As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff — until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Climate Change Commissioner Heherson Alvarez has called for a “different kind of penitence” on Holy Week.
By Yolanda Sotelo
Romula Caranza maintains a garden on the shores of Santiago Island in this northwestern town in Pangasinan province.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Environmentalists and local officials are protesting a plan to cut or uproot decades old trees in one of the city’s landmark streets to give way to a road-widening project.
In March 2012, members of Girl Scouts of the Philippines Troop No. 228 in Sta. Teresa Elementary School in Barangay Magnaga in Pantukan town, Compostela Valley, started a cleanup project in their area.
By DJ Yap
Are local officials correctly and honestly reporting the number of trees planted under the government’s reforestation program?
By DJ Yap
The contribution of the Philippines to global warming is only a drop in the bucket of the world’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but that drop may get bigger in the future.
By Charlie C. Señase
A group of environmentalists went trekking in Camp Iranun, an abandoned Moro rebel sanctuary in Barira, Maguindanao, to fulfill its goal of planting 800,000 to a million trees and reforest close to 200,000 hectares of denuded land in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
By Cris Evert B. Lato
Teachers of Logon National High School (LNHS) were having a meeting in a roofless classroom three days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck Malapascua Island in northern Cebu province on Nov. 8 last year when a foreigner approached them and asked, “Can I help?”
The head of the environment watchdog unit in Camarines Sur province on April 1 filed countercharges against the village head of Barangay Gata in Lahuy Island in Caramoan town, Camarines Sur, where four small-scale miners were shot dead on March 22.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
Despite three fires that raged for days in Mount Banahaw and Mount San Cristobal, and are believed to be man-made, environment officials have decided to keep Mt. Banahaw open to pilgrims during Lent, although with what they say are more stringent rules.
By DJ Yap
A large portion of Mount Banahaw will remain a no-go zone indefinitely, as environment officials study the possibility of expanding the areas covered by the restriction following the March 19 fire that razed 50 hectares of forest.
By Chelo Banal-Formoso
With what words would you send off the graduates of Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Schools? If you were Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan, an alumnus (AB Psychology, 1974) who is now CEO and vice chairman of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), would warn them a little, lift their spirits a little and let them surf the blues a little with words that send out an SOS: For them to continue to enjoy food, air and water, they had better take care of the planet because there is no Planet B.