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Release of village chief’s truck caught carrying illegal logs slammed

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Illegally cut logs from Sierra Madre are spread at the shore of the Pacific Ocean in Infanta, Quezon.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Officials of a local environment agency here have decided to release a 10-wheeler truck, owned by a barangay (village) chairman and apprehended last month for carrying “hot logs” felled inside the Mt. Magdiwata watershed.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | 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 »

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 »

Green groups in QC hit council bid to lift incinerator ban

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Quezon City-based environmentalists are up in arms over a local council resolution asking Congress to lift the ban on incinerators to pave the way for the setup of waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities in the city.

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

Behind Munti condos, a treat for birding eyes

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ROYALTY IN RESIDENCE The White-throated Kingfisher is just one of the 70 bird species documented by the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines in a “mini-forest” surprisingly thriving in the Ayala-Alabang area. Sylvia Ramos/contributor

To celebrate Earth Month, wild bird photographers and environmental conservation advocates Sylvia and Tonji Ramos recently held a bird-watching walk for a small group of residents at Filinvest Corporate City in Muntinlupa City.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Global warming not taken seriously – World Bank’s Kim

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. AP FILE PHOTO

Global warming is not being taken seriously and time is running out to avoid consequences like flooded cities and dried out farmland, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Thursday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | 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 »

Europe launches environment satellite

Europe on Thursday launched the first in a constellation of hi-tech satellites designed to monitor Earth for climate change and environmental damage and help disaster relief operations.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Take back toxic waste sent to PH, groups ask Canada

A coalition of environmental and civil society groups on Thursday called on Canada to take back the hazardous waste it shipped to the Philippines, warning of the risk these pose to health and the surroundings.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Badjaos can go home now’

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Badjao evacuee Sani Hadjani, 48, sits on the edge of his
makeshift shelter on the median of R.T. Lim Boulevard in Cawa-Cawa, Zambaonga City. FILE PHOTO

The siege of Zamboanga City in September last year displaced thousands of villagers belonging to the sea-dwelling Moro tribe known as “Badjao” from their settlements in the shallows near or within a stretch of mangroves facing the sea.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

22 dwarf sperm whales killed in Siargao’s dynamite fishing

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Dynamite-Fishing

Illegal fishing methods in the island of Siargao continue to take a toll not only on corals but also on ocean wildlife, with the killing of at least 22 dwarf sperm whales over the weekend.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Group behind illegal treks up Mt. Banahaw known

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The organizer of one of the Internet-based groups that offer a secret trek to the restricted peak of the mystical Mt. Banahaw (in photo) to religious pilgrims and nature trippers has been identified, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said on Sunday. Delfin Mallari Jr.

The organizer of one of the Internet-based groups that offer a secret trek to the restricted peak of the mystical Mt. Banahaw to religious pilgrims and nature trippers has been identified, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said on Sunday.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Forest fire damages mystic Mt. Banahaw

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Forest fire lights up the peak of Mt. Banahaw as seen from a village at the foot of the mystic mountain. FILE PHOTO/JEROME QUEJANO

A forest fire has damaged a large area near the adjoining peaks of Mt. Banahaw and Mt. San Cristobal and may have destroyed endangered plants and animals in a place some local sects consider holy, officials said on Thursday.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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