More articles about: environment

 
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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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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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It's made from almost 30,000 plastic bottles.
With the effects of the global climate crisis growing at an alarming rate, every little bit of action to preserve the environment helps. This includes the efforts of Lamitan City in Basilan to minimize waste by recycling tens of thousands of plastic ...
 
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Its number of users surged amid the Amazon forest fires.
On August 26, Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro refused $20-million aid for the Amazon from the G7, the block of the world’s wealthiest nations composed of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S. The Amazon, which has been burning at ...
 
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The Amazon is currently burning at the highest recorded rate since 2013.
Fire season has officially begun for the Amazon Rainforest. This is said to typically occur from July to September because of the dry season, and usually stops by November. However, nothing seems ordinary about the forest fire this year, and the rate ...
 
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We're going to break the heat index.
One thing to remember while the president embarks on racist tirades against sitting members of Congress is that his administration is largely doing nothing—and, in fact, is rolling back many of our efforts—to combat an existential threat to human civilization as we know it. Yes, ...
 
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It's high time to act.
If ranking low in peace wasn't enough, a new study also found that the Philippines, and most of Asia, has the highest risk of climate hazards.The Global Peace Index, a report by Sydney-based non-profit think tank Institute for Economics & Peace, has created a ...
 
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Don't bite the end of this pencil!
A Cebu startup has created pencils that can grow into plants. Eco Hub Cebu has replaced pencil erasers with seeds, so that when the pencil is no longer useful for writing, it can be planted to become any of a variety of ...
 
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The #trashtag movement has gained a sizeable financial boost.
With the complex and neverending problems we read about on the Internet these days, from fake news to privacy issues, it’s refreshing to see good news come out of it once in a while.One such example is the #trashtag movement, a cause ...
 
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Humans have produced more plastic in the last 10 years than the last century.
Plastic pollution is at an all-time high. The world is simply swamped with so much harmful plastic waste that microplastics in our seas have outnumbered the stars in the galaxy.From how much we use and the time it takes to degrade to how it ...
 
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Could this lead to a long-term solution to our plastic problem?
On March 15, a beaked whale was found dead on the shores of Compostela Valley, sparking public concern when 40 kilograms of plastic waste was found in its stomach. Single-use plastics are still commonly used in most places, adding to the ever-present ...
 
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That's enough sachets every year to cover Metro Manila's landmass in one foot of plastic.
Much has been written about the Philippines’ plastic pollution problem. Previous studies have ranked the Philippines as the third biggest ocean polluter of plastic, and many Filipinos have declared that stances on the issue will influence their vote in the upcoming senatorial elections.To show ...
 
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It sounds nice, but it's actually apocalyptic.
Wow! This seems bad!A study in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences published Wednesday and tracked by CNN found 2018 was the hottest year on record for the planet's oceans. We started keeping track in 1958. Want to know what the previous hottest year was? 2017. ...
 
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Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. has been working in Palawan since its mother corporation launched the Malampaya Project in 2000.
When a large multinational corporation descends upon a community and puts their name on a few socially responsible projects, it’s easy to cast a cynical eye and say they’re just doing it for the PR. They are, to be honest, but they’re ...
 
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Along the Mandaluyong section of the river, at least.
In the fast-paced concrete jungle of Metro Manila, you're probably more likely to see towering skycrapers and several vehicles stuck in traffic instead of a glimpse of nature. Thankfully, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - National Capital Region chapter is ...
 
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Meanwhile, hurricanes are lined up like the Rockettes. Let's check in on the president*.
This episode in our continuing series, Water: How Does It Work Anyway? brings us to what used to be the Rio Grande River, the third-longest river wholly contained in the United States. It is of intrinsic environmental, cultural, and historic value. It ...
 
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The earth is on fire. It's also flooding. And hot. And very dry
One product of our surreal age is that the all-consuming maelstrom of news swirling out of wherever Donald Trump is at any given moment—has essentially buried the fact that the world is on fire. No, really. It's on fire. The West Coast ...
 
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Contrary to the goals set under the Renewable Energy Act, the percentage of power generated from renewable energy has actually decreased over the past decade.
It’s often said that the Philippines has a lot of good laws, but that they lack implementation. The Renewable Energy Act (RA9513) is certainly one of those laws. When it was passed in 2008, it was a trailblazing piece of legislation that aimed ...
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