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Contest on tree hugging launched

Hug a tree and win a prize. An official of a group helping protect trees in Pangasinan has launched a contest for the best tree huggers in the province.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

CA junks Obando residents’ plea to stop landfill project


The Court of Appeals has dismissed with finality the writ of kalikasan case filed by residents of Obando, Bulacan protesting the establishment of a controversial “modern” sanitary landfill along the town’s coast.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Emergency powers trump environment laws–legislator

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The chair of the House energy committee confirmed that the recently approved Joint Resolution No. 21 of the House of Representatives would be used to suspend the country’s environmental laws in order to allow at least two power plants to operate during the expected power shortfall in summer.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UN climate talks deadlocked over scope of pledges


A canyon cuts through the Andes mountains in Peru, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. The momentum from a historic U.S.-China pact to resist global warming is showing signs of fading at the U.N. climate talks in Peru, as the familiar rich-poor conflict persists over who should do what to keep the planet from overheating. Time remains to work things out as environment ministers are just starting to arrive. The conference’s high-level phase begins Tuesday. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

LIMA, Peru–UN talks on a new global warming pact spilled into the weekend as negotiators quarreled over what kind of information to include when countries unveil their contributions before a key summit in Paris next year. The yearly climate meetings rarely close on time and the two-week session in Lima was no exception as disputes […]

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US naturalist battles with snake for TV, but not eaten alive as promised

Undated photo issued Friday by the Scottish SPCA after Scottish airport staff got a slithery surprise when they stumbled on the Mexican serpent stowaway under a seat. AP PHOTO

When naturalist Paul Rosolie wanted to focus attention on the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, he decided he needed a stunt guaranteed to get people looking.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »