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The Philippine Coast Guard says the oil spill contaminated coastal areas of 23 communities, and displaced 400 people
Japan produces more plastic packaging waste per capita than any nation apart from the United States, according to the UN
Independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta claims the factory deliberately funneled the wastewater into wildlife areas and hastily removed their pipes when investigators and emergency services arrived on the scene
The authors believe Antarctic creatures eat plastic fragments while grazing on their usual food
Have you been using more plastic during quarantine?
The spill of over 21,000 tons of fuel takes place after a fuel reservoir collapsed last month at a power plant
The accident is the second largest in modern Russian history in terms of volume, World Wildlife Fund expert Alexei Knizhnikov says
(UPDATED) An unintended boon of shuttered factories and empty roads has been more breathable air
'We've never really experienced clean air like this,' says the Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment
While it may seem hard, environmental advocates say people can lessen the waste they produce daily even during the coronavirus pandemic
You can do you part in helping Mother Earth despite the lockdown
The company is starting in their own backyard – by reducing their plastic waste
Maps comparing NO2 concentrations show a marked decline between January 1-20, before a sweeping quarantine was imposed on Wuhan and other cities, and February 10-25
The plastic industry resists banning single-use plastics even as environmental group EcoWaste points out that it's the solution to plastic pollution
In the Philippines, air pollution from fossil fuels – primarily coal, oil, and gas – is attributed to causing an estimated 27,000 premature deaths per year
'The Story of Plastic' hopes to help the audience have a better idea about the gravity of the plastic pollution crisis, as well as some insight into workable solutions
Several mall operators and convenience stores in Thailand ban single-use plastic bags and will instead see customers paying a small fee for a reusable bag made of a cloth-like fabric
From Greta Thunberg, the LGBTQ+, the #metoo movement, the fact-checkers to the Magnitsky activists, history slams us with one truth: 'power is not given, it is taken'
They aim to educate the youth on the importance of recycling in each concert and roadshow event organized
The switch from green to clear plastic bottle packaging is an industry-first sustainability initiative in Southeast Asia
Researchers in Singapore say they have converted plastic into "formic acid", which can be used in power plants to generate electricity, by using a catalyst which neither damages the environment nor costs a lot of money
In Tehran, average concentrations of hazardous airborne particles reached 146 micrograms per cubic meter on November 30
The Southeast Asian country is one of the world's largest consumers of plastic, with Thais using up to 3,000 single-use plastic bags each per year, whether for wrapping street food, takeaway coffee or packing groceries.
How will you practice a zero-waste lifestyle? Here's a running list of zero-waste initiatives that you can be a part of.
‘That is good, if he decides to be serious about it,’ one netizen writes
President Rodrigo Duterte floats the idea during a Cabinet meeting, but is still deciding which alternative materials can be used in place of single-use plastics
'There is smoke everywhere and people, including youngsters, kids, elderly are finding it difficult to breathe,' says Delhi's chief minister in a Twitter video. 'Eyes are burning. Pollution is that bad.'
The current smog crisis is the worst in 3 years, and New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is calling for a range of measures to fight what he describes as 'unbearable pollution'
#ManyWaystoZeroWaste is a movement pushing for responsible ways to use reduce plastic
This is how plastics make their way into our food chain
The Philippines needs to catch up where regulating plastic use is concerned
'We cannot avoid using plastic, but we have to manage,' says San Fernando City Mayor Edwin Santiago
A study offers fresh evidence that the vast garbage patches floating in the middle of oceans are mostly the result of merchant marine vessels tossing their waste overboard by the ton
The Central Visayas Environmental Management Bureau Air says pollution in Metro Cebu returns to normal
The Race for Water Foundation is organizing school visits and workshops to educate different individuals and organizations on the global plastic pollution challenge
The winning group proposes to turn sari-sari stores into refilling stations and exchange sachets for coins to address the country’s plastic waste at the 2019 Social Good Summit
Almost 10 million people under 18 live in the areas worst affected by fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island and the country's part of Borneo island, UNICEF says
While use of refillables and package-free purchasing is becoming trendy among the wealthy, what do we do about the 'tingi' and sari-sari store culture among most Filipinos that contribute to plastic waste?
This garden of 30,000 'tulips' might be Basilan's next most Instagrammable spot
7 years of Social Good summits is just the start. Our global, collective action is key
Participants of the 2019 Social Good Summit say the plastics problem in the country must also be treated as a social and economic issue
The environment department recommends that residents minimize outdoor activity as air pollution in Cebu City is already above safe levels
Singapore suffers from the smoke from forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia
The campaign aims to engage the government, corporations, and communities in finding solutions to our plastic waste problem
Snapshots of the zero waste movement in the Philippines
An increasing number of studies are linking air pollution to lower cognition and poor concentration
A June report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) ranks Tel Aviv's coastline as the third most polluted by plastic waste in the Mediterranean, behind Barcelona and southern Turkey
The World Health Organization says: 'We urgently need to know more about the health impact of microplastics because they are everywhere – including in our drinking water'
'It's readily apparent that the majority of the microplastic in the snow comes from the air,' says a study. It found that microplastic particles can be transported tremendous distances through the atmosphere.
Tardigrades can survive extremes of temperature and pressure, including the frigid vacuum of space