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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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WHO: Climate change, CoViD-19 are linked; PH Rep holds virtual discussion on living sustainably amid pandemic

In an April 22 question-and-answer session, the World Health Organization declared that the ongoing global pandemic resulting from the spread of the novel Coronavirus (nCoV) has had an effect on the global efforts to mitigate climate change. Here are some of the questions, and WHO’s answers: Q: Will climate change make Covid-19 worse? WHO: There is …

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Two PH solons issue land, marine environmental concerns amid CoViD-19 pandemic

Two Representatives from the Philippine Congress have recently aired their environmental concerns covering land and marine ecosystems, underscoring the need for society and the government to continue prioritizing the environment, as this could eventually determine how future deadly viruses could develop and spread into human communities.   On May 7, House Deputy Speaker and Antique …

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100% Plant-based burger

CoViD-19 crisis reveals efficiency of making plant-based meat substitutes

An April 27 CNN article titled “Meat processing plants across the US are closing due to the pandemic: Will consumers feel the impact?” reports that more meat processing and packaging plants across the United States have “suspended operations temporarily due to coronavirus outbreaks in the workforce.” “Some of the country’s largest abattoirs (processing plants or …

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Home quarantine extended? Exercise more to ward off cabin fever

Have you been anticipating the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) this April 30, only to be met with the recent announcement that the ECQ is extended to at least May 15? Though such a measure is necessary from a public health standpoint, it doesn’t exactly release those happy hormones in your body. The …

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How EVs like the Nissan LEAF will achieve climate change goals by 2030

China, India, Russia, Japan, and the United States remain among the world’s largest carbon dioxide (CO2)-emitting countries in 2018, according to the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research’s (EDGAR) Fossil CO2 (carbon dioxide) and GHG (greenhouse gases) emissions of all world countries report released last year. While the Philippines stays far behind on the list, the …

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Dehydrator machine increases local herbal tea output tenfold

The production of local herbal tea used to have little scientific back-up to ensure maximum benefits from the products. There were no established protocols on material collection, drying, and brewing. Processing equipment were limited, hence producers were unable to meet market demands. A new dehydrator machine that efficiently dries herbal tea materials was recently developed …

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On TessDrive’s 5th year, the man behind the ‘unprofitable’ website remains optimistic

It’s Year 5 of a little online project called TessDrive.com. Website founder and manager Aries B. Espinosa shares his thoughts on a future that could be brighter, and kinder, for all creatures on the planet. Time sure flies when you’re having fun, and I realized just lately that we’ve been at this quiet little website …

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