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The Largest Ozone Hole Ever Recorded Over North Pole Has Finally ‘Healed Itself’ and Closed

“COVID-19 and the associated lockdowns probably had nothing to do with this.” The massive ozone hole that formed over the North Pole has finally closed, scientists have announced. Authored by Elias Marat | TheMindUnleashed.com Researchers from the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) who were tracking the record-breaking ozone […]

THROWBACK: Official Trailer BIRD OF PREY Philippine Eagle

This is a throwback post on the feature documentary about the Philippine Eagle. The much awarded and acclaimed film work about the rare and critically endangered Philippine Eagle was officially released less than a year ago. The feature documentary already shown outside the Philippines and gathered rave reviews and praises […]

The very ugly face of mining in the Philippines

After looking, staring at the images, what can one say, but that is the very ugly face of mining in the Philippines. So, indeed, you will be looking at the very ugly barren lands left behind or still being raped through surface mining in some parts of the country. This […]

CamSur Gov. Villafuerte favors cutting trees off highways in the province

After typhoon Nina caused wide destruction on the province of Camarines Sur on the night of Christmas 2016, Camarines Sur Governor Miguel Luis Villafuerte suddenly favors cutting off trees along the national highway traversing the province. In a Facebook post, Gov. Villafuerte wrote: “My proposal to DENR (Department of Environment […]

Watch live Bald Eagle hatch eggs in Florida

Want to watch live bald eagles hatch? You have come to the right site. Join us as we take watch using the Eagle cameras set up, courtesy of the SouthWest Florida Eagle Camera (SWFEC). The project was launched in October 2012, and since then it has got stories to tell […]

Palawan islet home to dozens of rare bird species going underwater

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Dec. 22 — An islet in Palawan that is host to dozens of bird species is in the brink of going under seawater due to continuous erosion. The bird islet on the North Atoll of Tubbataha Reefs was confirmed undergoing a progressive erosion as officials of the […]

Earthquake jolts Batanes as restive Bulusan volcano calms down

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) noted in its earthquake bulletin issued at 10:37AM a magnitude 5.6 temblor whcih struck the Batanes province on dawn of Monday. The quake agency traced the location at 65 kilometers west of Sabtang town and happened at 2:20 AM. With a depth […]

Video: If a shark can talk, what story will it tell?

If sharks can talk, what stories will they tell? Will they talk of their wild adventures in the vast ocean, their domination over some of the species in their waterworld, the fear they instill among the smaller species, or the fear they instill on man? Are they the predators or […]

Whale shark in Donsol communicates, leaves lasting message to tourists

[flexiblemap address=”Whale Shark Interaction Center, Donsol, Sorsogon, Bicol” region=”Bicol” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”12″ ]. A tourist completed his day in good vibes while interacting with a whale shark (scientific name Rhincodon Typusin) at the Butanding capital of the world of Donsol, Sorsogon. The moment not only gave him a close-up […]

You won’t believe what this Barnowl had been through lately

You won’t believe what this Barnowl had been through, lately. The bird, a Barnowl, was rescued by ‪‎WildlifeSOS‬ Rapid Response Unit recently from Agra, India. The owl was found choking with a thread in its throat. After repeated xrays, it was found that the animal had ingested something wrapped in […]

Wow, Metro Manila can fit into Davao City four times

We know for a fact that the biggest city in the Philippines in terms of land area is Davao, in Davao region down south in Mindanao. It has a land area of 2,443.61 square kilometers with 1,449,296 population. We also know that the biggest, contiguous urban center in the country […]

Amitabh the blind bear rings bell for Christmas

Amitabh, the blind bear, rings the bell in time for the holiday season. Of course, more than ready to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. The handicapped animal lives in an enclosure at the Abra Bear Rescue Facility. The program is part of the Wildlife SOS advocacy project with main […]

Typhoon Chedeng weakens, typhoon signals raised on several provinces

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 […]

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 […]

Megamouth shark from Burias pass preserved for public viewing

Megamouth shark found in Burias pass preserved for public viewing LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 14 — A dead fifteen-footer male megamouth shark (Megachasma Pelagios) named “Totthless” was fished in Burias Pass by Albay fishermen early in the week. The huge fish underwent a necropsy or autopsy in Albay Park and Wildlife […]

