Posts Tagged environment

DENR pushes for alternative mining

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 24, 2019

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) pushes for alternative mining in order to care for the country’s environment. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu encourages mining engineers to find ways...

EcoWaste slams botched plastic waste shipment from Hong Kong

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 24, 2019

EcoWaste Coalition slammed the mixed plastic waste shipment found at the Mindanao Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental from Hong Kong. During the inspection of the Bureau of Customs (BOC)...

On World Turtle Day: Meet the odd “bum-breathing” turtle

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 24, 2019

May 23 was World Turtle Day! via GIPHY To celebrate, meet the white-throated snapping turtle (Elseya albagula), or also known as the bum-breathing turtle. These turtles are native to Connors...

Eco group urges clean-up, recycling of campaign materials

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 16, 2019

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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 1, 2019

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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 31, 2019

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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 30, 2019

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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 29, 2019

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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 22, 2019

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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 15, 2019

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...

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