Environment

LDF Board hosting proof of stakeholders’ confidence on PH – CCC

LDF Board hosting proof of stakeholders’ confidence on PH – CCC

July 12, 2024, 1:21 pm

MANILA – The selection of the Philippines as host of the Loss and Damage Fund (LDF) Board reflects the international community's confidence in the Philippines' leadership under President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. In a statement on Thursday, Climate Change Commission (CCC) Vice-Chairperson and… Read More

Extreme heat, wildfires sweep across US

Extreme heat, wildfires sweep across US

July 9, 2024, 6:13 pm

ANKARA – Over 146 million Americans are under extreme heat alerts as dangerous weather sparks new wildfires, according to media reports. A severe heat wave has shattered temperature records across the western US and is linked to four deaths in Oregon, The Guardian newspaper reported. Salem hit… Read More

Apayao tagged as UNESCO biosphere reserve

Apayao tagged as UNESCO biosphere reserve

July 6, 2024, 11:52 am

LAOAG CITY – The province of Apayao’s forest area was declared a biosphere reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The formal announcement was made during the 36th session of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and Biosphere… Read More

Foundation receives pledges to plant 2.7M trees in 2025

Foundation receives pledges to plant 2.7M trees in 2025

July 1, 2024, 10:27 pm

MANILA – The Million Trees Foundation, Inc. (MTFI) on Monday received pledges from its 31 partners to plant more than 2.7 million trees nationwide in 2025 to ensure the steady supply of water in the country in the years ahead. The pledge was announced during the 2nd Annual Million Trees… Read More

DSWD to launch new community-led climate adaptation project

DSWD to launch new community-led climate adaptation project

July 1, 2024, 5:53 pm

MANILA – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Monday said a new project will be launched to address the impact of climate change. The new initiative would be implemented through the agency’s Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social… Read More

CCC: Integrate climate considerations into preparedness efforts

CCC: Integrate climate considerations into preparedness efforts

July 1, 2024, 3:39 pm

MANILA – As the country observes the National Disaster Resilience Month (NDRM) this July, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) has underscored the critical role of climate resilience in safeguarding the Philippines from the escalating impacts of climate change. Under the theme "Bantayog ng… Read More

PH opens nominations for 2nd resilience awards

PH opens nominations for 2nd resilience awards

June 30, 2024, 9:36 am

MANILA – Nominations for the 2nd Philippine Resilience Awards (PRA), an initiative that recognizes outstanding contributions to climate action and disaster resilience, are now open. Under the theme “Kabataan at Kababaihan: Katatagan ng Bayan,” this year’s awards will honor both women… Read More

Kanlaon Volcano's highest gas flux observed Friday

Kanlaon Volcano's highest gas flux observed Friday

June 29, 2024, 8:55 am

MANILA – The highest volcanic sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission from Kanlaon Volcano's summit crater was observed on Friday, averaging 5,397 tons, higher than the daily average of 1,897 tons this year. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), however, noted that Kanlaon… Read More

2 rescued Philippine Eagles released in Leyte forest

2 rescued Philippine Eagles released in Leyte forest

June 28, 2024, 4:54 pm

BURAUEN, Leyte – Two Philippine Eagles rescued in Mindanao have found a new home in the forest of Leyte Island as part of the first translocation project of these critically endangered raptors. The two eagles, named Carlito and Uswag, were released around noon on Friday on the outskirts of… Read More

DOST to set up waste management facility in E. Samar town

DOST to set up waste management facility in E. Samar town

June 28, 2024, 3:27 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will put up a solid waste management facility in Taft, Eastern Samar as part of the environmental conservation in the province. The coastal village of Mantang in Taft town will be the pilot in the establishment of a state-of-the-art… Read More

Help protect marine turtles' nesting sites, DENR chief urges public

Help protect marine turtles' nesting sites, DENR chief urges public

June 26, 2024, 12:51 pm

MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Wednesday called for the public's support in safeguarding nesting sites of marine turtles, particularly the critically endangered leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). Environment Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga… Read More

Global community urged to take urgent action on climate change

Global community urged to take urgent action on climate change

June 23, 2024, 10:25 am

ISTANBUL – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday urged the international community to take urgent action on climate change. "If there was ever a time to come together and deliver on climate – it is now," Guterres said in a message on X. He emphasized the importance of the coming… Read More

Task force formed to curb concerns in mined Homonhon Island

Task force formed to curb concerns in mined Homonhon Island

June 20, 2024, 4:30 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – An inter-agency task force has been formed to address the concerns of communities affected by mining operations in Homonhon Island in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said on Thursday. MGB-Eastern Visayas Regional Director Glenn Marcelo Noble said… Read More

Mines and Geosciences Bureau ordered to prepare for impacts of La Niña

Mines and Geosciences Bureau ordered to prepare for impacts of La Niña

June 20, 2024, 12:25 pm

MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has directed the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) and field offices to gear up for La Niña and to prepare all mitigation measures for its potential impacts. A media release of the agency on Thursday said in a recently-issued… Read More

Journalists revive kids’ environment awareness program

Journalists revive kids’ environment awareness program

June 19, 2024, 11:30 pm

BAGUIO CITY – Journalists based here are strengthening their 32-year-old children’s environmental awareness and values formation program by volunteering as facilitators and tour guides in the program that was later on adopted by the local government here. The local government adopted the local… Read More

Manila Water gets 100% score in wastewater effluent quality compliance

Manila Water gets 100% score in wastewater effluent quality compliance

June 17, 2024, 4:24 pm

MANILA – For April, Manila Water achieved a 100-percent score in its wastewater effluent quality compliance scorecard, versus the target of 95 percent. The score was based on the scorecard set by the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Regulatory Office relative to the… Read More

UN: World losing 4 football fields worth of healthy land per second

UN: World losing 4 football fields worth of healthy land per second

June 16, 2024, 12:25 am

ANKARA – The world is losing almost four football fields worth of healthy land every second due to degradation from desertification, data by the United Nations suggest. At this rate, over 100 million hectares of healthy land are lost annually, according to data compiled by Anadolu ahead of June… Read More

Northern Samar town seeks aid to protect giant bats

Northern Samar town seeks aid to protect giant bats

June 14, 2024, 5:59 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – The local government of Pambujan, Northern Samar is seeking for protection of the town’s Caohagan Island, the home of giant fruit bats. Vice Mayor Ronil Tan said in a phone interview Friday that although they have a local ordinance declaring the island as a protected area, they… Read More

2 rescued Philippine Eagles up for release in Leyte forest 

2 rescued Philippine Eagles up for release in Leyte forest 

June 13, 2024, 4:33 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – Two Philippine Eagles will be released on June 28 in the forest of Burauen, Leyte, as part of an experiment to reintroduce the national bird in "vacant habitats" outside Mindanao Island. Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) Director for Operations Jayson Ibañez said in a phone… Read More

Waste facility to give livelihood opportunities to Batangas villagers

Waste facility to give livelihood opportunities to Batangas villagers

June 10, 2024, 6:54 pm

MALVAR, Batangas – A village in this town is expected to benefit from sustainable waste management and additional livelihood opportunities courtesy of an “ecocycle resource facility” funded by the private sector. Aboitiz Foundation has turned over a solar-powered materials recovery facility… Read More