Climate Change, Manila, Nation, News

PH, Chile signs agreement on disaster risk reduction management

17 Nov , 2015  

The Philippines and Chile on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding on disaster risk reduction and management. Following their expanded bilateral meeting in Malacañang Palace, President Benigno S. Aquino III and his Chilean counterpart, Michelle Bachelet, witnessed the signing of the MOU, led by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, who also chairs the National Disaster Risk […]

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Climate Change, News, Video, World

UN’s Ban Ki-moon bats for compromise on climate change

16 Nov , 2015  

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday called on world leaders to step up their efforts to eliminate their differences in order to reach an agreement in Paris in late November on tackling the climate challenge for the global community. “With two weeks left before the start of COP-21, it is urgent that all leaders work […]

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Climate Change, News, World

UNICEF: Stronger El Nino endanger lives of 11-M children

11 Nov , 2015  

An estimated 11 million children are at risk of hunger, disease and lack of water in eastern and southern Africa as a result of a strengthening El Nino, which is also causing droughts and floods in parts of Asia, the Pacific and Latin America, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday. The consequences […]

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Climate Change, News, World

WB warns climate change can plunge 100 million people into poverty by 2030

9 Nov , 2015  

Climate change could push an additional 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030 if the world fails to take actions, the World Bank warned in a report released Sunday. The report, titled Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty, found that poor people are already at high risk from climate-related shocks, […]

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Climate Change, News, World

Chile’s Coquimbo region hit by 6.8 magnitude quake

8 Nov , 2015  

[flexiblemap title=”Chile quake” address=”Coquimbo Region, Chile” region=”South America” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”9″] A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile in the early hours of Saturday, but no damage or injuries have been reported. The quake hit the north-central Coquimbo region at a depth of 47.8 km at 4:31 a.m. (0731 GMT), according to the Seismological Institute of […]

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Climate Change, Economy, Nation, News, NOAH

PH looking at additional 1.3-MT rice imports

6 Nov , 2015  

The Philippines has no bragging right about rice self sufficiency anytime now until some time next year. The government is looking to import an additional 300,000 metric tons (MT) of rice, bringing total rice shipments to 1.8 million MT during the first half of 2016, to ensure enough supply and keep prices stable. “Typhoon ‘Lando’ […]

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Climate Change, News, World

Driest Atacama Desert blooms surprise carpet of wildflowers

2 Nov , 2015  

The driest desert of the world, the Atacama, located on the Pacific coast and covering 1,000 kilometers of Chilean land, has suddenly turned into a gorgeous carpet of wildflowers, after El Nino, a periodic warming in sea surface temperatures across the Equatorial Pacific, brought the heaviest rainfall in two decades earlier this year. The Atacama […]

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Bicol News Now, Climate Change, News

Lake Buhi fishfarms suffer P14.5-M loss due to fishkill after typhoon ‘Lando’

24 Oct , 2015  

Fish farms in Lake Buhi suffered another fishkill, just after the heavy rains brought by Typhoon “Lando.” The heavy rains dumped resulted in the upswelling at the bottom of Lake Buhi, causing a fishkill estimated at P14.5 million worth of cultured tilapia in fish cages, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) […]

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Climate Change, News, World

Research: Mangrove forests in Indo-Pacific region could be gone by 2070

16 Oct , 2015  

Mangrove forests in the Indo-Pacific region could be completely under water by 2070, threatening fisheries, coastal protection and furthering climate change, researchers at the University of Queensland (Australia) warn. Yet, the outlook in other parts of the world are more positive as “our modelling shows mangroves are likely to persist in east Africa, the Bay […]

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Climate Change, Environment, Luzon, News, Regions

Illegal reclamations in West Philippine Sea cause coral reefs destruction, economic loss of US$100-M annually

15 Apr , 2015  

MANILA, April 15 — The unabated, heightened reclamation activities in the West Philippine Sea is doing more harm and damage to the coral reefs and marine life in the area. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, these activities already destroyed some 300 hectares of coral reef systems with estimated economic loss from such destruction […]

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Climate Change, Environment, News

Typhoon Chedeng weakens, typhoon signals raised on several provinces

4 Apr , 2015  

Typhoon Chedeng has weakend further as it moves closer to eastern Luzon. It is estimated to make landfall over the coast of Aurora-Isabela area by Sunday morning, April 5, and will exit the landmass via Ilocos Sur by Sunday evening and will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Monday Morning. As of 10PM yesterday, […]

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Climate Change, Manila, News, Regions

Participants were half-hearted during the nationwide earthquake drill

1 Apr , 2015  

The 1st quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill last March 27 wherein Marikina city also participated was hailed as a success. Playing lead roles were partner agencies’ National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), also tasked to strengthen people’s preparedness for emergencies and encourage local government units […]

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Climate Change, Environment, Green, News, Video, World

