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'This pandemic that served as break from the excesses of neoliberalism is a window of opportunity to draw and build an alternative – an economic democracy'
'13 Philippine banks provided over P319 million worth of financial services to coal developers.... With this, more communities across the country will have to suffer the dirty and deadly impact of power generation from coal'
'We've never really experienced clean air like this,' says the Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment
'In the midst of this struggle (against a pandemic), we are reminded of the value of compassion and mutual support,' says the Tibetan spiritual leader n a statement to mark Earth Day
While it may seem hard, environmental advocates say people can lessen the waste they produce daily even during the coronavirus pandemic
China is 'offsetting the progress of countries all around the world in reducing global emissions,' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells reporters
The UN's World Meteorological Organization says it is time to flatten the curve on climate change as well, with its impact on the planet 'reaching a crescendo' in the past 5 years
IBON Foundation says the sorry state of the Philippine environment has made Filipinos very vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic
'Longing for nature is a normal emotional response during this lockdown'
'Crises don't happen in a vacuum and that the issues we're confronting now, from climate to wildlife to public health, are related,' says Beatrice Tulagan of climate movement 350.org
'Today’s pandemic is the worst scenario but it has been foreseen. We can actually say we told you so to decision makers and to businesses who did not listen to us.'
You can do you part in helping Mother Earth despite the lockdown
'Senator Alvarez seemed to have been born to controversy. And he loved it. He embraced it.'
'The global COVID-19 response, imperfect it may be, is demonstrating that rapid collaborative action on a planetary scale is possible; hence, there is hope for the climate'
PRESS RELEASE: 'Make nature a priority,' Philippine leaders told in an open letter from 300 scientists, conservationists ahead of Earth Day 2020
'Our lives are too small, our minds so closed, our interests so shallow, our existing social and political ideologies too narrow, to recognize that we invited this non-living thing into our lives, into our normal'
For a while at least, our main moon has a very tiny cousin
Brazil is a country currently swept up in the post-truth era and the anti-intellectual, climate-change-skeptic worldview embodied by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro
Earth's new neighbor is not in a stable orbit around the planet and is unlikely to be around for very long
The Bezos Earth Fund is meant to 'fund scientists, activists, NGOs – any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world' says the executive
The decline of butterflies, beetles, ants, bees, wasps, flies, crickets, and dragonflies have consequences far beyond their own demise
'They're solid samples of stars, real stardust,' scientist Philipp Heck says
We look back at the ups and downs of the Philippine pageant scene
Science writer Maria Isabel Garcia shares her 'hope finds' – a list of actions that will hopefully lift up our spirits and move us to act
This year's finals was held in the afternoon, timed to catch Manila's sunset
Learn more about Puerto Rico's first Miss Earth, who trained under the Philippines' Kagandahang Flores
Nellys makes history as the first Puerto Rican candidate to win the Miss Earth crown
Puerto Rico's Nellys Pimentel is Miss Earth 2019
Janelle's national costume is made by Patrick Isorena
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
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
'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
They grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs without synthetic fertilizers, and raise their animals without antibiotics, steroids or growth hormones
'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'
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
Pasig City's Janelle Tee leads this year's Philippine Earth ambassadors
The TV host from Pasig wins the title on her second try
Check out the answers of the Top 5 finalists of Miss Philippines Earth 2019 here!
Janelle beats 39 candidates to represent the country in the Miss Earth pageant
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.
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
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'
(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