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Watersheds are the first line of defense against floods.
Many people saw the late Gina Lopez’s environmental crusade as nothing more than a fanatic obsession. When she waged a battle in the name of protecting watersheds, she was met with fierce opposition not only from mining companies but also from lawmakers ...
 
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The pizza chain is stepping up its anti-plastic initiative.
Shakey’s celebrated one year of being plastic-neutral earlier this year. To be plastic neutral essentially means that it is able to recover and remove as much plastic waste from the environment as it uses. It does this primarily through recycling or waste ...
 
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It's enough for a fancy buffet dinner (if buffets were still a thing).
We’ve all heard stories about how the planet is dying because of too much plastic in the world. And the Philippines, not suprisingly, is one of the world’s worst offenders in the plastic pollution problem, as well as the rest of Southeast ...
 
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It’s not that simple.
It didn’t take long before citizens on social media reacted to the news about “white sand” being dumped on Manila’s baywalk area. Workers contracted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources were seen bringing the sand to a stretch of the ...
 
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He transferred the role of the PRRC to the Manila Bay Task Force.
President Duterte has abolished the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), citing efforts to “right-size” the government. Last November 8, Duterte signed Executive Order 93, which formally erased the PRRC. By abolishing the PRRC and transferring its powers to the Manila Bay Task ...
 
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Petition to make 'sustainable gifting' a thing.
Christmas is a time for celebrations and merriment, but based on statistics around the world, this excessiveness comes at a cost. People generate more waste during the holiday season than any other time of the year, and the numbers show no improvement.In ...
 
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Its straws are compact, portable, and dead useful. Also, good for the earth.
Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.Straws: the most contentious liquid delivery system in America, thanks to Starbucks and proliferating city-wide plastic straw bans. But hey, we gotta do ...
 
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“There are no easy answers but we owe it to the future to explore it right?”
When the Global Climate Strike (GCS) took place for one full week last September, news outlets jumped at the chance to cover the phenomenon. Immediately after the media announced that thousands of people had taken to the streets, the actual numbers jumped ...
 
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These local businesses are promoting sustainable, eco-friendly practices.
You don’t need to look far to see the most recent casualty of climate change. Last week, Good Shepherd announced they’ve run out of supplies of ube or purple yam because of global warming. Purple ube simply wouldn’t grow anymore, according to ...
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