Not Butanding, but Dolphins frolic in Albay waters now

Not Butanding, but Dolphins frolic in Albay waters now. A pod of dolphins has been appearing and frolicking before the public off the coastlines of the city of Legazpi and the adjoining town of Sto. Domingo since last week. With these new exciting development, the mayors of Legazpi and Sto. […]

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 […]

Green Climate Fund headhunts for management experts

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 4 — The Green Climate Fund will be operational this January with the assumption of duties by the start-up secretariat within a few days. The Fund has headquarters in Incheon, South Korea. On Saturday, GCF co-chair and Albay Governor Joey Sarte Salceda said the first batch of […]

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 […]

Salceda seeks probe on illegal coal mining operations in Rapu-Rapu

LEGAZPI CITY — Barely a month after the occurrence of a deadly explosion in an illegal coal mining operation in Batan ssland in Rapu-Rapu, Governor Joey Sarte Salceda urged the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to conduct an investigation into the reported unabated illegal coal mining operation in the area. The massive illegal […]

Salceda seeks world gov’t’s support to combat threats of climate change

SONGDO, Incheon City, South Korea — Albay Gov. Joey Salceda, co-chair of the UN Green Climate Fund (GCF), issued a call from here Thursday, urging world governments to support and cooperate in the gargantuan task of rebuilding the devastation of climate change and combat its threats. Salceda made the call […]

UN GCF expect pledges of developed countries to come in next year

LEGAZPI CITY — The United Nations green climate fund will likely receive more contributiions next year. Some developed nations are likely to remit their pledges to the US$100-billion United Nations’ Green Climate Fund next year, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said Wednesday. In a statement received here from Incheon city, South […]

UN Green Climate Fund HQ opens in Inchon City on Dec. 4

LEGAZPI CITY — The United Nations Green Climate Fund (GCF) headquarters will formally open on Wednesday, December 4 with an inaugural dedication at 10:30 A.M. The center is located at the G-Tower of Songdo in Incheon City, South Korea. The G-Tower building is specially designed for the GCF and other […]

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 […]

DPWH, DENR condemns 785 trees in Sorsogon highway

A total of 785 old first-class species of shady and fruit-bearing trees that have been giving life to the environment will be cut down in Sorsogon. Earlier, there was a similar plan to remove more than 650 same old trees in Naga city, and discussed also here 651 Trees on […]

UN chief urges all countries to rise to the challenges of climate change

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday lamented “insufficient” emission-cutting actions and criticized some rich countries for backtracking in fighting global warming. “I am deeply concerned that the scale of our actions is still insufficient to limit global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels,” Ban said. […]

Camarines Norte Intensifies Mangrove Rehab Project

Daet, Camarines Norte (PNA) — Camarines Norte has intensified its Mangrove Rehabilitation Project by planting at least 50,000 new propagules in every 10 hectares of local mangrove area yearly. Being implemented by the Fisheries Development Division of the office of the provincial agriculturist based at this provincial capital, the project […]

CamSur Provincial Environmental Office launches clean-up drive

Naga city (PNA) — The environmental office in the province of Camarines Sur is set to launch a clean-up drive this month, noting the proliferation of posters of candidates put up on trees planted along the highways and roads. Lawyer Arnel P. Rodriguez, provincial environment and natural resources officer (Penro), […]

DENR: Bicol Rivers and Lakes Hyacinth-Free

There is no fear that hyacinths or water lilies would clog rivers and lakes in Bicol to cause floods and pollution resulting in fish kills, the environmental management bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources regional office in Legaspi said.

A Sweeping Look at Mining in the Philippines

The prevailing Philippine mining laws grant the Department of Environment and Natural Resources the sole authority to approve large-scale mining. Neither the provincial or local governments enjoy the same authority. At last, the powers that be in the government showed the true color of their skins.

The Sand and Gravel Mining in Calabanga

Riding a motor bike on a rainy afternoon is a no-no recommendation when the destination is that portion of the national road that traverses the area about barangay Sibobo. Quite a coincidence we were right in the vicinity of the gravel-and-sand mining operation on the mountainous part bordering the area.

