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...

Smart, Ericsson ink partnership to protect mangroves

PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications and Ericsson recently formalized an agreement to develop an Internet of Things solution to help in the protection and...

ACB marks Asean’s 50th year with new HQ

The Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) will inaugurate its new building on July 29 at the University of the Philippines Los Baños in Laguna....

Traffic jams worsen air quality–study

Here’s more bad news about the pesky heavy traffic in Metro Manila. A recent study by technical experts commissioned by the civic group Kaibigan...

Huge iceberg breaks free in ever-shrinking Antarctica

A chunk of floating ice roughly the size of Delaware broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula this week, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration...

DOST urges collaboration of govt agencies to save Laguna Lake

The Department of Science and Technology-National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) recommended possible courses of action that government agencies can collaborate on to...

DENR mandates waste segregation in Boracay

BORACAY ISLAND—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has ordered the residents, hotel and restaurant owners in this resort island to practice waste...

Haribon wins 2017 Energy Globe Award

Haribon’s ROAD to 2020 forest restoration movement was awarded as the best environmental project in the Philippines by the Energy Globe during the recent...