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Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires

Singapore Air Pollution

Air pollution in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels Monday, blanketing the city-state’s skyline with clouds of smog from fires raging across giant rainforests in the neighboring Indonesian island of Sumatra, officials said.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

DENR seeks larger covered than denuded forest areas in 2016


The government was able to cover at least 7.52 million hectares of forested areas in 2013, but not enough to cover the 8.28 million hectares of denuded forest area that year, according to a presentation of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) before lawmakers on Thursday.

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

PH has SE Asia’s lowest forest cover


There’s more sobering news on the state of the country’s environment, according to an environment official during Monday’s celebration of Earth Day: The Philippines has the second-lowest forest cover in Southeast Asia and its biodiversity is among the most threatened in the world; despite the country having one of the most extensive coral reef areas in the world, only 2 percent of them remain in excellent condition.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Aliens’ invade Philippine forests, lakes

laguna de bay

Alien species are invading Philippine forests and lakes, threatening endemic and indigenous flora and fauna, officials said on Wednesday.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Quirino forester gunned down just after New Year revelry

Maddela, Quirino

A 59-year-old forester died on the spot on January 1 at 12:30 a.m., when he was gunned down with an armalite rifle by still unidentified men as he was trying to prevent the entry of a wood-loaded truck at a checkpoint in Barangay (village) San Pedro in Maddela, Quirino, sketchy reports from local police and environment officials, said.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »