DENR-7 to deputize 500 river guards to monitor region’s waterways

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/22/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Philippines—The Department of Environment of Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) will deputize  500 river guards to monitor the region’s streams and the waterways and apprehend violators contributing to the pollution of these rivers.…

Cenro takes steps to address air pollution caused by vehicles stuck in Cebu City traffic

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 02/03/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Having a better air monitoring system and the regular emission testing of vehicles to regulate their fumes when caught in traffic are among the solutions to solve air pollution from vehicles caught…

DENR-7 seeks to coordinate with stakeholders, LGUs to save rivers from pollution

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 11/29/2018

A TOP environmental official in Central Visayas is planning to have a joint undertaking with stakeholders and local government units (LGUs) in an effort to save the rivers from pollution. “Ang kailangan lang natin ay mag-participate para…

Researchers turn to oysters as pollution-tracking sentinels

AFP 09/18/2018

FRENCH researchers hoping to get an early warning on pollution in the ocean have found an unlikely ally in a mollusk more often destined for the dinner table. Their findings reveal that much like canaries in a…

Cebu City jail requests gov’t to provide pollution control officers

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/01/2018

The Cebu City Jail has requested the city government to provide around 2 pollution control officers in the penitentiary. In a two-page formal letter addressed to Councilor Dave Tumulak, jail warden Supt. Renante Rubio, also asked assistance…

Indian city chokes on world’s worst pollution

AFP 06/05/2018

Soot turned the white handkerchief around Abhash Kumar Sharma’s face to black as the police officer tried to direct gridlocked traffic in the Indian city with the world’s dirtiest air. It was all he had to ward…

Averting coastal pollution

Editorial 05/29/2018

What were the factors that caused fecal coliform levels in the beaches of Mactan Island and Panglao Island in Bohol province to exceed past safe levels? It also bears asking why the findings from the Environmental Management…

Expedition trains sights on pollution

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/20/2017

A self-described “ambitious yet humble” ocean mapping foreign expedition ended their two-day stop at Lapu-Lapu City yesterday to raise public awareness on coral bleaching and other environmental concerns. Aboard the 33-meter-long Swiss sailboat “Fleur de Passion,” the…

Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

AP 10/20/2017

NEW DELHI — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world, more than smoking, hunger or natural disasters, and more than…

PH leads first street art project vs air pollution

PR 02/19/2017

PBSP’S SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FAIR It is common for many commuters in Metro Manila to wipe a layer of soot from their faces after their daily commute to and from their schools or offices. Skin irritation and acne…

Why coasters are better than jeepneys

Stephen D. Capillas 11/03/2016

The passenger jeepney is probably the most common form of public utility vehicle (PUV) in the streets, and to many commuters it’s the first affordable, viable mass transport option that comes to mind whenever they step out…

Unicef: 300M children breathe heavily toxic air

10/31/2016

WASHINGTON — Some 300 million children live with outdoor air so polluted it can cause serious physical damage, including harming their developing brains, the United Nations said in a study released on Monday. Nearly one child in…

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