Environment

Florida scientists induce spawning of Atlantic coral in lab for first time

Robie de Guzman   •   August 23, 2019

Scientists in Florida have artificially induced reproductive spawning of an endangered Atlantic coral species for the first time in an aquarium setting, a breakthrough they say holds great promise in...

Amazon burning: Brazil reports record forest fires

Robie de Guzman   •   August 21, 2019

Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil’s space research centre INPE, as concerns grow over right-wing...

Oplan Pamamalakaya: US, PH soldiers install artificial reefs in Batangas

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 20, 2019

The Philippine and the United States military divers, along with local government units and non-government organizations installed artificial reefs in Batangas on August 15. Oplan Pamamalakaya is a collaboration between by...

Filipino cocoa farmer is among world’s best producers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 17, 2019

A Filipino cocoa farmer has made it among the world’s top 50 best cocoa producers. He will participate in the International Cocoa Awards (ICA) at the Salon du Chocolat in...

From rice fields to trash fields: Indonesian farmers find profit in pollution

Robie de Guzman   •   August 16, 2019

Once home to rice farmers and their luscious green paddy fields, this Indonesian village is now a dump for truckloads of rubbish. As Indonesia looks to tackle the country’s growing...

Microplastics contaminating air, scientists warn

Robie de Guzman   •   August 16, 2019

German and Swiss scientists have published a study suggesting that microplastic is being blown vast distances through the air and dumped when it snows, underscoring the threat the growing form...

PAGASA declares end of El Niño

Marje Pelayo   •   August 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – State weather service PAGASA has declared the end of weak El Niño which has started in the last quarter of 2018. This means that the temperature in...

Duterte reactivates El Niño task force

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 16, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte reactivated the El Niño task force this week after reports of recurrence of El Niño phenomenon. The Memorandum No. 38, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on...

Portion of Boracay island closed after pooping incident

Marje Pelayo   •   August 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Wednesday (August 14) ordered the temporary closure of Section 1 in Boracay Island following an incident where a foreign tourist allowed her...

EcoWaste: Some ukay-ukay toys pose choking and chemical hazards

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 12, 2019

Environment group, EcoWaste Coalition warns the public against the choking and chemical hazard posed by some toys sold in thrift stores or ukay-ukay. Based on the examination of the group,...

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