Environment

Often times, It’s not the clouds’ fault—Light Pollution 101

QUEZON City, Philippines (February 18) – Stars. They’re so enchanting to look at, even if they show in diminutive numbers. That’s not the case more than a hundred years ago, and the rest of Earth’s previous times. The presence of clouds didn’t hinder the infinite luster of stars – known as the Milky Way –  inspiring our ancestors and great artists to use them in art, literature, astronomy, navigation, exploration, theories, mythologies and human curiosity. Yes, […]

Archaeologists find oldest known Jerusalem settlement

(AFP) —  Israeli authorities announced Wednesday they had uncovered findings proving for the first time the existence of an established human settlement in Jerusalem as far back as 7,000 years ago. A dig in the annexed east Jerusalem neighbourhood Shuafat revealed two homes with parts of walls and floors intact, as well as “pottery vessels, flint tools, and a basalt bowl” characteristic of the Chalcolithic era, the Israel Antiquities Authority said. The discoveries came to […]

Starfish destroys corals in Boracay

BORACAY, Philippines – According to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR, the corals in Boracay Island are in danger of being destroyed by a type of starfish known as crown-of-thorns. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Dexter Magno, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

New species of turtle found in Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — A new species of freshwater turtle has been discovered in Papua New Guinea, one of a group which would have been present for the full geological formation of its main Pacific island, researchers said. Mountainous and tropical Papua New Guinea is known for its rich biological diversity, but much of its remote areas are relatively unexplored. The new turtle is one of three distantly-related species — Elseya novaeguineae, Elseya schultzei and […]

Millions die from air pollution, mainly in China, India

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Air pollution kills more than 5.5 million people around the world each year, with over half of those deaths occurring in fast-growing China and India, researchers said Friday. And the number of premature deaths will continue to climb in the years ahead unless more aggressive measures against pollution are adopted, scientists warned the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in the US capital. “Air pollution is the fourth […]

Millions die from air pollution, mainly in China, India

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)–Air pollution kills more than 5.5 million people around the world each year, with over half of those deaths occurring in fast-growing China and India, researchers said Friday. And the number of premature deaths will continue to climb in the years ahead unless more aggressive measures against pollution are adopted, scientists warned the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in the US capital. “Air pollution is the fourth highest risk […]

Several provinces may experience drought this February

According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), 13 provinces in Mindanao, 13 provinces in Visayas and three provinces in Luzon will experience drought while 15 provinces will experience dry spell this February due to the effects of El Niño. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Dexter Magno, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

Improper waste management causes green house gases

The Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) in Negros Occidental said that improper waste management is one of the factors that causes the production of greenhouse gases in the country. Engr. Jocy Mar Victorino, Senior Environmental Management Specialist, said greenhouse gases can mainly be attributed to sources of energy, gasoline from vehicles and pollution, but improper waste management also contributes nine percent of the greenhouse gases that are emitted. Improper waste management can lead to biodegradable […]

DENR to motorists: Vehicle maintenance a must

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau 6 (DENR-EMB 6) has called on owners, operators and drivers to properly maintain their vehicles to keep roads in Metro Iloilo and other parts of Western Visayas free from air pollution. Lawyer Jonathan Bulos, Director of DENR-EMB 6 and Chairman of the Metro Iloilo Airshed, said it is an obligation of motorists and owners to maintain their vehicles. “They will be not allowed on […]

Boracay muling kinilala bilang isa sa Most Beautiful Tropical Beaches in the World

Muling kinilala ang Boracay bilang isa sa most beautiful tropical beaches in the world sa taong ito. Batay na rin ito sa report ng Recordnet, isang media group sa California, United States of America. Ang Boracay lamang ang tanging tropical beach mula sa Pilipinas ang kinilala ng naturang media group. Ikinatuwa ito ng Department of Tourism (DOT) at sinabing ang Boracay ay nasa top drawer para sa International Tourists ngayong 2016 at tinawag ding Crown […]

2015 hottest year on record – WMO

  (Reuters) — Last year’s global average temperature was the hottest ever on record, according to a report released by the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Monday (January 26). Last year was the hottest since records began in the 19th century in a trend that almost all scientists blame on greenhouse gases from burning of fossil fuels, stoking heat waves, droughts, downpours and rising sea levels “2015 was the hottest year on record […]

Egypt launches Fossil and Climate Museum

CAIRO, Egypt – The United Nations Development Program, in cooperation with the Italian government, has opened a Fossil and Climate Museum south of Cairo, Egypt in the location known as the Valley of Whales. Said museum features the largest pair of whale skeleton and is intended to develop eco-tourism in the said area. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing and Uploaded by Vince Alvin Villarin)