Rama: Coastal clean-up should be institutionalized

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama said there is a need to institutionalize the coastal clean-up drive in the city, citing the importance of taking care of the environment on a consistent basis.…

Pandemics, climate change ‘intensify’ global health threats

12/03/2020

  Paris, France—From small island states to urbanized powerhouses, every country on Earth faces “multiplying and intensifying” threats to human health as climate change renders future pandemics and system collapses ever more likely, a major study concluded…

Climate change could turn oceans from friend to foe, UN report warns

09/20/2019

PARIS — Global warming and pollution caused by humanity’s carbon-heavy footprint are ravaging Earth’s oceans and icy regions in ways that could unleash misery on a global scale, a landmark United Nations report to be unveiled next…

Teen activist sails across Atlantic to go to climate meeting

08/29/2019

NEW YORK  – Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City to chants and cheers Wednesday after a trans-Atlantic trip on a sailboat to attend a global warming conference. Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish…

A pledge to protect the planet 

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 03/25/2019

It has been 12 years since Earth Hour started as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney, Australia and since then, the movement had spread out to different countries around the globe. The annual event has transformed into…

DA-7 prepares for El Niño

Immae Lachica 02/20/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – With the Philippine weather bureau reporting early signs of El Niño, the Department of Agriculture (DA-7) is starting to prepare for the effects of the warming of the climate.   DA-7 Regional Director…

Lamac cooperative eyed as model for sustainable development

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/05/2019

LAMAC, Pinamungajan, Cebu – The Lamac Multipurpose Cooperative is being considered as model for sustainable development, according to officials of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) and the Climate Change Commission (CCC). The LMPC has implemented several ventures…

World Bank to invest $200 billion for climate action

Inquirer.net 12/04/2018

The World Bank Group announced Tuesday that it would invest $200 billion in support of countries taking ambitious climate action from 2021 to 2025. “Climate change is an existential threat to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.…

UN: Adopt paradigm shift to avert global climate chaos

AFP 10/08/2018

Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is “unprecedented in scale,” the UN said Monday in a landmark report that warns time is running out to avert disaster.…

Stop fossil fuel extraction, activists cry at San Francisco climate summit

Inquirer.net 09/14/2018

SAN FRANCISCO, California — As Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence threaten to barrel through the Philippines and the US, respectively, climate activists are demanding government leaders and businesses at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) to commit…

Lapu barangay dad flies to US for climate leadership training

Norman V. Mendoza 09/06/2018

A LONE Cebuano was invited to join former US vice president Al Gore and a team of world-class scientists, policy-makers, communicators and other expert leaders in Los Angeles to train as Climate Reality Leaders. Arvin Fiel Abing,…

PDRRMO to focus on climate change adaptation measures

Intern 06/08/2018

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) is now working towards climate change adaptation as their approach towards risk reduction management. Baltazar Tribunalo Jr., PDRRMO head, said that this approach means designing their projects and activities…

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