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Expert backs creation of river councils

AN EXPERT sees the need for a legislation mandating local government units (LGUs) to create councils that would manage rivers.“Rivers are sources of water...

Weighing the risks in Philippine gold mining

ARTISANAL mining – better known as small-scale mining in the Philippines – has become synonymous with danger. The methods of extraction do not only...

Philippines is spending $14B to build a ‘pollution-free’ city

MANILA, the hyper-dense capital of the Philippines, is known for its traffic jams. In a 2016 survey, navigation company Waze ranked Manila as having...

The Ozone: Earth’s shield is healing

THE OZONE layer, which protects us from ultraviolet light, looks to be successfully healing after gaping holes were discovered in the 1980s. A new...

PH plastic pollution: Why so much waste ends up in oceans

Masses of plastic trash swirling in waterways, garbage clogging drainage canals and huge stinking dumpsites are among the most visible manifestations of the waste...

‘Water-saving farm practices mitigate climate change impact’

INCLUDING water-saving farm practices in adaptation strategies is one vital intervention that governments can adopt to mitigate the impact of climate change.Anand Patwardhan, research...

Filipina gets UN top environmental award

JOAN CARLING, one of the most prominent fighters for environmental and indigenous rights in the Philippines, has been recognized for her work with a...

SM leads tree-planting activity in Anilao

ILOILO City – Employees of SM City Iloilo joined a simultaneous tree-planting activity in Barangay Cag-an, Anilao, Iloilo.The Oct. 7 activity was held in...

Half-year underwater cleanup in Antique’s Nogas Island begins

SAN JOSE, Antique – A group of divers led an underwater cleanup drive in Nogas Island, a famous diving destination located in Anini-y town.“We...

‘Let the corals recover’

BORACAY – Diving and other water sports activities in this famed beach destination must be regulated, according to the Environment department.A study that the...

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