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[OPINION] In defense of Manila Bay

Jan 18, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Manila Bay now has 330 million units of fecal bacteria – a far cry from its one million units 20 years ago. What needs to be done?

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With carbon pricing, Train Law can help reduce pollution

Feb 28, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Historically, when we burn coal or use petroleum products, we generally do not pay for the actual price of the carbon emissions brought about by these fossil fuels

A step in the right direction for renewables in the PH

May 29, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The National Renewable Energy Board s additional incentives for the energy sector will allow solar plants to get a return on their investment and will pave the way for cheaper renewables

SOLAR. Nation's largest solar farm as of February 2016. Photo by Solar Philippines

Road-sharing activity on Roxas Blvd set on February 7

Feb 04, 2016 - 2:53 PM

For about 6 hours Roxas Boulevard s southbound side will be devoted exclusively to pedestrians cyclists and a Filipino made hybrid electric road train

BIKING FOR A CAUSE. Bikers join the Share the Road movement's march to the Supreme Court on February 17, 2014 to file a petition for government agencies to implement road-sharing. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Half of EDSA for bikers, pedestrians only on June 28

Jun 22, 2015 - 1:26 PM

From Ortigas to SM MOA buses and private cars on EDSA will be limited to 3 out of 5 lanes both on the north bound and south bound sides

EDSA REVOLUTION. This is how the June 28 road-sharing scheme on EDSA from Ortigas to SM MOA, Pasau will look like. Image courtesy of Antonio Oposa Jr

5 most walkable, bikeable PH cities

Nov 27, 2014 - 4:05 PM

Vigan Iloilo Pasig Marikina and Cebu are taking great strides in making their cities friendly to pedestrians and cyclists

When Malampaya runs out, what protection do consumers have?

Sep 26, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The feed in tariff allowance will be an item in our electric bill that won t fluctuate with the prices of renewable energy It is not the same as the universal charge which is our payment for the debts and failures of the past

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5 PH cities to block off roads for pedestrians, cyclists

Mar 26, 2014 - 11:10 AM

Iloilo Cebu Pasig San Juan and Marikina will block off major roads from cars and reserve them for cyclists and pedestrians this week

BIKING FOR A CAUSE. Bikers join the Share the Road movement's march to the Supreme Court to file a petition for government agencies to implement road-sharing. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Petition filed to give half of PH roads to commuters

Feb 17, 2014 - 2:07 PM

Citizens walk to the Supreme Court to demand that half the roads be devoted to the majority of Filipinos who don t own cars

CAR-CENTRIC. Petitioners walk through Taft Avenue, one of the busiest streets in Manila, to reach the Supreme Court. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

ASEAN youth: aspirations and opportunities

Dec 08, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Members of the ASEAN youth must always be hopeful yet critical and watchful yet engaged

Victims or victors of the climate crisis?

Nov 25, 2013 - 3:45 PM

In the face of this climate crisis Will we continue to be the victims? Or will we emerge as the victors?

Palace urged to build ponds vs floods

Aug 11, 2012 - 9:33 PM

The government should build ponds water reservoirs and lakes to prevent flooding says one of Asia s top environmental lawyers

Learning to breathe underwater

Aug 11, 2012 - 3:53 PM

The solution to flooding is really very simple: Give the excess waters a place to go That is the function of wetlands ponds and lakes

Focus: Marine riches of South China Sea

Apr 26, 2012 - 9:09 PM

Top environmental lawyer hits small thinking that focuses on oil in South China Sea the site of an ongoing standoff between the Philippines and China

TOP LAWYER. One of Asia's leading voices in environmental law, Antonio Oposa Jr, makes a proposal amid the Scarborough Shoal dispute. Photo by Melvyn Calderon

Don't lie to Beijing, DFA tells Chinese embassy

Apr 25, 2012 - 7:16 PM

The DFA complains about statements contrary to reality in a note verbale to the Chinese embassy in the Philippines

DON'T LIE. The DFA warns the Chinese embassy in the Philippines to be "factual" in its reports to Beijing.

Declare Spratlys an International Marine Reserve

Apr 25, 2012 - 2:21 PM

Let us change the dimension of the debate Small thinking is to quarrel over a few pieces of rock in the middle of a big sea in the hope of finding oil to take out and use up for the present needs of a single country