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Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Climate change becoming a reality check for the North

WAGENINGEN, the Netherlands—“This season, the month of May was particularly hot and dry,” said Leo de Jong, a commercial farmer in Zeewolde, in Flevopolder,...

High food prices, scarcity highlight need for regl biodiversity cooperation

Participants at a regional forum hosted by the Philippines on September 4 underscored the importance of regional cooperation to protect and conserve biodiversity—basically the...

Panay forest, climate-protection project lauded

Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources lauded a forest and climate-change project that resulted in the sustainable management of resources in...

Give stronger protection to municipal waters–groups

Environmental groups are opposing the opening of municipal waters to commercial fishers in order to give priority access to small fisherfolk and prevent further...

Bicol mining sector contributes 2.78% to regional GDP–PH-EITI

The mining industry in the Bicol region contributed a substantial 2.78 percent to the 2016 regional gross domestic product (GDP), according to the Philippine...

Have we learned the lessons from Ondoy?

Ipo dam
On August 13, after several days of heavy rains that flooded many parts of Metro Manila, residents, particularly those living in the so-called West Zone, experienced water-service interruption because of the increased water turbidity in Ipo Dam.

Impacts of El Niño to intensify as climate warms, new study...

WASHINGTON—When an El Niño or its opposite, La Niña, forms in the future, it’s likely to cause more intense impacts over many land regions—amplifying...

Trees: Protection from flash floods, landslides

For thousands of families from Metro Manila, Calabarzon to Central Luzon, Ilocos region and up to the Cordillera Administrative Region, many may be familiar...

World’s biggest shipping firm to test Russian Arctic route

COPENHAGEN, Denmark—Danish shipping group AP Moller-Maersk said last Thursday it would send a cargo vessel through the Russian Arctic for the first time as...

IPs least responsible for climate crisis

UNITED NATIONS—Indigenous peoples, who comprise less than 5 percent of the world’s population, have the world’s smallest carbon footprint, and are the least responsible...

Building of more engineered sanitary landfills urged to handle growing waste...

Metro Clark Waste Management Corp. (MCWM), the operator of the Philippines’s first engineered sanitary landfill, underscored the importance of building quality, engineered sanitary landfills...

Breeding tuna in PHL: Is it doable?

After successfully breeding bangus (milkfish) and tilapia, and at some extent, grouper or more commonly known as lapu-lapu, Department of Agriculture officials are now...

‘Setting the pace:’ China establishes world’s 18th large-scale CCS facility

BEIJING—China is continuing to set the pace in deploying carbon capture and storage as a vital climate-change technology with the announcement that the Jilin...

Forest monitor lizard A unique prey for a unique predator

‘You are what you eat.” Besides applying to humans, this saying is also true with the iconic Philippine eagle, a unique species and prolific...

Davao City launches project to treat wastewater from riverside squatters, industrial...

DAVAO CITY—This city is planning to control the discharge of untreated waste water from illegal settlements along the Davao River basin, the city’s largest...

LGUs going green, rejecting coal projects

More and more local government units (LGUs) are likely to turn their backs on coal with environmental and climate-justice advocates positively predicting a shift...

Forests for Life movement launched vs climate change

Youth, local government, farmers and environment groups launched a new movement for the country’s dwindling forests on the foothills of Mounts Banahaw-San Cristobal in...

Bottling firm’s environmental drive yields fruit

A soft-drinks bottling company has seen major changes in its operations and has received recognition from the government for their progress after launching its...

PHL biodiversity under siege from biopirates

There are pirates on the loose. Not on seas but on land. They are not after gold, war booty or kegs of rum. They...

Duterte to agencies: Preserve biodiversity

Philippine President Duterte emphasized during his third State of the Nation Address (Sona) that the protection of the environment must be prioritized by the...