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LOOK: Palace defends martial law in new social media video

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SHIELD OF MARTIAL LAW. The shield of martial law is said to protect this lone Filipino against violent extremists. Screenshot from Twitter video

The 37-second animation, which made the rounds of Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday afternoon, is taken down later in the evening

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 1, 2017) — Malacañang has launched an information campaign via social media to justify the declaration of martial law. Its latest initiative: an animation that showed martial law as the shield that would protect a young man from violent extremists. Continue reading LOOK: Palace defends martial law in new social media video

‘Every breath is an effort’: Delhi residents suffer amid smog crisis

an Indian man and his family ride a bike during heavy dust and smog
An Indian man and his family ride a bike during heavy dust and smog in Delhi. Photograph: Harish Tyagi/EPA

Using the hashtags #DelhiSmog and #DelhiChokes, locals are voicing concern over heavy pollution shrouding the city

November 7, 2016 — Residents and visitors to Delhi are struggling to cope with severe levels of toxic air pollution that have prompted authorities to declare an “emergency situation” in the city.  Continue reading ‘Every breath is an effort’: Delhi residents suffer amid smog crisis

Nothing ‘virtual’ about climate impact of emails, tweets

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A parallel realm of carbon-polluting activity – ranging from email exchanges to social network chatter to streaming movies on smartphones – has slipped largely unnoticed under the climate change radar

March 18, 2016 — The 10th edition of Earth Hour, organized by the WWF and backed by other NGOs to raise awareness about the threat of climate change, will see landmark monuments – from the Eiffel Tower to the Empire State building to Taipei 101 in Taiwan – go dark at 8:30 pm local time.

Continue reading Nothing ‘virtual’ about climate impact of emails, tweets