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

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 »

Water and energy use closely related – DENR


The country’s observance of World Water Day on March 22 will focus on the link between water and energy consumption, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Saturday.

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

DENR backs road-sharing for cleaner Metro air


Although pollution levels in Metro Manila may have declined in the last 10 years, they are still above acceptable standards set under the law, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Philippine eaglet hatched in the wild

The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi)    www.philippineeagle.org

A Philippine eaglet has hatched in the wilds of Zamboanga del Norte, giving new hope to efforts by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to save the country’s flagship avian species, officials said on Friday.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Order cutting lead hailed

MEMBERS of the environmental watchdog Ecowaste Coalition inspect toys which are tested for hazardous and toxic substances at their main office in Quezon City. They warn the public in buying toys as Christmas gifts that contain harmful chemicals like lead. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Environment and health advocates have hailed a new government regulation that should prevent or at least reduce children’s exposure to hazardous lead in paint and other sources.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »