By Juan Escandor Jr.
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.
By Kimberlie Quitasol
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.
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.
By Chris V. Panganiban
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.
By Charlie C. Señase
Faced with frequent weather disturbances and natural disasters, concerned sectors in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao agreed to boost the Balik-Kalikasan Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.