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Truck, train collide in US; 1 dead, 2 dozen hurt

An emergency responder works to gain access to a passenger car that flipped on its side after a truck carrying logs down Cheat Mountain on U.S. Route 250 crashed into the train taking passengers on a scenic tour in rural Randolph County, W.Va., on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. AP

Authorities say a logging truck collided with a train taking passengers on a tour of fall foliage in the West Virginia mountains, killing one person and injuring 24 people Friday.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tough days for mining, logging

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The provincial government of Romblon has adopted an environmental ordinance that imposes strict limitations on mining and logging in the resource-rich province.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aerial search leads to hot logs

CAMP PACIANO RIZAL, Laguna—An anti-illegal logging task force recovered 5,321 board feet of illegally cut hardwood valued at nearly P270,000, following an aerial search in Kalayaan and Cavinti towns in Laguna.   The municipalities, tagged as logging “hot spots,” serve as the transshipment points of illegal wood products from Quezon province.   Isidro Mercado, Laguna […]

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pantabangan ‘buried twice over’

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DEADLY COMBINATION. A combination of logging and an insistence on building frail concrete bridges leads to the destruction of the Baogo Bridge in Caraga, Davao Oriental, which connects the towns of Baganga, Cateel and Boston that were hardest hit by Typhoon “Pablo.” NICO ALCONABA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

When the government submerged Pantabangan town in Nueva Ecija in 1973 to create a lake that fed what was touted then to be the second largest dam in Asia, more than 1,300 residents yielded to the plan and rebuilt the town on a mountaintop.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

DENR exec’s murder tied to logging

A senator and environment officials expressed outrage over the murder of environment officer Alfredo Almueda, linking his killing to the continued defiance of logging operators of an executive order (EO) issued by President Benigno Aquino.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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