DENR: Time to ditch single-use plastic in Boracay

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu on June 12 issued a statement disclosing the plan to impose a single-use plastic ban on the pollution-challenged Boracay...

This Palawan tourist site uses bamboo–not plastic–straws

Reusable drinking straws made of bamboo, rather than the usual plastic, are quickly becoming the gifts visitors to the Lio Tourism Estate in idyllic...

Plastic pollution, land reclamation threatening PHL bodies of water

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu on June 3 issued a call to the public to refrain from using plastic products, particularly single-use plastics that...

Will climate change cause more migrants than wars?

Climate change is one of the main drivers of migration and will be increasingly so. It will even have a more significant role in...

Boracay water firm says it remains compliant with DENR standards

The water service provider with the only centralized sewerage system in the world-famous island of Boracay said it continues to remain compliant with the...

Greening of Boracay pushed

On the heels of President Duterte’s plan to place Boracay under land reform to give land back to farmers, the Philippine government-hosted Asean research...

Water concessionaire builds new central lab

A water concessionaire is constructing a new building inside La Mesa Compound in Quezon City to house its expanded Central Laboratory, which monitors and...

How green are ecotourism sites?

To monitor the quality of tourist sites, enhance their ecological value, help preserve natural-resources and enhance their benefits for tourists, the Department of Environment...

‘Belt and Road’ initiative vows green infra with connectivity

‘My son in primary school did not attend a birthday celebration because it was canceled due to bad air—and we live in Seoul, a...

Study: China-backed dam would destroy Mekong

BANGKOK—A Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River’s biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the...

Greenpeace: Our protected areas are not for sale

Environmentalists expressed concern over the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’s (DENR) recent announcement that protected areas are now open to special private use,...

Investors prod climate polluters to come up with green strategies

Donald J. Trump may think climate change is a hoax, but investors managing some $30 trillion of assets are increasingly prodding the world’s biggest...

Filipino environment advocate, 6 others receive Goldman Prize

A Filipino environmental advocate was recently chosen, along with six other grassroots activists, for this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize organized by the US-based Goldman...

German glaciers shrinking rapidly due to climate change

BERLIN—Alpine glaciers in Germany are shrinking rapidly as a consequence of rising global temperatures, said a study published by the ministry for transport and...

Taiwan’s one-stop science park breeds ‘lapu-lapu’

For the first time in pisciculture or fish farming history, Taiwan was able to breed in captivity one of Asia’s premium fish, the large-mouth...

Bigiw-Bugsay: Upholding traditional sailing

MOALBOAL, Cebu—A five-day expedition followed by a regatta was held in several areas hemming in the Tañon Strait in the Central Visayas to honor...

PHL environment under siege

In his Earth Day message on April 22, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu called for an end to impunity in crimes against the environment. Undersecretary...

Study: Global warming is mixing up nature’s intricate dinner time

WASHINGTON—Global warming is screwing up nature’s intricately timed dinner hour, often making hungry critters and those on the menu show up at much different...

Turning rice straws into packaging materials avoids environmental hazards

Rice leaves a voluminous amount of straws when harvested. Burning seems to be the easiest way to get rid of them, but this causes...

Big firms told to reduce plastics use ahead of Earth Day

More than 1 million people, ahead of this year’s Earth Day (April 22), are demanding that the world’s largest corporations  reduce their production of...