Category Archives: Philippines

China tops WHO list for deadly outdoor air pollution

More than 1 million people died from dirty air in one year, according to World Health Organisation China is the world’s deadliest country for outdoor air pollution, according to analysis by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The UN agency has … Continue reading

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Environmental advocates’ coalition sues LTO for air pollution in Metro Manila

The Coalition of Clean Air Advocates of the Philippines (CCAAP) — a multisectoral oraganization made up of environmental advocates and transport groups — is suing the Land Transportation Office (LTO) for the air pollution in Metro Manila. “On Monday, June … Continue reading

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New Year air pollution in NCR 13 times past safe level

The DENR says initial data covering 4 cities in Metro Manila show that Las Piñas and Marikina registered an over 4,000%-increase in air pollution in the first hours of 2015 The post-New Year air pollution level in parts of Metro … Continue reading

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WHO study tags Baguio air as ‘most polluted’ in PH

Local government officials led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan here have called for a review in the recent findings of the World Health Organization (WHO) that Baguio City’s air quality is more polluted compared to Manila and Cebu cities. This as … Continue reading

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2014 New Year air pollution in Metro Manila is triple last year’s

Air pollution in Metro Manila after New Year celebrations this year was 3 times worse than the air pollution recorded on the same occasion last year, said the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The agency found that the … Continue reading

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Diesel-powered motor vehicles blamed for most of Philippines air pollution

More than 500,000 diesel-fueled jeepneys, buses, trucks and other vehicles in Metro Manila are responsible for about 70 percent of the total soot or black carbon emissions in the Philippines, according to Climate Change Commissioner Heherson Alvarez. In a speech … Continue reading

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