Environment

Taguig shows love for environment via 'zero waste plan'

MANILA -- Love makes the world go round. But as climate change and related issues continue to break the heart of the planet, people, governments and institutions make small but meaningful moves to fix and heal it.On Valentine's Day, the city government of Taguig strengthened its resolve to nurturing... Read More

Program prods students to teach parents on waste management

MANILA -- Education begins at home.While this concept generally means parents should set an example for their children in many aspects of life, it can be the other way around, particularly in terms of caring for the environment.This was the aim of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Taguig... Read More

DENR documents 8.9K waterbird species in S. Kudarat wetland

COTABATO CITY -- Environment officials have monitored thousands of waterbird species freely moving around the wetlands of Sultan Kudarat province.Dr. Sabdullah C. Abubacar, executive director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 12 (Soccsksargen), said the high number of... Read More

Archdiocese of Cebu to hold environmental confab

CEBU CITY – To put religious perspective in the global environmental conservation effort, the Roman Catholic Church in Cebu is set to hold a convention on climate emergency.Archbishop Jose Palma on Wednesday announced that the Cebu Archdiocesan Commission on Environmental Concerns (CACEC) will... Read More

More materials recovery facilities eyed for Dumaguete villages

DUMAGUETE CITY – The city government here through its Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) is looking at establishing additional Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in the barangays to help address the growing problem of garbage disposal in the city.The mayor is appealing for the... Read More

Pampanga villagers taught to beat plastic pollution

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga—Some 600 residents in this city joined the “Refill Revolution” and trooped to the Poblacion Basketball Court in Barangay Sto. Rosario here, bringing recycled plastic bottles and containers, which were refilled with condiments and household... Read More

Awake from a long slumber: Taal Volcano eruption

MANILA --It was a typical Sunday for most Filipinos on January 12 when the Taal Volcano in Batangas province began spewing ashes in the afternoon.Alert Level 3 was raised only about two hours after Alert Level 2 was announced. By 7:30 p.m., authorities raised the Alert Level 4 status, meaning... Read More

Albay village execs told to abide by waste management policies

DARAGA, Albay -- The Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) here has warned all barangay captains against non-adherence to the strict implementation of waste management programs, particularly the "no segregation, no collection" policy.Henry Jacob, MENRO chief, in a meeting with... Read More

Taal Volcano ashfall seen to replenish soil nutrients

MANILA -- Despite the PHP577.59-million worth of agricultural damage caused by Taal Volcano eruption in Calabarzon, the ashfall spewed by the restive volcano still has a benefit because it replenishes the nutrients of the soil, improving its fertility in the long run, the Department of Agriculture... Read More

Koalas could be endangered as result of bushfires  

CANBERRA -- Australian Minister of Environment Sussan Ley has warned that koalas could be listed as an endangered species as a result of bushfires.Ley and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Monday announced USD34.5 million in funding to support species affected by the bushfire crisis.Ley told reporters... Read More

EDC vows to continue reforestation of Mt. Talinis this 2020

DUMAGUETE CITY -- Geothermal power leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has vowed to continue to reforest Mt. Talinis in Negros Oriental as part of its massive greening efforts of the entire Negros Island.Last year, EDC personnel planted native trees in the Mt. Talinis range and hopes to... Read More

Protection measures tightened for tarsiers in Mt. Matutum

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Environment personnel have limited the entry of visitorsto a declared tarsier sanctuary on Mt. Matutum in South Cotabato province in a bid to protect the critical primate and its habitat.Forester Gabriel Baute, area superintendent of the Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape (MMPL),... Read More

'Ursula' maintains strength, traverses Aklan-Antique area

MANILA --Typhoon "Ursula" has maintained its strength while traversing the northern tip of the Aklan-Antique area at 20 kph, the weather bureau said on Wednesday afternoon.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Ursula was packing maximum... Read More

'Tisoy' slightly weakens; rains expected until Wednesday

MANILA -- Typhoon "Tisoy" continues to weaken and is now off the coast of Occidental Mindoro, the weather bureau said Tuesday afternoon.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said "Tisoy" now packs maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center... Read More

'Tisoy' enters PAR, may make landfall over Bicol Region next week

MANILA -- Typhoon Kammuri has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named "Tisoy", the weather bureau reported Saturday afternoon."Tisoy" was last seen 1,165 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes, moving west southwest at 15 kph, according to the Philippine Atmospheric,... Read More

'Sarah' intensifies, may weaken and exit PAR by weekend

MANILA --Severe Tropical Storm "Sarah" has intensified, but may weaken by Friday or Saturday, the weather bureau said Thursday afternoon."Sarah" was last eyed 255 km. east of Basco, Batanes, and was heading northwest at 10 kph, packing maximum sustained winds of up to 110 kph near the center, and... Read More

'Sarah', LPA to bring rains over Luzon

MANILA --Tropical Storm Sarah and the low- pressure area (LPA) that used to be Tropical Depression Ramon will bring rains over Luzon, the weather bureau said Wednesday afternoon.“Sarah” will bring occasional rains with gusty winds over Batanes and Cagayan, according to the Philippine... Read More

'Ramon' will continue to bring rains over most of Luzon

MANILA --Typhoon Ramon will continue to bring rains over most parts of Luzon, the weather bureau said Tuesday afternoon.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecast stormy weather over Cagayan, Batanes, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, and Ilocos... Read More

Signal 1, 2 up in Luzon, Visayas areas

MANILA --Several areas in Luzon and Visayas are under tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) no. 1 and 2 as tropical storm "Ramon" maintains its strength, the weather bureau said Thursday afternoon.Ramon was last eyed 500 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora, heading north-northwest at 15 kph. It has... Read More

DENR shuts down 4 open dumpsites in Pampanga

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) shut down on Tuesday four illegally operating dumpsites in this province.Benny Antiporda, DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Unit Concerns, issued the cease and desist order... Read More