Environment

Olive Ridley turtle eggs turned over to DENR in Sorsogon town

Olive Ridley turtle eggs turned over to DENR in Sorsogon town

November 2, 2022, 7:22 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – Some 46 Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) eggs are being monitored at the shorelines of Donsol town in Sorsogon after their turnover to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Office in Bicol (DENR-5). In a social media post on Wednesday, DENR-5 said a… Read More

US Peace Corps to roll out new climate initiative in PH

US Peace Corps to roll out new climate initiative in PH

October 27, 2022, 6:24 pm

MANILA – United States Peace Corps chief executive officer Carol Spahn said here Thursday that the Philippines is among the first countries to implement its new climate initiative. Spahn said around 40 coastal resource management volunteers will be working with the government next year to… Read More

Church group calls for trash-free 'Undas' observance

Church group calls for trash-free 'Undas' observance

October 25, 2022, 5:31 pm

MANILA – The social arm of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has appealed to the people to ensure that the environment is protected by having a “garbage-free” commemoration of Undas (All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day). Fr. Antonio Labiao Jr, executive secretary of… Read More

Turkiye FL bats for global solidarity vs. climate change crisis

Turkiye FL bats for global solidarity vs. climate change crisis

October 25, 2022, 4:53 pm

MANILA – Türkiye's First Lady Emine Erdogan has underscored the need for global solidarity to mitigate the impact of climate change crisis and other environmental issues. Speaking at the First Environment Forum organized by Anadolu Agency in Istanbul, Erdogan said "climate change is a… Read More

Chinese firm backs PH’s tree planting with over 1K pine needles

Chinese firm backs PH’s tree planting with over 1K pine needles

October 19, 2022, 6:53 pm

MANILA – China Energy Engineering Group Col., Ltd continued to support the country’s National Greening Program with over 1,000 pine needles planted near a village beside the Kapangan Hyropower Plant in Kapangan town, Benguet province. Some 15 employees of the project department of the Kapangan… Read More

Media must be 'more ambitious' in covering climate change picture

Media must be 'more ambitious' in covering climate change picture

October 19, 2022, 1:37 pm

ANKARA – The media has to be "more confident and ambitious" in covering the entire picture on climate change, a former Portuguese official said on Tuesday. "The media has to give us the input from normal people and how they are suffering from climate change," Bruno Macaes, a former secretary of… Read More

Angeles eyes waste-to-cement tech for collected plastics

Angeles eyes waste-to-cement tech for collected plastics

September 21, 2022, 6:00 pm

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – The city government here is exploring a waste-to-cement technology as part of its solid waste management efforts. Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. on Wednesday met with Republic Cement & Building Materials, (RCBM) Inc. managing director for ecoloop Angela Edralin-Valencia to… Read More

Denmark vows funding for ‘loss and damage’ due to climate change

Denmark vows funding for ‘loss and damage’ due to climate change

September 21, 2022, 11:58 am

LONDON – Denmark pledged Tuesday at the UN General Assembly in New York to be the first country to provide funding to developing nations that have suffered “loss and damage” caused by climate disruptions. During a ministerial meeting on the sidelines of the General Assembly in New York City,… Read More

BFAR-Bicol reports rise in volume of ocean wastes this year

BFAR-Bicol reports rise in volume of ocean wastes this year

September 20, 2022, 5:23 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Bicol (BFAR-5), together with the Women in Maritime Philippines (WIMA Phils.), has renewed its call to local government units (LGUs) to continuously implement the ecological solid waste management plan after collecting 180… Read More

EU Commission proposes 5% less energy use during peak hours

EU Commission proposes 5% less energy use during peak hours

September 15, 2022, 2:25 pm

BRUSSELS – The European Commission on Wednesday proposed a mandatory 5 percent reduction in electricity consumption during peak hours to ease the bloc’s dependence on Russian gas. “We're still confronted with a profound mismatch between supply and demand on the energy markets,” Frans… Read More

2K seedlings planted in NegOr to support nat'l greening program

2K seedlings planted in NegOr to support nat'l greening program

September 13, 2022, 6:11 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Personnel of various government agencies in Negros Oriental on Tuesday planted 2,000 tree seedlings of different varieties in support of the priorities of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on environment and natural resources protection. Dubbed the National Simultaneous Bamboo and… Read More

MARINA gears up for marine protection forum

MARINA gears up for marine protection forum

September 13, 2022, 6:11 pm

MANILA – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has completed a pre-forum on marine environment protection in preparation for the 2nd Marine Environmental Protection Forum slated for this month. In a media bulletin on Tuesday, MARINA said the pre-forum -- led in cooperation with the Shipyards… Read More

Forest, fruit trees planted in Pampanga

Forest, fruit trees planted in Pampanga

September 13, 2022, 4:26 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – At least 1,000 forest and fruit-bearing tree seedlings were planted on Tuesday in Arayat town, one of the identified tree planting sites in Central Luzon. The activity in Barangay San Juan Baño served as the kick-off ceremony for the nationwide simultaneous tree… Read More

Increase in heat waves, wildfires to worsen air quality, UN warns

Increase in heat waves, wildfires to worsen air quality, UN warns

September 8, 2022, 5:14 pm

ANKARA – The rise of extreme heat and forest fires will likely worsen air quality and put human health in danger over the course of this century, according to a report on Wednesday. The link between air pollution and climate change will bring an additional "climate penalty" for hundreds of… Read More

5 persons arrested for illegal quarrying in Bulacan

5 persons arrested for illegal quarrying in Bulacan

September 7, 2022, 5:33 pm

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan – Five persons were arrested Tuesday following a surprise inspection of an illegal quarry operation site which has been closed due to a lack of operating permit in Barangay Camangyanan, Santa Maria, this province. Gov. Daniel Fernando, together with the Bulacan… Read More

New UN report warns of rising interconnected disaster risks

New UN report warns of rising interconnected disaster risks

September 1, 2022, 4:12 pm

BERLIN/GENEVA – A new report launched by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) on Wednesday warns of an increase in interconnected disaster risks around the world. According to the "Interconnected Disaster Risks 2021/2022" report, the world has… Read More

NegOr guv taps more forest rangers to protect environment

NegOr guv taps more forest rangers to protect environment

August 26, 2022, 7:08 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Negros Oriental Governor Pryde Henry Teves has increased the number of forest rangers or “Bantay Lasang” to support his administration’s efforts in stepping up biodiversity conservation and protection of the environment. Teves on Wednesday hired 51 additional forest… Read More

APEC to strengthen cooperation in sustainable forest management

APEC to strengthen cooperation in sustainable forest management

August 25, 2022, 8:44 pm

JAKARTA – Ministers responsible for forestry from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members are pressing for deeper cooperation to curb deforestation and further biodiversity loss as the region steps up its fight against climate change and advances action for a sustainable future. APEC… Read More

Mt. Talinis in NegOr still off-limits to trekkers

Mt. Talinis in NegOr still off-limits to trekkers

August 23, 2022, 7:08 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Mt. Talinis in Valencia town, Negros Oriental remains closed to trekkers even as pandemic restrictions have already eased up in the province to allow the recovery of biodiversity that is threatened by human activity. Desiderio Tilos Jr., Valencia tourism officer, told the… Read More

PrimeWater adheres to global call to protect planet

PrimeWater adheres to global call to protect planet

August 22, 2022, 5:10 pm

MANILA – PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp. and Cathay United Bank pursue partnership on environmentally and socially sustainable initiatives after signing a sustainability-linked loan agreement on August 10. “PrimeWater understands that commitment to sustainability is the future. This… Read More