Is it Quo Vadis, Mount Isarog?

With all these exploration and mining actions in the Bicol region initiated by the national government which contradicts itself, and at times awarded to foreign companies that solely enjoy the benefits and fruits of the national patrimony, whom do we ask for relief?

San Miguel Iron Ore Deposit Up for Grabs

With the looming prospect of the San Miguel bay to exploratory mining for iron ore deposit, we surmised the immediate areas that maybe opened. Here we conceptualized that prospective zone of one kilometer from the shore and three kilometers outward. The same area runs in conflict with municipal ordinance that […]

How to Kill a Bird

On Wednesday, I went early to the market if only to avoid the rush and hustle as many people surely will be a crowd too many, buying and selling food stuff.

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A Sweeping Look at Mining in the Philippines

The prevailing Philippine mining laws grant the Department of Environment and Natural Resources the sole authority to approve large-scale mining. Neither the provincial or local governments enjoy the same authority. At last, the powers that be in the government showed the true color of their skins.

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UN GCF expect pledges of developed countries to come in next year

LEGAZPI CITY — The United Nations green climate fund will likely receive more contributiions next year. Some developed nations are likely to remit their pledges to the US$100-billion United Nations’ Green Climate Fund next year, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said Wednesday. In a statement received here from Incheon city, South […]

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 […]

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 […]

Typhoon Chedeng weakens, typhoon signals raised on several provinces

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 […]

How to Kill a Bird

On Wednesday, I went early to the market if only to avoid the rush and hustle as many people surely will be a crowd too many, buying and selling food stuff.

THROWBACK: Official Trailer BIRD OF PREY Philippine Eagle

This is a throwback post on the feature documentary about the Philippine Eagle. The much awarded and acclaimed film work about the rare and critically endangered Philippine Eagle was officially released less than a year ago. The feature documentary already shown outside the Philippines and gathered rave reviews and praises […]

Is it Quo Vadis, Mount Isarog?

With all these exploration and mining actions in the Bicol region initiated by the national government which contradicts itself, and at times awarded to foreign companies that solely enjoy the benefits and fruits of the national patrimony, whom do we ask for relief?

Amitabh the blind bear rings bell for Christmas

Amitabh, the blind bear, rings the bell in time for the holiday season. Of course, more than ready to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. The handicapped animal lives in an enclosure at the Abra Bear Rescue Facility. The program is part of the Wildlife SOS advocacy project with main […]

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 […]

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UN Green Climate Fund HQ opens in Inchon City on Dec. 4

LEGAZPI CITY — The United Nations Green Climate Fund (GCF) headquarters will formally open on Wednesday, December 4 with an inaugural dedication at 10:30 A.M. The center is located at the G-Tower of Songdo in Incheon City, South Korea. The G-Tower building is specially designed for the GCF and other […]

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Salceda seeks probe on illegal coal mining operations in Rapu-Rapu

LEGAZPI CITY — Barely a month after the occurrence of a deadly explosion in an illegal coal mining operation in Batan ssland in Rapu-Rapu, Governor Joey Sarte Salceda urged the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to conduct an investigation into the reported unabated illegal coal mining operation in the area. The massive illegal […]

Video: If a shark can talk, what story will it tell?

If sharks can talk, what stories will they tell? Will they talk of their wild adventures in the vast ocean, their domination over some of the species in their waterworld, the fear they instill among the smaller species, or the fear they instill on man? Are they the predators or […]

Is it Quo Vadis, Mount Isarog?

With all these exploration and mining actions in the Bicol region initiated by the national government which contradicts itself, and at times awarded to foreign companies that solely enjoy the benefits and fruits of the national patrimony, whom do we ask for relief?

The Sand and Gravel Mining in Calabanga

Riding a motor bike on a rainy afternoon is a no-no recommendation when the destination is that portion of the national road that traverses the area about barangay Sibobo. Quite a coincidence we were right in the vicinity of the gravel-and-sand mining operation on the mountainous part bordering the area.

DENR: Bicol Rivers and Lakes Hyacinth-Free

There is no fear that hyacinths or water lilies would clog rivers and lakes in Bicol to cause floods and pollution resulting in fish kills, the environmental management bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources regional office in Legaspi said.

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 […]