Rappler's latest stories on water pollution
The World Health Organization says: 'We urgently need to know more about the health impact of microplastics because they are everywhere – including in our drinking water'
The exact cause of the whale's death is not yet known but there are signs that 'plastic waste might have triggered it,' WWF Indonesia marine species conservation coordinator Dwi Suprapti says
The mobile exhibition by an artist known as 'Nut Brother' features bottles of Nongfu Spring filled with contaminated drinking water from the village of Xiaohaotu in China's northwest Shaanxi province
World Environment Day 2018 is highlighting the perils of plastic with the tagline 'if you can't reuse it, refuse it'
The problem begins in waterways such as the San Juan River, now the most polluted in Metro Manila
(UPDATED) 'We will be using all our government and the DENR assets and personnel to do this job,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, who only has 6 months to address the environmental problems in Boracay
In rapidly-industrializing countries such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar, and Kenya, pollution can account for as many as 1 in 4 deaths
Greenpeace ranks the Philippines as the '3rd-worst polluter into the world's oceans' after China and Indonesia
UNEP chief scientist Jacqueline McGlade: Access to quality water is essential for human health and human development Both are at risk if we fail to stop the pollution
Irresponsible garbage hauling companies and the presence of open dump sites near rivers are two reasons why the Philippines is among the world s top ocean polluters according to a new study
Unmonitored snorkeling and water pollution in the popular tourist area have led to a considerable decline in coral cover a Japanese funded study shows
In some parts of the popular tourist island water pollution levels are already 50 times above the level deemed safe for swimming
Ammonia is a chemical compound that comes from decomposing animals and animal waste It may have come from agricultural domestic and industrial wastes
Hitchhiker species – organisms that ride ships from one place to another – can swiftly colonize new marine habitats wrecking ecosystems on which humans also depend
In Metro Manila 70 of households depend on septic tanks which may leak human waste into underground aquifers or don t have septic tanks and get rid of waste unregulated means
Unsafe water kills more people than wars each year Have you ever thought of how many people lack access to toilets and safe drinking water?
Even a paradise like Coron Island is not beyond the clutches of pollution
Despite the 2008 mandamus to clean up the Bay the water quality remains way below healthy standards
The researchers warned that the threat pesticides pose to biodiversity has been underestimated
Environment Undersecretary Ignacio says the penalty for Philex violation of the Clean Water Act continues to grow