Environment

National Zero Waste Month

Taking the Reuse, reduce, recycle in a whole new level! Let’s learn and exchange ideas this January as we celebrate the National Zero Waste Month 2016. Infographics designed by Eliud Barcelona Research by Judy Ann Casamayor

‘Walking Trees’ can walk up to 20 meters

The Socratea exorrphiza also known as the ‘Walking Tree’ is the only tree that can move and walk around the rainforest floor. These ‘Walking Trees’ can move up to two to three centimeters every day or 20 meters every year. (Eagle News Service)

PHIVOLCS monitors Mt. Kanlaon

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology is monitoring the activity of Mt. Kanlaon in Negros due to an eruption recorded yesterday which resulted in an intensity 2 earthquake. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Jericho Morales, Uploaded by Lovely Ann Cruz)

Nicholas Cage returns stolen Mongolian dinosaur skull he bought

Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage has agreed to turn over a rare stolen dinosaur skull he bought for $276,000 to U.S. authorities so it can be returned to the Mongolian government. The office of Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, filed a civil forfeiture complaint last week to take possession of the Tyrannosaurus bataar skull, which will be repatriated to Mongolia. The lawsuit did not specifically name Cage as the owner, but Cage’s publicist confirmed […]

Dawn spacecraft takes best ever images of dwarf planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has taken the best images yet seen of the dwarf planet Ceres, showing the cratered surface of the planet in great detail. Ceres is a miniature planet beyond Mars believed to be left over from the formation of the solar system. The newly-released images were taken on December 10 at the lowest altitude flown yet by Dawn, just 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the planet’s surface, a NASA statement said. The photos, […]

As world leaders discuss carbon-free future, Chinese coal towns face crisis

As negotiators in Paris creep closer to a deal on moving the world towards a low-carbon energy system, Chinese coal towns, already hit by a slide in prices, are facing a crisis. In Jixi, a coal town less than 20 miles from the Russian border, mines lie abandoned and workers say they haven’t been paid for months. “Coal these days is not doing well, it’s all going down, the price is really low, workers’ salaries […]

No slowdown in global warming, says UN panel chief

  (Reuters) — Global warming has not paused, but more research is needed to understand the level that might cause tipping points or irreversible damage to the earth’s climate system, the chair of the U.N. panel of climate scientists told Reuters on Tuesday (December 8). In 2013, the panel reported a slowdown or “hiatus” in warming since about 1998, despite rising man-made emissions of greenhouse gases, heartening skeptics who said the risks of climate change […]

MMDA conducts bike sharing program

With the coming of the holiday season, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority commenced its bike sharing program with 40 additional bicycles. The program was started last 2013. Said program is one of the solutions promoted by the MMDA in alleviating the traffic problem. The bicycles can be burrowed by the commuters for free and runs on the honor system, with commuters expected to return the borrowed bicycles. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, […]

“Human energy” transforms Eiffel Tower for climate conference

The Eiffel Tower was the backdrop of a light display featuring 24 roving searchlights and an international sports project on Sunday (December 6), to mark the Un ited Nations climate conference. Tourists admired the iconic monument as it lit up. “I came here as Christmas is approaching, to watch the light show, to buy presents and do some shopping and because I love Paris,” a tourist, Lea, said. Lydia, a British citizen, said she had […]

Iglesia Ni Cristo SCAN members in Cebu help protect environment

To help in caring for the environment, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu held a tree-planting activity on November 28, 2015. Members of the Society of Communicators and Networkers (SCAN) International led other INC brethren in planting 1500 mangrove seedlings at Barangay Kalawisan Mangrove Protective Area at Lapu-Lapu City. “We thank the SCAN organization in planting the seedlings. It’s a great help to us, fishermen,” said Leopoldo Berame, president of Nagkahiusang Mananagat […]

Insect World’s Fantastic Feats

Millions of brightly-colored monarch butterflies began arriving to their winter home in Central Mexico on Saturday, November 28 in their annual migration. This natural phenomenon of mass migration of monarch butterflies in North America was called “insects world’s fantastic feats, with millions embarking on the arduous journey from as far north as Canada down into Mexico and the California coast each autumn.

Phl companies with strong environmental programs recognized

By Caesar Vallejos Eagle News online correspondent A Filipino company which was the first to manufacture the environment-friendly “e-trikes”, or electric three-wheelers was awarded the “Green Company of the Year” recently. The ‘Green Company of the Year’ award was given to E-motors during the prestigious 2015 Asia CEO Awards held at the Marriott Hotel Manila recently. It was given by ADEC Innovations, a global leader in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) solutions. The ADEC Innovations […]