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DOH launches sanitation drive to stop surge of mosquitoes in Metro


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.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Subic pollution feared in nickel ore stockpile


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.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Polluted Paris forces thousands of cars off the road

The Eiffel Tower, is barely seen through the smog from Paris, Friday, March 14, 2014. Air pollution that has turned Paris skies a murky yellow is giving a break to millions of French travelers ó all public transportation in the Paris region and two other cities is free for the next three days. Nearly three-quarters of France is under alert in what the European Environment Agency says is the worst air pollution since 2007. AP

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.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New ozone-depleting gases found in atmosphere

An image released on October 2, 2011 by NASA shows Ozone at about 20 km altitude, near the peak of the ozone layer in the lower stratosphere, in late March 2011. Red colors represent large ozone amounts, purple and gray colors (over the north polar region) represent very small ozone amounts. The white line marks the area within which chemical ozone destruction takes place. Worried scientists said Sunday, March 9, 2014, 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.  AFP PHOTO/NASA/JPL-CALTECH

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.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China to tighten rules against pollution

A woman wears a mask as she walks by the iconic bird's nest National Stadium on a hazy day in Beijing, China, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

China says it will tighten environmental legislation and force polluters to pay compensation following renewed blasts of toxic air.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China smog drives masks out of stock

A man and a car traveling on a road are obscured in heavy haze on a severely polluted day in Pingshan county of Shijiazhuang, in northern China's Hebei province, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. AP

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.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

China leader’s stroll in Beijing alley sparks buzz

Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, is surrounded by onlookers during an unannounced visit to a residential alley in Beijing, China Tuesday. AP

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.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Pollution hides Beijing skyline; statues get masks

In this photo taken Sunday Feb. 23, 2014, residents barbecue along the river bank during a hazy day in southwest China's Chongqing municipality. Xinhua said that almost all provinces in central and east China have had serious air pollution since Friday, and that Beijing and five provinces in northern and eastern China had reported "severe smog." AP

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.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Air purifier rush as smog shrouds northern China

china map

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.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Environment summit eye-opener for lawmen


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 [...]

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

SBMA stops nickel ore unloading following protests

TONS of soil with nickel ore that were unloaded near Leyte pier in   Subic Bay Freeport have been covered with tarpaulin.

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.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Iloilo execs seek faster spill cleanup


An official monitoring the progress of operations to clean up the oil spill that aggravated the effects of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on a town in northern Iloilo province is asking the firm handling the cleanup to work faster as the operation is just half completed almost three months after the spill hit the town.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Villagers slam stench from trash dump

THESE accumulated garbage turn Angeles City’s materials recovery facility into an open dump. JUN MALIG / Inquirer Central Luzon

Residents of Pampang village here have been complaining of stench from some 12,000 metric tons of garbage that had accumulated at the local government’s materials recovery facility (MRF) near the city’s market, hospital and schools.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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  4. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  5. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  6. Massive infra spending set
  7. South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  8. Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  9. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
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  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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  • Lifestyle

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  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
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  • Entertainment

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  • Whoopi Goldberg debuts as marijuana columnist
  • ‘X-men’ director accused of sex assault on teen boy
  • Cannes film festival launches race for 2014 Palme d’Or
  • Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes
  • Business

  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Oil prices mixed ahead of long Easter weekend
  • US stocks end mostly higher after earnings deluge
  • Total says makes ‘very promising’ oil find off Ivory Coast
  • ‘Chinese Twitter’ firm Weibo to go public in US
  • Technology

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  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

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  • San Francisco business coalition slams proposed tax on sugary drinks
  • A ‘time-travel’ production of ‘Les Miserable’ at Stanford
  • Filipina Maryknoll sister honored for years of service
  • Malaysia quarantines 64 villagers over MERS virus
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