IFPRI: PHL could supplement 57%-60% of its energy needs with...

The Philippines could supplement 57 percent to 60 percent of its energy needs with renewables by 2040, by adopting a strategy to increase renewable-power...

How global emissions have changed since 1850

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Which countries have emitted the most greenhouse gases? The quick answer is, “It depends.” A more definitive response is tougher than you may...

Is desalination an answer to water crisis?

TAMPA, Florida—On the recent World Water Day, universal access to clean water continues to be a privilege, when it should be a right. Experts...

Designer: ‘Fashion should not pollute the planet’

By Kaya Dorey | Inter Press Service VANCOUVER, Canada—Fashion is meant to be trendy. It’s fast-paced: In one season, out the next. If you want...

Intensified environmental actions pushed during Earth Hour 2018

Thousands trooped to the Cultural Center of the Philippines’s (CCP) front lawn in Pasay City to take part in the Earth Hour switch off,...

Europe’s $38-B carbon market starting to work

Europe’s $38 billion a year carbon market is finally starting to work the way it was intended, reining in pollution with a minimum of...

Global sportswear execs do share in rehabilitating La Mesa Ecopark

All roads led to La Mesa Ecopark one fine, sunny day of March as the Primer Group of Cos. and Columbia Sportswear, together with...

Why people should care about the water crisis

By Tim Wainwright | Inter Press Service LONDON—For the past weeks, many have been anxiously tracking the approach of Cape Town’s Day Zero: the day...

Groups sue over decision to lift US ban on elephant...

WASHINGTON—A coalition of environmental and animal-welfare groups sued on Tuesday to challenge the Trump administration’s moves toward allowing the importation of the heads, hides...

U.N. expresses ‘deep concern’ over the terrorist label on 2 executives

The United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) expressed “deep concern” over the Philippine government’s labeling as “terrorists” two UN executives. United Nations Special Rapporteur on the...

Ayala Land engages in carbon-emission offsetting

One of the country’s leading developers of sustainable mixed-use estates is taking the lead in the global call to abate climate-change impacts. The real-estate arm...

Report: Economic equality key to solving climate change

Economies need to reduce inequality and promote sustainable development for the world to avert the perils of runaway global warming, according to a new...

Monarch butterfly numbers off for 2nd year in Mexico

MEXICO CITY—The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexican forests declined for a second consecutive year, a government official said last Monday. Alejandro del Mazo,...

Solving microfiber pollution, a laundry room at a time

PORTLAND, Maine—The fight to keep tiny pollutants from reaching the dinner plate might start in the laundry room. Innovators are coming up with tools to...

Guimaras is going green with renewable energy

More and more local government units (LGUs) are willing to take the sustainable development path offered by renewable energy. Making a bold step in the...

3 PHL cities among finalists in WWF’s city challenge

Three of the Philippine cities—Makati and Pasig in the National Capital Region, and San Carlos in Negros Occidental—have been selected as national finalists in...

3M to pay $850M to settle suit over chemical disposal

MINNEAPOLIS—3M Co. has agreed to pay the state of Minnesota $850 million to settle a major case alleging the manufacturer damaged natural resources and...

Indonesia mobilizes to combat health-damaging forest fires

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-damaging haze across much of Southeast Asia. The...

Warming is accelerating sea-level rise

WASHINGTON—Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea-level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate,...

US office to replace Obama rule on methane emissions

WASHINGTON—The Interior Department is replacing an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. A rule being...