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Rappler's latest stories on clean air


How to clear the air over quarantine

Jul 08, 2020 - 2:49 PM

What else could be missing in your fancy home office? Perhaps some fresh air.

PH reports significant improvement in air quality

May 15, 2020 - 7:30 PM

'The improvements in air quality at this time confirm that it is possible to reduce air pollution if efforts are targeted towards the main sources of the problem,' the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air says in a recent report

DENR fines 209 Boracay establishments

Oct 29, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says 209 establishments in Boracay need to pay a total of P43 million if they wish to operate again

Puerto Princesa gov't won't junk waste-to-energy deal

Apr 23, 2018 - 8:16 AM

City Administrator and Legal Officer, Atty. Arnel Pedrosa, maintains the planned facility will not pose harm to the environment, as was claimed by the coalition No Burn Pilipinas (NBP)

DENR orders 49 Siargao businesses to address environmental violations

Mar 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM

'If we want to sustain [Siargao's] viability as an international surfing capital, we must show that we are all helping to protect and conserve its environment,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu

PH environmental group to Trump: 'Take a second look at climate change'

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Environmental groups see the ASEAN Summit in Manila as the perfect opportunity to make an appeal to US President Donald Trump, and echo the country's call to uphold the 2015 Paris climate deal

Former VW engineer gets 40 months in 'dieselgate' scandal

Aug 26, 2017 - 12:24 AM

James Robert Liang is sentenced to 40 months in prison and ordered to pay a 200 000 fine after pleading guilty to charges he conspired to defraud the United States and violate the Clean Air Act

VOLKSWAGEN'S DIESELGATE. A Diesel Volkswagen that the company bought back from consumers is loaded on a trailer in the parking lot of the Pontiac Silverdome on August 4, 2017 in Pontiac, Michigan. File photo by Jeff Kowalsky/ AFP

SC is new battleground for coal fight in the Philippines

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The fight against coal fossil energy in the Philippines has mostly been staged in localized battlefronts including the island province of Palawan

Environment groups file case vs DENR, DOE over coal plants proliferation

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:14 PM

The petitioners asks the Supreme Court to compel the two government agencies to do what laws require of them in regulating coal fired power plants

FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. Several individuals and environmental groups bring their anti-coal struggle to the Supreme Court. All photos by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Turbulence injures 27 on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok

May 01, 2017 - 6:38 PM

The terrifying ordeal occurred when the plane flew through a pocket of clean air turbulence – so called because there is no cloud warning of its presence shortly before landing in Bangkok after midnight the airline says

Waste-to-energy technologies in PH? 'Go zero waste instead'

Jan 26, 2017 - 8:30 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is considering the adoption of waste to energy facilities in the country But environmental scientist Jorge Emmanuel explains why this may not be a good idea

SONA 2016: Mixed reactions to Duterte's environmental plans

Jul 26, 2016 - 7:45 PM

What do advocates have to say about President Rodrigo Duterte s statements on different environmental issues during his first State of the Nation Address?

ENVIRONMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte talks about different environmental issues during his first State of the Nation Address. Duterte photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Green groups: Lopez is 'right choice' for DENR post

Jun 21, 2016 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED But environmentalists also urge Gina Lopez to make a strong statement rejecting environmentally destructive projects her own family is pushing for

Ombudsman strictly implements smoking ban

Apr 22, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Ombudsman will now police smokers in all its offices including those using e cigarettes

VW says wrongfooted by US going public on emissions

Mar 07, 2016 - 10:09 PM

Embattled German automaker Volkswagen believed it could clear up emissions cheating allegations with US authorities amicably and was caught off guard by them going public instead

VW. The logo of German car maker Volkswagen is seen on the wheel cap of a vintage VW beetle car at a workshop in Usseln, western Germany, on November 4, 2015. Photo by DPA / Uwe Zucchi / Germany Out / AFP

'Penalize owner, not driver, for smoke-belching vehicles'

