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Partnership with MILF in conflict-ridden area to preserve marshland, provide jobs A 1,000-hectare parcel in the conflict-ridden Liguasan Marsh in Maguindanao will be planted with bamboo under a one-of-a-kind partnership among the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the military, and the provincial and local governments in Maguindanao, the director of the…

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Trees and greenery are rising from a patch of land that was once covered with trash in Barangay Payatas in Quezon City, thanks to an ongoing tree-planting project by the local government. On the eve of the World Earth Day celebrations last Saturday, a group of employees from the Quezon…

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Environmental group Haribon Foundation bagged the Naturalist Intelligence Award of the 7th Multiple Intelligence Awards presented by the Multiple Intelligence International School (MIIS) on Sunday, April 23 at the AFP Theater. The Multiple Intelligence (MI) Awards, which is co-presented by Smart Communications, recognizes individuals and organizations who make a difference…

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PARIS: A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic, scientists reported Monday, raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution. “This discovery could be an important tool for helping to get rid of the polyethylene plastic waste accumulated…

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A fungus that can break down plastic waste in a matter of weeks has been discovered by Chinese and Pakistani scientists in a dumpsite in Pakistan, providing a potential natural solution for the world’s growing amount of plastic trash. The research team from the Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), Chinese…

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PARIS/FRANKFURT/LONDON: The price of renewable energy — especially solar power — continues to tumble, and the result is more green power generating capacity for fewer dollars. That’s the bottom line message from the latest figures on world investment in clean technologies. In 2016, record levels of new renewable energy generating…

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Country representatives of BirdLife International, the world’s largest nature conservation partnership, visited Haribon Foundation’s Forest of Hope site in Mts. Irid-Angelo located on the boundary of General Nakar and Infanta, Quezon. Led by Philippine environmental group Haribon Foundation, BirdLife International partners from Burung Indonesia, the University of Papua New Guinea…

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PETROLEUM distributor Phoenix Petroleum has extended its support to the Davao City Water District in its home city by adopting a hectare of land in the important Malagos Watershed Reservation for conservation under its Adopt-a-Watershed program. Managed by the Phoenix Philippines Foundation, the company’s corporate social responsibility arm, the program…

RENEWABLE ENERGY AGENCY REPORT:

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Unlocking the Philippines’ full renewable energy potential can help it meet its growing energy demand, pursue low-carbon development, and address climate change, a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released last week concluded. “Renewables Readiness Assessment: Philippines” noted that the Philippines has “stepped up action” to include more…

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ROME: Climate has, once more, broken all records, with the year 2016 making history-highest-ever global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, unabated sea level rise and ocean heat. And what is even worse– extreme and unusual trends continue in 2017. In its annual statement on the State of the Global Climate,…

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