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Killing of environmental activists rises globally

In this July 6, 2012 file photo, candles are lit at the very spot where Dutch environmental activist Wilhem Geertman, a former religious missionary who helped poor farmers affected by illegal logging and mining, was killed allegedly in a robbery attempt in San Fernando city, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines. AP

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.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Different kind of penitence: Fast for Earth

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Climate Change Commissioner Heherson Alvarez: Fast for Mother Earth

Climate Change Commissioner Heherson Alvarez has called for a “different kind of penitence” on Holy Week.

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

Bolinao villagers are fierce protectors of mangrove forests

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Romula Caranza maintains a garden on the shores of Santiago Island in this northwestern town in Pangasinan province.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Iloilo folk protest another tree-cutting plan

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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.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Clean-up project grows big

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.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DENR sets up system to verify LGU’s tree planting claims

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TONGONAN Farmers’ Association members also plant bananas in between the trees to augment their income. JOEY A. GABIETA

Are local officials correctly and honestly reporting the number of trees planted under the government’s reforestation program?

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH greenhouse emissions growing

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Edsa on a regular day. This scenario will be duplicated in various highways like SLEx due to the Holy Week exodus. INQUIRER file photo

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.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Environmentalists step up drive to reforest denuded lands in ARMM

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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.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Divers, resorts help save typhoon-stricken Malapascua Island

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CARPENTERS repair the classrooms damaged during the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in November 2013.  EVA MARIE GAMBOA/INQUIRER VISAYAS

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?”

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Camarines Sur village chair faces illegal mine rap

Through gold deposit is good for only small-scale mining, according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, the precious mineral is being panned for even on shores. Jay de Leon earns P150 a day panning for gold on the beach of Barangay Gata in Lahuy Island in Caramoan town, Camarines Sur province. JUAN ESCANDOR JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

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.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Despite fires, no Banahaw closure

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PILGRIMS light candles in one of the supposed sacred spots in Mount Banahaw, which was recently hit by what officials believed was man-made fire. PHOTO FROM TANGGOL KALIKASAN-SOUTHERN TAGALOG

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.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Mt. Banahaw to remain largely off-limits

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Mount Banahaw INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘We have no Planet B’

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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.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

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