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Forest fire response teams on high alert for Mayon eruption—DENR

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Mayon Volcano. Apple Buemia Llorando/Contributed photo

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje has placed on high alert all forest and fire protection officers in Albay, to the wildfires that Mayon Volcano’s eruption could cause.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

150 hectares of forest consumed by fire on Mt. Isarog

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A forest fire that broke out in Mount Isarog on Saturday consumed at least 150 hectares of second-growth forest before it was doused Sunday by the joint efforts of villagers and the provincial government of Camarines Sur.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Road project damages forest, burial cave

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A WOMAN carries an empty water container as she hikes through the foggy heights of Mount Santo Tomas in Baguio City to fetch fresh water from a store. Residents around Mount Santo Tomas and Mount Cabuyao in Tuba, Benguet province, have experienced water shortages because an illegal road project attributed to a Baguio official contaminated their spring sources. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Not only did the road project that cleared a portion of the Mount Santo Tomas watershed in Tuba town, Benguet province, displaced trees and dirtied water sources there, it also desecrated a burial cave, according to a provincial official.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Scientists explore using trees to clean pollution

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Before the sprawling Texas city of Houston and its suburbs were built, a dense forest naturally purified the coastal air along a stretch of the Gulf Coast that grew thick with pecan, ash, live oak and hackberry trees.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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 »

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