Sabang officials want area where blacktip sharks are found protected

Futch Anthony Inso 06/13/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Officials in Barangay Sabang in Olango Island want to declare the seawater where blacktip sharks are found as a marine sanctuary. Alex Baring, the head of the Lapu-Lapu City Agriculture and Fisheries Office…

Sanction countries not reducing carbon emissions – Duterte

Daphne Galvez 05/24/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Countries that fail to reduce their carbon emissions as they had promised should be sanctioned, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday in his weekly taped “Talk to the People” briefing. “Unless the industrialized countries…

World’s oceans at most acidic level in 26,000 years, climate report warns

Reuters 05/19/2022

The world’s oceans grew to their warmest and most acidic levels on record last year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, as United Nations officials warned that war in Ukraine threatened global…

COP26 coal pledge falls short on support as emissions surge

Reuters 11/05/2021

GLASGOW — A pledge to phase out coal gained the support of 23 more countries at the U.N. climate conference on Thursday, November 4, 2021, but was shunned by big users of the dirtiest of the fuels…

RC Muñoz commissioned to do 12-series comic book for environment

Doris Mondragon 10/21/2021

CEBU, Philippines— Actress, Air Force reservist, and rockstar RC Muñoz shared she has collaborated with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to make an illustration for a 12-series comic book.  Muñoz posted photos of her…

Pacquiao on politics: ‘It’s my lifelong commitment’

Immae Lachica 09/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— After receiving some backlash in one of her episodes, Toni Gonzaga is back with another vlog. This time, she sat down with the People’s Champ, Manny Pacquiao. In this episode of Toni Talks, Gonzaga…

30 bamboos planted in Mandaue’s Green Corridor

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/17/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Thirty Maxima bamboos were planted on Friday, Sept. 17, in Mandaue City’s Green Corridor to celebrate the International Coastal Cleanup Day and World Bamboo Day. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes and officials of…

Cebu City to hold wider coastal cleanup on Sept. 18

Dyrecka Letigio 09/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is set to hold the 5th city-wide coastal cleanup on Saturday, September 18, 2021, in 21 major riverside and coastal areas. Reymar Hijarra, the subcommittee chairperson for the Cebu City Coastal…

At least 30 electric vehicles expected to ply Metro Cebu routes in January

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/10/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — At least 30 electric vehicles are expected to be rolling out in Metro Cebu on January 2022, hoping to address the traffic situation and air pollution here. This after the Global Electric Transport…

Moalboal conducts control operations to stop crown of thorns outbreak

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/09/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Municipality of Moalboal in southern Cebu has been conducting underwater operations to stop the outbreak of the crown of thorns starfish. Rolie Alderite, the town’s tourism officer, said they have been injecting…

Cebu City to lead province-wide clean-up on Saturday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Coastal Management Task Force (CMTF) will be leading a province-wide coastal and riverways clean-up on Saturday, June 19, 2021.  According to Reymar Hijarra, the subcommittee chairperson of the CMTF, the…

Researchers make 1st documented sighting of Bryde’s whale in Tañon Strait

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A team of researchers documented the first sighting of Bryde’s whale in Tañon Strait. The whale was spotted off the seawaters of Vallehermoso town in Negros Oriental by experts who were doing the…

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