Environment

Satellite imagery to reveal extent of oil spill: envi group

Satellite imagery to reveal extent of oil spill: envi group

April 24, 2023, 7:03 pm

NAUJAN, Oriental Mindoro – Amsterdam-headquartered environmental group Greenpeace on Monday said before the end of April, it targets to come out with fresh satellite images of the surrounding seas where MT Princess Empress sank and potentially reveal the full extent of the environmental damage… Read More

Negative trend in climate change to continue till 2060s: WMO

Negative trend in climate change to continue till 2060s: WMO

April 22, 2023, 11:59 am

GENEVA – Even with successful climate mitigation efforts, the negative trend in climate will continue for the coming decades, the secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has warned. “We can still affect this situation, but the negative trend in climate will continue… Read More

Alps lost more glacier ice in 2022 than ever before: EU

Alps lost more glacier ice in 2022 than ever before: EU

April 21, 2023, 1:52 pm

GENEVA – More glacier ice melted in the Alps last year than ever before, the EU climate change service Copernicus said on Thursday. The glaciers of the Alps have lost more than 5 cubic kilometers (1.2 cubic miles) of ice, the service's European State of the Climate Report 2022 (ESOTC 2022) said,… Read More

Artificial reefs increase Masbate fishers' fish catch, income

Artificial reefs increase Masbate fishers' fish catch, income

April 14, 2023, 8:31 pm

AROROY, Masbate – Fisherfolk have been earning more, with a visible increase in fish being caught in this town. Aside from this, various species of fish, turtles, lobsters and other sea creatures have been observed thriving in the Marine Protected Area (MPA) of Colorada Point in Barangay Tigbao… Read More

Masbate fishers plant 1.6-M mangrove saplings for add'l income

Masbate fishers plant 1.6-M mangrove saplings for add'l income

April 13, 2023, 7:49 pm

AROROY, Masbate – More than 400 fishers in Aroroy, Masbate have planted some 1.6-million mangrove propagules in the coastal areas of the municipality over the past nine years as part of Masbate Gold Project’s (MGPs) environmental programs. In an interview on Thursday, Elmer Alvarez, president… Read More

PrimeWater joins call to protect groundwater from pollution

PrimeWater joins call to protect groundwater from pollution

April 2, 2023, 2:09 pm

MANILA – PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp. joined the annual celebration of World Water Day by conducting nationwide simultaneous TalaKAYAnan and other activities, which aim to draw attention to the sustainable management of water resources. TalaKAYAnan: Talakayan sa Pamayanan, one of PrimeWater's… Read More

NegOcc biodiversity, ecotourism center to rise in Talisay City

NegOcc biodiversity, ecotourism center to rise in Talisay City

March 31, 2023, 5:56 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The Negros Occidental provincial government, with the aim to create and strengthen its proactive environmental programs, will establish a Biodiversity Conservation and Nature Tourism Center in Barangay San Fernando, Talisay City. The center will rise on a property in the upland… Read More

CCC sponsors food security forum in Caloocan City

CCC sponsors food security forum in Caloocan City

March 29, 2023, 2:52 pm

MANILA – The Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) has conducted a forum for food security and urban agriculture in Camarin, Caloocan City to educate residents in urban gardening as a means of livelihood and self-sufficiency. The office of Climate Change Commissioner Albert Dela Cruz Sr. conducted the… Read More

CCC joins Earth Hour in nod to address climate change

CCC joins Earth Hour in nod to address climate change

March 27, 2023, 8:46 pm Updated on March 27, 2023, 9:35 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission PH (CCC) joined this year’s #BiggestHourForEarth campaign to further raise awareness on the urgent and collective global climate action. The CCC took part in the main switch-off event at Quezon City Memorial Circle on March 25 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.,… Read More

DILG rallies LGUs to support Earth Hour

DILG rallies LGUs to support Earth Hour

March 24, 2023, 4:20 pm

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has enjoined all local government units (LGUs) to join the observance of Earth Hour on Saturday. “Let us unite with the rest of the world in caring for our one and only home, Mother Earth. Ang simpleng pagpatay ng inyong mga… Read More

