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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Earth fast losing its soil cover

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A global environmental crisis is unfolding in nightmarish proportion—the rapid loss of the Earth’s pedosphere, the soil cover (blanket) of the Earth. The pedosphere...

Earth’s carrying capacity strained by population growth

NEW YORK CITY—Earth’s renewable resources and carrying capacity is being severely strained to “support with some degree and comfort and individual choice” the world’s...

As world’s air gets worse, India struggles to breathe

NEW DELHI—A toxic fog is creeping over New Delhi. Children trudge to school with plastic masks strapped to their faces. Sports events are canceled....

Melting China glacier draws tourists, climate worries

YULONGXUESHAN, China—The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier as a stone shard careened down the ice, flying...

Binhi goes to Mount Makiling

GEOTHERMAL energy leader Energy Development Corp. (EDC) recently organized a two-day Binhi Tree Encounter and Knowledge Sharing on Mount Makiling in Los Baños, Laguna, to...

SBITC joins coastal cleanup

THE Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. (SBITC) joined International Coastal Cleanup Day in support of ocean-preservation activities of the Subic Bay Freeport community. SBITC volunteers, together...

Microplastic in human stool? Experts warn it’s premature to say

BERLIN—Scientists in Austria say they’ve detected tiny bits of plastic in people’s stool for the first time, but experts caution the study is too...

China creates largest man-made forest on top of the world

BEIJING—China has created a forest the size of France on top of the world—at the Qinghai Tibet Plateau—once a barren, cold wasteland where even...

The moon eclipsed the sun; then the bees stopped buzzing

Last year’s Great American Eclipse drew hundreds of millions of eyes to the sky. But while people across the country “oohed” and “aahed” at...

Mother nature can help us deal with water disasters

By Vladimir Smakhtin | Inter Press Service TOKYO, Japan—Almost every day we hear news about catastrophic flooding or drought somewhere in the world. And many...

Naia checking source of smuggled gecko, snakes

The airport customs is conducting follow-up operations to determine the source of smuggled gecko and snakes that arrived at the air cargo warehouse and...

IPCC special report: PHL on the right path?

‘With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to 2ºC, could go hand in hand with...

Govt taps Maynilad for Marawi water rehab

THE government has brought in Maynilad Water Services Inc. to boost the Marawi rehabilitation effort. In a statement, Maynilad said it sent its engineers to Lanao del...

Kalibo town enhances anti-plastic ordinance

KALIBO, Aklan—The Sangguniang Bayan of Kalibo is currently drafting a legislation that enhances its plastic ordinance. Kalibo Councilor Cynthia de la Cruz, chairman of the...

Climate change undermining global efforts to eradicate hunger

UNITED NATIONS—The United Nations warned last month that the accelerating impacts of climate change—”already clearly visible today”—have triggered an unpredictable wave of natural disasters—including...

Manila Water ramps up programs on used-water management

MANILA Water consistently intensifies its campaign toward proper wastewater management in Metro Manila’s East Zone through its Used Water Master Plan. The company is targeting...

Most natural disasters caused by man’s abuse of environment

BANGKOK, Thailand—Contrary to what most government agencies would like people to believe, natural disasters are not triggered by natural events alone. Most are initiated...

Sierra Madre stifles world’s fiercest typhoon this year

Typhoon Ompong (international code name Mangkhut) might be the strongest storm to hit the planet this year, but its effects could have been more...

DENR eyes more recycling facilities in Metro Manila

The environment department’s Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) plans to put up more waste-recycling facilities for Metro Manila’s over 1,700 barangays. Based on figures from the...

A green island called Guimaras

There is more to Guimaras province than sweet mangoes. A biodiversity-rich island, Guimaras is home to a wide range of flora and fauna. It...
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