Tag Archives: Philippines

Traffic jams worsen air quality–study 

Here’s more bad news about the pesky heavy traffic in Metro Manila. A recent study by technical experts commissioned by the civic group Kaibigan ng Kaunlaran at Kalikasan (KKK) said traffic jams continue to worsen air pollution in Metro Manila, … Continue reading

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Metro traffic becoming health hazard 

Traffic congestion in Metro Manila is now a critical health issue for Filipinos, an environmental group said in a statement on Wednesday. This was revealed by a study conducted by Kaibigan ng Kaunlaran at Kalikasan (KKK), a non-government organization that … Continue reading

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Delhi is a wakeup call for world on air pollution

But this is not just a challenge in Delhi. It is a growing challenge for many cities around the world. Air pollution levels in other Indian cities, such as Varanasi and Lucknow, have been equally extreme in recent days. And … Continue reading

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Scientists warn of health damage from Indonesia’s haze fires 

Toxic fumes from the Indonesian fires that have spread a choking haze across Southeast Asia may be doing more harm to human and plant health than officials have indicated, scientists measuring the pollution say. Farmers are expecting a poor harvest … Continue reading

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Indonesia burning: forest fires predicted to be worst on record 

There are widespread forest fires in Indonesia almost every year during the dry season, but this year’s are proving particularly devastating, destroying vast tracts of jungle and blanketing neighbouring countries in toxic smog How serious are this year’s fires? Nasa … Continue reading

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Asian haze set to become worst on record

Malaysia has ordered all schools to close for two days as choking haze blanketing a large swathe of south-east Asia is on track to become the worst on record. The fog-like grey smoke caused by slash and burn techniques used to … 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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