DENR promotes forest protection via 'Yamang Gubat' fair in Bicol

DENR promotes forest protection via 'Yamang Gubat' fair in Bicol

March 23, 2023, 5:11 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Bicol (DENR-5) is currently showcasing forest-related products as part of the International Day of the Forest 2023 celebration through the 2nd Yamang Gubat Trade Fair at Ayala Malls here. In a statement on Thursday, DENR… Read More

Fires threaten endangered pine trees in Mindoro's ‘Little Baguio'

Fires threaten endangered pine trees in Mindoro's ‘Little Baguio'

March 22, 2023, 7:53 pm

CITY OF CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro – Around 150 hectares of land in the “Little Baguio of Mindoro” in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro have been razed by bush fires since Friday last week, eating up grasses and threatening to destroy endangered pine trees. In an interview on Tuesday evening,… Read More

CCC calls for urgent delivery of global pledge on climate action

CCC calls for urgent delivery of global pledge on climate action

March 19, 2023, 4:19 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has called for urgent delivery of global commitment on climate action, particularly the funding for climate-related loss and damage, at the 18th Meeting of the Warsaw International Mechanism Executive Committee (WIM EXCOM-18) in Manila. Following the… Read More

CCC welcomes $26.3-M grant to make transform PH agri sector

CCC welcomes $26.3-M grant to make transform PH agri sector

March 16, 2023, 9:04 pm

MANILA – The “Adapting Philippine Agriculture to Climate Change (APA)” secured approval for a grant of USD26.3 million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to increase the resilience of rural agriculture men and women in climate vulnerable areas and transform the country’s agriculture sector… Read More

Owner of spilled oil in Mindoro urged to take responsibility

Owner of spilled oil in Mindoro urged to take responsibility

March 14, 2023, 9:28 pm

MANILA – Representatives of both civil society and the legal community on Tuesday challenged the true owners of the oil carried by MT Princess Empress to finally come forward and take responsibility for their roles in the unfolding environmental disaster. The tanker ran aground on Feb. 28 off… Read More

PH Army plants 126K fruit-bearing trees

PH Army plants 126K fruit-bearing trees

March 10, 2023, 10:26 am

MANILA – The Philippine Army (PA) showed its support for President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.'s campaign to plant 1 million fruit trees before the end of his term by planting 126,000 fruit-bearing trees in its various camps and bases nationwide. This came as the PA and the Department of Agriculture… Read More

Climate change could cost Germany $956B by 2050, study finds

Climate change could cost Germany $956B by 2050, study finds

March 6, 2023, 9:48 pm

BERLIN – Climate change could cause economic damage of up to 900 billion euro (USD956 billion) in Germany by 2050, according to a study commissioned by the German Economy Ministry. The Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IOW), the Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS), and… Read More

Scotland becomes 1st country to ban climate-harming anesthetic

Scotland becomes 1st country to ban climate-harming anesthetic

March 5, 2023, 12:18 pm

LONDON – Scotland has become the first country in the world to ban the use of the anesthetic desflurane due to its harmful impact on the environment. "Desflurane, used as an anaesthetic during surgery, has a global warming potential 2,500 times greater than carbon dioxide," the Scottish… Read More

CCC, Papal Nuncio eye climate cooperation

CCC, Papal Nuncio eye climate cooperation

February 28, 2023, 6:56 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines have sought partnership to mitigate the impact of climate change in the country. This developed after CCC vice chairperson and executive director Robert Borje met with Papal Nuncio to the Philippines… Read More

CCC eyes IPs’ participation in climate action

CCC eyes IPs’ participation in climate action

February 28, 2023, 4:32 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) on Tuesday sought the involvement of the indigenous people (IP) communities in the government’s climate action. This, as CCC Commissioner Albert dela Cruz Sr. cited that IPs are among the “most vulnerable and severely-affected sector” by the… Read More