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…

Cebu City Administrator: JVA for WTE incinerator ‘toughly’ reviewed

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Administrator Floro Casas, Jr., assured the public that the proposed joint venture agreement (JVA) with an international company offering waste-to-energy (WTE) incineration facilities will be thoroughly reviewed for the best interest…

‘Reject waste incineration’ – environment groups

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environmental groups are calling on the city government to refuse a proposed Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) for a waste-to-energy (WTE) project here. No Burn Pilipinas, a coalition of environmental groups in the country,…

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.…

Global warming to continue no matter what we do: study

11/13/2020

PARIS, France – Even if humanity stopped emitting greenhouse gases tomorrow, Earth will warm for centuries to come and oceans will rise by metres, according to a controversial modelling study published Thursday, November 12, 2020. Natural drivers…

Ulysses weakens, Signal No. 3 still up over Metro Manila, 8 other areas

Consuelo Marquez 11/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Ulysses weakened on Thursday morning, November 12, 2020, while leaving the Luzon landmass, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3, however,  is still up…

‘Plantdemic’ hits Philippines as demand for greenery grows

11/09/2020

A gardening craze dubbed “plantdemic” has spread across the Philippines after coronavirus restrictions fuelled demand for greenery, sending plant prices soaring and sparking a rise in poaching from public parks and protected forests. Photos of delicate flowers…

Cimatu awaits report on Alcoy dolomite mining

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said he had yet to receive the report on the investigation on the alleged violations of the dolomite mining firms in Alcoy town, Cebu. It has been almost a…

DENR-7 urges public to report poachers, collectors of illegal wild plants

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Wild plants may be trending these days, but the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) is reminding the public that some of these plants are protected species. In a…

Vatican: Pandemic makes environment’s care ever more urgent

06/19/2020

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ impassioned appeal to protect nature is increasingly urgent as the global pandemic alters lifestyles and makes painfully plain the fragility of life, the Vatican said Thursday. The worldwide COVID-19 outbreak struck as…

DENR-7 urges public to stop using single use plastic bottles

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/23/2020

CEBU CITY — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) renewed it’s call for the public to stop using single-use plastic water. In a statement posted on DENR-7 Facebook page, Executive Regional Director…

President eyes plastics ban

11/08/2019

President Duterte is considering a ban on plastics in the country to protect the environment from plastic waste pollution. Mr. Duterte raised the idea at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday night, during a presentation by Vernice Victorio,…

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