Environment

Pangasinan tree-planting activities boosted at onset of rainy season

Pangasinan tree-planting activities boosted at onset of rainy season

May 15, 2024, 10:10 pm

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – Pangasinan Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) is closely working with people’s organizations (POs) and private sector groups to hit its goal to conduct tree-planting activities in 400 hectares (ha) of denuded land this year. Citing projections… Read More

Iloilo City targets to plant 100K trees this year 

Iloilo City targets to plant 100K trees this year 

May 14, 2024, 8:20 pm

ILOILO CITY – The local government here is eyeing to plant around 100,000 trees this year as part of efforts to combat climate change. Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the local government will connect with various sectors for the tree-growing efforts. “Climate change is intense. Before,… Read More

Lightning strikes kill 74 people in 38 days

Lightning strikes kill 74 people in 38 days

May 10, 2024, 8:02 pm

DHAKA, Bangladesh –At least 74 people, including 35 farmers, were killed by lightning strikes over the last 38 days across Bangladesh until May 8, and experts said climate change impact was the primary reason behind such incidents. During the first eight days of May, 43 people were killed by… Read More

Role of coops in sustainable dev’t, climate resilience highlighted

Role of coops in sustainable dev’t, climate resilience highlighted

May 9, 2024, 8:50 pm

DAVAO CITY – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) highlighted the integral function of cooperatives in ushering sustainable development and attaining effective climate action in the country during the 47th General Assembly and 22nd Leaders’ Congress of the National Confederation of Cooperatives… Read More

CCC: Close adaptation finance gaps for transformative climate action

CCC: Close adaptation finance gaps for transformative climate action

May 9, 2024, 5:26 pm

MANILA – The Philippines has called for the immediate delivery of climate finance commitments and underscored the need to close adaptation finance gaps, including through exploring innovative sources, to support developing nations’ adaptation measures. In a news release on Thursday, the… Read More

Gov't, conglomerates sign deal to protect Verde Island Passage

Gov't, conglomerates sign deal to protect Verde Island Passage

May 7, 2024, 7:24 pm

MANILA – Government agencies on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with three big conglomerates in the country for the protection and management of the Verde Island Passage (VIP). The MOU was signed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of… Read More

CCC launches Ocean Month drive for marine ecosystem sustainability

CCC launches Ocean Month drive for marine ecosystem sustainability

May 6, 2024, 5:38 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) is launching the Month of the Ocean social media campaign “Dive Deep, Change the Tides” this May. “Climate change greatly affects our oceans, leading to rising sea levels, coral reef degradation, and an increase in severe weather events. These… Read More

Ilocos Norte fortifies defense vs. climate change with mangroves

Ilocos Norte fortifies defense vs. climate change with mangroves

May 3, 2024, 3:58 pm

LAOAG CITY – Volunteers and government workers planted 800 mangrove propagules in the coastal village of Ablan in Burgos, Ilocos Norte on Friday. Employees of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Philippine Coast Guard joined the volunteers… Read More

UN chief mobilizes global leaders for climate action by 2025

UN chief mobilizes global leaders for climate action by 2025

April 24, 2024, 9:08 pm

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations unveiled the Climate Promise 2025 initiative on Tuesday, a concerted global effort to prevent temperatures from rising beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius as stipulated in the Paris Agreement. Led by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UN Development… Read More

CCC calls on public to take tangible action vs. plastic waste

CCC calls on public to take tangible action vs. plastic waste

April 24, 2024, 3:51 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has urged the public to take action and commit to tangible changes in their everyday lives by reducing the use of single-use plastics and promoting a circular economy by reusing, recycling, and repurposing them. In commemoration of Earth Month this… Read More

Eco-warriors help beat plastic pollution

Eco-warriors help beat plastic pollution

April 23, 2024, 8:51 pm

LAOAG CITY – A total of 100.75 kilos of plastic and residual wastes were collected by 265 eco-warriors who joined the cleanup drive in this city on Tuesday as part of the continuing Earth Day celebration. The volunteers were composed of students and members of socio-civic organizations who… Read More

Seawater off Negros found with high fish biomass, coral cover

Seawater off Negros found with high fish biomass, coral cover

April 19, 2024, 6:56 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The City of San Carlos in Negros Occidental has been found to have high fish biomass and coral cover, based on the assessment of the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute-Marine Environment and Resources Foundation (UPMSI-MERF) in partnership with RARE… Read More

CCC, Ayala Group ramp up gov’t-private sector climate action

CCC, Ayala Group ramp up gov’t-private sector climate action

April 17, 2024, 1:34 pm

MANILA – Recognizing the vital role of the private sector in attaining the country’s climate adaptation and mitigation plans, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and Ayala Group formally forged a partnership with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on April 12. The partnership… Read More

Region 8 wildlife center takes 24 animals under its wings

Region 8 wildlife center takes 24 animals under its wings

April 16, 2024, 9:00 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – The Eastern Visayas Regional Wildlife and Rescue Center (RWRC) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) took care of 24 rescued animals in the first quarter of 2024. Among them are six for rehabilitation, rescued in March, and four released to the wild in… Read More

PH, Germany bolster climate action thru €36.8-M TRANSCEND project

PH, Germany bolster climate action thru €36.8-M TRANSCEND project

April 15, 2024, 8:41 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC), in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH or German Development Cooperation, on Monday announced the soft launch of the Transformative Actions for Climate and Ecological Protection and Development… Read More

Apayao Isnag’s ‘lapat’ preserves 268 hectares of virgin forests

Apayao Isnag’s ‘lapat’ preserves 268 hectares of virgin forests

April 15, 2024, 8:20 pm

LUNA, Apayao – “Lapat” or the indigenous system of preserving the forest in the municipality of Calanasan here has led to the preservation of about 268 hectares of natural and virgin forests, which allows the Philippine Eagle to continue to exist and thrive.  “The lapat is an indigenous… Read More

Tales of survival in Leyte’s threatened peatland

Tales of survival in Leyte’s threatened peatland

April 15, 2024, 6:00 pm

STA. FE, Leyte – For three decades, Joey Mercades, 40, has been highly dependent on resources from the nearby peatland to support his growing family. Just like the rest of his neighbors, his awareness on the importance of this distinctive wetland type is very limited. With little education and… Read More

Startup Benguet firm catches mist to help solve water shortage

Startup Benguet firm catches mist to help solve water shortage

April 12, 2024, 3:10 pm

BAGUIO CITY – Amid the frequent shortage of water aggravated by the El Niño phenomenon, a technology is being tried in Atok, Benguet, to help address the situation and avoid wastage. The fog catcher and water harvesting project of startup firm FarmConnect is deemed one of the solutions to… Read More

'Sardinella surface run' indicates improved Cebu City marine habitat

'Sardinella surface run' indicates improved Cebu City marine habitat

April 9, 2024, 7:05 pm

CEBU CITY – Regular clean-up activities in this capital city’s coastal area have produced good results as shown in a video of “Sardinella surface run” in the local seawater, the vice mayor said on Tuesday. The video of a school of fish seemingly playing on the surface of water was recently… Read More

Iloilo City strengthens waste management in villages along creeks

Iloilo City strengthens waste management in villages along creeks

April 9, 2024, 4:17 pm

ILOILO CITY – The city government here is strengthening its solid waste management initiative in barangays along the river and creeks by providing garbage collection equipment and installing waste traps. General Services Office chief, engineer Neil Ravena, said Barangays Magsaysay, Ingore,… Read More