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Malaysia to ship back hundreds of tons of plastic waste

May 28, 2019 - 5:48 PM

'We urge developed countries to stop shipping garbage to our country,' says Yeo Bee Yin, Malaysia's minister of energy, technology, science, environment and climate change

PLASTIC WASTE. A member of the media takes pictures of containers filled with plastic waste before shipping back to the country of origin in Port Klang, west of Kuala Lumpur on May 28, 2019. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Yeb Saño named Greenpeace Southeast Asia executive director

Jan 30, 2016 - 4:03 PM

Greenpeace Southeast Asia Regional Board Chief Suzy Hutomo is confident that Saño will lead Greenpeace Southeast Asia to its ambitious goal of protecting the region s natural heritage from destruction

CLIMATE CHANGE CHAMPION. Executive Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia Naderev "Yeb" Saño poses for portraits in Greenpeace Jakarta office. Photo by Afriadi Hikmal / Greenpeace

Indonesian clerics issue fatwa to protect wildlife

Mar 05, 2014 - 2:13 PM

The WWF called the fatwa the first of its kind in the world and said the use of religion for wildlife protection is a positive step forward

SLOWED GROWTH. Indonesia economy slows its growth in 2013.

Earth Hour aims to give fiberglass boats to Haiyan fishermen

Feb 19, 2014 - 6:35 PM

Aside from the annual 60 minute switch off there will also be a crowd funding campaign to help fishermen get back to sea

FIBERGLASS BOAT. The grey boat in the photo is a prototype of the fiberglass Mark I model. Photo by Gregg Yan/WWF-Philippines

Spider-Man is new Earth Hour ambassador

Feb 13, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Stars Andrew Garfield Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx are also throwing their support behind the global lights off movement

Climate-proof roads needed before Clark airport development

Jan 19, 2014 - 8:18 AM

The airport a major economic contributor for Angeles City and Pampanga will only be viable if it can be accessed in any weather

ALL-WEATHER ACCESS. For any development of Clark International Airport (formerly Diosdado Macapagal International Airport) to fly, major roads leading to it must be adapted to climate change and extreme weather events. Photo by Jerick Parrone

Extreme flooding can turn Naga City into an island

Jan 17, 2014 - 5:49 PM

Naga City proper is within the catchment area of the Bicol River Basin – the old business district sits barely above sea level The city was isolated by flood before

FROM CITY TO ISLAND CITY? Naga City in Camarines Sur sits beside rivers that could overflow during storms and turn the inland city into an island. Photo from the Naga Smiles to the World Facebook page

Tacloban: In the jaws of a 'climate sandwich'

Jan 16, 2014 - 7:12 PM

Upland villages are highly susceptible to landslides while other barangays are only 3 meters above sea level and can be easily be swept when sea levels rise

THREATS TO ECONOMY. Yolanda damage to Tacloban's one and only airport was a big blow to the city's economy. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

Climate change threatens economy of 4 PH cities

Jan 15, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Ports roads and drainage systems in Tacloban Naga Batangas and Angeles cities should be checked before stronger typhoons paralyze economic drivers

EXPOSED. Tacloban City in Leyte received the highest vulnerability rating for climate change impacts in a study. Photo by Gregg Yan

10 tips for an eco-friendly Christmas

Dec 17, 2013 - 1:26 PM

We can celebrate the Yuletide season and save the environment at the same time

GREEN CHRISTMAS. Have a 'green' Christmas by using recycled paper instead of new wrapping paper for your Christmas gifts

Rappler named WWF-Philippines Media Partner of the Year

Nov 10, 2013 - 6:00 PM

For helping spread awareness for environmental issues Rappler will receive a special trophy from the green group on November 12

Coming to grips with a climate-defined future

Sep 30, 2013 - 10:08 AM

Climate change is a global phenomenon but it will manifest itself in clusters or pockets of risk How do we prepare ourselves?

Lory Tan

Saving Nemo: The truth about the marine aquarium trade

Sep 29, 2013 - 12:39 PM

Love to collect fish? Think before you buy The marine aquarium trade has lasting ecological consequences

WHERE IS NEMO? In the 5 years since 'Finding Nemo' aired, rising demand for the aquarium trade has   forced some clownfish populations to decline by as much as 75%. All photos by Gregg Yan

Green groups urge more domestic action on climate change

Sep 28, 2013 - 5:33 PM

After the release of an international climate change report groups call for more local action on climate change adaptation

LOCAL ACTION. The Philippines, already suffering from some of the worst impacts of climate change, has to act now, according to green groups after the release of IPCC's Fifth Assessment report on the status of climate change

Hope for Tubbataha, cradle of life

Jun 08, 2013 - 12:29 PM

On World Oceans Day we have renewed hope for Tubbataha Reef s full recovery after intrusions by the USS Guardian and a Chinese poaching vessel

A NEW WORLD. The Tubbataha Reef is home to countless fish and corals. All photos by Gregg Yan

Cheat sheet: Manila Bay reclamation

Mar 09, 2013 - 8:59 AM

What s the Manila Bay reclamation issue all about and why should you care?

HUMAN CHAIN. Over 3,000 people formed a human chain last February 12 to oppose the Manila Bay reclamation by Manila Gold Coast Corporation. All photos by Pia Ranada