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More than 300k bamboo planted in Region 6 | Headline PH

More than 300k bamboo planted in Region 6

  Covering 1,187.49 hectares of land on various areas of Western Visayas, more than 300,000 thousand bamboo propagules (plant buds, suckers, or spores) have been planted, an activity included in World Bamboo Day. "We aim for...
Kiko could be another super typhoon—PAGASA | Headline PH

Kiko could be another super typhoon—PAGASA

  To bring in destructive winds and some torrential rainfall over some parts of extreme Northern Luzon, Kiko (international name Chanthu) was spotted earlier getting closer to Philippine landmass.   MANILA — According to the PAG-ASA weather...
PH loses ₱506B due to climate-related hazards | Headline PH

PH loses ₱506B due to climate-related hazards

  In a ten-year period, the Philippines has lost more than ₱500 billion due to typhoons, according to the Department of Finance (DoF).   MANILA, Philippines Climate-related hazards have caused ₱506.1 billion (around $10 billion) in losses...
Areas that need to be under 'protected area' status | Headline PH

Areas that need to be under ‘protected area’ status

  The Philippines has declared under legislation 107 protected areas. These are areas rich in biodiversity that can encompass the evolutionary, ecological, and cultural processes that sustain life. They are important for ecological life support...
PH to safely dispose HCFCs, HFCs; eyes Japan's aid | Headline PH

PH to safely dispose HCFCs, HFCs; eyes Japan’s aid

  Looking forward to a safe disposal of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from affected industries, the country is looking at securing assistance from Japan. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are chemical compounds commonly used in the foam, refrigeration,...
Ilocos Norte coastal residents spur mangrove protection | Headline PH

Ilocos Norte coastal residents spur mangrove protection

  The local government unit of Currimao in Ilocos Norte will construct a renovated mangrove picnic park as it encourages coastal communities to engage in its increased mangrove rehabilitation initiative.   LAOAG CITY, ILOCOS NORTE — In...
High concentrations of mercury in Greenland's ice sheets | Headline PH

High concentrations of mercury in Greenland’s ice sheets

  Scientists found dissolved mercury in rivers and fjords in Greenland just as much in far more industrialized areas. The presence of the heavy metal now raises concerns for the health of indigenous communities. With...
CoA report prompts scrutiny of Kaliwa Dam project | Headline PH

CoA report prompts scrutiny of Kaliwa Dam project

  The China-funded Kaliwa Dam continues with its construction activities despite glaring non-compliance with environmental requirements and other irregularities in implementation, according to the Commission on Audit (COA).   MANILA — The COA report prompted opposition Senator...
Dominguez eyes investments in ‘clean energy’ | Headline PH

Dominguez eyes investments in ‘clean energy’

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has expressed hopes for financing from multilateral institutions to encourage private sector capital in clean energy transition projects in the Philippines.   MANILA, Philippines — At a high-level ministerial dialogue at...
NSWMC's environmental neglect, failure to exercise mandate | Headline PH

NSWMC’s neglect, failure to exercise mandate

Environmental groups seek legal action in implementing RA 9003 Conservation and environmental law groups will bring to court the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) in a class suit over its failure to exercise its...

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Odette's rampage leaves severe damage across Visayas | Headline PH

Odette’s rampage leaves severe damage across Visayas

  After wreaking havoc in Mindanao, Typhoon Odette (Rai) rampaged through the central Philippine region. Thousands of families were evacuated across the regions with the Cebu...
EU leaders looking at new sanctions against Russia | Headline PH

EU leaders looking at new sanctions against Russia

  The European Union is being assaulted on multiple fronts by Russia and must unite behind new economic sanctions, Baltic and central European leaders said...
Omicron in China places half a million in quarantine | Headline PH

Omicron in China places half a million in quarantine

  Media report on Monday provided the country's first case of the fast-spreading Omicron variant identified in the northern port city of Tianjin.   BEIJING, China —...