Earth - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Earth

ARTICLE FINDER

Who is Miss Earth Ghana 2019 Evelyn Abena Appiah?

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:18 AM

She just... gets us, you know?

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth 2019 candidates in national costume

Oct 15, 2019 - 8:52 PM

Which of the costumes stood out?

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LOOK: Janelle Tee's Ati-Atihan-inspired national costume for Miss Earth 2019

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:48 PM

Janelle's national costume is made by Patrick Isorena

IN PHOTOS: Meet the candidates of Miss Earth 2019

Oct 03, 2019 - 11:32 AM

More than 80 ladies from around the world are in the Philippines for the pageant on October 26

Moon rocks can help reveal how life evolved on Earth – and may enable us to resurrect extinct species

Sep 07, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Moon craters can hold the key to explaining how complex, multi-cellular organisms evolved on Earth hundreds of millions of years ago, affording unimaginable insights into our planet’s biological past

Mr Earth Philippines 2019 supports petition to stop Kaliwa Dam project

Aug 10, 2019 - 12:33 PM

'Remember it is not only their fight but it is also ours, for we live in one country and what affects them will eventually affect us too,' Robin Canuzo says as he asks Filipinos to sign the petition

How expensive organic food led this couple to pursue sustainable farming

Aug 09, 2019 - 10:06 AM

They grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs without synthetic fertilizers, and raise their animals without antibiotics, steroids or growth hormones

Earth's 2019 resources 'budget' spent by July 29 – report

Jul 29, 2019 - 6:02 PM

'The costs of this global ecological overspending are becoming increasingly evident in the form of deforestation, soil erosion, biodiversity loss, or the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere'

'Sesame Street,' Earth, Wind & Fire among Kennedy Center honorees

Jul 19, 2019 - 1:26 PM

This year, the Kennedy Center Honors, one of America's most prestigious arts awards, recognizes the impact of 'Sesame Street' and the famous R&B group

Photo recap: Miss Philippines Earth 2019 coronation night

Jul 11, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Pasig City's Janelle Tee leads this year's Philippine Earth ambassadors

Awards Miss Philippines Earth 2019. Photo Rob Reyes/Rappler

Who is Janelle Tee, Miss Philippines Earth 2019?

Jul 11, 2019 - 10:25 AM

The TV host from Pasig wins the title on her second try

Miss PH Earth July 10. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

TRANSCRIPT: Miss Philippines Earth Q and A segment

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Check out the answers of the Top 5 finalists of Miss Philippines Earth 2019 here!

Janelle Lazo Tee of Pasig is Miss Philippines Earth 2019

Jul 10, 2019 - 6:48 PM

Janelle beats 39 candidates to represent the country in the Miss Earth pageant

NEW QUEENS. Miss Philippines Earth crowns a new batch of queens. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LIVE UPDATES: Miss Philippines Earth 2019

Jul 09, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Who will be this year's Philippine Earth ambassadors?

[OPINION] Can you make every day Earth Day?

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:00 AM

When I decided to be a lawyer, I wanted to uphold truth and justice at all costs, working hard to fight not only for my countrymen and the motherland, but for Mother Nature as well.

IN PHOTOS: Meet the 40 candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2019

Jun 25, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Coronation night is on July 10

Miss Philippines Earth press presentation June 24. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Species conservation: Some success, many failures

May 02, 2019 - 8:43 PM

Ahead of the release of a landmark UN report on the state of Earth's biodiversity, here are some successes and failures in conservation efforts

7,000 religious sector, youth members form 'human chain' for coal-free Negros

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:01 AM

San Carlos Diocese pastoral director Fr. Edwin Laude says the protest against the building of a coal-fired power plant was the 'cause of everybody'

NO TO COAL. Members of the religious sector and the youth form a "human chain" in front of the San Carlos Borromeo Cathedral in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental on Monday, April 22, to oppose the entry of coal-fired power plant in the province. Photo by Marchel Espina

