anne Hidalgo unveils a 10-point plan aimed at making cleanliness a 'priority,' including ridding the French capital of rats and installing more public ashtrays

Paris mayor to spend 1.5M euros for 'war on rats'

Pakistan's financial capital Karachi turned 'into rubbish bin'

Mar 05, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Karachi produces roughly 12,000 tons of trash daily, with only half collected – the rest is strewn in the streets and alleys

Pakistan's financial capital Karachi turned 'into rubbish bin'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 3, 2017

Mar 03, 2017 - 11:29 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 3, 2017

City noise linked to hearing loss – study

Mar 03, 2017 - 8:58 AM

High-decibel urban areas – such as Guangzhou, New Delhi, Cairo and Istanbul – top the list of cities where hearing is most degraded, according to researchers

City noise linked to hearing loss – study

Tiny plastic particles from clothing, tires clogging oceans – report

Feb 22, 2017 - 8:53 AM

IUCN found that in many developed countries in North America and Europe, tiny plastic particles are in fact a bigger source of marine plastic pollution than plastic waste

Tiny plastic particles from clothing, tires clogging oceans – report

China tightens smog data controls amid public anger

Feb 08, 2017 - 2:16 PM

It comes after the national Meteorological Administration last month ordered local meteorological bureaus to stop issuing haze alerts, raising suspicions the government was attempting to suppress information about the chronic problem

China tightens smog data controls amid public anger

DENR begins massive dismantling of Laguna Lake fish pens

Jan 26, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Government wants to clear 2,000 hectares of the lake occupied by fish pens before the end of June

DENR begins massive dismantling of Laguna Lake fish pens

China tells local meteorological bureaus to stop smog alerts

Jan 18, 2017 - 1:17 PM

The notice was issued because local 'meteorological bureaus and the environmental protection administration often disagree when they issue smog-related information'

China tells local meteorological bureaus to stop smog alerts

Oslo temporarily bars diesel cars to combat pollution

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Motorists violating the ban, to begin Tuesday, will be fined 1,500 kroner (166 euros, $176)

Oslo temporarily bars diesel cars to combat pollution

E-waste rising dangerously in Asia – UN study

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:58 AM

The report says in recent years, Asia has rapidly emerged as a major source of electronic waste, due to increasingly affluent consumers buying items such as phones, tablets, refrigerators, personal computers and televisions

E-waste rising dangerously in Asia – UN study

Many Metro Manila cities 'severely polluted' during early hours of 2017

Jan 04, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Initial reports from the DENR show that 6 Metro Manila cities registered 'extremely dangerous' levels of PM2.5 at the start of the new year

Many Metro Manila cities 'severely polluted' during early hours of 2017

China to cut coal capacity by 800 million tonnes by 2020

Dec 31, 2016 - 7:53 PM

Coal, of which China is the world's largest consumer, remains an indispensable part of its economy, supplying 60% of its electricity

China to cut coal capacity by 800 million tonnes by 2020

Choking smog clears from northern China

Dec 22, 2016 - 8:15 PM

A cold wind from the northwest arrives on Thursday, December 22, blowing away the toxic pollution

Choking smog clears from northern China

China's smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger

Dec 21, 2016 - 5:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Officials in Shijiazhuang draw flak for not immediately suspending children's classes, and for making suspensions in middle and high schools voluntary

China's smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger

Planes grounded as smog chokes China for fifth day

Dec 20, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Hundreds of flights are cancelled and road and rail transport grind to a halt under the low visibility conditions

Planes grounded as smog chokes China for fifth day

China chokes under heavy smog, worse yet to come

Dec 19, 2016 - 3:19 PM

A host of emergency measures have been implemented to protect the public's health from the smog, which is smothering almost 1/9 of the entire country

China chokes under heavy smog, worse yet to come

Minimize your holiday trash, eco group reminds Filipinos

Dec 18, 2016 - 10:13 AM

The zero waste advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition urges Filipinos to be more eco-friendly revelers as the Christmas and New Year celebrations approach

Minimize your holiday trash, eco group reminds Filipinos

Surging methane emissions imperil climate goals

Dec 12, 2016 - 3:50 PM

After rising slowly from 2000 to 2006, the concentration of methane in the air climbed 10 times more quickly the following decade, a study reveals

Surging methane emissions imperil climate goals

Environmentalists mobilize for battle with Trump

Dec 08, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Environmentalists are gearing up to battle President-elect Donald Trump, who promised on the campaign trail to roll back laws and regulations that protect the environment and fight global warming

Environmentalists mobilize for battle with Trump

Paris winter pollution worst in 10 years – official

Dec 07, 2016 - 7:33 PM

The peak is due to the combination of emissions from vehicles and from domestic wood fires as well as near windless conditions – meaning pollutants have not been dispersed

