By Jeannette I. Andrade
Reacting to criticism from Quezon City-based environmentalists, the local council clarified that its recent resolution asking Congress to amend provisions of the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999 and the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 was not intended to seek the “absolute” lifting of the ban on incinerators.
Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China’s government released a years-long study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country’s farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party’s authoritarian rule.
By Tina G. Santos
The Department of Health (DOH) has started a massive mosquito elimination campaign, targeting construction areas, diggings, stagnant canals and waterways all over the metropolis following the sudden increase in mosquitos in some parts of Metro Manila.
By Allan Macatuno
An official of a resort developer here has urged the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority’s (SBMA) ecology center to remove the stockpile of soil bearing nickel ore inside this free port for fear that it would contaminate the waters of Subic Bay.
Thousands of cars will be banned from Parisian roads on Monday as the city tries to curb dangerous pollution levels by introducing alternate driving days for the first time in nearly two decades.
Worried scientists said Sunday they had found four new ozone-destroying gases in the atmosphere, most likely put there by humans in the last 50-odd years despite a ban on these dangerous compounds.
China says it will tighten environmental legislation and force polluters to pay compensation following renewed blasts of toxic air.
China’s biggest online face-mask sellers were running out of stock Wednesday as consumers rushed to protect themselves from smog that has shrouded large swathes of northern China for a week.
Chinese President Xi Jinping braved Beijing’s choking smog Tuesday, making an unannounced visit to a trendy alley and sitting with residents in his latest public relations effort to be seen as a man of the people.
The smog is so bad even the statues wear masks. Or at least they do in pictures of a campus stunt that circulated online Tuesday as parts of northern China suffered a sixth straight day of severe pollution.
Dangerous smog which has blighted swathes of northern China in recent days has prompted a spike in air purifier sales, local media reported Monday, as pollution continued to shroud Beijing.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
LUCENA CITY—A recent summit on environmental laws and their enforcement became an eye-opener for police on their role in protecting the environment, according to provincial environment officials. The summit, held in Lucban town, helped strengthen the capability of police, courts, nongovernment organizations and government agencies to protect the environment, according to Manny Calayag, of [...]
By Allan Macatuno
Officials here have stopped the unloading of soil bearing nickel ore following complaints from environmental advocates against what they said was the use of this free port as a temporary storage area for pollutants.