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Philex Mining allowed to resume Padcal operations 2 years after tailings leak

ON AUG. 1 last year, Tailings Storage Facility No. 3 of Philex Mining Corp. in Itogon, Benguet, leaked and spilled 20 million metric tons of silt into the Balog Creek and Agno River. As of late April, Philex officials said cleanup in the creek was 98-percent complete. RICHARD BALONGLONG

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau has allowed Philex Mining Corp. to finally resume its operations in its Padcal mine in Benguet, roughly two years after the company was slapped with a cease and desist order.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘To decongest Manila port, send back trash, diaper cargo to Canada’


Looking for a quick way to ease congestion at the Port of Manila? An environmental group has proposed a solution: Send back to Canada 50 freight containers of toxic waste shipped by an Ontario-based company to its consignee in Valenzuela City last year.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Find endangered eagle’s killer, officials ordered

Ramon Paje (2)

Environment authorities in Davao City have been ordered to track down whoever is responsible for shooting dead a Philippine eagle outside a protected area on Mt. Apo, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

30-page guidebook aims to boost efforts to protect bird sanctuary

Contributed photo by Joel Butuyan

For nonbird watchers, it’s now much easier to identify migratory birds flying in and out of a protected area by the Manila Bay.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Mexico acid leak leaves orange river, toxic water


Ramona Yesenia stood in her town square with two empty jugs, waiting for water to replace the municipal supply contaminated by a chemical spill that turned Mexico’s Sonora river orange.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »