The London, United Kingdom-based World Green Building Council (WGBC) said the welfare of the people must and should be the top agenda of developing and maintaining a building.

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BONN, Germany—Land restoration is not a “glamorous subject even when you give all the numbers,” admitted Monique Barbut, the executive secretary of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

Continue reading Combating climate change? Fight land degradation–UNCCD chief

Climate change is no longer an environmental problem alone, as many Filipinos could suffer from health risks related to a changing climate, an expert said.

Continue reading Climate change poses threats to one’s health

DAVAO CITY—Two Filipino scientists, one of them a Balik-Scientist expert on waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities, are joining the Davao City government team to look at the operation of the facility in a medium-sized industrial city in Japan.

Continue reading Two Filipino scientists join Davao City team to evaluate WTE facility in Japan

MANILA, Philippines — The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are starting a three-year technical cooperation project to enable local government units (LGUs) to convert municipal waste to energy.

Continue reading Phl, Japan to start waste-to-energy project

An environmental group on Friday welcomed the Philippines' commitment to fight climate change, but said it must consider using more naturally abundant sources of renewable energy instead of those from living organisms.

Continue reading Greenpeace welcomes PHL commitment on bioenergy use

The Department of Energy (DoE) has vowed to contain an oil spill from a power plant that affected an eight-hectare farmland in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

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The latest U.S. government report on climate change illustrates how expensive the phenomenon can be: It estimates that more frequent flooding, more violent hurricanes and more intense wildfires, among other things, have cost the country $1.1 trillion since 1980.

Continue reading Climate Change Costs a Lot More Than We Recognize

MANILA, Philippines — Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte yesterday proposed the creation of a Department of Climate Change to harmonize and strengthen all national disaster risk reduction efforts in the country.

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All the furor over the public utility vehicles modernization program could have been avoided, or at least dampened, if only the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) did a better job in explaining its plans to the citizenry.

Continue reading Vehicle modernization program a must for clean air

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