Environment

PrimeWater joins call to protect groundwater from pollution

PrimeWater joins call to protect groundwater from pollution

April 2, 2023, 2:09 pm

MANILA – PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp. joined the annual celebration of World Water Day by conducting nationwide simultaneous TalaKAYAnan and other activities, which aim to draw attention to the sustainable management of water resources. TalaKAYAnan: Talakayan sa Pamayanan, one of PrimeWater's… Read More

NegOcc biodiversity, ecotourism center to rise in Talisay City

NegOcc biodiversity, ecotourism center to rise in Talisay City

March 31, 2023, 5:56 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The Negros Occidental provincial government, with the aim to create and strengthen its proactive environmental programs, will establish a Biodiversity Conservation and Nature Tourism Center in Barangay San Fernando, Talisay City. The center will rise on a property in the upland… Read More

CCC sponsors food security forum in Caloocan City

CCC sponsors food security forum in Caloocan City

March 29, 2023, 2:52 pm

MANILA – The Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) has conducted a forum for food security and urban agriculture in Camarin, Caloocan City to educate residents in urban gardening as a means of livelihood and self-sufficiency. The office of Climate Change Commissioner Albert Dela Cruz Sr. conducted the… Read More

CCC joins Earth Hour in nod to address climate change

CCC joins Earth Hour in nod to address climate change

March 27, 2023, 8:46 pm Updated on March 27, 2023, 9:35 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission PH (CCC) joined this year’s #BiggestHourForEarth campaign to further raise awareness on the urgent and collective global climate action. The CCC took part in the main switch-off event at Quezon City Memorial Circle on March 25 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.,… Read More

DILG rallies LGUs to support Earth Hour

DILG rallies LGUs to support Earth Hour

March 24, 2023, 4:20 pm

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has enjoined all local government units (LGUs) to join the observance of Earth Hour on Saturday. “Let us unite with the rest of the world in caring for our one and only home, Mother Earth. Ang simpleng pagpatay ng inyong mga… Read More

DENR promotes forest protection via 'Yamang Gubat' fair in Bicol

DENR promotes forest protection via 'Yamang Gubat' fair in Bicol

March 23, 2023, 5:11 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Bicol (DENR-5) is currently showcasing forest-related products as part of the International Day of the Forest 2023 celebration through the 2nd Yamang Gubat Trade Fair at Ayala Malls here. In a statement on Thursday, DENR… Read More

Fires threaten endangered pine trees in Mindoro's ‘Little Baguio'

Fires threaten endangered pine trees in Mindoro's ‘Little Baguio'

March 22, 2023, 7:53 pm

CITY OF CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro – Around 150 hectares of land in the “Little Baguio of Mindoro” in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro have been razed by bush fires since Friday last week, eating up grasses and threatening to destroy endangered pine trees. In an interview on Tuesday evening,… Read More

CCC calls for urgent delivery of global pledge on climate action

CCC calls for urgent delivery of global pledge on climate action

March 19, 2023, 4:19 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has called for urgent delivery of global commitment on climate action, particularly the funding for climate-related loss and damage, at the 18th Meeting of the Warsaw International Mechanism Executive Committee (WIM EXCOM-18) in Manila. Following the… Read More

CCC welcomes $26.3-M grant to make transform PH agri sector

CCC welcomes $26.3-M grant to make transform PH agri sector

March 16, 2023, 9:04 pm

MANILA – The “Adapting Philippine Agriculture to Climate Change (APA)” secured approval for a grant of USD26.3 million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to increase the resilience of rural agriculture men and women in climate vulnerable areas and transform the country’s agriculture sector… Read More

Owner of spilled oil in Mindoro urged to take responsibility

Owner of spilled oil in Mindoro urged to take responsibility

March 14, 2023, 9:28 pm

MANILA – Representatives of both civil society and the legal community on Tuesday challenged the true owners of the oil carried by MT Princess Empress to finally come forward and take responsibility for their roles in the unfolding environmental disaster. The tanker ran aground on Feb. 28 off… Read More

PH Army plants 126K fruit-bearing trees

PH Army plants 126K fruit-bearing trees

March 10, 2023, 10:26 am

MANILA – The Philippine Army (PA) showed its support for President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.'s campaign to plant 1 million fruit trees before the end of his term by planting 126,000 fruit-bearing trees in its various camps and bases nationwide. This came as the PA and the Department of Agriculture… Read More

Climate change could cost Germany $956B by 2050, study finds

Climate change could cost Germany $956B by 2050, study finds

March 6, 2023, 9:48 pm

BERLIN – Climate change could cause economic damage of up to 900 billion euro (USD956 billion) in Germany by 2050, according to a study commissioned by the German Economy Ministry. The Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IOW), the Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS), and… Read More

Scotland becomes 1st country to ban climate-harming anesthetic

Scotland becomes 1st country to ban climate-harming anesthetic

March 5, 2023, 12:18 pm

LONDON – Scotland has become the first country in the world to ban the use of the anesthetic desflurane due to its harmful impact on the environment. "Desflurane, used as an anaesthetic during surgery, has a global warming potential 2,500 times greater than carbon dioxide," the Scottish… Read More

CCC, Papal Nuncio eye climate cooperation

CCC, Papal Nuncio eye climate cooperation

February 28, 2023, 6:56 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines have sought partnership to mitigate the impact of climate change in the country. This developed after CCC vice chairperson and executive director Robert Borje met with Papal Nuncio to the Philippines… Read More

CCC eyes IPs’ participation in climate action

CCC eyes IPs’ participation in climate action

February 28, 2023, 4:32 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) on Tuesday sought the involvement of the indigenous people (IP) communities in the government’s climate action. This, as CCC Commissioner Albert dela Cruz Sr. cited that IPs are among the “most vulnerable and severely-affected sector” by the… Read More

CCC vows to raise disaster preparedness at nat’l, local levels

CCC vows to raise disaster preparedness at nat’l, local levels

February 23, 2023, 3:19 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) on Thursday vowed to beef up preparedness in responding to disasters and other emergencies at the local and national levels through climate action initiatives. CCC Vice Chairperson and Executive Director Robert Borje made this remark after the… Read More

CCC calls for unified effort to cushion impact of climate change

CCC calls for unified effort to cushion impact of climate change

February 21, 2023, 7:14 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) on Tuesday expressed concern over a study which showed how dangerous climate feedback loops are increasing global warming and risk causing a permanent shift away from the Earth’s current climate. In a news release, CCC Commissioner Albert Dela Cruz… Read More

Del Carmen Mangrove Reserve headed for bigger things: CCC

Del Carmen Mangrove Reserve headed for bigger things: CCC

February 19, 2023, 8:20 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) on Sunday lauded the Del Carmen Mangrove Reserve in Siargao -- one of the largest in the country spanning over 4,800 hectares -- for being recognized by the government as a Wetland of International Importance early this month. In a news release, CCC… Read More

House body OKs bill declaring Mt. Masaraga as protected area

House body OKs bill declaring Mt. Masaraga as protected area

February 17, 2023, 4:38 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives has approved House Bill (HB) 1405 which seeks to establish Mt. Masaraga in Albay as a protected area. In an interview on Friday, Albay 3rd District Rep. Fernando T. Cabredo, the author of the bill, said Mt.… Read More

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