Jan 04, 2016 - 11:50 AM

A House bill says transferring liability to just the vehicle owner will help address smoke belching

Environmental groups hail Delhi's controversial car ban

Dec 06, 2015 - 12:13 AM

The Delhi government wants to drastically reduce the number of private cars on the roads in a bid to clean up the city s polluted air

Passengers injured after turbulence hits Doha-Manila flight

Sep 06, 2015 - 9:10 PM

The Qatar Airlines flight QR932 was en route to Manila Saturday afternoon and requested priority landing due to the passengers minor injuries the CAAP says

Metro cities mark Earth Day with clean-up drives, info campaigns

Apr 22, 2015 - 8:08 PM

Las Piñas Malabon and Makati do their share in saving the environment – from protecting a mangrove forest to easing flooding and improving air quality

Miss Earth candidates and hundreds of volunteers from various environmental groups in a coastal clean up at Freedom Island in Las Pinas on April 22, 2015 in celebration of the 45th World Earth Day with the theme "Its our Time to Lead" Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

SC petition filed to shut down Payatas landfill

Mar 13, 2015 - 7:25 PM

A group of concerned residents is seeking a Writ of Kalikasan against government officials for allowing the Payatas sanitary landfill to operate despite violations of environmental laws

LOST IN THE LANDFILL. Most of the garbage generated by Quezon City residents end up in the Payatas landfill. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Parañaque now a 'strictly' non-smoking city

Dec 10, 2014 - 3:35 PM

We need to show how serious we are by putting our feet firmly down the necks of all violators says Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez

To burn trash or not to? Debate in PH rages on

Nov 20, 2014 - 5:14 PM

Government agencies who want to lift the ban on waste incineration cite the growing problem of garbage management Environmentalists say there is no need for an expensive and possibly harmful technology

Does your Metro Manila city have clean air?

Nov 17, 2014 - 2:00 PM

By December each city and town in the metropolis will have a real time air quality monitoring station potentially allowing citizens to hold their local governments responsible for unhealthy air

Don't be a smoke belcher! Free car emission test on Nov 17

Nov 14, 2014 - 6:02 PM

November 17 will be launched as National Check Your Car Day as part of Clean Air Month this November

Hyundai, Kia to pay $100M over fuel economy suit

Nov 04, 2014 - 9:16 AM

The US Department of Justice says the settlement marks the largest civil penalty ever secured under the 4 decade old Clean Air Act

Gov't to draft rules on waste-to-energy burning amid protests

Aug 12, 2014 - 4:12 PM

The guidelines are being crafted despite provisions in two laws that prohibit waste incineration

BURNING WASTE. This is a waste-to-energy incineration plant in Hesse, Germany. Photo by Norbert Nagel from Wikimedia Commons

The solution to PH air pollution

Jan 04, 2014 - 3:41 PM

We must do two things: shift to cleaner car fuel and solve our horrendous traffic problem

DENR to sanction LGUs for New Year air pollution by 2015

Jan 03, 2014 - 3:59 PM

They can be be penalized under the Clean Air Act By mid 2014 there will be an air quality monitoring station in each city in Metro Manila

NEW YEAR SMOG. Smog carrying toxic particles and metallic compounds submerge Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City the morning after New Year's Eve. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

'Green freight' coming to the Philippines

Nov 18, 2012 - 10:55 AM

This involves transporting goods using less fuel less carbon dioxide less air pollution as well as safer and more cost efficient means

Doctors to Roxas: clean up Metro air or we will sue you

Apr 10, 2012 - 2:55 PM

The Philippine Medical Association threatened to file a P1 billion class suit against Transportation and Communications Secretary Manuel Roxas II if measures to reduce air pollution in the Metro Manila are not done or complied with in accordance with the Clean Air Act

MAN IN CHARGE. The Clean Air Act mandates the Department of Transportation and Communications to regulate vehicle emissions. Photo from Facebook