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[OPINION] The green-red light: Changing the last 50 years of eco-imperialism

Apr 24, 2020 - 3:16 PM

'This pandemic that served as break from the excesses of neoliberalism is a window of opportunity to draw and build an alternative – an economic democracy'

[OPINION] Time for PH banks to withdraw from coal, invest in permanent solutions

Apr 24, 2020 - 1:48 PM

'13 Philippine banks provided over P319 million worth of financial services to coal developers.... With this, more communities across the country will have to suffer the dirty and deadly impact of power generation from coal'

Locked-down Delhi revels in fresh air and blue sky

Apr 23, 2020 - 3:55 PM

'We've never really experienced clean air like this,' says the Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment

A motorist ride along a deserted street during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in New Delhi on April 2, 2020

Dalai Lama calls for 'universal responsibility' on Earth Day

Apr 23, 2020 - 3:23 PM

'In the midst of this struggle (against a pandemic), we are reminded of the value of compassion and mutual support,' says the Tibetan spiritual leader n a statement to mark Earth Day

Dalai Lama

Going zero waste during a pandemic? These advocates say it's possible

Apr 23, 2020 - 1:50 PM

While it may seem hard, environmental advocates say people can lessen the waste they produce daily even during the coronavirus pandemic

ZERO WASTE. One way that people can try to lessen the waste in their daily lifestyles is to wear reusable masks instead of disposable ones during this pandemic. Photo from Shutterstock

U.S. attacks China climate record on Earth Day

Apr 23, 2020 - 10:20 AM

China is 'offsetting the progress of countries all around the world in reducing global emissions,' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells reporters

SMOG. Students wearing face masks walk across the street in a line in Jinan, in east China's Shandong province amongst heavy air pollution on December 24, 2015. Photo by STR/AFP

Fight climate change like coronavirus – U.N.

Apr 22, 2020 - 9:45 PM

The UN's World Meteorological Organization says it is time to flatten the curve on climate change as well, with its impact on the planet 'reaching a crescendo' in the past 5 years

#EarthDay2020: PH facing its 'worst ecological crisis' – IBON Foundation

Apr 22, 2020 - 5:05 PM

IBON Foundation says the sorry state of the Philippine environment has made Filipinos very vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic

[OPINION] You can have a relationship with nature despite the lockdown

Apr 22, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'Longing for nature is a normal emotional response during this lockdown'

Earth Day 2020: Climate action in the time of the coronavirus

Apr 22, 2020 - 3:00 PM

'Crises don't happen in a vacuum and that the issues we're confronting now, from climate to wildlife to public health, are related,' says Beatrice Tulagan of climate movement

[ANALYSIS] Ecological irresponsibility and pandemics

Apr 22, 2020 - 1:09 PM

'Today’s pandemic is the worst scenario but it has been foreseen. We can actually say we told you so to decision makers and to businesses who did not listen to us.'

TIPS: How to stay sustainable during the coronavirus pandemic

Apr 22, 2020 - 11:06 AM

You can do you part in helping Mother Earth despite the lockdown

look:Vendors at the public market of baguio city sell fresh highland vegetables, which come in bulk despite the difficulty in transporting the goods to the lowland markets. The department of agriculture however assured unhampered flow of vegetables by issuing food passes to traders. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

[OPINION] Heherson Alvarez writes 30

Apr 22, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Senator Alvarez seemed to have been born to controversy. And he loved it. He embraced it.'

[OPINION] Earth Day at 50: Lessons for the post-coronavirus world

Apr 22, 2020 - 9:00 AM

'The global COVID-19 response, imperfect it may be, is demonstrating that rapid collaborative action on a planetary scale is possible; hence, there is hope for the climate'

300 PH scientists, conservationists call for 'a culture of care for nature'

Apr 20, 2020 - 3:49 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 'Make nature a priority,' Philippine leaders told in an open letter from 300 scientists, conservationists ahead of Earth Day 2020

How the old 'normal' caused the pandemic

Apr 19, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Our lives are too small, our minds so closed, our interests so shallow, our existing social and political ideologies too narrow, to recognize that we invited this non-living thing into our lives, into our normal'

[OPINION] Can you make every day Earth Day?

