No one to hug on Valentine’s Day? Try hugging trees!

Pia Piquero 02/14/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As Valentine’s Day graces our calendars with its presence, a different kind of love story unfolds—one that blossoms not in the exchange of roses and chocolates, but in the silent rustle of leaves…

Second-hand clothes finally take off in Japan

12/24/2023

A second-hand pop-up store in Tokyo by casual clothing giant Uniqlo was a first for the Japanese firm, but also a sign that a local aversion to used garments may finally be fading. Uniqlo is a major…

Fossil fuel phase-out among options on COP28 table

12/06/2023

DUBAI—Countries at the COP28 climate conference are considering calling for a formal phase-out of fossil fuels as part of the U.N. summit’s final deal to tackle global warming, a draft negotiating text seen on Tuesday, December 5,…

Mandaue conducts inventory of coastal areas

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/23/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Personnel of the Mandaue City Government conducted an inventory of the city’s coastal areas in preparation for its plan to develop a mangrove eco-tourism site. Heads of the different offices such as the City Agriculture,…

Amazon drought stalls shipping as boats run aground in low rivers

10/12/2023

MANAUS—A barge carrying three trucks and 2,000 empty cooking gas cylinders lies stranded on the vast sand banks of a diminished Rio Negro river after running aground last month, highlighting the plight of river transport in the…

DENR wants Lapu-Lapu garbage transfer station closed

Futch Anthony Inso 09/29/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through the Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7), has urged the Lapu-Lapu City Government to immediately close their garbage transfer station at the city’s Material Recovery…

Bohol official: Protect Chocolate Hills from development

Leo Udtohan 09/21/2023

Bohol, Philippines — An official from Bohol is urging the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to protect the Chocolate Hills by stopping construction of structures within its vicinity. Provincial board member Jamie Aumenado Villamor, a lawyer and…

Oarfish spotting in Leyte: Netizens fear ‘doom fish’

Jessa Ngojo 08/03/2023

CONSOLACION, Cebu—Netizens speculate that the recent appearance of an oarfish in Baybay City, Leyte is a sign that a tragedy is brewing.  The oarfish (Regalecus glesne) was discovered around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, along the…

Netizens on cobra spotted in San Fernando, Cebu: ‘Kahadlok!’

Immae Lachica 07/11/2023

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—Netizens are sharing how they feel when netizen, Vince Saz, from San Fernando, Cebu shared their encounter with a cobra, a poisonous snake, last Saturday, July 8, 2023. Saz told CDN Digital that they…

Earth hit an unofficial record high temperature this week – and stayed there

Associated Press 07/07/2023

Sweltering heat is blanketing much of the planet, and one unofficial analysis says the past seven days have been the hottest week on record, the latest grim milestone in a series of climate-change-driven extremes. On Thursday, the National Oceanic…

Young Cebuano designer’s trash-to-fashion creation is turning heads

Immae Lachica 07/06/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A budding Cebuano designer is turning heads with his Little Mermaid-inspired creation that is made out of trash. Lee Paras, 19, won grand prize in a private company’s trash-to-fashion contest. His design was inspired…

Climate nears point of no return as land, sea temperatures break records -experts

07/03/2023

SINGAPORE—The target of keeping long-term global warming within 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) is moving out of reach, climate experts say, with nations failing to set more ambitious goals despite months of record-breaking heat on land and…

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