US launches P1-B biodiversity project in PH

MANILA, Aug 12 (Mabuhay) — The United States government announced Tuesday a five-year biodiversity project worth PHP1.1 billion or around USD22 million to combat environmental crimes and help the country sustainably manage its natural resources. The Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans, and Landscapes (SIBOL) project, to be implemented by RTI International, is funded by the […]

12.08.2020 · Filled under: Environment, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

Gatchalian urges transparency in study of nuclear energy

MANILA, July 31 (Mabuhay) — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday urged the inter-agency committee assigned to study the possible use of nuclear energy to proceed with utmost transparency to the public, saying that nuclear power is a ‘risky’ business. On Wednesday, President Rodrigo Duterte formed the Nuclear Energy Program Inter-Agency Committee to study the possibility […]

31.07.2020 · Filled under: Environment, News, Philippine News ·

DA confirms bird flu in Pampanga egg farm

MANILA, July 29 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI) on Wednesday confirmed the detection of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) strain, specifically A(H5N6), in a poultry layer or egg-producing farm in San Luis, Pampanga. Using the “one health approach,” the DA-BAI — in tandem with the DA […]

29.07.2020 · Filled under: Environment, News, Philippine News ·

Mt. Bulusan shows signs of potential eruption — Phivolcs

LEGAZPI CITY, July 24 (Mabuhay) — The series of tremors that have been rocking Mt. Bulusan in Sorsogon and the bulging at its edifice are apparent signs that the volcano’s state of restlessness is rising. April Dominguiano, resident volcanologist of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in the province, in an interview on […]

24.07.2020 · Filled under: Environment, News, Philippine News ·

DENR promotes plant-based diet to fight climate change

MANILA, July 13 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Saturday urged Filipinos to help fight climate change by switching to plant-based diet, which has been shown to reduce the ecological footprint of human food consumption. In a press release, the DENR, through its Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), has launched a […]

14.07.2020 · Filled under: Environment, News, Philippine News ·

Bulusan alert level remains ‘normal’ despite volcanic activities

MANILA, July 6 (Mabuhay) — Bulusan Volcano is still under normal behavior despite volcanic activities observed in the last 24 hours, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) director Renato Solidum Jr. said Sunday. Solidum said seismicity, ground deformation and sulfur dioxide are within background levels, and it has only been in the past two […]

07.07.2020 · Filled under: Environment, News, Philippine News ·

Kanlaon Volcano’s quakes show no sign yet of magma rising — Solidum

MANILA, June 25 (Mabuhay) — Recent earthquakes in Kanlaon Volcano on Negros Island do not indicate that magma is rising from beneath its edifice to the main crater, the head of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. PHIVOLCS Officer-in-Charge Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr. said the  recent earthquakes were recorded only at the base […]

25.06.2020 · Filled under: Environment, News, Philippine News ·
PH industrialization possible under Paris Accord — senator

PH industrialization possible under Paris Accord — senator

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines does not have to turn its back on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to pursue development, Sen. Loren Legarda said Monday. Legarda was responding to President Duterte’s earlier statement that he would not honor the pact, a treaty for which the previous administration vigorously campaigned, as it might inhibit […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Duterte has prerogative not to honor climate change pact: Drilon

Duterte has prerogative not to honor climate change pact: Drilon

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte has the power not to honor the international agreement on reducing carbon emissions that the previous administration had ratified, outgoing Senate President Franklin Drilon said Tuesday. Drilon, a Liberal Party stalwart, said Duterte is well within his right not to honor the Paris Agreement on climate change because he […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Many everyday common chemicals are endangering child brain development says new report

Many everyday common chemicals are endangering child brain development says new report

A new report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives is calling for more attention to be paid to the growing evidence that exposure to many everyday common chemicals are causing harm to children’s brain development. Dozens of scientists, health practitioners and children’s health advocates have expressed their concern in the paper that these chemicals are disrupting […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness ·
Many Eligible For Prop. 47 Relief Still Need to Apply

