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Eco group urges clean-up, recycling of campaign materials

Posted on Thursday, 16 May 2019 12:10 PM | No Comments
Eco group, EcoWaste Coalition, urged candidates, parties and the general public to clean-up and recycle the campaign materials they used during the elections. “Regardless of the outcome of your election...

‘Battle for Rivers and Esteros’: Massive clean-up of Manila Bay

Posted on Monday, 1 April 2019 02:18 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Around 5,301 sacks of garbage were collected on Sunday (March 31) in the ‘Battle for Rivers and Esteros’ — a massive clean-up drive of Manila Bay. Waterways...

More sharks endangered—IUCN Red List

Posted on Sunday, 31 March 2019 04:34 PM | No Comments
More sharks are now endangered according to the updated Red List Assessments of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). According to the Shark Specialist Group (SSG) of...

Ecogroup urges poll bets to prevent campaign trash

Posted on Saturday, 30 March 2019 03:32 PM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Waste and pollution watchdog, EcoWaste Coalition dared all candidates to show their respect for the environment in words and in deeds. “We need dedicated public servants...

Use lead-safe medals, trophies for graduation—Eco-group

Posted on Friday, 29 March 2019 06:48 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — An eco-group urges schools to use lead-safe medals and trophies for their graduation. EcoWaste Coalition reported that out of the 15 medal samples they examined, nine were...

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....

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...

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...

Environmentalists say salmon escape is worse than a plague of rats

Posted on Wednesday, 25 July 2018 11:31 AM | No Comments
  A Chilean environmental court ordered the Norwegian-based Marine Harvest to cease operations for 30 days at their Punta Redonda Center in Chile after more than half a million salmon...

Deforestation in Brazil savannah ticked up in 2017 after 2016 drop

Posted on Friday, 22 June 2018 12:54 PM | No Comments
    Deforestation in Brazil’s vast savannah, which takes up 25 percent of the country, ticked up in 2017 after a sharp drop in 2016, the Environment Ministry said on Thursday (June...