Environment

CCC: Brace against effects of El Niño

CCC: Brace against effects of El Niño

February 23, 2024, 9:24 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) urged Filipinos to take proactive measures following the forecast of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (PAGASA) of an increased El Niño activity. PAGASA has warned of a strong El Niño activity this… Read More

Serpent eagle rescued in Bulacan town

Serpent eagle rescued in Bulacan town

February 20, 2024, 5:15 pm

CITY OF MALOLOS – The Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office (BENRO) turned over Tuesday a rescued brown serpent eagle to the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Guiguinto town. In an interview, Katrina Anne Bernardo-Balingit, Provincial Public Affairs Office chief,… Read More

'Avoidance and prudence’ key to eliminating plastic pollution: expert

'Avoidance and prudence’ key to eliminating plastic pollution: expert

February 19, 2024, 2:51 pm

ANKARA – The principle of "avoidance and prudence” should be the motto for both individuals and states on using plastics in all aspects of life, according to a concerned academic. Sedat Gundogdu, a marine biologist at Cukurova University in the southern Turkish city of Adana, told Anadolu that… Read More

Dagupan City, Holcim partner to address garbage problem

Dagupan City, Holcim partner to address garbage problem

February 15, 2024, 8:02 pm

DAGUPAN CITY – The local government here has teamed up with Holcim Philippines to address the city’s solid waste management problem by turning wastes into energy through cement kiln co-processing. Mayor Belen Fernandez, in an interview on Thursday, said the building materials company will… Read More

Legazpi residents plant over 3K trees to mark Valentine's Day

Legazpi residents plant over 3K trees to mark Valentine's Day

February 14, 2024, 5:34 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – Residents of this city, including employees of the city government and national government agencies, barangay officials and members of non-government organizations, planted at least 3,100 trees in celebration of Valentine's Day on Wednesday. More than 1,000 individuals joined the… Read More

Batangas town taps modern technology to make fertilizers

Batangas town taps modern technology to make fertilizers

February 12, 2024, 8:37 pm

PADRE GARCIA, Batangas – The municipal government here has put recycling at the heart of its solid waste management program and is leveraging modern technology to make discarded items useful again. In an interview on Monday, Rouel Kasilag, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer,… Read More

150K seedlings planted in 2023 under Pangasinan's greening program 

150K seedlings planted in 2023 under Pangasinan's greening program 

February 11, 2024, 6:19 pm

BUGALLON, Pangasinan – The provincial government of Pangasinan, with the support of local government units and other stakeholders, planted 149,964 seedlings from Feb. 1 to Dec. 31, 2023 under its Green Canopy Project. The project aimed at reforesting denuded mountains and arid lands through… Read More

Protection of wetlands occupying only 6% of earth’s surface pushed

Protection of wetlands occupying only 6% of earth’s surface pushed

February 5, 2024, 9:07 pm

MANILA – Senator Cynthia Villar on Monday called for preservation of the country’s wetlands, saying these only occupied 6 percent of the earth’s surface. Villar said wetlands play a major role in environment protection as these perform crucial functions like freshwater supply, habitat… Read More

Joint LGUs-gov't agencies effort to fix water, waste woes

Joint LGUs-gov't agencies effort to fix water, waste woes

January 28, 2024, 12:55 pm

MANILA – An active collaboration between local government units (LGUs) and national government agencies will help abate and eventually stop the growing problem of waste management and water security. A media release issued on Sunday said Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)… Read More

DENR: C. Visayas, Zambo, Bangsamoro regions lack access to clean water

DENR: C. Visayas, Zambo, Bangsamoro regions lack access to clean water

January 26, 2024, 8:25 pm

MANILA – About 40 million Filipinos still lack access to formal sources of water, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). At the Waste and Water (W2) Summit at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Friday, DENR Undersecretary Carlos Primo David said basic water… Read More