Many Eligible For Prop. 47 Relief Still Need to Apply

Viji Sundaram OAKLAND, Calif. – California’s Prop. 47 allows many individuals to change certain felonies into misdemeanors on their criminal records – but less than a quarter of those eligible have submitted their requests, and the window of opportunity could expire next year. Eighteen months into Prop. 47’s enactment, the state has received some 211,000 […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Legal Matters, Services ·
Group finds ‘high concentrations’ of cancer-causing chemical in school supplies

Group finds ‘high concentrations’ of cancer-causing chemical in school supplies

MANILA, May 24 (Mabuhay) – An environment watchdog on Tuesday unveiled a list of school supplies that tested positive for toxic phthalates, a cancer-causing chemical. The EcoWaste Coalition collected samples from retail outlets in Divisoria, Quiapo and Cubao, which the group submitted to testing firm SGS Philippines. The retrieved samples were made from polyvinyl chloride […]

24.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Bright light can affect metabolism and insulin resistance

Bright light can affect metabolism and insulin resistance

New research has found further evidence to support the beneficial effects of sunlight on health, finding that exposure to bright light could affect your metabolism and aid weight loss. The recent study out of Northwestern University in the US, builds on the university’s previous research into the effect of light on metabolism and weight loss. In their […]

24.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness ·
SCE launches Charge Ready Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

SCE launches Charge Ready Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

Hundreds of stations to be added for area employees, customers, residents and students ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 16, 2016 — Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready program will bring representatives of local businesses and other organizations together on Wednesday in Irwindale to learn how they can take part in the pilot program that will add as many as 1,500 […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Motoring, Science & Technology, Services ·
Trucking firm owner pleads guilty to dumping 11,000 gallons of waste soap into San Gabriel River

Trucking firm owner pleads guilty to dumping 11,000 gallons of waste soap into San Gabriel River

LOS ANGELES – A man who ran a trucking company in Sante Fe Springs has pled guilty to dumping 11,000 gallons of waste water and soap into a tributary of the San Gabriel River in Santa Fe Springs, California. David Lee Flury, the 61 year old owner and operator of the Flury Industries, Inc., a waste-hauling […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Residents continue saving water efforts in state

Residents continue saving water efforts in state

SACRAMENTO   – Californians sharpened their water saving efforts in March, conserving 24.3 percent compared to the amount used in March 2013 – double February’s savings and evidence that residents and businesses remain concerned about the persistent drought now in its fifth year. Statewide cumulative savings from June 2015 to March 2016 totaled 23.9 percent compared […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
Drought-stricken Zamboanga get water supply from Red Cross

Drought-stricken Zamboanga get water supply from Red Cross

MANILA  (PNA) – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to provide water resources in drought-affected areas in Zamboanga City through its water production site and water distribution using its water tankers. As of April 22, PRC has distributed 716,950 liters of water from the water production site located in Abong Abong, Upper Pasonanca and through […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Five natural superstars for green cleaning

Five natural superstars for green cleaning

With Earth Day in the spotlight April 22, you might be looking for a greener way to keep your home clean. As well as reducing exposure to synthetic chemical components, DIY products are great money-savers. To get started making your own cleaning products, stock up on these five key ingredients: white vinegar, household soap, bicarbonate […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘Pista’y Dayat’ to kick off April 22 with beach party

‘Pista’y Dayat’ to kick off April 22 with beach party

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, April 12 (PNA) – People attending the annual Pista’y Dayat (sea festival) of the province of Pangasinan will be welcomed through a beach party when this year’s revelry starts on April 22 at the Capitol beachfront here. Dubbed as “I Love Pangasinan” beach rave concert/party, the kickoff concert at night will be preceded […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Philippine News ·
Commission asks next President to take bold steps to combat climate change

Commission asks next President to take bold steps to combat climate change

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) wants those running for office in the May elections, especially presidential aspirants, to include in their agenda steps to combat climate change and its far-reaching effects on food security, health, livelihood, and poverty. Vice chairperson of the CCC, Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman, said on Saturday that environmental […]

22.03.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·