Environment

DENR appeals to poll bets, supporters to spare trees

PALAYAN CITY, Nueva Ecija – A ranking environment official on Wednesday called on supporters of political parties not to nail campaign materials on trees, whether planted or naturally grown.Joselito Blanco, chief of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Provincial Environment and... Read More

Sea turtle rescued, freed in Pampanga

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – A concerned citizen of Lubao town, this province has turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) provincial office here a vulnerable Olive Ridley sea turtle over the weekend.In a social media post on Monday, Laudemir Salac, chief... Read More

Youth vloggers push regenerative practices to protect environment

DUMAGUETE CITY – Young Negrenses are calling on the public to promote and engage in regenerative practices for the protection of the environment as they shared their personal experiences in vlogs which were cited in a contest that aims to recognize their creative content.The grand prize winner... Read More

Legazpi City shares coastal management program with Albay town

LEGAZPI CITY – The city government here will share its coastal resource management program with Manito town also in Albay as part of the rehabilitation and preservation program of the coastal marine resources for long-term food security.Mayor Noel Rosal, in an interview on Tuesday, said the... Read More

US announces P800-M environmental conservation fund for PH

MANILA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is scaling up its support to the Philippines' biodiversity conservation efforts as it announced a five-year grant facility worth PHP800 million that would directly support civil society organizations’ (CSOs)... Read More

Top responsible miners to get presidential award

MANILA–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) recognized on Friday mining companies with exemplary efforts in promoting environmentally and socially responsible mining operations in the country. According to DENR, such companies will... Read More

Copper ore plant helps Toledo City manage mining wastes

CEBU CITY – The Cebu-based construction firm Aboitiz Construction on Thursday said it has finished the construction work on the British firm’s CD Processing (CDP) Ltd. copper ore sorting and processing plant in Carmen Copper Corporation’s operations center in Toledo City.To manage... Read More

PH to share best practices vs. climate change with Asean

MANILA – Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said Tuesday the Philippines will share the inroads it has made in translating theories on addressing climate change into actionable projects on the ground with other countries, especially its fellow members in the Association of Southeast Asian... Read More

Proposed policy to boost mining ops nationwide: MGB

MANILA–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB) is proposing the implementation of a policy that allows only one operator per mining tenement in the country.Implementing such policy will help improve the execution of mining agreements and... Read More

Energy efficiency progress short of level to hit climate goals

ISTANBUL – ­­­Global progress on energy efficiency is well short of what is necessary to help put the world on track to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 despite a recovery this year to a pre-pandemic pace, the International Energy Agency's (IEA) report Energy Efficiency 2021... Read More

Environmental workers concerned over discovery of dead ‘dugong’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Environment personnel in Sarangani have raised concern over the discovery of a dead sea cow or manatee (locally known as "dugong") on the shores of Kiamba town, Sarangani province on Tuesday night.Joy Ologuin, area superintendent of the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape... Read More

P2-M reward for Iligan’s most efficient village in waste mgm’t

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – An incentive worth PHP2 million will be given by the local government of Iligan City to the barangay that can implement the most efficient solid waste management.During the "Kapehan sa Iligan" program streamed online on Sunday, Engr. Celso Layos, the officer-in-charge of... Read More

Glasgow Climate Pact agreed despite late change on coal use

LONDON – The COP26 has concluded as all attending countries reached a new climate deal that will try and keep global warming at 1.5 C.The final agreement, Glasgow Climate Pact, came after long negotiations that continued until Saturday night as India intervened to change the language about... Read More

UN chief says climate crisis requires 'all hands on deck'

WASHINGTON – The worsening ravages of the climate crisis require all parties to act to prevent a looming catastrophe, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Thursday."The climate action struggle requires all hands on deck. It is everyone’s responsibility," Guterres told delegates at... Read More

US, China show rare agreement in climate change declaration

ISTANBUL – The pressing climate crisis has brought together global rivals China and the US in rare unity, with both pledging to use multilateral processes to avoid catastrophic impacts of the changing climate.The agreement was announced by China’s special envoy on climate Xie Zhenhua and... Read More

COP26 presidency releases draft agreement amid final Glasgow deal

ANKARA – The UK presidency of the 26th session of the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, on Wednesday published the first draft agreement of decisions that the summit parties will negotiate and issue on Friday at the end of the summit.The draft agreement that focuses on cutting... Read More

One-use plastics of pandemic contributing to massive ocean waste

CHICAGO, United States – A team of Chinese and American researchers have concluded that the coronavirus pandemic is driving a big dump of one-use plastics into the earth's oceans, coming mainly from hospitals.Researchers from the Nanjing University School of Atmospheric Sciences in China and... Read More

C. Visayas schools back campus-based biodiversity advocacy

CEBU CITY – The top education official in Central Visayas on Tuesday highlighted environmental preservation and conservation efforts in school campuses here as a way to inculcate care for the environment among public elementary and secondary school students.Department of Education... Read More

New global climate-smart food initiative seeks more partners

MANILA – The new 2021-2025 Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM4C) global initiative is looking for more volunteer government and non-government partners that can help boost its bid for climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovations worldwide.Through its partners, AIM4C... Read More

Good climate action goals in COP26 need to be backed by results

GLASGOW, Scotland – Good intentions on climate action need to be backed by results in negotiations and short-term actions, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said on Monday.At the start of the second week of negotiations at the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the... Read More