More articles about: environment
 
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Meanwhile, hurricanes are lined up like the Rockettes. Let's check in on the president*.
This episode in our continuing series, Water: How Does It Work Anyway? brings us to what used to be the Rio Grande River, the third-longest river wholly contained in the United States. It is of intrinsic environmental, cultural, and historic value. It ...
 
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The earth is on fire. It's also flooding. And hot. And very dry
One product of our surreal age is that the all-consuming maelstrom of news swirling out of wherever Donald Trump is at any given moment—has essentially buried the fact that the world is on fire. No, really. It's on fire. The West Coast ...
 
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Contrary to the goals set under the Renewable Energy Act, the percentage of power generated from renewable energy has actually decreased over the past decade.
It’s often said that the Philippines has a lot of good laws, but that they lack implementation. The Renewable Energy Act (RA9513) is certainly one of those laws. When it was passed in 2008, it was a trailblazing piece of legislation that aimed ...
 
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Meet Robert Suntay, founder and president of the SEA-VIP Institute, a foundation that works to protect the marine biodiversity resources in the Verde Island Passage.
Robert Suntay was readying a presentation he was about to give to Waldorf students. “It could be a very depressing talk,” he noted. He was basing it off the documentaries An Inconvenient Sequel, Chasing Coral, and A Plastic Ocean, all which portend ...
 
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Hollywood generally revels in world-ending melodrama, but it's bottled out of taking on the biggest threat of all
Hollywood has generally relished existential threats to humanity—nuclear war, pandemics, asteroid collisions, alien invasion—so it’s a bit odd it's studiously ignored the biggest actual existential threat to humanity there is.We’re through the worst of the heatwave, but across the world—Japan, Greece, Algeria—this ...
 
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Net-Works is teaching Filipino fishermen to recycle their nets into carpets, providing them with new income and giving coral reefs a chance to regenerate and flourish.
Pollution and poverty are two issues that seriously plague the Philippines today, and we often think we can only solve one problem at the expense of the other. But a company called Net-Works is proving that it’s possible to both care for ...
 
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This supermarket offers the perfect incentive to start recycling all that single-use plastic.
The prospect of reducing our use of plastic can be pretty daunting, especially since we use so much of it in our everyday lives. Making "ecobricks" presents an easy way to recycle plastic—all you have to do is tightly pack a water ...
 
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Given the Irrawaddy dolphin’s critically endangered status, the sight of a pregnant dolphin and calves is great news.
Yesterday, the dolphin research team of University of Saint La Salle-Bacolod was delighted to spot a pregnant Irrawaddy dolphin in the waters of Bago-Pulupandan, Negros Occidental. This is wonderful news for conservationists, since the local population is listed as critically endangered.Mark dela ...
 
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For the third year in a row.
The United Nations University’s Institute for Environment and Human Security has released its 2017 World Risk Report, which indicates "the risk of disaster in consequence of extreme natural events" in 171 countries around the world. This year, the Philippines ranks third on ...
 
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It turns out CSR matters more to Filipino consumers than you’d think.
Environmental responsibility is a hot topic these days, especially with the controversial closure of Boracay last week. Even before the island came under scrutiny, a survey showed that a majority of Filipinos believe that businesses should ensure their practices don’t damage the environment. Last year, ...
 
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An environmentalist takes a surprising stand on the plastic problem.
The Philippines ranks third in the world’s top ocean polluters of plastic. Naturally, this makes Filipinos very angry. We’re angry at the government (again). The problem, we say, is that the government sucks at containing our waste. And it's true: Even if most of ...
 
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Is this the part where people start caring?
On this sunny day, as an iceberg almost the size of Delaware is about to break off from Antarctica, let's get good and terrified about climate change.New York Magazine just published a harrowing rundown of what, exactly, will happen to our planet and the humans ...