MARINA gears up for marine protection forum

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

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... Read More

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

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

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

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

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... Read More

APEC to strengthen cooperation in sustainable forest management

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

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

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

Program to fight ocean plastic pollution launched in ParaƱaque

MANILA – The United States government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO) program grantee Communities Organized for Resource Allocation (CORA) Inc. has recently launched a plastic buying and exchange center to address ocean plastic... Read More

Food, beverage firm kicks off efforts to reach plastic neutrality

MANILA – Universal Robina Corp. (URC), one of the country’s largest food and beverage companies, has kicked off a slew of initiatives to collect, recover, and divert plastic waste as part of its overall goal to achieve plastic neutrality.These include long-term collaborative projects on... Read More

Volunteer groups vow to sustain mangrove planting in NegOr

DUMAGUETE CITY – An alliance of volunteer groups in Negros Oriental has committed to planting thousands of mangrove trees yearly and relentlessly to protect the province’s shorelines and support global efforts against climate change.Sidney Lee, the planting coordinator of the Allied... Read More

DENR reclassifies 4 Luzon caves for proper management

MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has approved the reclassification of four caves in the provinces of Abra, Quezon, and Albay for proper management and conservation.The DENR, through its Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), Regional and Provincial offices,... Read More

Maynilad program gears up for its 1 millionth tree this year

MANILA – The Maynilad Water Services Inc. and other MVP Group of Companies recently launched the Plant for Life’s Road to One Million Trees Planted with 90,000 trees committed for 2022 at the Million Tree Nursery and Eco-Learning Center at La Mesa Watershed, Quezon City.This, as Maynilad... Read More

Over 13K board feet of illegal logs seized in Nueva Ecija

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Over 13,000 board feet of illegal logs were seized in General Tinio, Nueva Ecija on Monday, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office here said on Tuesday.The confiscation was the result of the crackdown on illegal forest... Read More

Plastic bag ban creates new opportunities in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – The blanket ban on plastic bags Tanzania introduced three years ago has unleashed a huge market potential for eco-friendly paper bags, creating new opportunities for local traders who reap bigger profits.Tanzania effected its ban on single-use plastic bags in June... Read More

Biosphere reserve center soon to rise in Albay

LEGAZPI CITY – A biosphere reserve research and development center building amounting to PHP15 million will soon rise in Albay, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resource Officer (PENRO) said.Jerry Arena, Albay ENRO chief, in an interview on Monday, said the construction of the building... Read More

DENR official bats for more mineral processing plants

MANILA – Former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna pushed for the establishment of more mineral processing plants and utilization of rare earth deposits to help increase the country’s mineral production and revenue... Read More

Mobile game, mascot to promote proper waste management in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Bicol (DENR-5) on Friday cited the importance of new technology as it launched its new mascot and mobile game application in promoting awareness on solid waste management.In an interview, Joan Mariscotes, DENR-5... Read More

DENR Region 8 uses 'fun way' to promote proper waste management

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) are upbeat about raising the young generation’s awareness of proper solid waste management via its new mascot and mobile game app.On Tuesday, the agency launched the... Read More