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45 million shopping bags drifted to Philippine seas.
Marine conservation group Oceana, citizens, and stakeholders want to sue the national waste manager in the Philippines. The group is taking the first step as a prelude to legal action to press the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) and concerned government ...
Platymantis navjoti looks like a famous Muppet.
An international team of researchers has discovered a new species of frog in the Philippines that looks like Kermit the Frog from the Muppet Show. Researchers Arvin Cantor Diesmos (National Museum of the Philippines), Neil Aldrin D. Mallari (Center for for Conservation Innovation, ...
We might soon see commercial fishing vessels in our favorite dive spots.
Filipino fisherfolk are up in arms as a new piece of legislation threatens their only source of livelihood. House Bill 7853 seeks to allow commercial fishing vessels to exploit marine resources within municipal waters, which is 15 kilometers from the shoreline. Small-scale ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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