Monsanto supporter insists Roundup safe, refuses to drink when offered

29 Mar , 2015  

Roundup is an effective weed-killer. Recently, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, tagged glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, as the second highest risk level for possible cancer-causing agents. The interview below conducted by French cable channel Canal+ turned sour and was cut short when the guest, Dr. Patrcik Moore, walked […]

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Climate Change, Mindanao, News, Regions

Mild ‘El Nino” damages P7-M Kidapawan City agri-crop production

22 Mar , 2015  

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Mar. 22 — As the dry spell affects more farmers here, the City Agriculture Office is asking for assistance from concerned agencies particularly the Department of Agriculture. Senior Agriculturist Nesmari Espejo said over P7 million worth of crops including rice, corn, banana and coffee have been rendered unproductive by the ongoing […]

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Climate Change, Nation, News

Department of Agriculture is prepared for ‘El Niño’ – Alcala

21 Mar , 2015  

MANILA, March 21 — The Aquino government is taking the necessary steps to prepare for the effects of weather phenomenon El Niño in the country, a Malacañang official assured on Saturday. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Department of Agriculture was on top of the preparations. “Pagdating po sa preparations, at least for the […]

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Climate Change, Green, Luzon, News, Regions

Earth Hour, WWF leads solar lamps gift of life project in Palawan

19 Mar , 2015  

MANILA, March 19 — The global movement Earth Hour led by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is giving out safe and economical solar lamps to hundreds of families in Palawan. It is this year’s Gift of Life project of the organization. “Solar lamps rely on power of the sun, eliminating the need to buy […]

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Bicol News Now, Climate Change, News

Population in seaside villages contribute to pollution, and environmental change

12 Mar , 2015  

CALABANGA, Cam Sur, March 12 — The shoreline in barangay Sabang here is taking its natural course, easing out the thatched houses that once were on a safer level. Long time residents were forced to give way to nature’s incursion. During low tide, the muddy shore line is exposed only to be reclaimed by the […]

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Climate Change, News, Science, World

Scientists link underwater volcanic eruptions to climate change

9 Feb , 2015  

Scientists link underwater volcanic eruptions to climate change MOSCOW, Feb. 9 — Volcanic eruptions under the sea floor may well have an impact on climate change, according to a new study published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal. “People have ignored seafloor volcanoes on the idea that their influence is small, but that’s because they […]

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Bicol News Now, Climate Change, News

CamSur sustains P187.3-M loss on agri crops due to Amang

21 Jan , 2015  

CamSur sustains P187.3-M loss on agri crops due to Amang. Tropical Storm Amang left Bicol not without wreaking havoc on agricultural crops in Camarines Sur. The province sustained agricultural losses pegged at P187.3 million according to the regional disaster council. Other provinces registered agricultural damages including Sorsogon at P23.2 milliion, Albay with P12.3 million, Camarines […]

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Climate Change, Governance, Nation, News, Tech News

About PhilRice at 29, its rice production thrust and GMO

24 Nov , 2014  

This is a short post about PhilRice at 29, its rice production thrust and GMO. The country’s premier government agency on research and improvement of rice varieties had its 29th year anniversary recently. The Philippine Rice Research Institute commonly known as PhilRice for short is an attached agency of the agriculture department. Dr. Eufemio T. […]

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Climate Change, Tech News

Pinoy Mobile app ARKO wins international award

17 Nov , 2014  

The Philippines’ mobile app ARKO by the Project Noah wins an award from the World Summit Awards Mobile Content 2014. Together with ColorADD from Portugal, Braille Board from Palestine, SnooCode of Ghana, and LIVOX of Brazil, the winners share the top honors under the e-Inclusion and Empowerment category, besting hundreds of global entries. The international […]

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Climate Change, Nation, News

Geohazard maps of Yolanda-hit towns up for distribution

10 Nov , 2014  

QUEZON CITY, Nov. 10 — The environment and natural resources department said that 131 out of the 171 municipalities, covering nine Yolanda-hit provinces, now have geohazard maps at a scale of 1:10,000. After super typhoon Yolanda ravaged the Visayas regions one year ago, larger-scale and more detailed geohazard maps of majority of the towns affected […]

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Climate Change, Disaster, News

Glenda aftermath: Coco farmers to suffer economic hardship

7 Aug , 2014  

LEGAZPI CITY — Coconut farmers are projected to suffer from economic hardship due to loss of income until next year or even up to 2016 as the consequence of Typhoon Glenda. Philippine Coconut Authority-Albay senior agriculturist Alvin Trespeces said agency records estimated the total loss in terms of farmers’ income up to December stands at […]

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Climate Change, Road to Raw Foods

Genetically engineered rice is bad for human health, watch why

21 Aug , 2013  

Genetically engineered rice is bad for human health, watch why. This post is syndicated also on The Bulletin Today, Tweeted, Tumblrd, and Facebooked on Cbanga360 page, and Facebooked on The Bulletin Today page.. ATPV 3,898

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