Environment

Over 11K waterbirds seen at Asian avian census in Bicol

Over 11K waterbirds seen at Asian avian census in Bicol

February 17, 2023, 1:55 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Bicol (DENR-5) reported on Friday that over 11,000 waterbirds were sighted in the recently conducted Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) in different areas in the region. The AWC runs parallel to other international censuses of… Read More

7K mangroves planted on V-Day in Puerto Princesa City

7K mangroves planted on V-Day in Puerto Princesa City

February 15, 2023, 2:28 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – More than 7,000 mangrove seedlings were planted on Tuesday in Sitio Bucana, Barangay Iwahig here with the resumption of the "Love Affair with Nature", the city’s way of celebrating Valentine's Day. Now on its 19th year, the event which was suspended for three… Read More

Legazpi residents plant 3.5K trees to celebrate Valentine

Legazpi residents plant 3.5K trees to celebrate Valentine

February 14, 2023, 5:02 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The city government here, with the participation of other government and non-government agencies, marked Valentine’s Day by planting at least 3,500 tree seedlings. Some 1,000 people representing various government agencies and the private sector joined the 17th “Lakad Tanim… Read More

Climate action in PH must address extreme, slow-onset events: CCC

Climate action in PH must address extreme, slow-onset events: CCC

February 14, 2023, 4:50 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) on Tuesday underscored the need for an immediate climate change action in the country to move towards the prevention of disasters, especially those that emerge gradually over time. “Climate action in the Philippines must address both extreme and… Read More

Negros Oriental to restore mangrove forest boardwalk

Negros Oriental to restore mangrove forest boardwalk

February 14, 2023, 3:13 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Efforts are now underway to restore the boardwalk of a mangrove forest in Siaton town, Negros Oriental province that has deteriorated during the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Provincial Tourism Unit (PTU) chief Myla Mae Bromo Abellana told the Philippine News… Read More

Church groups call for halt to mining ops in Romblon

Church groups call for halt to mining ops in Romblon

February 6, 2023, 2:33 pm

MANILA – The Catholic Church has called for a stop to mining activities on Sibuyan Island in Romblon province. In a statement released by Caritas Philippines on Monday, the Church's humanitarian and advocacy arm, some dioceses and archdioceses, social action centers, and Caritas organizations… Read More

 ASEAN mulls more wetlands as heritage parks

ASEAN mulls more wetlands as heritage parks

February 2, 2023, 6:53 pm

MANILA – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is looking to designate more wetlands as heritage parks to boost conservation efforts for this vital ecosystem. Wetlands, which include lagoons, mangroves, rivers, estuaries and lakes, help improve water quality, provide fish and… Read More

Scientific research vital in addressing climate change: CCC

Scientific research vital in addressing climate change: CCC

February 1, 2023, 5:32 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) on Wednesday sought cooperation and collaboration with the local research community to ensure the country's success in the fight against climate change. During the 34th Regional Symposium on Research and Development Highlights in Batac City, Ilocos… Read More

Cleanup boosts Pasig River's flood-carrying capacity

Cleanup boosts Pasig River's flood-carrying capacity

January 31, 2023, 7:05 pm

MANILA – San Miguel Corporation (SMC) said it expects its PHP2-billion Pasig River cleanup project to cross the 1 million metric tons threshold in silt and solid wastes removed by next month, as its dredging teams focus their efforts on both ends of the river -- the Manila Bay and Laguna Lake,… Read More

Group opposes 2 fossil gas power plant projects in Cebu

Group opposes 2 fossil gas power plant projects in Cebu

January 31, 2023, 6:13 pm

CEBU CITY – An environmental group on Tuesday filed a petition before the Department of Health (DOH) in Central Visayas, calling on the agency to deny permit applications for liquefied natural gas (LNG) or fossil gas project in the cities of Cebu and Naga. The Philippine Movement for Climate… Read More

DENR-EMB to conduct air, water tests on 2 Pampanga steel plants

DENR-EMB to conduct air, water tests on 2 Pampanga steel plants

January 26, 2023, 5:23 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) will conduct air and water sampling tests on two smelting and steel plants in San Simon, this province. The move came on the heels of reported massive air pollution… Read More

DENR, private firms tie up to protect Bulacan forest

DENR, private firms tie up to protect Bulacan forest

January 25, 2023, 6:13 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has partnered with two private corporations to boost forest protection in Bulacan. DENR Regional Executive Director Paquito Moreno Jr. said on Wednesday Eagle Cement Corporation (ECC) and its wholly-owned… Read More

First granular plastic shredder to reduce waste in Legazpi City

First granular plastic shredder to reduce waste in Legazpi City

January 25, 2023, 2:20 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – After almost two months of civil works, the first granular plastic shredding machine in this city has finally become operational. Benjo Calleja, Office of City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) officer-in-charge, on Wednesday said the machine would be used to shred plastic… Read More

DENR to pursue green recovery, build sustainable communities

DENR to pursue green recovery, build sustainable communities

January 22, 2023, 5:01 pm

MANILA – The Philippines, through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), will build resilient, inclusive and sustainable communities post-pandemic as it prepares its portfolio of environmental projects for consideration under the 8th funding replenishment of the Global… Read More

SSCIS project to enhance PH capacities on climate action

SSCIS project to enhance PH capacities on climate action

January 15, 2023, 1:39 pm

MANILA – It won’t be long before climate information services become more accessible to Filipinos. In a press release, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) announced that the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) South-South Collaboration on Climate Information Services (SSCIS) Project Team paid… Read More

World's oceans hottest ever in 2022, study shows

World's oceans hottest ever in 2022, study shows

January 12, 2023, 4:04 pm

ANKARA – The world’s oceans were at their hottest ever on record in 2022, according to a new study. “The Earth’s energy and water cycles have been profoundly altered due to the emission of greenhouse gases by human activities, driving pervasive changes in Earth’s climate system,” reads… Read More

DENR puts up e-toilet in Bataan to curb pollution in Manila Bay

DENR puts up e-toilet in Bataan to curb pollution in Manila Bay

January 11, 2023, 7:01 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Luzon (DENR-3) has put up an eco-toilet (e-toilet) facility in Orion town, Bataan province as part of the continuing effort to reduce the pollution in Manila Bay areas. DENR-3 Regional Executive… Read More

Baler coastal cleanup drive yields 5 truckloads of trash

Baler coastal cleanup drive yields 5 truckloads of trash

January 10, 2023, 7:51 pm

BALER, Aurora – Some 200 volunteers from various sectors in this province took part in a cleanup activity along Sabang Beach here on Tuesday. The move aims to raise awareness of the importance of environmental sanitation and cleanliness. Lt. Col. Julito B. Recto Jr., commander of the Army’s… Read More

Ozone layer’s recovery on track, averting 0.5C temperature hike

Ozone layer’s recovery on track, averting 0.5C temperature hike

January 10, 2023, 4:08 pm

NAIROBI, Kenya – The United Nations environment office in Kenya’s capital Nairobi said Monday that the ozone layer is on the path to repair, which will help avert a warming of the planet of 0.5C. According to a statement from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), efforts to halt… Read More

UN to convene 'no-nonsense' climate summit in 2023

UN to convene 'no-nonsense' climate summit in 2023

December 20, 2022, 2:45 pm

UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Monday that he would convene a ''Climate Ambition Summit'' in September 2023, saying ''it will be a no-nonsense summit. No exceptions. No compromises.'' Speaking at his year-end news conference, he warned that the world is still… Read More