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REPUBLIC CEMENT LAUNCHES 3-YEAR PROGRAM IN BULACAN

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Cement and building materials manufacturer Republic Cement has launched a three-year program to restore the mangrove forest in the coastal areas of Malolos, Bulacan, the company announced. “In line with its commitment to extend its sustainability initiatives to a broader community, Republic Cement, the country’s leading cement and building materials…

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Forests are the people’s defense against the impacts of climate change, said Philippine conservation group Haribon Foundation at a summit on rainforest protection in Malaysia. Haribon presented a paper showcasing the rainforests in the neighboring mountains of Irid and Angelo, located in the provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, and Quezon, as…

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A waste and pollution watch group exhorted the public to mind their trash as families and friends get ready to visit the beaches and other recreational spots to beat the summer heat. The EcoWaste Coalition asked domestic tourists to aim for “zero marine litter,” especially in coastal areas, to make…

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ROME: In the northern part of Mount Kenya, there is an indigenous community—the Il Lakipiak Maasai (“People of Wildlife”)—who owns and operates the only community-owned rhino sanctuary in the country. They have managed to alleviate the human-wildlife conflicts that arise in the area due to the intrusion of wild animals…

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A renewable energy project that will generate electricity from tidal power will begin in earnest this year with the expected formation of a special purpose company to secure financing and begin engineering work, project partner H&WB Asia Pacific (PTE LTD) Corporation said. The energy firm, along with French marine energy…

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Filipino birdwatching enthusiasts took part in the annual Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race recently held at the Pahang hill resort in Malaysia. Members of the Philippine environmental group Haribon Foundation participated in the much-anticipated birdwatching event in Malaysia where avian lovers from different parts of the world flock together in…

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Mount Mingan is now just a signature away from being declared as a Critical Habitat for the Philippine Eagle. Located in Central Luzon, this portion of the Sierra Madre mountain range will be the first CH in Central Sierra Madre once President Rodrigo Duterte signs the legislation. After nearly three…

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With a new era of climate action underway, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) again urges its supporters to switch-off and shine a light on climate action during this year’s Earth Hour. On March 25, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm, Earth’s most iconic landmarks will once more switch-off their…

‘SEIZE THE FLOW’

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The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines has signed a partnership with Pure Energy Holdings Corporation (PEHC) to help identify areas of opportunities to deploy renewable energy projects, specifically run-of-river hydropower. PEHC, which was founded in 2013, has interests in hydropower, geothermal energy, and water supply systems throughout the…

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PHILIPPINE-based environmental groups have warned that proposed investment strategies for the disposal of waste plastics through gasification will only be costly, ineffective and contribute further to environmental degradation. The groups, which describe the proposals as “disguised solutions” to marine plastic pollution, issued their warning in reaction to two recent reports…

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