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Paje stresses need to save Coral Triangle

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje on Saturday said more action was needed to save the reefs of the Coral Triangle, an important marine area encompassing Asia Pacific countries including the Philippines, amid growing threats to its ecosystems—from overfishing and pollution to climate change.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Threats to coral reefs continue, says Paje

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Graphic on Asia's Coral Triangle, which contains nearly 30 percent of the world's reefs and more than 3,000 species of fish. AFP FILE PHOTO

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje on Saturday said more action was needed to save the reefs of the Coral Triangle, an important marine area encompassing Asia Pacific countries, including the Philippines, in the face of growing threats to their ecosystems from overfishing, pollution and climate change.

Posted: August 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

City with many Fil-Am residents declares toxic emergency

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The city council put pressure on Shell Oil to clean up a toxic site by declaring an environmental emergency in a 50-acre portion of this city, known as Carousel 50, which has 265 homes.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Philippines turns trash into clean energy windfall

In this photo taken on February 21, workers are segregating garbage at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) at the Payatas landfill in Quezon City. The sorted recyclable materials are sifted by machine shredder which are then compacted and wrapped with plastic and convert them into bales, where they are bought by companies to be used as alternative burning fuel. AFP

Teresita Mabignay does her ironing using free of electricity on the slope of a garbage dump, an unlikely beneficiary of efforts to turn the Philippines’ growing rubbish problems into a clean-energy windfall.

Posted: March 27th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Bolinao asks Singaporean owners of sunken ship to stop oil spill

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Bolinao, Pangasinan

The municipal government of Bolinao, Pangasinan, has asked the owners of the sunken ship, MV Harita Bauxite, to immediately stop the vessel’s oil from spilling into the West Philippine Sea to prevent it from causing further damage to coastal communities.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Navy sanctions contractor for Subic waste dumping

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The United States Navy has disqualified its contractor in the country from joining future bids after a Senate inquiry established the firm’s liability and recommended sanctions for dumping untreated sewage in Philippine waters near Subic Bay.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

WB extends $57-M aid to DENR by another year

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The World Bank has extended for another year its funding of a 5-year program worth $57 million that supports projects of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from wildlife management to the improvement of air quality and the rehabilitation of Manila Bay.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

CalRecycle launches ‘Check Your Number’ campaign

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Would you like to help reduce the rate of pollution of our waterways by almost half and, in the process, save a lot of money in car maintenance at the same time?

Posted: October 27th, 2012 in Americas,Events | Read More »

13 foreigners charged with polluting Sarangani Bay

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The municipal government of Glan has filed criminal charges against 11 crewmen of a Malaysian lighterage company accused of dumping an unspecified amount of coal residue from their barge and tugboat into Sarangani Bay two months ago.

Posted: July 18th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

2 Filipino sailors plead guilty over New Zealand ship crash

Cargo ship ‘Rena’ is shown grounded after it ploughed into a reef last October 5, releasing an oil slick that killed thousands of sea birds and fouled beaches in the North Island's pristine Bay of Plenty in New Zealand. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Filipino captain and second officer of a ship that caused New Zealand’s biggest sea pollution disaster pleaded guilty to criminal charges Wednesday and could face lengthy jail terms, officials said.

Posted: March 1st, 2012 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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