By Vincent Cabreza
The mining industry’s forest program has succeeded in producing 14 million seedlings for 10,000 hectares of mined land in 2012, which should have enhanced the image of this economic sector, a forest expert said during the 60th National Mine Safety and Environment Conference here last week.
By Joy Cherry S. Quito
To promote biodiversity and ecological stability, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is encouraging the public to get involved in planting trees.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is monitoring the progress of its reforestation program minute by minute, using technology floating in space.
By Tonette Orejas
While many summer getaways are built on pristine settings, three friends worked the other way around. They first restored 8 hectares of denuded sections of Mt. Arayat in Pampanga to make an ecological park.
By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
President Benigno Aquino III is funneling P20 billion into projects to be identified by mayors belonging to the country’s most indigent provinces as part of this administration’s bid to fast-track the escape of poor families from poverty.
By DJ Yap
More than 4,000 residents of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental affected by Typhoon Pablo in December will be hired to assist in the government’s reforestation effort in the disaster-hit areas, the government said on Tuesday.
By Germelina Lacorte
The five-day Liwanag World Festival to open here on Tuesday will be the first major event in the country that will be carbon-neutral, according to festival director and former presidential aspirant Nicanor Perlas.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Environmentalists made the appeal to property developers and the city government to preserve a cluster of 10 “bubog” or “calumpang” trees (Sterculia foetida) at the heart of the commercial and entertainment area. They have grouped themselves into the Save the Bubog Grove-Iloilo Botanical Garden Movement.
By DJ Yap
Looking for a simple and doable new year’s resolution? How about one that lives and grows? To plant trees may well be the most suitable resolution environmentally minded Filipinos can make in the new year, as it is the “perfect way of giving back what we have extracted from mother earth,” said Environment Secretary Ramon Paje.
The poor in Quezon province have been tapped to plant trees as part of the “cash-for-work” program.
A three-year reforestation project for communities hosting the transmission facilities of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in Bohol is on track.
“We don’t just plant trees; we let them grow.” This is the headlining campaign of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) as it launched the 20th run of its Cebu Hillylands Reforestation Caravan.
By Frank Cimatu
The government ban on logging has severely affected the local furniture industry. Those using hardwood like narra, molave, yakal, rosewood and kamagong are particularly hard hit; most are now using salvaged or recycled timber for tables, chairs, bowls and other decorative pieces.