71kg of waste found in stray Indian cow’s stomach

03/04/2021

Indian vets have extracted 71 kilograms (156.5 pounds) of plastic, nails and other garbage from a pregnant cow, but both the animal and her baby died. The case has highlighted the country’s twin problems of pollution and…

Nature as a refuge

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/16/2020

  Many have talked and written how we can help ourselves and cope with stress in this unprecedented era we are in. Apart from being connected virtually with our loved ones and colleagues, thanks to technology, of…

Tambuli Seaside provides guests a perfect blend of luxury and nature

Marc Cosep 12/14/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Nearly a month before 2019 ends, a new player in the residential-resort scene in Mactan opened its doors to the public, in time for the holidays. Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa, Mactan’s next…

Pantone announces Living Coral as 2019 color of the year

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/08/2018

CEBU CITY, Philippines -2019 is the year to remember why corals matter. Pantone has named Living Coral (PANTONE 16-154) as the Color of the Year for 2019. In a press release posted on its website, Pantone said…

How our obsession with these ‘pricey’ planners is contributing to the slow death of our environment

12/05/2018

Whether you agree or not, these specially crafted planners have become an “annual obsession” for Filipinos. Every year, you can expect loyal customers to burn cash just to get their hands on this most coveted limited-edition planner. And to…

FORCES OF NATURE

Clint Holton Potestas 07/14/2018

“AY, CRISPY, woohoo!”— if you’re meandering through the islets of dining tables, this particular deep-fried pig knuckle may sound like an orchestra hit, especially when it reverberates in the entire room in the highest octave of Bituin…

THE GIFT OF OIL: the power of nature in a bottle

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/31/2017

The world swirls and twirls faster than ever during the holiday season. While it is a festive time for family and friends, it can also spell stress and discomfort to fragile mortals who juggle various personal and…

Bali volcano spews smoke for second time this week

AFP 11/26/2017

A rumbling volcano on the Indonesian resort island of Bali spewed smoke hundreds of meters into the air Saturday, officials said, just days after thousands were forced to flee over fears it would erupt. Mount Agung belched…

Cebu Zoo animals leave for Amlan Nature Park

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/05/2017

THEY’RE about ready to go to their new home, several miles away from the zoo in Cebu. By the time they’re all brought out of their cages, the more than 70 animals of the Cebu City Zoo…

In the land of crocodiles

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 05/01/2017

This is not the place for Captain Hook, what with his fear of crocodiles. But Crocolandia Nature Park, the closest animal haven city dwellers can visit after the closure of the Cebu City Zoo, is certainly a…

‘Wise use’ of our wetlands

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 02/05/2017

Wetlands are vital for human survival. They are among the world’s most productive environments; cradles of biological diversity that provide the water and productivity upon which countless species of plants and animals depend for survival. “Wetlands are…

Engaging with constituents

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 08/21/2016

DENR Secretary Gina Lopez hit the ground running by meeting the agency officials together with the civil society leaders upon assuming her post. This was a first in the history of the department and was widely lauded.…

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