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Saudi thirst for water is seen creating toxic brine problem

Saudi Arabia isn’t just the world’s top crude oil exporter. It’s also the biggest producer of a toxic effluent that’s the by-product of slaking...

Pollution worse in 2018, thanks to factories, buildings

In the debate over climate change, the heaviest polluters—think: power plants, trucks and cars—get the most attention from policy-makers. New research suggests a broader...

DENR in 2018: Exceeding targets, Boracay as biggest accomplishment

The year 2018 was marked with hits and misses as far as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is concerned. Having its hands...

Tourists help regreen Catanduanes

Visitors to the island province of Catanduanes can enjoy its natural allure and, at the same time, make a meaningful share in nurturing Mother...

ISST, IIRR forge development partnership

The International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST) recently opened its new training center at the 52-hectare integrated farmland of James Yen Center of the...

Imus blazing the trail: Eco-friendly solutions to garbage woes

Imagine yourself carrying a fashionable bayong (native market bag) for the charcoal briquettes you will buy, while briskly walking on a clean and green sidewalk made of...

UK to packaging makers: Pay for your plastic pollution

United Kingdom packaging manufacturers will have to pay for the full cost of dealing with the waste their goods produce under new government plans...

Warming in Arctic raises fears of ‘rapid unraveling’ of the region

PERSISTENT warming in the Arctic is pushing the region into “uncharted territory” and increasingly affecting the continental United States, scientists said last week. “We’re seeing this...

Baguio in urgent need of ecological healing

Michael A. Bengwayan / Special to the BusinessMirror BAGUIO'S environment is now in deep crisis, reaching such state of environmental degradation, that people experience its stark impacts...

PHL welcomes U.N. report citing country’s climate adaptation efforts

KATOWICE, Poland—The Philippines welcomed the release of the Adaptation Gap Report 2018 launched by the United Nations Environment Programme at the climate-change summit here,...

UN climate conference features meat (and emissions) heavy menu

‘Eat less meat” has become a mantra of climate-change activists, but there’s plenty of meat on the menu at the 24th Conference of the...

Turning ‘agri trash’ into treasure: Rice straw as a potential energy...

Benjamin Laviña, a farmer from Laguna, has been planting rice for more than 40 years now. Come harvest time, Laviña gets only the grains,...

Swiss project creates sustainable  growth in E. Samar’s agriculture

Investors, business owners and government leaders came together for the first National Harampang (Visayan for “meeting” or “open forum”), an investment-platform and partnership-building event...

Over half of world’s tropical forests destroyed

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt—At least 10 more percent of land than what is currently being used to grow green crops will be required to...

Sustainable fisheries, ocean plastics and water security top EAS-meet issues

Sustainable fishing, responsible waste management and ensuring the steady and clean supply of water were among the top subjects tackled by experts during the...

A victory for fisherfolk: Cebu board rejects Toledo ordinance on commercial...

Environmental groups and fisherfolks won another battle. The provincial government of Cebu rejected the ordinance of Toledo City that would allow commercial  fishing within...

‘Habitat’: Reforestation model brings back forests, wildlife

TUBLAY, Benguet—A reforestation model in this province transforms ravaged land into forests, wildlife habitat and nature school—an answer to the problem of yearly massive landslides in the country...

Taiwanese tourist nabbed with 250 live corals at Naia

Airports Customs authorities last week collared a Taiwanese tourist for trying to smuggle 254 pieces of live corals to Taipei. Customs District Collector Carmelita Talusan...

Malungon reforests critical riverbank

The municipality of Malungon, Sarangani, recently held a massive planting of bamboo seedlings along the watersides of Barangay Upper Lumabat River to help rehabilitate the critical riverbanks,...

PWPA bats for sustainable forest management

Sustainable forest management, according to the United Nations’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), addresses the significance of forest degradation and deforestation while increasing direct...
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