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Waves of cuttlefish wash up on shore in Chile

Posted on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 10:59 AM | No Comments
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

Posted on Monday, 3 December 2018 10:15 AM | No Comments
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

Posted on Monday, 12 November 2018 10:08 AM | No Comments
  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

Posted on Thursday, 25 October 2018 10:39 AM | No Comments
  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

Posted on Thursday, 12 April 2018 09:57 AM | No Comments
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

Posted on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 02:59 PM | No Comments
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

Posted on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 01:36 PM | No Comments
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

Posted on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 11:51 PM | No Comments
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...

Why a walk in the park beats a stroll on the street

Posted on Monday, 25 December 2017 09:15 PM | No Comments
(Reuters Health) — Older adults who take a daily constitutional may want to avoid traffic-jammed city streets and head to a park instead because polluted air diminishes the benefits of...

New Delhi government tests “anti-smog gun” to fight pollution

Posted on Saturday, 23 December 2017 09:50 AM | No Comments
The Indian capital New Delhi looks at ways to combat its annual pollution crisis. On Wednesday, authorities conducted a trial run of an “anti-smog gun” or a machine that sprays...