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:00 AM

When I decided to be a lawyer, I wanted to uphold truth and justice at all costs, working hard to fight not only for my countrymen and the motherland, but for Mother Nature as well.

7,000 religious sector, youth members form 'human chain' for coal-free Negros

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:01 AM

San Carlos Diocese pastoral director Fr. Edwin Laude says the protest against the building of a coal-fired power plant was the 'cause of everybody'

NO TO COAL. Members of the religious sector and the youth form a "human chain" in front of the San Carlos Borromeo Cathedral in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental on Monday, April 22, to oppose the entry of coal-fired power plant in the province. Photo by Marchel Espina

FALSE: Littering runners in photo are 'university students'

Feb 08, 2019 - 4:56 PM

This is an old photo of runners, called Eco Warriors, participating in the National Geographic Earth Day Run 2012

No, this is an old photo of runners, called Eco Warriors, participating in the National Geographic Earth Day Run 2012

WATCH: PH's climate czar tries carbon footprint calculator

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

See the level of emissions and the number of trees Secretary Vernice Victorio s household needs to plant to offset it

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, April 17-23, 2017

Apr 23, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Must watch videos from the past week

Cardinal Tagle on Earth Day: Protect nature from 'acts of greed'

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Advocates sign the Laudato Si manifesto a guide to ecological action inspired by Pope Francis historic encyclical on climate change

CLIMATE AGREEMENT. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal stresses the importance of Earth Day 2017, noting that it coincides with historic Paris climate agreement's entry into force for the Philippines

How to feed a billion people (and get rock-hard abs)

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:55 PM

By protecting fisheries humanity can raise yearly wild seafood yields by 100 million metric tonnes – enough to feed a billion people every day forever

CORAL TRIANGLE. A vast shoal of sardines surround a diver in the Visayas. The Philippines is part of the Coral Triangle, the world’s most biodiverse marine area. Photo by Ferdinand Edralin/Oceana

Rappler Talk: Paris climate deal takes effect in PH, now what?

Apr 22, 2017 - 2:04 PM

On Earth Day we discussed what Filipinos can do beyond the ratification of the agreement that seeks to curb global warming

5 fakta unik tentang bumi

Apr 22, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Selamat Hari Bumi

Get your geek on: An earth day challenge

Apr 20, 2017 - 4:05 PM

This Earth Day Haribon offers a laidback and fun activity that nature and eco trivia lovers will surely enjoy

Rappler and Oxfam launch climate change platform for voters

Apr 27, 2016 - 3:23 PM

Oxfam has teamed up with Rappler to bring Filipinos information about the most crucial Climate Change issues and where each Presidential candidate stands

Image courtesy Genevive Estacaan/Oxfam

Hari Bumi: Mengubah gaya hidup kelas menengah yang tinggi karbon

Apr 22, 2016 - 10:06 AM

Pakaian yang kita kenakan makanan dan minuman yang kita konsumsi berpengaruh besar terhadap perubahan iklim

HARI BUMI. Mahasiswa yang tergabung dalam Forum Mahasiswa Pencinta Alam melakukan aksi menyambut Hari Bumi di depan kampus Universitas Negeri Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, pada 21 April 2016. Foto oleh Sahrul Manda Tikupadang/Antara

'Nunal sa tubig': The island in the middle of Laguna Lake

Apr 23, 2015 - 1:59 PM

According to Filipino superstition a mole on one’s feet means restlessness an itching for perpetual motion a lifelong journey of traveling with no lasting destination

All set for Earth Day Jam 2015

Apr 23, 2015 - 11:21 AM

The country s biggest and longest running concert event returns this April in Bonifacio Global City

F--k for Forest, other novel campaigns for environment

Apr 22, 2015 - 8:58 PM

While most of us are busy separating our biodegradable from our non biodegradable trash running miles in glorified fun runs and teaching our kids to recycle their juice packs some take environmental activism to a whole new level

