Environment

Climate scientists predict global heating of at least 2.5 degrees C by 2100

(Photo by Markus Spiske/Pexels) In a story posted online last May 9 at plantbasednews.org, author Liam Pritchett reported about a recent survey of hundreds of climate scientists who believe global temperatures will meet—and maybe even exceed—2.5C degrees above pre-industrial levels by 2100, leading to catastrophic global heating. Here are excerpts from the story: “The scientists […]

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Stricter standards urged for Clean Air Act to safeguard public health, environment

As the Philippines gears up to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Philippine Clean Air Act in 2024, it’s vital to acknowledge both the progress made and the challenges that persist in the work towards cleaner air. Despite strides in technology and environmental awareness over the past decades, the current emission standards for stationary sources,

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Pop-up exhibit shows how bird strikes happen, and how to prevent them

In February 2024, the UP Diliman College of Science Institute of Biology (UPD-CS IB) housed the “Making the Invisible Visible” pop-up exhibition of the citizen science project, Bird Window Strike Philippines. Featuring the feathered remains of unlucky birds that had collided into windows, the displays served as poignant and striking visuals for this strange but

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SMC completes Tullahan River cleanup; 1.12 million tons of waste removed in 2 years

San Miguel Corp has officially completed its P1-billion Tullahan River cleanup project, which it started in 2020 together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in support of the government’s flood mitigation efforts and the rehabilitation of Manila Bay.   SMC President and CEO Ramon S. Ang said that on its last day of

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Banana fruit stalk promising material for composite boards

When climate change is making our weather systems go bananas, how do we best adapt our structures to it? A researcher from the DOST-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) may just have peeled off the answer. According to the Institute’s Engineer Gilberto N. Sapin, waste banana fruit stalks (also called peduncles) can be used

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Public transport revolution: Germany slashes train fares by 90% to cut motorists’ fuel use

Germany—like many parts in Europe—is known for being pro-commuter. Many foreign tourists find themselves amazed when taking the country’s public transportation, wishing that in their own beloved countries, the same was the case. Travel to Germany and try to take public transport. You’ll see that it’s not just hype what the german-way.com (The German Way & More)

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Philippines’ National Animal Rights Day 2022 mourns, honors billions of animals who die at the hands of humans every year

Solemnity. Peace. Quiet. These were what enveloped participants and animal rights activists as they commemorated National Animal Rights Day (NARD) in Manila, Philippines on June 5, 2022. NARD has been observed in a growing number of countries every first Sunday of June, lending a voice to all animals and raising awareness for their rights. NARD

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The latest news and updates in the vegan and plant-based world (May 2022)

Here’s what’s been happening for the vegan and plant-based advocacies around the world last May. All features have been sourced from vegnews.com and plantbasednews.org. Visit their sites for the full stories, and to be updated on more news that’ll bring us to an even better world. Shaq ditching beef As reported in vegnews.com last May 2, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal

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Evida opens PH to 30 cutting-edge transport innovations

The Philippines has legislated the electrification of its transport industry. With the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act (Evida) officially becoming Republic Act 11697, its expansive scope opens up a whole new world of opportunities for the country and its transport and automotive sectors. It makes it more possible for mainstream Philippine society to experience cutting-edge

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PH’s biggest corporation continues mangrove-planting streak, eyes 80 more hectares in Bulacan

San Miguel Corp (SMC) is looking to start a mangrove plantation on an 80-hectare site in Paombong, Bulacan as part of its nationwide reforestation initiatives, that includes expanding the Bulakan Mangrove Ecopark in Barangay Taliptip—where it is set to build the New Manila International Airport project—and the planting of 7 million trees in at least

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