Global landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Mar 31, 2019 - 12:23 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Empire State Building in New York, Big Ben in London, Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, Eiffel Tower in Paris, Opera House in Sydney, and others flick the switch for Earth Hour

EARTH HOUR. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the ferris wheel are seen after their lights went out as seen from Sydney's Luna Park for the Earth Hour environmental campaign on March 30, 2019. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Philippines observes Earth Hour 2019

Mar 31, 2019 - 12:22 AM

Households, business establishments, and public places switch off their lights for an hour to participate in the global event

BOY SCOUTS. Members of Boy Scouts of the Philippines join Earth Hour 2019 at Circuit Makati in Makati City on March 30, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'We hear you': Venice Grand Canal scraps 'floating lanterns' gimmick

Mar 28, 2019 - 7:45 PM

The Venice Grand Canal mall will no longer sell floating lanterns for its Earth Hour event, after drawing criticism

FALSE: Littering runners in photo are 'university students'

Feb 08, 2019 - 4:56 PM

This is an old photo of runners, called Eco Warriors, participating in the National Geographic Earth Day Run 2012

No, this is an old photo of runners, called Eco Warriors, participating in the National Geographic Earth Day Run 2012

Feng shui masters say Trump secrets could be exposed in Year of the Pig

Jan 31, 2019 - 11:56 AM

A Taiwanese fortune-teller says that the pig can be a particularly bad year for those born in the year of the dog – which includes US president Donald Trump

This picture taken on January 19, 2019 shows feng shui master Alion Yeo holding a luopan, or Chinese compass, in his office in Hong Kong ahead of the Lunar New Year of the Pig. As the Chinese zodiac turns into the Year of the Pig next week, feng shui masters are predicting turbulence and division for world leaders at home -- not least President Donald Trump, who risks having past secrets revealed. Feng shui -- literally meaning "wind-water" -- is influential in many parts of Asia, where people adjust their lives and carefully position items such as a cup of water or pieces of crystal in offices and homes to maximise their luck and wealth. Isaac LAWRENCE / AFP

PH tourism breaks record, hits 7.1 million | Midday wRap

Jan 25, 2019 - 1:32 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

2018 was fourth hottest year on record – researchers

Jan 25, 2019 - 8:50 AM

'Global mean temperature in 2018 was colder than 2015, 2016, and 2017, but warmer than every previously observed year prior to 2015,' the report from research group Berkeley Earth says

PNA to enter into 'news exchange' deal with Russia's Sputnik | Evening wRap

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel

Hontiveros seeks Senate probe into Miss Earth sexual harassment issue

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:25 PM

'Sexual harassment has no place anywhere, especially in a pageant that claims to uphold the value and power of women,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

NO TO DROP BOXES. Senator Risa Hontiveros threatens to dissolve the budget allotted for the DILG's community-based thrust against crime and drugs: Masa Masid. File photo from Hontiveros' Facebook page

Sexual harassment? 'Amado Cruz too old, weak,' says staff

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The longtime Miss Earth pageant sponsor earlier denied allegations of sexual harassment

The week in photos: November 3-9, 2018

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:27 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VICTORY PARADE. Russian cadets march during a military parade at Red Square in Moscow on November 7, 2018, to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the 1941 historical parade when Red Army soldiers marched past the Kremlin walls towards the front line to fight Nazi Germany troops during World War II. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Miss Earth 2018 candidates accuse sponsor of sexual harassment | Evening wRap

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:49 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

LOOK BACK: The Miss Earth controversies

Nov 08, 2018 - 5:29 PM

The pageant has made headlines through the years, some of them for the wrong reasons

Miss Earth 2018 candidates accuse sponsor of sexual harassment

Nov 08, 2018 - 2:15 PM

On Instagram, Canada’s Jaime VandenBerg, England’s Abbey-Anne Gyles-Brown, and Guam's Emma Mae Sheedy claim that a sponsor repeatedly asked them for sexual favors

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth 2018 highlights

Nov 04, 2018 - 11:42 AM

Check out the evening's best moments!