Paris winter pollution worst in 10 years – official

Ukraine moves giant new safety dome over Chernobyl

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:20 PM

The 2.1-billion-euro ($2.2-billion) structure sponsored by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has been put into place over an existing crumbling dome that the Soviets built in haste when disaster struck 3 decades ago

Ukraine moves giant new safety dome over Chernobyl

Benguet Corp faces P24-M fine for tailings leak in old mine

Nov 22, 2016 - 11:35 AM

The Environmental Management Bureau in Cordillera region will recommend the fine on Benguet Corporation to the Pollution Adjudication Board, following the tailings leak at its old open-pit mine in Itogon, Benguet

Benguet Corp faces P24-M fine for tailings leak in old mine

Delhi shuts schools as smog sparks health 'emergency'

Nov 07, 2016 - 7:46 PM

Pollution levels have spiked in recent days as farmers in neighboring Indian states burn crop stubble after the harvest and temperatures cool, trapping pollutants in a smoggy haze over the city

Delhi shuts schools as smog sparks health 'emergency'

German prosecutors extend 'dieselgate' probe to Volkswagen chairman

Nov 07, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Hans Dieter Poetsch is now under investigation over his previous role as Volkswagen's chief financial officer

German prosecutors extend 'dieselgate' probe to Volkswagen chairman

Delhi state smog draws 'gas chamber' comparison

Nov 06, 2016 - 8:32 AM

1,800 schools are shut following one of the city's worst-ever pollution spells

Delhi state smog draws 'gas chamber' comparison

UK gov't loses High Court case on air pollution

Nov 02, 2016 - 9:53 PM

A judge rules in favor of the group's case, declaring that the government's Air Quality Plan was unlawful and 'must be quashed' and rewritten

UK gov't loses High Court case on air pollution

300 million children breathe heavily toxic air – UNICEF

Oct 31, 2016 - 8:58 AM

(UPDATED) Nearly one child in 7 around the globe breathes outdoor air that is at least 6 times dirtier than international guidelines

300 million children breathe heavily toxic air – UNICEF

India capital to install roadside air purifiers to cut smog

Oct 28, 2016 - 11:11 PM

'We are planning to install air purifiers at 5 major intersections in Delhi to reduce pollution levels,' Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain says at a press conference

India capital to install roadside air purifiers to cut smog

'Many more' corals die in Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Oct 26, 2016 - 10:40 AM

It is the third time in 18 years that the World Heritage-listed site, which teems with marine life, has experienced mass bleaching after previous events in 1998 and 2002

'Many more' corals die in Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Death sentence for Heathrow demolition village

Oct 26, 2016 - 8:22 AM

Much of the historic village of Harmondsworth will be razed and concreted under plans to enlarge Europe's busiest airport

Death sentence for Heathrow demolition village

Great Barrier Reef report card paints bleak picture

Oct 20, 2016 - 12:07 PM

The giant ecosystem is under pressure from farming run-off, development, the coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish and the impacts of climate change

Great Barrier Reef report card paints bleak picture

Rapid transit key in fight against climate change – study

Oct 11, 2016 - 8:40 AM

Cities – home to more than half of humanity – account for nearly 3/4 of all heat-trapping greenhouse gases

Rapid transit key in fight against climate change – study

Audi tech chief leaves after reports link him to 'dieselgate'

Sep 27, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Stefan Knirsch allegedly knew that Audi's 3.0-liter diesel engines had cheating software even before the scandal erupted

Audi tech chief leaves after reports link him to 'dieselgate'

Over 90% of world breathing bad air – WHO

Sep 27, 2016 - 2:15 PM

The World Health Organization is calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than 6 million deaths a year

Over 90% of world breathing bad air – WHO

Paris bans cars along part of River Seine to curb pollution

Sep 26, 2016 - 11:30 PM

The car ban applies to 3.3 kilometers of an expressway on the Right Bank of the Seine

Paris bans cars along part of River Seine to curb pollution

Investors sue Volkswagen for 8.2B euros over 'dieselgate'

Sep 22, 2016 - 10:35 PM

The European Commission says Volkswagen has promised that all cars across the bloc will be fixed by autumn 2017

Investors sue Volkswagen for 8.2B euros over 'dieselgate'

Nitrates poison water in California's Central Valley

Sep 20, 2016 - 2:22 PM

The very same farmers who have tilled and cultivated the earth for decades in one of America's biggest produce regions have also poisoned it

Nitrates poison water in California's Central Valley

Southeast Asian haze crisis killed over 100,000 – study

Sep 19, 2016 - 1:57 PM

The new estimate, reached using a complex analytical model, is far higher than the previous official death toll given by authorities of just 19 deaths in Indonesia

Southeast Asian haze crisis killed over 100,000 – study