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Rappler's latest stories on world environment day


Humans consume 'tens of thousands' of plastic pieces each year

Jun 05, 2019 - 11:36 PM

'The most effective way to reduce human consumption of microplastics will likely be to reduce the production and use of plastics,' authors of a recent study say

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On World Environment Day, groups intensify campaign vs Kaliwa Dam

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:27 PM

In celebration of World Environment Day, groups opposing the construction of Kaliwa Dam start their campaign to convince President Duterte to revoke the contract to build

Various groups converged to campaign against the construction of New Centennial Water Source Kaliwa dam on World Environment Day, June 5. Photo by Anna Mogato/ Rappler

11 fascinating facts about bees, the most important pollinators

Jun 10, 2018 - 4:00 PM

One-third of food produced in the world depends on pollination, and bees hold the most important role among all pollinators

Anti-mining advocates push for 'rights of nature' law

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Anti-mining advocates and environmental groups join the Salakyag ng mga Sangnilikha, which aims to empower communities to talk about environmental issues

Stop Killing The Environment. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Manila 'trash bin' waterway choked with plastic

Jun 05, 2018 - 8:02 PM

Plastic pollution is a major problem in the Philippines, which along with China, Vietnam, and Indonesia, is frequently listed among the world's worst offenders

EARTH DAY. Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission personnel remove floating and plastic materials from Pasig River in Mandaluyong City on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Earth Day 2018 campaigns to reduce single-use plastics with the theme, "Green the Cities, Green the Oceans. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Plastic wasteland: Asia's ocean pollution crisis

Jun 05, 2018 - 4:02 PM

World Environment Day 2018 is highlighting the perils of plastic with the tagline 'if you can't reuse it, refuse it'

Report urges UN to 'recognize human right to healthy environment'

Jun 04, 2018 - 5:32 PM

In their statement, the UN highlights the increasing threats posed by climate change and the increasing risks faced by environmental advocates

Value of environmental crime at record-high $258B – report

Jun 04, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Environmental crime is the world’s 4th largest criminal enterprise after drug smuggling counterfeiting and human trafficking

ILLEGAL LOGGING. This picture taken in a forest close to Rantoe Panjang Bidari village, East Aceh on April 21, 2016 shows Indonesian policemen conducting an operation to crack down on illegal logging.  File photo by AFP

Action before celebration on World Environment Day

Jun 05, 2015 - 3:52 PM

On World Environment Day revisit the health and living conditions of the children living in Happyland Tondo

A call for greener, healthier hospitals

Jun 05, 2015 - 12:02 PM

At the St Paul Hospital in Tuguegarao instead of using toxic chemical disinfectants the housekeeping department uses vinegar and baking soda as their main cleaning agents

10 animals threatened by climate change

Jun 05, 2015 - 8:47 AM

On World Environment Day meet 10 animals your grandkids will likely never set eyes on if humanity does nothing to curb climate change

Climate talks: 'Raise your voice, not sea level' – UN

Jun 05, 2014 - 8:06 PM

Greenhouse gas concentrations continue to rise with the most threatening impact happening on small island states says UN climate chief Christiana Figueres

RISING WATER LEVELS. Filipino fishermen riding on a makeshift boat wade on the silted water of Laguna Lake in Taguig city, south of Manila. Many of the Philippines' islands are threatened by rising water levels. Photo by Francis Malasig/ EPA

A clarion call for Palawan on World Environment Day

Jun 05, 2014 - 3:14 PM

Palawan s plight is a microcosm of the current crisis of the Philippine environment Join various people s initiatives to protect the country s last frontier

SAVE PALAWAN. Coral Reefs in Ulugan Bay. Photo by  PJ Santos/Kalikasan ST

Pope: Wasting food is stealing from the poor

Jun 06, 2013 - 1:07 AM

Pope Francis blasts a culture of waste that neglects the hungry

Environment Day 2013: Think, Eat, Save

Jun 05, 2013 - 11:54 PM

On World Environment Day advocates aim to promote awareness about the alarming situation of food consumption and waste