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NEW YORK: Facebook, in a bow to transparency, has announced it plans to declare certain ad revenues in the country where they are made and not in Ireland, where it has a greater tax advantage. The social networking giant said the move was in response to pressure from governments and…

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Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it would invest $50 million in a program that provides cloud-computing services and other resources to organizations working on climate change and environmental technology. The Redmond company’s AI for Earth program launched in July with $2 million, awarding grants to universities, companies and nongovernmental organizations…

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AMONG the complains of residents in the mineral-rich upland village of Didipio in the town of Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya, is the alleged diminishing quality of potable water, which they attribute to the activities of Australian mining firm OceanaGold in the area. No other than Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu challenged mining…

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HOPKINTON, Massachusetts: Now wrapping up its eighth year in business, Hopkinton-based solar firm Solect Energy is launching a new energy-storage division as it looks to continue meeting power needs in the area. The business, a solar developer and installer that focuses on commercial and institutional customers, has installed more than…

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Haribon Foundation is urging people to go “green” this Christmas season instead of splurging on gifts that can cause environmental woes. “This holiday season, why not give gifts that also give back? That’s right! We’re talking about ‘going green’ this season. Give an eco-friendly gift and make a lasting impression…

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On December 11, 1997, representatives from over 150 nations gathered in Kyoto to hammer out what would become the world’s first international agreement to control and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide. In a marathon nearly two-week negotiating session that ran into the early morning hours of the day…

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Haribon Foundation honored Honda Foundation Inc. (HFI) for helping restore over 28 hectares of Philippine rainforests by planting a total of 40,000 native trees over a period of seven years. In an event at the Bonifacio Global City’s (BGC) Passionfest weekend, representatives from HFI, Julius Alfonso Jurado and Maricel Quilao,…

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have committed to adopt “green growth” policies in urban areas, which are the largest emitters of greenhouse gases (GHG). Among the adverse effects of GHG is destructive flooding, which has engulfed urban centers in the past years. In a press conference during the…

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Conservation group Haribon Foundation launched a new brand logo on its 45th Anniversary thanksgiving concert held on the occasion of the Bonifacio Global City’s (BGC) Passionfest weekend last month. During the concert, Haribon shared milestones in Philippine environmental conservation for over four decades and introduced their new brand during the…

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SICILY, Italy: At a pioneering plant in Sicily whose experimental phase is due to conclude next year, Italian energy giant Eni is using carbon dioxide and solar energy to grow microalgae to make a new bio-oil used in the production of green diesel. At the experimental carbon dioxide biofixation plant…

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