Environment

Conserve H20 Before It’s Too Late

As we all learn in elementary school science, Earth is made up of 75% water. But for such a seemingly abundant resource, only a small percentage of water is actually potable. With a ballooning population, the chances of an imminent water shortage is now more probable. The Philippines is not exempt from this dire situation. As a matter of fact, many remote areas suffer from inadequate, if not complete lack , of safe water supply. […]

Earth Day

Let’s celebrate the environment and do our part to make everyday a happy Earth Day! In line with this celebration, we encourage you to try these helpful tips from us to have an amazing Earth Day tomorrow!  

Happy Earth Day to You!

Every year, on April 22, the whole world celebrates Earth Day. First celebrated in the 1970s, this worldwide event is held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in.  It was first held on April 22, 1970. Now, the event is globally coordinated by the Earth Day Network and is celebrated in more than 192 countries. In the Philippines, the event focuses on […]

Meteor Shower To Light Up The Sky On April 21- 22

  Astronomers said that if the weather on Monday, (April 21, 2014) cooperates, stargazers can look forward to a meteor shower. According to PAGASA acting administrator Vicente Malano , the Lyrids meteor shower may peak from April 21 to before dawn of April 22. “The shower typically generates a dozen meteors per hour under optimal conditions with a brief maximum that lasts for less than a day. The shower’s peak this year will be in progress on […]

IPCC climate report from Berlin finds UN emissions target not out of reach

A UN panel believes the world could meet a maximum target for global warming if it significantly cuts annual emissions by 2050. According to a report, however, few nations are doing enough to meet the stated goal. Annual emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases must drop 40-70 percent by 2050 to keep the global temperature rise below the 2-degree Celsius (3.6-degree F), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) announced in a report released […]

Tsunami warning for Solomon Islands lifted

A tsunami warning has cancelled the region surrounding the Solomon Islands. The alert followed a 7.6-magnitude earthquake. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center dropped its alert for the Solomon Islands on Sunday, roughly two hours after it had originally issued a tsunami warning for the region, including Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Vanuatu. In a bulletin posted on its website, the center warned of dangerous sailing conditions even though the threat of a tsunami had […]

Act fast to curb global warming, or extract CO2 from air: U.N.

The study, drawing on the work of more than 1,000 experts, said a shift from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy such as wind, solar or nuclear power was affordable and would shave only about 0.06 percentage point a year off world economic growth. “We have a window of opportunity for the next decade, and maximum the next two decades” to act at moderate costs, said Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chair of a Berlin meeting of the Intergovernmental […]

Vegetarian crocodiles

An unusual crocodile farm in Zimbabwe boasts of vegetarian crocodiles. Said crocodiles only eat vegetable pellets, said to be cheaper and more nutritious than meat.

Baby gorilla born via caesarian at San Diego Zoo goes for an outing with mom

(Reuters) — A baby gorilla who came down with pneumonia after being born in a rare Caesarean section at the San Diego Zoo has improved enough to be released from the hospital and taken on a brief outing with its mother. The baby gorilla, a girl, was delivered by C-section on March 13 after its 18-year-old mother, Imani, went into labor at the zoo but was unable to complete the delivery, according to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. She and was treated for […]

Infographic: Earth Hour 2014

Saving the planet could be so much fun! Here are some of our suggestions to make observing the Earth Hour more enjoyable and exciting! Don’t forget to turn it off for Mother Earth! Let’s join Earth Hour from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM, March 29.

9 Fun Things You Can Do During Earth Hour 2014

On March 29 at 8:30 pm, WWF’s Earth Hour will begin. Started in 2007, Earth Hour is a symbolic act to get us thinking about our planet and our impact on it. But more than that, it’s also part of a simple idea to start an environmental resolution in 2014 — this is not only about one hour in the dark, it’s about creating a brighter future. Even though you’re switching off your lights and electronic appliances for the […]