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

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

bush fire

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

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


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

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 »