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‘Habagat’ affects Western Luzon and Visayas

Posted on: July 4th, 2018 | No Comments
The provinces of Palawan, Mindoro, and Visayas will experience heavy rains due to ‘habagat’ or southwest monsoon. PAGASA said it can possibly trigger flooding and landslides in low-lying areas. Metro...

PAGASA sees 60% probability of El Niño this year

Posted on: June 18th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — PAGASA monitors a 60-percent probability of developing El Niño phenomenon from October to December this year. El Niño is a climate pattern that refers to the cycle of warm...

Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution – Greenpeace

Posted on: June 7th, 2018 | No Comments
  Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group...

Advocates want declaration of critical habitat for ‘flying foxes’ in Boracay

Posted on: May 28th, 2018 | No Comments
BORACAY ISLAND, Philippines – Environmental advocates seek the protection of “flying foxes” in Boracay Island. “Flying foxes,” a type of fruit bat native to the Philippines, are responsible for 90...

Cimatu speaks up on alleged ‘flattening’ of a Boracay mountain

Posted on: May 17th, 2018 | No Comments
  A video posted by an anonymous Boracay resident has gone viral for supposedly capturing an ongoing excavation that resulted in the flattening and deforestation of a mountain in Barangay...

Green algae can be a source of livelihood for Boracay residents – Scientist

Posted on: May 7th, 2018 | No Comments
  BORACAY, Philippines – There’s cash in trash.  This is what scientist, Maria Rovilla Luhan, wants to promote alongside the rehabilitation and clean up efforts in Boracay Island. Luhan, a...

Trash traps placed in Metro Manila waterways

Posted on: May 4th, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines – The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission and local government units have placed metal and net trash traps between estuaries and bridges in some parts of Metro Manila. Selected...

Air pollution kills 7 million people each year, WHO calls for quick change

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018 | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, May 1, that air pollution still kills 7 million people each year, almost all of them in poor countries in Asia and...

Boracay is officially closed for 6-month rehab

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 | No Comments
People are seen waiting in line for the opening of Caticlan Port to enter Boracay at 6am Thursday. This after the island was officially closed midnight of April 25 for...

Bigger wildfires seen to hit California due to climate change

Posted on: April 25th, 2018 | No Comments
  The Center for Climate Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has warned of larger and more destructive wildfires to hit the state in the coming years...