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Rappler's latest stories on environmental issues


Lies and disinformation cover up environmental assault on the Baltic Sea

May 25, 2020 - 12:02 PM

Pollution linked to animal farming in northwestern Russia contaminates rivers and kills large areas of seabed

[ANALYSIS] Incineration of coronavirus wastes will worsen the situation

Apr 10, 2020 - 3:42 PM

Much of health care wastes are single-use materials such as disposable gloves, gowns, face masks, and IV bags, which are mostly plastics made from fossil fuels. When burned, they release toxic substances.

[OPINION] The coronavirus: A warning to care for our common home

Mar 17, 2020 - 3:37 PM

'The outbreak proves once again that we fail to learn from our history. This reality is not just limited to armed conflicts, political patterns, or social revolutions; it also applies to the way we treat our environment.'

[OPINION] Push for pro-poor, pro-environment energy policy

Jan 06, 2020 - 3:16 PM

Millions of households continue to be without electricity, and many other areas with a limited service of only 4 to 6 hours per day

Is China worsening the developing world's environmental crisis?

Sep 01, 2018 - 1:30 PM

China does not push its partners to strengthen environmental protections. For this reason, trading intensively with China is especially likely to generate high levels of pollution in developing countries.

Good science, due process and mining

Feb 22, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Is a golden mean possible in mining? Yes but radical reforms in governance are necessary to get there

House to probe coal stockpile in Tondo

Sep 18, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Respiratory and skin diseases affect residents of Happyland in Tondo Manila as the nearby stockpile of Rock Energy International Corporation continues its operations

COAL STOCKPILE. Rock Energy International Corporation operates a coal stockpile facility just across Happyland, Barangay 105 in Tondo, Manila. Photo of coal stockpile from Rock Energy's Facebook page, photo of Happyland by Rappler

#ClimateActionPH dilemma: Cutting carbon emissions from coal

May 13, 2016 - 4:51 PM

The issue isn’t merely our commitment to the Paris Agreement Even without it the Philippines needs to get serious about mitigating climate change because the country is most vulnerable to it

Ombudsman to probe 600 local execs for illegal dump sites

Feb 10, 2016 - 12:32 PM

The Environmental Management Bureau has identified and submitted the list of 350 LGUs with recurring and blatant violations of open dump sites to the Ombudsman

OPEN DUMP SITE. Many local government units in the Philippines have yet to comply with the Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. File photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Climate summit hosts press India on emissions

Feb 05, 2015 - 7:49 PM

Taking action against climate disruption and for poverty reduction should not be regarded as two separate and contradictory goals said France s foreign minister Laurent Fabius

Rappler reporter receives environmental journalism award

Oct 30, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Rappler s Pia Ranada is among 3 Filipino winners in the 2014 Asian Environmental Journalism Awards in Singapore

#AnimatED: Kuwentong may kuwenta para sa climate change

Sep 29, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Kung gusto ng Filipinas na hindi makadagdag sa pagkasira ng kapaligiran isang determinadong tugon ang kailangan: huwag nang dagdagan ang coal fired plants at kumilos tungo sa pagpapasara at pagbabaklas ng mga nakatayo na

Aquino's tough choice: Disrupt beach or forest?

Aug 29, 2014 - 2:22 PM

But President Benigno Aquino III says the benefits of the connecting road between Oriental and Occidental Mindoro will outweigh the difficulties in its construction

Are paper bags really better for the planet?

Aug 22, 2014 - 11:24 AM

The use of disposable shopping bags, whether made of paper or plastic, comes with pros and cons for the environment

Robredo fails to break SM-protesters stalemate

Apr 17, 2012 - 7:25 AM

Protesters allowed to inspect the site where 182 trees were permitted to be earth balled and cut

Lawyers to file contempt charges vs SM Baguio

Apr 10, 2012 - 11:57 PM

SM Baguio defies a court order and continues earth balling trees on Luneta Hill