Playing with dugong ‘Aban’ in Calauit

A few weekends back, this reporter finally met the elusive but beautiful dugong, or sea cow, a vulnerable species that’s almost endangered in Calauit,...

Hopes high for the conservation of hornbills on Panay, Negros

PANDAN, Antique—Hopes are high for the conservation of both writhed-billed hornbills and the Visayan tarictic hornbills in Pandan, Antique. Rhea Santillan of the Philippine Initiative...

From brown to green: DENR battles environmental issues through biotech

As the research bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) conducts various researches to...

2 Asean Heritage Parks declared in Indonesia

The Kepulauan Seribu National Park (KSNP) and Wakatobi National Park (WNP) of Indonesia joined the growing network of Asean Heritage Parks (AHPs). AHPs are...

Calls mounting for end to Mexico’s capture of endangered porpoise

MEXICO CITY—Calls are mounting for the Mexican government and international experts to stop an operation to capture and enclose the few remaining vaquita porpoises,...

Climate-change summit a step further, but where to?

ROME—The United Nations Climate Change Summit in Bonn is a step further, most experts say. Fine, but toward what? On the one hand, the organizers—the ...

Tribe rejects plan to build tram, hotel in Grand Canyon

Legislation to build an aerial tram to take paying visitors to a riverside boardwalk in the Grand Canyon has been voted down by the...

Soil erosion causes concern in Aklan

KALIBO, Aklan—Various national and local government agencies in the province are bracing for the worsening problem of soil erosion and other environmental problems along...

Cooking to fight climate change

By Paloma Duran | Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS—What you eat doesn’t only affect your own health—it also affects our planet’s health. From deciding which...

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...