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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

3 things you can do on Earth Day and beyond

Apr 22, 2015 - 11:12 AM

If people nature and the economy can all coexist harmoniously towards sustainable development then humanity will have a chance to survive on Earth

The unsung lives of illegal wildlife trade cops

Apr 22, 2015 - 8:55 AM

On Earth Day 2015 Rappler looks into the lives of Filipino operatives trained to catch illegal wildlife traders and save the endangered animals so valuable to Philippine ecology

EARTH WARRIOR. PSupt John Guyguyon of the CIDG inspects cages of birds being kept in a mausoleum in the Manila North Cemetery in September 2014. All photos courtesy of DENR-BMB

Webhits: To future generations

Apr 22, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Watch spoken word artist Prince Ea in this public apology

#EarthForKids: 3 ways to share your Earth Day ideas

Apr 21, 2015 - 10:46 PM

On Earth Day April 22 Rappler s MovePH and social media teams invite netizens to help raise public awareness on how to save the planet and promote a sustainable future

Would you bike for fireflies?

Apr 21, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The lack of fireflies in the city is only a testament to the polluted air we breathe The fireflies have fled because of air pollution

Obama's visit and the 'toxic' legacy of US bases

Apr 24, 2014 - 5:40 PM

The case of Tubbataha is as much a problem of any Filipino citizen as it is for the thousands of grassroots folks who were directly affected by the damage caused by US Navy ship to Tubbataha

Say cheese: Take a #GlobalSelfie for Earth Day

Apr 22, 2014 - 1:45 PM

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration wants your photos on social media to raise awareness of the breathtaking and finite planet we live in

Things to do: April 11-17

Apr 11, 2014 - 10:59 AM

Holy Week is just around the corner But before you leave the Metro here are some things that are happening this week

Kanta kay Inang Kalikasan

Apr 09, 2014 - 5:41 PM

Bakit walang papel ang panitikan at musika sa Earth Day celebration ng Cultural Center of the Philippines sa Abril 13? Hindi ba t kapag pinaglangkap sila ay mas titiim at tatagos sa kamalayan ang mensahe?

Earth, art, and heart at the Mind Museum

Apr 24, 2013 - 3:09 PM

At the Mind Museum they thought of a different way of celebrating Earth Day using fossils art and performance

Photo by Christine Chan

Runners race to save endangered watershed

Apr 22, 2013 - 5:33 PM

The Sta Rosa watershed is just one of many endangered water systems in the world

Earth Day and the ecology of consciousness

Apr 22, 2013 - 2:57 PM

Our capacity to change ecosystems is proportional to our capacity to change our own consciousness

IT STARTS IN YOU. The wellness of ecology begins within each of us. Photo from the Inner Space Manila Facebook page

Food security: The challenge for candidates

Apr 22, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Why we should consider the candidates’ stand on food security before we vote

Earth Day 2013 eco-tips countdown

Apr 21, 2013 - 12:11 PM

As a countdown to Earth Day on April 22 here are 10 tips for saving Mother Earth in your own way

DO YOUR PART. The sweltering summer heat is a good reminder that we need to shape up and do our share of saving Mother Earth. Image from the Earth Day Network Philippines Facebook page

[Science Solitaire] Because you live here!

Apr 19, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Earth should join social media on Earth Day and have a special account on Twitter and Facebook

Light bulb with 20-year life unveiled in US on Earth Day

Apr 23, 2012 - 12:17 AM

A prize winning super energy saving LED bulb from Philips is said to last over 20 years

#Savethetrees: Click and act on Earth Day

Apr 20, 2012 - 7:02 PM

Join Rappler s Twitter discussion on why we should savethetrees and how to do it

Sandra Seifert goes sultry

Apr 20, 2012 - 6:59 PM

The celeb and model uses her body to encourage people to go vegetarian

GO VEGETARIAN. Sandra believes that there are less painful ways to go vegetarian, like eating tasty meat substitutes. Photo courtesy of PETA.