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Go green for power: Alternative energy source in the country

Posted on Friday, 22 March 2019 08:42 PM | No Comments
The first power plant in the Philippines was built in Lumban, Laguna. The Caliraya Hydroelectric Powerplant was built by the National Power Corporation (Napocor) after World War II in 1942....

Most Filipinos not deeply concerned about drought: 2017 Study

Posted on Friday, 22 March 2019 03:36 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — A study by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) DisasterNet Philippines has reported that Filipinos show varying levels of concern about drought. The study, conducted in 2017 with...

DENR, EMB launch ‘Adopt an Estero’ program in Butuan City

Posted on Friday, 22 March 2019 02:02 PM | No Comments
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) has launched the ‘Adopt an Estero’ Program in Butuan City. Hundreds of volunteers from the local...

DENR begins crackdown on gold processing plants at Diwalwal

Posted on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:49 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 11 (DENR-11) has started shutting down gold processing plants in Barangay Mt. Diwata (commonly called Diwalwal) in Monkayo, Compostela...

PH gov’t tells metro LGUs: Impose strict guidelines on estero clean-up

Posted on Monday, 18 March 2019 04:03 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Monday (March 18) told local officials in Metro...

TD ‘Chedeng’ enters PAR; storm signal no. 1 raised in 6 areas

Posted on Monday, 18 March 2019 07:22 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical depression ‘Chedeng’ has slightly slowed down while maintaining its strength after it entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday (March 17) afternoon. As of...

Water shortage increases use of disposable products—Ecowaste

Posted on Friday, 15 March 2019 04:19 PM | No Comments
Residents are using a lot of single-use plastic disposables due to the ongoing water service interruption and it is hurting the environment, according to Ecowaste Coalition. The environmental group said...

Revisit: Filipino inventor’s portable water treatment device

Posted on Friday, 15 March 2019 02:34 PM | No Comments
Not all country has access to clean water and the Philippines is not the only country experiencing water shortage. According to the United Nations, 2.1 billion people have no access...

La Mesa Dam water level, lowest in 21 years—PAGASA

Posted on Thursday, 14 March 2019 01:52 PM | No Comments
Water level in La Mesa Dam has reached 68.74 meters according to the report of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday, making it the lowest in...

Cimatu calls on Pinoys to cut down plastic use

Posted on Thursday, 14 March 2019 01:38 PM | No Comments
In celebration of World Wildlife Day 2019, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu calls on Filipinos to cut down on the use of plastic. Cimatu...