Environment

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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All of the plastics we have created since the 1950s still exist, and they’re a plague on the environment

In this edition of TessDrive’s SustainabiliTalks video documentary series, vegan, climate advocate, and futurist Shiela R. Castillo discusses plastic waste—its prevailing misconceptions, alarming facts, and its alternatives. Castillo defines plastic waste as the accumulation of disposable plastics that adversely affect the environment. A major contributing factor to the accumulation of such waste is the affordability, …

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