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El Nido beach tests positive for coliform

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EL NIDO town’s coastal cove facing Bacuit Bay PHOTO COURTESY OF EL NIDO TOURISM OFFICE

Water pollution caused by improper sewage management amid uncontrolled coastal development in the picturesque town of El Nido in Northern Palawan province is threatening to set back its rapidly growing tourism sector, Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection Nereus Acosta warned.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

Beijing Marathon Smog

Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

DENR answer to pollution: Advance clean fuel schedule, junk old cars

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Criticized for lagging behind in adopting cleaner fuel standards, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has proposed advancing the implementation of the Euro 4 fuel standards for new passenger and light duty vehicles.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires

Singapore Air Pollution

Air pollution in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels Monday, blanketing the city-state’s skyline with clouds of smog from fires raging across giant rainforests in the neighboring Indonesian island of Sumatra, officials said.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Plastic pollution choking Australian waters – study

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Three-quarters of the trash found off Australian beaches is plastic, a study released Monday said as it warned that the rubbish is entangling and being swallowed by wildlife.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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