12M pieces marine litter found in Manila Bay - Ecowaste Coalition

12M pieces marine litter found in Manila Bay - Ecowaste Coalition

January 25, 2024, 7:45 pm

MANILA – About 12 million pieces of marine litter were found along the coastline of Manila Bay, of which 90 percent or 11 million were plastic. In a press conference on Thursday, toxic-free and zero-waste watchdog group Ecowaste Coalition reported that a new study made in partnership with the… Read More

Hinulugang Taktak sewerage treatment plant now 60% complete

Hinulugang Taktak sewerage treatment plant now 60% complete

January 11, 2024, 8:30 pm

ANTIPOLO CITY – A huge portion of this city’s river system is expected to see a resurgence in freshwater life when a PHP 2.5 billion sewerage treatment plant (STP) becomes operational late this year. The Hinulugang Taktak STP, which is being built at the crest (also known as the brink) of the… Read More

Albay guv orders urgent, thorough probe of illegal quarry activities

Albay guv orders urgent, thorough probe of illegal quarry activities

January 8, 2024, 5:01 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The provincial government of Albay has ordered to expedite the investigation and subsequent prosecution of the perpetrators of reported illicit quarrying and dredging operations. Governor Edcel Greco Lagman issued a memorandum on Monday emphasizing the urgency to probe the illegal… Read More

Global crisis unleashed: 2023's devastating floods

Global crisis unleashed: 2023's devastating floods

December 22, 2023, 8:50 pm

ANKARA – Severe natural disasters triggered by climate change marked a calamitous year with thousands tragically killed around the globe. Considered among the most destructive natural disasters humanity faces, flood catastrophes claimed thousands of lives in 2023. Nearly every nation suffered… Read More

El Niño may last until 2nd quarter of 2024, says PAGASA-Mactan head

El Niño may last until 2nd quarter of 2024, says PAGASA-Mactan head

December 19, 2023, 9:06 pm

CEBU CITY – A climate forecast showed that the El Niño phenomenon would last until the second quarter of 2024, the head of the weather bureau’s Mactan Island office said on Tuesday. Engineer Alfredo Quiblat Jr., head of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services… Read More

Bago City promotes sustainable Christmas celebration

Bago City promotes sustainable Christmas celebration

December 14, 2023, 7:15 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The City of Bago in Negros Occidental, declared as one of the world’s Top 100 Green Destinations in 2023, is highlighting sustainable tourism in this year’s Christmas celebration. At the Bantayan Park, decorations are mostly made of zero plastic and eco-friendly materials… Read More

4K schools in Bicol target to plant 20K trees under DepEd project

4K schools in Bicol target to plant 20K trees under DepEd project

December 5, 2023, 4:23 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – Students, faculty members and non-teaching personnel from some 4,071 public schools in the Bicol region are set to participate in a nationwide tree planting activity on Wednesday as part of the Department of Education's (DepEd) project dubbed "DepEd’s 236,000 Trees – A… Read More

UN weather agency urges solution to climate change

UN weather agency urges solution to climate change

December 1, 2023, 2:19 pm

LONDON – The UN weather agency on Thursday declared that 2023 is on track to become the hottest year on record, underscoring the urgency of addressing climate change. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) issued a warning and highlighted concerning trends that point to a future marked by… Read More

CIF 2023: Cultivating conducive conditions for climate investments

CIF 2023: Cultivating conducive conditions for climate investments

November 28, 2023, 8:05 pm

MANILA – Key stakeholders from the public and private sectors have sought to establish conducive conditions for climate-related investments aligned with national policies and sectoral needs. During the Climate Investment Forum (CIF) 2023 at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria on Nov. 20, the… Read More

 Ilocos provinces to experience dry condition, spell in December

Ilocos provinces to experience dry condition, spell in December

November 23, 2023, 7:02 pm

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – The provinces of Pangasinan, La Union and Ilocos Sur are set to experience dry spell in December, while Ilocos Norte will have dry condition due to the ongoing El Niño phenomenon. Areas under dry condition experience below normal rainfall for two consecutive months while… Read More