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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?

Multinationals are top plastic polluters in the Philippines – report

Jun 02, 2018 - 12:41 PM

'It's time we hold these companies accountable. They cannot continue raking in money and then passing on the responsibility and costs of cleaning their mess to cities and Filipino taxpayers,' says environmentalist Froilan Grate

Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Silvia Celeste Cortesi: I will do my best

May 22, 2018 - 11:46 PM

The Filipino-Italian queen says she will give her everything as she represents the country in the Miss Earth pageant

Meet Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Silvia Celeste Cortesi

May 20, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Get to know the Filipino-Italian beauty queen who will represent the country in Miss Earth

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth Philippines 2018

May 20, 2018 - 6:08 PM

Here's everything you missed from this year's coronation night

Ms. Earth 2018 coronation. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Silvia Celeste Cortesi's winning answers

May 20, 2018 - 12:41 AM

What did Silvia Celeste Cortesi have to say about preventing another Boracay?

MISS EARTH PHILIPPINES. Silvia Celeste Cortesi takes home the crown. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Silvia Celeste Cortesi wins Miss Earth Philippines 2018!

May 19, 2018 - 11:47 PM

Here is the queen who will represent the Philippines in the international Miss Earth 2018 pageant!

FULL LIST: Winners, Miss Earth Philippines 2018

May 19, 2018 - 11:45 PM

Here is Karen Ibasco's successor!

WINNERS. The winners of Miss Earth Philippines 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth Philippines 2018, 'Dyosa ng Kalikasan' segment

May 19, 2018 - 10:44 PM

See the ladies in costume!

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth Philippines 2018, evening gown segment

May 19, 2018 - 10:07 PM

See the ladies in their glittering gowns!

QUEENS. The candidates of Miss Earth Philippines 2018 in their gowns. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth Philippines 2018, swimsuit segment

May 19, 2018 - 9:44 PM

See the candidates walk in their swimsuits!

SWIMSUIT SEGMENT. The Miss Earth Philippines candidates get summery in their swimsuits by Ricky Abad. All screenshots courtesy of Miss Earth Philippines live stream

Miss Earth PH 2017 Karen Ibasco looks back on her reign before she passes the crown

May 19, 2018 - 9:18 AM

As she prepares to crown her successor, Karen talks about the work she's done and the controversies she weathered after winning the country's 4th Miss Earth crown

Predictions: Who will win Miss Earth Philippines 2018?

May 18, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Pageant blogger Norman Tinio gives us his take on this year's candidates

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss Earth Philippines 2018 coronation night

May 17, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Who will take home the crown and represent the country in the international pageant? Find out here on Rappler!

Where are they now? Former Miss Earth PH contestants who shine in different fields

May 17, 2018 - 6:28 PM

From journalists to entrepreneurs, these are just some of the women whose Miss Earth past may surprise you

MISS EARTH ALUMNAE. Athena Imperial, Venus Raj, and Imelda Schweighart are among the former contestants of the Miss Earth Philippines pageant. Photos from Instagram.com/imeeschweighartt, Instagram.com/onlyvenusraj, Instagram.com/athenaimperial

Miss Earth Philippines winners: Where are they now?

May 16, 2018 - 9:39 AM

Here's a quick look back at the ladies who have reigned as Miss Earth Philippines

IN PHOTOS: The candidates of Miss Earth Philippines 2018

May 10, 2018 - 6:25 PM

This year's theme is 'Dyosa ng Inang Kalikasan'

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler