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Knock on wood: New DOST research program hopes to strengthen PH’s tree plantations

The Philippines’ wood industries have been suffering from a shortage of raw materials for years, no thanks to decades of indiscriminate logging that have systematically reduced natural growth forest areas. To help shore up the country’s wood supply, the Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) started a research program …

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Boeing’s 2020 Global Environment report aims high for next 5 years

Despite the huge impact the pandemic has brought onto the aviation industry, manufacturers are not about to drop the ball on efforts to make the sector become carbon-neutral. Recently, American plane builder Boeing announced its 2020 Global Environment report. One of its major highlights is showing how the company hopes to sustainably design and build …

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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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Maritime industries look up to aviation for inspiration on zero emission, sustainable fuels

Just like the automotive and aviation industries, the shipping business is also gearing towards green solutions. As significant contributors to the world’s mobility operations, these industries are crossing over ideas to reach sound solutions. In the case of the maritime industry, it is not the first time shipping has been urged to take a leaf …

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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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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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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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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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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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