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Sustainability Report infographic by Ford Motors

On EVs and batteries—global motoring brands set sights and goals on an electric future

Ford Motor Company recently announced its own share of environmental goals.  The blue oval brand plans to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050, while setting interim targets to more urgently address climate change challenges. Ford’s announcement came along with its 21st annual Sustainability Report, and making it the only full line US automaker committed to …

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Legarda: Facing a pandemic and climate change, humans are only as strong as their most vulnerable

In a statement issued by the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) in Manila last July 10, world leaders have been urged to integrate climate resilience in decisions at all levels of government, and calling on businesses, organizations, and communities to do the same with particular focus on resilience in infrastructure and financing. The statement, called …

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San Miguel Corp.'s TPlex tollgates

PH’s largest corporation has shelled out over P13B to prep Pinoys for ‘new normal’

Since the CoViD-19 pandemic struck in March, San Miguel Corp, the country’s largest corporation, has led the private sector to help the Philippines deal with the crisis, spending over P13 billion on various efforts to help boost government response, provide life-saving medical equipment and supplies to front liners, and donate food and disinfectants to disadvantaged …

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A bare car chassis exposing General Motors' (GM) Ultium Battery

The Honda, GM, and Isuzu connection in the near-future of EVs, fuel cells

General Motors (GM) and Honda are teaming up to develop two all-new electric vehicles (EVs) for Honda. These EVs will be based on GM’s highly flexible global EV platform powered by the proprietary Ultium batteries. In the collaboration, Honda will exclusively design the exteriors and interior of these new EVs. Also, the platform will be …

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Artwork of coronvirus

Next CoViD-19 hotspots may be evacuation centers this storm season; disaster management council must act now, PH solon urges

With the Philippines now well into the most active period for typhoons, a senior member of Congress wants the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) to produce a new template for emergency evacuation centers that would be resistant to CoViD-19. “We urge the NDRRMC, along with the CoViD-19 Inter-Agency Task Force, to set …

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pink-colored Nissan Electric Vehicle

Nissan Leaf gets ‘playful’ with Mother Nature

We know that the Nissan Leaf, being the world’s first mass-market 100% electric vehicle (EV), represents everything about green mobility solution. It’s like the Japanese automaker’s love letter to Mother Earth. But in a recent first-of-its-kind driving test, Nissan decided to go on a different approach. Only this time, a speed challenge against nature’s powerful …

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Asian woman harvesting from her plant

Youth urged to become ‘urban farmers’, grow food in small spaces

Last June 19, during the 5th episode of the online series “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways” on the topic “Growing Your Own Food Part 2”, House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda featured urban farming and home gardening tips and advice from experts and advocates. She also urged schools and …

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Cartoon of students and a teacher interacting via their gadgets

Radio and internet set to become the main platforms in ‘new normal’ education

School’s definitely out until a vaccine for the novel Coronavirus becomes readily available, so declared Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during one of his late-night briefings to the nation a few weeks ago. For the country’s science and technology department, however, that doesn’t mean the learning should stop. Before the CoViD-19 outbreak forced the Philippine government …

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Renewable fuels from sunlight and thin air? Here’s what the airline industry is concocting to become planet-friendly

CoViD-19 crisis or not, one of the critical goals of the aviation industry has been environmental sustainability. Truth be told, the aviation industry is one of the few businesses to have established agreed-upon carbon-emission-reduction standards for both equipment and operators internationally. Three goals were declared through representative organizations in 2009 to mitigate the industry’s effect …

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Locked-down humans saved 17M tons of CO2 from being emitted daily, much of it from the aviation industry

Even if it was already expected that nationwide lockdowns would greatly impact aviation emissions, nobody had foreseen the magnitude of the reduction. Yes, the pandemic has created an enormous drawback in the airline industry. Never-before-seen situations around the world, wherein thousands of planes have been grounded for months, can only mean a devastating effect on …

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