Posts Tagged pollution

From rice fields to trash fields: Indonesian farmers find profit in pollution

Robie de Guzman   •   August 16, 2019

Once home to rice farmers and their luscious green paddy fields, this Indonesian village is now a dump for truckloads of rubbish. As Indonesia looks to tackle the country’s growing...

Microplastics contaminating air, scientists warn

Robie de Guzman   •   August 16, 2019

German and Swiss scientists have published a study suggesting that microplastic is being blown vast distances through the air and dumped when it snows, underscoring the threat the growing form...

Waves of cuttlefish wash up on shore in Chile

admin   •   February 13, 2019

Thousands of cuttlefish have mysteriously washed up on shore in Chile’s Bahia Inglesa, amidst pollution fears in this coastal area that is one of the country’s main tourist hotspots. Locals...

People worried as China’s capital blanket by pollution

admin   •   December 3, 2018

A total of 79 Chinese cities have triggered air pollution alerts as severe winter smog covers wide swaths of the country, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday (December...

Poor air quality in India’s capital triggers health concerns

admin   •   November 12, 2018

  Pollution levels in New Delhi, the capital of India, are over 50 times more than the allowed limits, raising people’s concerns over health especially for children. Four-year-old Avyan suffers from...

EU lawmakers move to ban throw-away plastics

admin   •   October 25, 2018

  European Union lawmakers moved on Wednesday (October 24) to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws and cotton buds, and put a greater burden on manufacturers to recycle in...

Benguet sets Thursday as ‘car-less’ day beginning May

admin   •   April 12, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — La Trinidad, Benguet Mayor Romeo Salda has signed the Executive Order No. 05-2018 which declares Thursdays a “car-less” day. This serves as support to the government’s efforts to...

Aklan LGU presents 6-month Boracay action plan for the island’s recovery

admin   •   February 28, 2018

AKLAN, Philippines — The local government of Aklan has presented its six-month action plan for the rehabilitation of Boracay. This is in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to clean...

At least 30 establishments in Boracay are without a proper drainage system

admin   •   February 21, 2018

MANILA, Philippines —The Malay Municipal Engineering Office and the Municipal health officer inspected the drainage of a hotel to determine if it properly connects with the sewerage system of Boracay....

Beijing issues first major smog alert of winter

admin   •   January 16, 2018

China’s capital Beijing imposed stringent measures to curb output of heavy industry as plunging temperatures spurred heating demand. This, after Beijing, issued its first major smog alert of the winter...

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