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ILOCOS PROVINCE RAZED BY WILFIRES, RESIDENTS URGED PREVENTION

Grassfire damage in Piddig, Ilocos Norte. (Photo by Leilanie G. Adriano) LAOAG CITY—The Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) in Ilocos[...]

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House Committee aims to criminalize dumping of waste into the sea

September 11, 2018 - 9:55 AM

(PHOTO KYODO / SCMP) The House Committee on Ecology chaired by Rep. Estrellita Suansing (1st District, Nueva Ecija) approved the creation of a technical working group (TWG) that will consolidate the proposal of former President and now Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and other bills seeking to protect the environment by criminalizing the dumping of sewage sludge […]

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Clean Drop in the Philippine Ocean

September 3, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Hungarian Water Technology offers solutions to the issue of pollution and waste water treatment in Laguna Lake. Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) General Manager Jaime “Joey” Medina (4TH from right) met with delegates of Hungarian Water Technology Corporation (HWTC) as he played host to the weeklong visit of last January 30 to February 6, 2018. […]

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Jalaur dam project contract signing today, Sept. 3

September 4, 2018 - 10:31 AM

THE signing of the contract for the construction of the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multi-purpose Project Phase II (JRMP II) is set for September 3, 2018. The contract signing is between the National Irrigation Office (NIA) and the project’s contractor, Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., Senator Franklin M. Drilon announced Wednesday. “It’s finally happening,” said […]

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Single hatchling brings hope to ‘Palawan forest turtle’ conservation

August 16, 2018 - 10:38 AM

A Palawan forest turtle in the assurance colony facilities of the Palawan Freshwater Turtle Conservation Program (PFTCP) of the Katala Foundation, Inc. (KFI) in Palawan (Photo courtesy of Diverlie Acosta)   PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Hope springs eternal for the critically endangered Palawan forest turtle after conservationists in the province successfully hatched a single egg following […]

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Christmas frigatebird in Apo Reef indicates healthy ecosystems: Cimatu

August 16, 2018 - 10:11 AM

MANILA — Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has welcomed the recent sighting of the globally endangered Christmas frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi) in the Apo Reef Natural Park (ARNP), saying it indicates the vibrancy of the ecosystems in the world-famous marine sanctuary.   “The sighting of the endangered seabird is an indicator of a healthy environment and healthy […]

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RESEARCHERS FIND NEW 9 SPECIES OF WILDLIFE IN MINDORO

September 1, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Researchers unlock secrets of Mindoro, 9 new  wildlife species found (with 2 pictures attached) By Robert A. Evora   PUERTO GALERA, Oriental Mindoro – Researchers here have found new species of seabirds, bats and flowering plant which have remained hidden and  unrecorded from biodiversity experts for years.             These new species of flora and fauna were recorded […]

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DENR launches award for saving rivers

August 16, 2018 - 10:08 AM

MANILA — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has launched on Wednesday, July 4, a new award that recognizes efforts to save rivers from pollution and other threats.   Called Recognizing Individuals/Institutions towards Vibrant and Enhanced Rivers (RIVERs) for Life Award, it will honor Philippine community and provincial environment and natural resources officers, who […]

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Fight against global warming harder than expected

August 16, 2018 - 10:18 AM

ICE MELT – ECUADOR   WASHINGTON — A study published on Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggested that keeping global warming to within 1.5 to 2 Celsius degrees might be more difficult than previously assessed.   Even if the carbon emission reductions called for in the Paris Agreement are met, […]

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MICC ADOPTS REPORT OF TECHNICAL REVIEW TEAM, DENR TO SUBMIT REPORT AND...

August 6, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) adopted the report of the MICC Technical Review Teams, which undertook an objective fact-finding and science-based review of the performance of 26 mining companies which were issued suspension and cancellation orders by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in February 2017.   The review covered 19 nickel […]

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