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.
By Kristine L. Alave
MANILA, Philippines—They may be invisible to the eye, but the microscopic fungi spores used by the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) as organic fertilizer have the strength to keep alive millions of trees. A fungus-based fertilizer called Mykovam, which was developed by UPLB scientists, is the secret ingredient of the government’s ambitious six-year greening [...]