IN PHOTOS: Phuong Khanh Nguyen's Miss Earth 2018 journey

Nov 04, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Here's a look back at the journey of Vietnam's first Miss Earth titleholder

TRANSCRIPT: Miss Earth 2018 'hashtag,' Q and A segments

Nov 03, 2018 - 11:05 PM

Candidates shared their thoughts on pressing issues of today

PH bet Celeste Cortesi finishes in Miss Earth 2018 Top 8

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:57 PM

Vietnam's Phuong Khanh Nguyen is crowned Miss Earth 2018

Who is Vietnam's Phuong Khanh Nguyen, Miss Earth 2018?

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The 23-year-old has dreamed of representing her home country in Miss Earth since she was only 15

VIETNAM'S PRIDE. Phuong Khanh Nguyen is crowned Miss Earth 2018. Photo from the Miss Earth website

Phuong Khanh Nguyen wins first Miss Earth title for Vietnam

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:06 PM

The 23-year-old is crowned Miss Earth 2018

FULL LIST: Winners, Miss Earth 2018

Nov 03, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco from the Philippines will be passing on her crown

MISS EARTH 2018. Candidates to the Miss Earth beauty pageant pose for photos by the poolside during a press presentation in Manila on October 11, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/ AFP

LOOK: Miss Earth candidates plant mangroves in Legazpi City

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The 30 ladies, including Miss Philippines Celeste Cortesi, lead the mangrove planting at Barangay Puro

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Lebanon's Miss Earth 2018 bet stripped of title after photo with Miss Israel

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:11 AM

Miss Earth Lebanon organizers strip Salwa Akar of her title, following a photo of her and Israel's Dana Zerik that went viral

IN PHOTOS: Meet the candidates of Miss Earth 2018

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Around 90 candidates are vying to become the organization's ambassador for the environment

GODDESSES OF THE EARTH. Candidates to the Miss Earth beauty pageant pose for photos by the poolside during a press presentation in Manila on October 11, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/ AFP

Filipina tagged by gov't as 'terrorist' wins UN's highest environmental award

Sep 27, 2018 - 11:46 AM

Joan Carling joins French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as recipients of the 2018 Champions of the Earth award

'CHAMPION TO COMMUNITIES.' Joan Carling is among the recipients of the United Nations' 2018 'Champions of the Earth' award. Photo from Joan Carling's Facebook page

WATCH: Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Celeste Cortesi teaches you basic Italian

Sep 02, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Heading to or daydreaming of Italy? Celeste teaches you some simple Italian phrases

'Major transformation' ahead for Earth's ecosystems – study

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:08 AM

Some of these changes are already under way in the southwestern United States, where massive wildfires are destroying pine forests and transforming swaths of territory into shrubland

WILDFIRES. Burnt trees stand as the sun sets in a smokey skyline in Mariposa, California on July 19, 2017. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

1st satellite to measure global winds set for launch

Aug 19, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The European Space Agency's Aeolus mission aims to improve short-term weather forecasting and understanding of man-made climate change

SATELLITE LAUNCH. The European Space Agency's Aeolus satellite will map the Earth's wind patterns. Photo courtesy of the ESA Multimedia Gallery

Earth risks tipping into 'hothouse' state – study

Aug 07, 2018 - 8:03 AM

If polar ice continues to melt, forests are slashed and greenhouse gases rise to new highs – as they currently do each year – the Earth will pass a tipping point

EMISSIONS. Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, global warming has been caused mainly by burning oil, gas and especially carbon-rich coal. Image from Shutterstock.

Carandang dismissed, Binay on federalism, Janet Napoles | Evening wRap

Aug 01, 2018 - 9:38 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel

GUIDE: Watching the July 28 'blood moon'

Jul 28, 2018 - 12:55 AM

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century will be visible in the Philippines, and Mars will be right next to the eclipsing moon, according to NASA

The weight of all life on Earth

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Of the total weight of this massive planet, how much of it is the weight of the life it harbors?