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Ferry breathes life into Pasig river

Office buildings in Manila’s financial center are reflected on the polluted Pasig river on the United Nations’ world environment day in 2006. In Spanish colonial times, the Pasig river that snakes through Manila was the linchpin of the transport and commerce network in the Philippines.(AFP/File/Jay Directo ) By Roderick Read more »

DENR suspends new development in Boracay

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By KATHERINE ADRANEDA – Newly installed Environment Secretary Lito Atienza ordered Monday a six-month moratorium on new construction in world-famous Boracay in Aklan amid overcrowding on the resort island.

I’m no tree killer, says new Environment chief

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By TJ Burgonio — Newly appointed Environment Secretary Jose Lito Atienza is so annoyed at being portrayed as a tree killer in the media, he has made a vow to plant up to 50 million trees in a fresh reforestation campaign.

Live Earth to rock the world

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From New York to the Antarctic, Shanghai to Rio de Janeiro, the world is getting ready to rock on Saturday as organisers of the Live Earth events seek to raise awareness of global warming. A wave of music is set to ripple round the globe starting in Sydney then fanning Read more »

Should Manila sacrifice zoo for PBA coliseum?

BY MANNY B. MARINAY – IF only animals could speak and express their disgust, then more than 500 elephants, lions, tigers, chimpanzees, giraffes and other animals housed at the Manila Zoo and Botanical Garden would come barging into the Manila City Hall to protest plans to demolish their house Read more »

Philippines gets World Bank boost for environment

MANILA (AFP) – The World Bank has approved 57 million dollars in assistance to help protect and manage the Philippines’ environmental resources, the lending institution said Wednesday. It would help the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to “carry out its priority activities to meet its core mandates Read more »