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Coast Guard to secure Manila Bay for swimmers

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By Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will deploy divers and use rubber boats to ensure the safety of families who are expected to flock to Manila Bay today, despite warnings from the city government against swimming in its polluted waters, an Read more »

Greens press law banning plastic bags

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By Angela Lopez de Leon – Green groups yesterday asked lawmakers to enact a law that will effectively put an end to plastic pollution.

Al Gore to Pinoys: ‘Political will is a renewable resource’

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By Pia Faustino – Citing last year’s Typhoon Ondoy as an example of the growing pattern of unusually strong storms reported over the past few years, former U.S. Vice President and celebrated environmental advocate Al Gore implored Filipinos to demand more decisive action from world leaders on climate change. Read more »

Filipinos appeal to reverse climate change in Copenhagen

By Mavie Ungco/RSJ, GMANews.TV – Rare is the global conference where one can say without hyperbole that the fate of the earth hangs in the balance. But that can be said about the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark which is currently taking place until December Read more »

Asean climate risk high

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By Cai U. Ordinario – The effects of climate change will significantly impact Southeast Asia, particularly hurting two countries, the Philippines and Indonesia. It could cut the Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP) by around 6 percent, according to the latest report recently released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Read more »

Makati joins electric vehicle motorcade for Earth Day

By Mike Frialde – Makati City celebrates Earth Day today (April 22) by joining the “Biyaheng Malinis, Biyaheng Kay Ganda” pollution-free motorcade of electric-powered vehicles.