Tech giants get low marks for environment impact

SEOUL, South Korea—The environmental group Greenpeace issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans—including Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei—low marks for their environmental impact. Many...

Sardines: Conserving the silver fish

Swarming around us was a giant wave of sardines, moving as one to avoid circling predators like tuna and mackerel. I was with underwater photographer...

Alert: Nature on the verge of bankruptcy

ROME—Pressures on global land resources are now greater than ever, as a rapidly increasing population, coupled with rising levels of consumption, is placing ever-larger...

Resorts World Manila is off to a green start

Resorts World Manila (RWM) employees are walking the environmental talk through the company’s Live and Love Green (LLG) program. Now on its fourth year,...

Are you a responsible diner?

MORE and more Filipinos are now willing to spend hard-earned money to satisfy their craving for delicious food, which is giving the local tourism industry...

Ocean plastic waste knocks on corporate doorsteps

‘It’s fun. I’ve learned a lot from this,” shared Janine Rose Ruado, 21, of Aroma, Tondo, Manila, about the coastal cleanup organized by Greenpeace...

Toyota’s Green Wave Project

Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) held a series of tree-planting activities under the All Toyota Green Wave Project, a global environmental initiative of Toyota, which...

To fight wildlife crime–‘Follow the money’

BANGKOK—In most cases, the conviction of a Thai man trafficking rhino horns through a bizarre scheme that involved hiring prostitutes to pose as trophy...

Unpredictable human factor in climate change

As Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Texas coast, few people in that state seemed to understand the nature of the looming danger. The bulletins...

Pasig River 8th in top 20 polluting rivers

Environment groups held a boat tour last week that showed the magnitude and trajectory of plastic waste from tributary San Juan River to the...

South Asia cities face $215B worth extreme rainfall risks

As global attention focused on hurricanes Harvey and Irma, more than 41 million people across South Asia battled floods and displacement. From Afghanistan in the...

1st Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month held in Malacañang

To “raise the level of awareness on our marine wealth and endowments, as well as the challenges and opportunities in harnessing the same as...

ACB’s new home: A symbol of commitment

The Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has a new home. The regional biodiversity center inaugurated its new building within the University of the Philippines...

PHL native-plant conservation is focus of workshop

Recommendations, such as the revision of the list of threatened, endangered and critically endangered plants; simplification of the policies and protocols; revival of the...

10 Asean Biodiversity Heroes recognized

The Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) held its first Asean Biodiversity Heroes Awards and recognized 10 heroes from the Asean member-states for their inspiring...

The climate shift: Warming to warning

Polar ice caps in Antartic are said to be formed some 33.6 years ago. Several million years ago, the Earth had undergone natural climate...

P50M worth of ‘hot logs’ ready for Marawi’s rehab–DENR exec

Some P50 million worth of “hot logs” will be donated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the rehabilitation of Marawi...

An endangered species in PHL

Sherwin de Vera, a vocal critic of destructive development projects, said he was not surprised when he was told by family and friends that...

Republican lawmakers give California climate law a boost

SACRAMENTO, California—When California lawmakers backed a landmark law that seeks to combat global warming, the key support came from a surprising group of legislators:...

World’s plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

WASHINGTON—Industry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950, and there’s enough left over to bury Manhattan under more than two miles...