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DENR to crush seized elephant tusks, drops ceremonial burning

By Jeannette I. Andrade/Philippine Daily Inquirer – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will no longer hold a ceremonial burning of some five tons of seized elephant tusks but assured that it will push through with crushing the confiscated ivory on June 21. DENR decided to do away Read more »

British billionaire promotes solar bulbs

By Helen Flores/The Philippine Star – A British billionaire and a local organization have launched a nationwide campaign aimed at helping poor Filipino families cope with the rising costs of electricity through the use of solar bulbs made out of recycled plastic bottles. Billionaire and world renowned explorer David Read more »

Locals, biologists face off over Philippine whale shark feeding

By David Loh – Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds – to swim with whale sharks, the world’s largest fish. Whale sharks are Read more »

Dolphin murals spark marine awareness campaign in Philippines

A painter’s spontaneous reaction to slaughter of dolphins shown in The Cove turns into a movement for protecting ocean life guardian.co.uk/environment/blog – After watching a documentary about the annual slaughter of 23,000 dolphins that takes place in Taiji, Japan, Filipino artist and environmental activist AG Sano was so overcome with Read more »

Pinoy priest wins world environmental prize

A Filipino priest has won the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize for his campaign to protect Mindoro island and its people. The Goldman Environmental Foundation named Fr. Edwin Gariguez as one of 6 winners worldwide who were recognized for their efforts to protect the environment and their communities. The foundation Read more »

SM Baguio starts P1-billion expansion

Written by Dexter A. See BAGUIO CITY -— A regional trial court has stopped work on the extension of SM City here amid a public protest over the planned removal of trees to give way to its P1-billion plans including a seven story “green building”. For the past two Read more »