THE EcoWaste Coalition has warned the public anew against using skin whitening lotions that may contain high concentrations of mercury, a hazardous chemical banned in cosmetic product formulations.
BUTTON cell batteries power household, office, school, and personal products. Curious children, however, see them like yummy little candies or chocolates and may decide to pick them up and swallow them without warning.
The Marinduque Council for Environmental Concerns (MACEC) called on the national government to declare Marinduque a mining-free zone and remove the island province in the Mimaropa region from the list of priority mining areas.
CUTE and cuddly, toys are flooding the market. They are on store shelves and peddled along sidewalks.
THE Ecological Waste Coalition of the Philippines (EcoWaste Coalition) is warning the public to avoid buying unsafe Christmas lights.
THE Board of the People’s Survival Fund (PSF), chaired by the Department of Finance (DOF), has approved five climate change adaptation projects endorsed by the Climate Change Commission (CCC) amounting to P540.3 million.
THE provincial government of Eastern Samar will play a key role in the interagency monitoring of mining operations to ensure responsible mining in the province.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to partially revise the guidelines for the Social Development and Management Programs (SDMP) to ensure lasting benefits for host communities beyond the life of the mines.
Fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) urged Department of Agriculture (DA) chief Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. to “withdraw” a 420-hectare reclamation project in Bacoor City, Cavite allegedly controlled by his family.
UNITED Nations Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Mami Mizutori has hailed the Philippines’s disaster risk reduction effort even as she reiterated that more work needs to be done to improve the country’s resilience.
RESPONDING to a report and public health warning pitched by the toxics watchdog EcoWaste Coalition, the local government unit (LGU) of Imus, Cavite has ordered owners of six retail stores to immediately remove cosmetics products tainted with mercury off the shelves.
The search is on for the most improved esteros for 2023.
The United States government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), announced on Thursday the unveiling of a P14 million recycling facility in Pasig City.
Cause-oriented groups welcomed the findings and recommendations of United Nations Special Rapporteur on Climate Change Ian Fry, which include the abolition of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and the repeal of the Anti-Terrorism law (ATL).
Citing failure to conduct consultations and secure the consent and approval of the community, members of the Tuwali tribe based near the Didipio mine in the Municipality of Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya formally called on President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to cancel the Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) between the Philippine Government and OceanaGold Philippines, Inc. (OGPI).
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) vowed to strengthen its engagement in scientific research to ensure a sustainable and climate-resilient management of the country’s precious watersheds.
THE Provincial Government of Eastern Samar is eyeing to finally receive its share of mining revenues next year.
UN Climate Change and Human Rights Special Rapporteur Ian Fry may visit Jalaur, Iloilo to look into the alleged environmental and human rights impact of a mega dam project in the municipality.
THE Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya), a nationwide organization of small fishermen and fisherfolk organizations, has recently met with United Nations Special Rapporteur Iam Fry and submitted a list of climate action recommendations that will protect and promote the welfare of the country’s “poorest of the poorest” sector.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is pushing for strict compliance with the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Act and is calling on “obliged companies” to register under the program.
Two environment groups will conduct a new round of lead pollution contamination tests in San Simon, Pampanga, and other areas to look into the reported pollution caused by the illegal operation of used lead-acid battery (ULAB) recyclers and lead smelters.
The world needs to overcome the barriers to establishing a “circular economy,” a key to achieving sustainable and livable cities and ultimately achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said.
Despite the recent hazy conditions brought about by the prolonged suspension of dust, dirt, and other particles in the air due to thermal inversion that triggered so-called smog in Metro Manila and vog over the Taal Volcano region, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reported that air quality in the country has generally improved.