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Much of health care wastes are single-use materials such as disposable gloves, gowns, face masks, and IV bags, which are mostly plastics made from fossil fuels. When burned, they release toxic substances.
'His eyes lit up whenever we talked about his time in government when he felt there was nobility in serving the public,' writes Marites Vitug
Over 250 barangays in Cebu province are in landslide prone areas. The geosciences bureau reminds LGUs to prepare for the rainy season.
Masungi Georeserve celebrates the development, calling it the 'best World Wildlife Day gift for nature'
The National Bureau of Investigation says the officials violated the anti-graft law and the law prohibiting the importation of hazardous wastes
Wealthy nations, the authors note, consume 10 times more resources per person than in the developing world, and produce far more waste
The Commission on Audit says the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' sale of property at Eastwood 'favored the buyer' and caused a P31-million loss to the government
Ronaldo Corpuz, a community environment and natural resources officer in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, is the 3rd environmental worker killed in 2019
Indigenous communities are disappointed due to alleged violations in completing or fulfilling procedural requirements for the environmental compliance certificate of the Kaliwa Dam project
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu suspends all dragon boat race activities in Boracay in the wake of a deadly accident that claimed the lives of 7 members of a local dragon boat group
The environment department recommends that residents minimize outdoor activity as air pollution in Cebu City is already above safe levels
The Green Thumb Coalition calls for a shift to renewable energy in view of the current climate emergency
More often than not, bosses complicate our lives, scare the hell out of us, and make us want to go to therapy. But let me tell you a story of a 'boss' who changed it all.
The public hearings, organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, will be held in Quezon and Rizal
The Malay government is facing difficulty in paying ECOS P95 million for its collection, hauling, and dumping services from January to June 2019
(UPDATED) El Nido will remain open to tourists, but swimming areas will continue to be restricted
Power for People Coalition calls on the President to come up with an executive order that will formalize his directive for the energy department to fast-track 'the development of renewable energy sources'
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the Balili River in Baguio City 'has severely deteriorated'
There have been plans to turn the Irisan dumpsite into an eco-park as early as 2012
Kalikasan PNE also calls out the environment department for not blocking Oceanagold's application for Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement renewal. Its first FTAA has expired on June 20.
The Philippines doesn't take in a lot of foreign waste compared to its neighbors, but it may become a dumping ground of smuggled garbage if the government doesn't act fast
The government has had enough of misdeclared shipment carrying garbage entering the country's ports
Canada only manages to book a handler that will ship back the garbage on May 19, or 4 days after the May 15 deadline
As part of a partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Metro Pacific unit Maynilad will also fast-track the connection of customers to its sewage system
Philippine Eagle Foundation executive director Dennis Salvador says the wildlife loan agreement with Singapore serves as an 'insurance policy' in case anything happens to Philippine eagles in the country
(UPDATED) Environment Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management Benny Antiporda says the open dumpsite in Limay, Bataan, is another Smokey Mountain in the making
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte gives Canada until May 15 to start transporting the illegally-shipped garbage out of the Philippines
(UPDATED) These rangers have devoted their lives to protecting the tamaraws despite lack of tenure, lack of proper tools and gear, and the dangers that come with the job
Couples for Christ will plant a million forest tree seedlings from 2019 to 2021, with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to identify the areas to be covered
Star 8 Green Technology and Southwest Travel and Tours donate environment-friendly ambulance, boat, and bikes to DENR for use in the top tourist destination
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says Outpost Beach Hostel's use of the hidden sewage line is a 'blatant disregard for the environment'
Northern Mindanao is home to 3 of the Philippines' 8 ASEAN Heritage Parks – protected areas 'known for their unique biodiversity and ecosystems, wilderness, and outstanding values' – one of them in Camiguin
Wildlife trader Harriet Shelley Velarde is sentenced to a maximum of two years in prison and ordered to pay a P200,000-fine
SM Prime Holdings will help the government improve the water quality of the Parañaque River and Estero de Gallina to the point where they can support aquatic life
To ensure that the waters stay garbage-free, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says they will review contracts between local government units and solid waste collectors
'We cannot recycle our way out of this problem,' says Abigail Aguilar of Greenpeace Philippines
The resort was given 3 orders to voluntarily demolish its structure starting April 26, 2018 but these went unheeded, says the DENR
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says barangays, as 'frontliners,' must be aware of their critical role in the cleanup of Manila Bay
The DENR says the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System has not completed the requirements for its environmental compliance certificate application for the project
Given the hazards these deep wells may pose, Antiporda said that these will only be open up to October
The misleading post was originally circulated in July 2018 and had already been called out by the DENR as 'incomplete, misleading, and erroneous'
(UPDATED) JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation is the latest firm to strike a partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for the rehabilitation of a Boracay wetland
'We are documenting [cases] in the whole of the island to include business establishments and also residential.... If they will not do anything, then we will immediately do the demolition,' says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año
'I will be making really a study for what is best for Baguio City as far as the environment is concerned,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu
'Climate change is already here, and it will be here for the next generations. It is now, therefore, our obligation to take this program for implementation,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says the government has not yet fully cleaned Manila Bay, and swimming there could lead to illnesses
(UPDATED) The environment department is also eyeing to declare Bacuit Bay as a Water Quality Management Area
The progressive legislators want the government to first focus on properly consulting informal settlers who will be displaced by the Manila Bay cleanup
The government is banking on volunteers and modern technology to clean Manila Bay
Around 5,000 volunteers participate in the rehabilitation of Manila Bay