Dramatic shark decline leaves ‘gaping hole’ in ocean: study

01/28/2021

Tokyo, Japan—Overfishing has wiped out over 70 percent of some shark and ray populations in the last half-century, leaving a “gaping, growing hole” in ocean life, according to a new study. Researchers found alarming declines in species…

Emissions fell record 7 percent in 2020: study

12/11/2020

Paris, France—Carbon emissions fell a record seven percent in 2020 as countries imposed lockdowns and restrictions on movement during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Global Carbon Project said Friday, December 11, 2020, in its annual assessment. The fall…

Cordova eyes facility to convert plastic to useful by-products

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The municipality of Cordova is eyeing the establishment of materials recovery facilities (MRF) in all of its 13 barangays and a waste to useful by-products facility as it gears towards a possible hike…

Antarctic Peninsula at warmest in decades, study finds

AFP 10/04/2020

The year 2020 is the hottest in the Antarctic Peninsula in the past three decades, a study by the University of Santiago de Chile on Friday found out. Between January and August, temperatures reached between 2 and…

Cigarette butts can be recycled and may well form part of future homes

AFP Relaxnews 10/01/2020

Lighter and more insulating, the bricks used to build our homes could well be improved by the addition of… recycled cigarette butts. This is the conclusion of a vast Australian study, which includes detailed recommendations for bringing…

Environmental health groups renew call for proper PPE disposal

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environmental health groups renewed calls for local government units to take swift action and ensure that face masks and other COVID-19 personal protective equipment do not end up polluting the environment. EcoWaste Coalition…

Cebu City collects 163 tons of garbage in massive coastal clean-up

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The massive coastal clean-up in Cebu City resulted to hundreds of tons of garbage collected in the eight sites where the city government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central…

Cebu BM wants MGB issuance of transport permit for dolomites shipment to Manila ‘condemned’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Phillippines — A Capitol official seeks to condemn the actions of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7) in issuing the ore transport permits (OTP) that allowed crushed dolomites from Cebu to be…

Capitol: No more Cebu dolomite for Manila Bay

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — No more crushed dolomite from Cebu will go to Manila for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay.  Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia issued a cease and desist order on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, against a…

DENR told: ‘Check environmental compliance of Toledo reclamation first’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While the planned reclamation project in Toledo City could spur economic development in the midwest, third district Representative Pablo John Garcia called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources or DENR to…

Oceana warns against ‘ecologically destructive’ Toledo reclamation project

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — International environment group Oceana has branded the looming reclamation project in Toledo City as ill-advised and ecologically destructive. The reclamation would cover 11-hectares off the coasts in the city’s Barangay Poblacion that directly…

DENR, Cebu City to ‘revive’ Kinalumsan River, Mambaling coastal area

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Household wastes comprised most of the trash hauled from the heavily silted and highly contaminated Kinalumsan River in Cebu City during a massive cleanup drive held on the river and the coast of Barangay…

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