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MUNTINLUPA LGU, LLDA VOW TO AVERT ALGAE BLOOM IN LAGUNA LAKE

MUNTINLUPA CITY – The Muntinlupa City government and the Laguna Lake Development Authority vowed to avert the algae proliferation in[...]

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GENETICALLY MODIFIED HOUSEPLANT POSSIBLE AIR DETOXIFIER

January 8, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Houseplants, like the pothos ivy, could someday help clean up indoor air pollution. (Getty Images) Researchers demonstrated that a genetically modified household plant could effectively reduce the levels of several common indoor air pollutants. Many of us go to great lengths to keep the air clean in our homes. We vacuum, sweep, and install air […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISTS VOW TO STEP UP PROTESTS AROUND WORLD

January 8, 2019 - 6:14 PM

Thousands of climate protesters marching in Brussels, Belgium, earlier this month. (Photo by Olivier Hoslet/EPA) Civil society groups have pledged growing international protests to drive rapid action on global warming after the UN climate summit in Poland. The summit agreed rules for implementing the 2015 Paris agreement, which aims to keep global warming as close to 1.5C […]

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CAMIGUIN UNVEILS 3 HISTORICAL SITES

January 8, 2019 - 6:02 PM

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — The provincial government of Camiguin unveiled three local historical sites on Monday as part of its 51st founding anniversary. The three sites — the Bonbon Church Ruins, Sunken Cemetery, and Moro Watch Tower — were declared by the National Historical Commission last December as National Cultural Treasures. Gov. Maria Luisa Romualdo […]

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THE LONG MEMORY OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN

January 7, 2019 - 6:27 PM

Cold waters that sank in polar regions hundreds of years ago during the Little Ice Age are still impacting deep Pacific Ocean temperature trends. While the deep Pacific temperature trends are small, they represent a large amount of energy in the Earth system. The ocean has a long memory. When the water in today’s deep […]

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DENR VOWS MORE AGGRESSIVE ENFORCEMENT OF ENV’T LAWS IN 2019

January 7, 2019 - 6:21 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will be more aggressive in enforcing environmental laws and regulations in 2019 in order to sustain the momentum created by the much lauded rehabilitation of Boracay Island and other accomplishments of the agency last year. “This year, I hope to send a strong message to environmental offenders […]

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SOCOT’S FAMED MOUNTAIN LAKE CLOSED FOR REHAB

January 7, 2019 - 6:19 PM

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The municipal government of Tboli in South Cotabato shut down the famed crater-lake of Holon to visitors starting Monday, in line with its annual rehabilitation. The entire mountain lake and its environs were specifically declared off limits to trekking and other tourism-related activities for at least two months based on an executive […]

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GROUP URGES VIGILANCE TO AVOID REPEAT OF ‘PLASTIC WASTE’ MESS

January 7, 2019 - 6:15 PM

WASTE FROM SOUTH KOREA. An engineer checks the pile of plastic waste stored at the facility of Verde Soko Philippines Industrial Corp. inside the Phividec Industrial Estate in Barangay Santa Cruz, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. The 6,500 tons of trash will be shipped back to South Korea on January 9. (File photo by Jigger J. Jerusalem)   CAGAYAN […]

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CAMIGUIN PLANTS 10K SEEDLINGS ON 51ST YEAR

January 7, 2019 - 6:18 PM

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — To mark its 51st founding anniversary this year, the provincial government initiated a tree-planting activity involving all its five municipalities. The activity on Jan. 4 planted a total of 10,095 seedlings within the province’s declared watersheds, Gov. Maria Luisa Romualdo said. Romualdo said planting trees to mark Camiguin’s provincehood on June […]

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STOP FLYING PARTY BALLOONS, DENR-CALABARZON APPEALS TO PUBLIC

January 5, 2019 - 2:44 PM

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna — A top official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 4A (Calabarzon) on Friday appealed to local government units (LGUs) and the public to refrain from flying balloons on special occasions. “Sa rehiyon ng Calabarzon, nais naming hikayatin ang mga Pamahalaang Lokal na ituring na littering ang pagpapakawala ng lobo dahil doon […]

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POWER PROJECT UP FOR BILIRAN’S ISLAND DESTINATION

January 4, 2019 - 5:45 PM

A portion of picturesque Higatangan Island in Naval Biliran, a recipient of power supply project. (Photo by Biliran Island.com) TACLOBAN CITY — Residents of Higatangan Island in Naval, Biliran will soon experience a 24-hour uninterrupted power supply with the operation of a microgrid project this month.  The equipment needed for the project to take off arrived in […]

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BOC GIVES SOKOR JAN 9 DEADLINE TO SEND BACK GARBAGE

January 3, 2019 - 8:46 PM

The Philippines has given South Korea authorities until January 9 to send back 6,500 tons of garbage that was illegally shipped to the Philippines. John Simon, port collector of the Bureau of Customs  Mindanao International Container Terminal said during a press conference on Wednesday that the move is meant to send a message to South […]

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MARIKINA CLEANS STREETS AFTER NEW YEAR CELEB

January 3, 2019 - 8:42 PM

MARIKINA CITY – Marikina City welcomed the first day of 2019 with cleaner streets and environment while other areas dealt with tons of trash after celebrating New Year. City Hall employees under the City Environmental Management Office (CEMO) flocked to the streets and started cleaning up the trash left by residents. Marikina City Mayor Marcelino […]

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CDO LISTS 89 VIOLATORS ON FIRST 2 DAYS OF PLASTIC BAN

January 3, 2019 - 8:29 PM

As it resumes operation January 2, a supermarket in Cagayan de Oro City begins complying with the city ordinance that bans single-use plastic bags by replacing them with paper-based wrappers or bags. (Photo by Nef Luczon) CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY–The local government has recorded 89 violators during the second day of its single-use plastic ban on […]

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QC TOPS MANILA BAY CLEAN-UP DRIVE

January 2, 2019 - 7:40 PM

QUEZON CITY – Quezon City bagged another award for its compliance to a Supreme Court order for the clean-up and preservation of Manila Bay.   The local government was hailed as the most compliant local government unit (LGU) in the implementation of a writ of continuing mandamus on the Manila Bay clean-up.   The Regional […]

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BICOL DISASTER EXECS BLAME CLIMATE CHANGE FOR DEADLY LANDSLIDES

January 1, 2019 - 9:17 PM

LEGAZPI CITY — The head of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Bicol is blaming climate change for the disaster that recently struck the region, where 57 people died in landslides and flooding spawned by the low-pressure area (LPA) that has caused heavy rains here in the past two days. “Zero-casualty is our constant goal, […]

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DENR ORDERS CANCELLATION OF OKADA BALLOON DROP EVENT

December 31, 2018 - 3:12 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources urges Cove Manila to halt their world-record attempt to drop the largest number of balloons during a New Year’s Eve countdown which was to be held in Okada Manila. “We urge Cove Manila and Okada Manila to cancel the balloon drop activity and to redirect their efforts towards […]

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