Bali volcano spews smoke for second time this week

AFP 11/26/2017

A rumbling volcano on the Indonesian resort island of Bali spewed smoke hundreds of meters into the air Saturday, officials said, just days after thousands were forced to flee over fears it would erupt. Mount Agung belched…

Amlan Zoo: Paradise for animals

Tonee Despojo 10/23/2016

Amlan, a sleepy fourth class municipality in Negros Oriental that has offered to take Cebu City Zoo’s animals once it will be closed, apparently is more than qualified to make that offer. Amlan, which is just a…

Looking for the freshwater goby

Marites Villamor Ilano 12/18/2015

Cebu  fish  no longer found in Naga river; candidate for extinct species Small fish  that used to thrive in clean rivers of  the City of Naga in south Cebu are feared to have become extinct, conservation advocates…

Stingrays seized in Mandaue

Victor Anthony V. Silva and Nestle L. Semilla 12/11/2015

The Cebu Provincial Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force confiscated 49  stingrays after a surprise inspection at a wet market in barangay Centro, Mandaue City yesterday. Marcelo Go, task force head, said a pile of stingrays was displayed  at …

Fishers protect, earn from mangroves

Marian Z. Codilla 12/11/2015

ANY lingering trauma over Supertyphoon Yolanda is overshadowed by the thrill of a scenic boat ride through a mangrove forest that survived one of the most destructive typhoons in the country. A blue-feathered long-beaked migratory bird perched…

Warming to deprive us of oxygen — study

12/03/2015

Paris, France — Global warming has triggered an array of apocalyptic scenarios for future generations, from worsening drought, storms and floods to melted ice sheets and rising seas. Now a new study, published Tuesday and coinciding with…

Rare spotted deer, wild pig

Mary Claire U. Catado 11/19/2015

Conservation group to reintroduce both species in the wild in Central Cebu The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is helping efforts  to reintroduce the Visayan spotted deer and Visayan warty pig in Cebu next year. The…

DENR-7 seeks custody of felled trees

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/13/2015

AFTER 982 trees were found illegally cut down in a private lot in Toledo city, who will keep the felled trees? Renewable energy developer SunAsia Energy, Inc. should turn over the  trees  cut down in the Baltao…

Mandaue to designate 1st bicycle lane in Cebu

Norman V. Mendoza 11/13/2015

MANDAUE City will open in two weeks the first bicycle lane in Cebu to help ease traffic congestion. Architect Florentino Nimor, Jr., city planning officer, said one of the four lanes of  S.B. Cabahug St. –  the…

Stronger penalties eyed to stop illegal fishing

Marian Z. Codilla 11/06/2015

Stronger penalties and strict enforcement of the amended Fisheries Code are seen as the best solution to the problem on illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing. This was the consensus reached among 300 participants of the National Summit…

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