Environment

Naga City, state university to develop zero-waste tech

NAGA CITY – The local government unit (LGU) of Naga and the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) in Pili, Camarines Sur will be working together in developing a technology to help achieve zero-waste management in the city.Once ready, the method will be implemented at the... Read More

DENR eyes more biodegradable waste recovery nationwide

MANILA–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is seeking the increased recovery of biodegradable wastes by local government units nationwide. The DENR already began coordinating with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) regarding such matter as... Read More

DENR taps 119 Sarangani families for greening projects

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has tapped some 119 households in three municipalities in Sarangani province to help rehabilitate starting this year over 500 hectares of forestland in the area.Forester Abdul Cariga, chief of the Community... Read More

‘Scubasurero’ cops lead Gingoog sea cleanup to save corals 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY–A team ofdivers, led by police officers, on Tuesday began removing fishing nets that have been stuck at the bottom of the sea for years, causing destruction to corals in Puntod Shoal, Barangay San Juan, Gingoog City.Lt. Col. Ariel Pontillas, Gingoog City police chief, who... Read More

Earth Hour 2021 rallies global action on nature's plight

MANILA–This year's observance of the annual Earth Hour aims to intensify global action that will help nature recover faster than it is declining.Such observance is an opportunity that people worldwide must grab to speak up for nature and demand world leaders' action on such decline, according... Read More

New partnership to boost Caloocan solid waste management

MANILA–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), food giant Nestle Philippines, Inc., and the Caloocan City government are partnering to help boost the implementation of Republic Act (RA) 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000). A memorandum of agreement (MOA)... Read More

Mati City named outstanding coastal community

DAVAO CITY--Davao Oriental's capital Mati City has been named the regional winner of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources' (BFAR) 2020 Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) Search for Outstanding Coastal Community.During Friday's awarding ceremony, Mati City Mayor Michelle Rabat received a... Read More

GenSan moves to protect, preserve water resources

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The city government plans to expand the rehabilitation of watershed and forest areas to protect and preserve the area’s water resources.Allan Marcilla, head of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office, said Friday they are in talks with various sectors and... Read More

DENR in Caraga, Davao regions close ranks vs. illegal logging

BUTUAN CITY – The regional offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the Caraga and Davao regions have agreed to a coordinated approach against illegal logging.In a press statement Wednesday, DENR-13 said Executive Director Nonito M. Tamayo and DENR-11 Director... Read More

‘Climate change deprives 70% of Somalians of safe water’

ANKARA – Climate change-caused drought in Somalia has left 70 percent of families in the country without access to safe drinking water and in urgent need of humanitarian support, according to the non-profit organization Save the Children.“Thousands of children are now reliant on... Read More

Closure awaits sanitary landfills operating as open dumps: DENR

MANILA–Some erring sanitary landfills in the country risk getting entangled in the crackdown the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is conducting against open dumpsites nationwide. "We'll shut down sanitary landfills operating as open dumps," said DENR Undersecretary Benny... Read More

Laguna village chair, 4 others nabbed for illegal quarrying

MANILA – Authorities arrested a village chief and four others for illegal quarrying at the Balanac River in Magdalena, Laguna, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Wednesday.NBI officer-in-charge (OIC) director Eric Distor said the suspects, Barangay Balanac chairperson Dennis... Read More

Pandemic led to higher air quality in 2020: report

ANKARA – Air quality improved in most regions of the world last year due to global measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), according to a report released Tuesday.In its 2020 World Air Quality Report, Swiss air quality technology company IQAir said 84 percent of... Read More

Ayala Land 91% carbon neutral, on track for zero footprint in ‘22

MANILA – One of the country’s biggest property developers has reached 91 percent carbon neutrality in its commercial properties despite the pandemic, and is on track to achieve its target of 100 percent by next year.This means that all of the greenhouse gases discharged by Ayala... Read More

DENR cautions vs. open dumps' improper closure

MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Tuesday warned local government units against the improper closure of open dumps in their respective areas of jurisdiction.In an online presser, Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda said the LGUs' responsibility... Read More

Biodiverse Mt. Balatukan also home to PH Eagle

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 10 (DENR-10) on Monday confirmed that Misamis Oriental province's Mount Balatukan range remains the home of at least eight wildlife species, including the Philippine Eagle.DENR-10 Executive Director Arleigh J.... Read More

Banning single-use plastics to solve PH pollution problem

MANILA–Climate Change Commission (CCC) Commissioner Rachel Anne Herrera sees the need to harmonize parameters for banning single-use plastics (SUPs) nationwide to better address pollution linked to these disposable items. "I think it's urgent there should be a national policy on this," she... Read More

ASEANO awards grants for research on plastic pollution

JAKARTA – The ASEAN-Norwegian Cooperation Project on Local Capacity Building for Reducing Plastic Pollution in the Asean Region (ASEANO) has awarded grants to four young scientists and researchers, including an Indonesian and a Filipina, for research on reducing plastic pollution.ASEANO said... Read More

THPAL snags Presidential environmental award

SURIGAO CITY--Mineral processing plant Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation (THPAL) has scored its first Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA) from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) and of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).In a statement Monday, THPAL... Read More

Volunteers’ cleanup trek nets 200 kilos of trash from Mt. Apo

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato– Environmentalists and tourism officers, including guides and porters, trekked Mt. Apo, the country’s highest peak, and collected almost 200 kilos of garbage over the weekend.On Monday, Karl Tanaid, Magpet town tourism officer, said about 130 volunteers... Read More