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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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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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Kadiwa sa Petron tent displaying various goods such as vegetables, fruits and rice

San Miguel Corp, Department of Agriculture open more rolling stores in fuel stations

San Miguel Corp (SMC), the Philippines’ largest corporation, and the Department of Agriculture have expanded the network of “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita” rolling farmers’ stores at Petron gas stations in Metro Manila, a further boost to the agricultural industry reeling from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, while providing consumers easier access to fresh …

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Photo of 2 race cars, one red, one silver on a race track

Virtual motorsport the greenest way to go in the ‘new normal’

Who said we can no longer enjoy motorsport during the pandemic? While we understand the importance of social distancing and avoidance of mass gatherings from physical events, that doesn’t mean there are no other ways to hold an exciting race event. Lately, car manufacturers have started adopting the “new normal” in organizing events, and have …

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Electrification powers Nissan’s sustainable transformation, profitability plan

Not even the current pandemic can stop Nissan Motor Co Ltd from laying the groundwork for the company’s four-year plan to achieve sustainable growth, financial stability, and profitability by the end of the fiscal year 2023. Part of this long-term plan is to take a decisive action involving business transformations aimed to streamline unprofitable operations …

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Illustration of an electirc vehile plugged to a charging station with illustrations of covid-19 virus floating in the air around it

CoViD-19 slams brakes on electric vehicle sales globally; makers see it as mere ‘bump in the road’

Starting this week, TessDrive.com presents a global news summary of the latest developments in environment-friendly, sustainable transport and travel. Since the CoViD-19 pandemic overtook the world, we knew it would only be a matter of time when industries around the world would begin to bear the inevitable negative impact—sales and opportunities lost. For the automotive …

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Man riding a bicycle while wearing a face mask because of the pandemic

So, ECQ has made you bike to work; keep these in mind

The Philippines, like most countries, has been under a prolonged state of community quarantine that aimed to prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus Disease-19 (CoViD-19) pandemic. Now, after more than two months in quarantine and a halt in nearly all business operations, the Philippine economy is gradually humming back to life. Under the government’s …

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