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Monsanto supporter insists Roundup safe, refuses to drink when offered

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 […]

Excerpt on amazing 3D film about fungi, and how it can save the world

Sharing here an excerpt of the 3D documentary film by Louie Schwartzberg of mycologist Paul Stamets The film explores how fungi begins to be understood as source nutrients for human consumption and part of ecological sustainability. The renowned mycologist believes that fungi can save the world. More from the duo […]

Zamboanga hosts first city bird watching festival

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 25 — Almost there. Everything is ready for the holding of the first local bird festival to be hosted by the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) on Friday, February 27, here. State college president Dr. Milabel Nazario made this announcement Tuesday, citing the […]

DENR6 targets massive greening program in Western Visayas

ILOILO CITY, Feb 23 — Identified areas of mangroves along riverbanks, coastal zones and public lands in all provinces of Western Visayas are up for a massive tree planting and greening program. The regional offfice here of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR VI) is now ready to […]

US settles Tubattaha reef damage after 2 years

MANILA, Feb. 18 — Two years after the grounding of an American warship in January 2013 which caused damage to tubattaha reef, the United States finally settled the requested full compensation to the Philippine government. This was known as the Department of Foreign Affairs made a statement issued on Wednesday, […]

Ilocos is renewable energy capital of Southeast Asia – Marcos

Ilocos is renewable energy capital of Southeast Asia – Marcos LAOAG, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 16 — The combined 284-Megawatt wind farm generated power of Ilocos Norte makes the province the renewable energy capital of Southeast Asia, according to Governor Imee Marcos. Marcos expressed the province has strong and consistent wind […]

CBSUA engineer gets P247-K grant for water lily harvester

CBSUA engineer gets P247-K grant for water lily harvester Bicolano engineer Joel Sadol has been commissioned by the Department of Science and Technology for the fabrication of an improved water hyacinth harvester seen to benefit local fisher folk and handicraft makers in Camarines Sur. The grant of P247,000 for Engr. […]

3 Bicolanos get organic agricultural board seats

3 Bicolanos get organic agricultural board seats PILI, Camarines Sur, Jan. 25 -– Three Bicolano advocates of natural farming are now part of the government’s policy-making body that provides direction and general guidelines for the implementation of the country’s national organic agriculture program. Dr. Georgina Bordado, Mariano Racelis and Fr. […]

“Mind your trash,” – enviro group appeals to revelers

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 31 — An advocate for , appealed to the public to ring in the new year without the habitual littering. EcoWaste Coalition coordinator Aileen Lucero said, “For a change, let us wrap up 2014 and kick off 2015 in a manner that will mirror our personal and […]

Public metro schools receive chairs made from confiscated lumber

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 1.– Some 1,709 armchairs, made from wood confiscated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), were turned over Tuesday, last week, to three public schools in the cities of Quezon and Parañaque under the government’s logs-to-chair project. The three schools are Pasong Tamo Elementary School […]

SM launches biggest solar panel project

SM launches biggest solar panel project. Yes, the biggest solar rooftop panel project in the Philippines was recently launched by SM Group on Monday, November 24 in Quezon city. The green energy project is located atop the SM City North EDSA, powered by 5,760 solar panels installed at the rooftop […]

Second Ilocos wind farm starts power generation

The province of Ilocos Norte is becoming more famous not only of its natural resources and tourist destinations but more of environmental friendly and cost efficient wind farms. On Wednesday November 19th, the 81-MW wind power project was inaugurated in Barangay Caparispisan of Pagudpud town. The event was witnessed by […]

CamSur spearheads climate change advocacy campaign

PILI, Camarines Sur — The province of Camarines Sur kicks-off the regional climate change advocacy campaign in Bicol on August 26th at the convention center within the capitol complex. Gov. Miguel Villafuerte will keynote the event while Pili municipal mayor Alexis San Luis and Central Bicol State University of Agriculture […]

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DENR to embark on massive mangrove reforestation in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Bicol will intensify its coastal reforestation project after giant storm surges spawned by super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) devastated coastal towns in Eastern Visayas, a regional official said Wednesday. Regional director Gilbert Gonzales said they will build “Beach Forest” through massive […]

3 Bicolanos get organic agricultural board seats

3 Bicolanos get organic agricultural board seats PILI, Camarines Sur, Jan. 25 -– Three Bicolano advocates of natural farming are now part of the government’s policy-making body that provides direction and general guidelines for the implementation of the country’s national organic agriculture program. Dr. Georgina Bordado, Mariano Racelis and Fr. […]

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Mt. Isarog has nomination into UNESCO biosphere reserve program

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 24 –- Mt. Isarog and its abundant resources and wildlife has been nominated into the biosphere reserve program of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The nomination sponsored by the DENR seeks international recognition for the Mt. Isarog Natural Park and its surrounding areas […]

23 U.S. states sue environmental agency over coal regulation plan

A group of 23 U.S. states on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clear Power Plan, charging that the EPA plan was illegal and would be damaging to the economic interests of the states and their people. “West Virginia is proud to be leading the charge […]

BIG NO to development of resorts in Calaguas islands – DENR

LEGAZPI CITY -– The regional office for Bicol of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) based here is discouraging the development of resorts in Camarines Norte’s Calaguas Islands to preserve its serenity, natural beauty and exotic ecosystem. Gilbert Gonzales, DENR regional executive director, on Thursday warned resort developers […]

Catanduanes, Church, Renews Stand VS Coal Mining

From the glory hole, the provincial government of Catanduanes has retrieved a resolution it used to repel a coal mining in the province four years ago, this time for use against a similar venture that an Australian firm is pressing on. The provincial legislative board recently passed a measure that […]

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