How can we keep this clean ECQ air?
You learn it in grade school: Pollution affects everyone on the planet, and in some cases, it can even kill you. It's a consequence that's particularly likely in low- to middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization, with
Who’d have thought?
The past year for Paolo Felizarta has been nothing short of a whirlwind.In May 2019, Felizarta stormed the Araneta Coliseum court during Game 5 of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup Finals donning a skin-tight Spider-Man costume, accidentally
Breathing easier lately?
Turns out we can improve the air quality in Metro Manila. All it takes is for, well, everyone to stop using their cars.According to data collected by the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources' (DENR) Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), those
The brand is cleaning up its act
Isuzu has announced that it will completely clean up its act, eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from both its products and operations by the year 2050.While the carmaker stops short of saying it will discontinue diesel offerings, unless by some miracle it
Hopefully other regions follow its example
Driving clean is a relatively simple proposition, provided you have the money to shell out for a zero-emissions vehicle. Keeping the manufacturing process of said vehicle clean, on the other hand, takes considerably more effort.Toyota, though, has just shown the
Say it ain’t so
Are you a fan of the Mitsubishi Strada or Montero Sport's torquey diesel performance? If your answer is yes, you're probably not going to be happy with what you're about to read.According to a recent report by the
Good job, Honda!
These guys care for the environment. Honda Foundation (HFI)-composed of Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI), Honda Philippines (HPI), Honda Parts Manufacturing Corporation (HPMC), and Honda Trading Philippines-recently conducted its Tree Planting activity with 5,000 tree saplings planted in Real, Quezon.
Beginning this Sunday, August 4
This is a long time coming. Half of Session Road in Baguio City will be closed to vehicular traffic every Sunday beginning August 4, 2019.Finally, there will be some respite from the noxious fumes that blanket the city's main thoroughfare
Is the government now taking the environment seriously?
Our lungs are feeling better just reading this. According to the Land Transportation Office's (LTO) semi-annual report for 2018, fines and penalty collection for violating Republic Act 9749-better known as the nation's Clean Air Act-is up by
This will make you stop and think
It's a question that boggles the mind. With the number of cars being sold in the Philippines today (despite the industry slowdown because of the revised excise tax law), it's a staggering figure. Almost half a million vehicles were sold
By more than 3.4 million metric tons
Good news for the environment. Today, Ford announced in its annual sustainability report that it has met its goal of reducing global carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing eight years ahead of schedule. The American manufacturer announced its plan back in 2010 to
Road-widening of national highways continue
The nationwide road-widening project, which began in earnest in 2013 continues, and the physical motoring landscape is indeed changing. It isn't only us car guys who miss the nostalgia and romance of driving along tree-lined highways. Various historical preservation
We'll wait for the regular model
Back in February, we asked Nissan executives if there was any chance that the Leaf--the company's main EV offering and the world's best-selling electric car--would be sold here on Philippine soil. Their answer? Yes--eventually.So not
Thanks to internal efficiency programs
Nissan Motor Company is one of those automakers that thrive on a multifaceted portfolio. Whether it is the GT-R or the Leaf, the Japanese firm seems to do both sporty and eco-friendly well.Lately, an area that Nissan seems to
The solution to Dieselgate
It was reported in April that Volkswagen and the US Department of Justice had reached an agreement to clean up the mess known as Dieselgate. At the time, both parties hadn't finalized any details, save for saying that they would settle "
Reaches agreement with US gov't agencies
In September last year, Volkswagen found itself in a controversial emissions scandal. The issue revolved around the German car company's manipulation of its diesel vehicles' emissions software so these could pass tests administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This
A total of 1.1 million vehicles
People say that if one were to view the Metro Manila skyline from an elevated place like Antipolo or Tagaytay, he would see a cloud of smog hovering over the city. True enough, photos have been taken more than once showing this
Ever heard of biomimicry?
Mankind has thought up countless potential ideas to help in the fight to preserve our environment. We've set up solar-power plants that stretch out for acres, built wind turbines hundreds of feet high, and produced millions of emission-free vehicles
Check out Yokohama's BluEarth Ace AE-50
Let's face it: Our environment isn't what it used to be. The air isn't as clean, and our rivers don't flow like they did back in the day, so it's imperative that everybody do his part in
Let's keep our fingers crossed
Jeepneys. Love them or hate them, it looks like they're here to stay--at least for the foreseeable future. Problem is, a good lot of them are old, smoke-belching and hazardous rust buckets with undisciplined drivers who couldn't care
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