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Tourism, climate change and good fortune all weigh on the future of the loggerhead turtle population, which the International Union for Conservation of Nature lists as vulnerable
Among the confirmed dead are 3 young children, with many people killed by falling debris in and around quake-struck Ambon City
National disaster mitigation agency spokesman Agus Wibowo says the death toll has been lowered after officials realized some of the deceased has been double-counted
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
Songco receives the KfW Bernhard Grzimek Prize for her exemplary work in protecting the reef’s extraordinary biodiversity while also meeting the needs of the local population and tourists
Eight times the mass of Earth and twice as big, K2-18b orbits in its star's 'habitable zone' at a distance – neither too far nor too close – where water can exist in liquid form, scientists report
The Green Thumb Coalition calls for a shift to renewable energy in view of the current climate emergency
A June report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) ranks Tel Aviv's coastline as the third most polluted by plastic waste in the Mediterranean, behind Barcelona and southern Turkey
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
Stephen Cornelius, WWF's chief advisor on climate change, says the world needs 'an urgent transformation in how we use land in the future'
(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 rights of nature seeks to provide legal rights to the environment and recognize it as a rights-bearing entity
A layer of 'aerogel' could make Mars habitable and even enable life to develop there – but here's why we should wait
Ideas for changing or 'terraforming' Mars, by introducing an atmospheric greenhouse effect to warm it, have been around for a long time
Less than two-fifths of forests across Latin America, Asia and Africa currently allow for animals and plants to avoid potentially intolerable increases in temperature, according to a report from the journal Nature Climate Change.
The Japan Meteorological Agency warns that life-threatening landslides are possible
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
'We urge developed countries to stop shipping garbage to our country,' says Yeo Bee Yin, Malaysia's minister of energy, technology, science, environment and climate change
This is not the first time that locals have observed motorboat propeller injuries on sea turtles
The spotless, red-eyed animal is photographed while trekking through the forest in Sichuan province
A project by Berlin's Natural History Museum asks city dwellers to go out and record nightingales' song with their smartphone and upload it onto an app
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
A draft document of a UN report depicts a planet suffering due to overconsumption and pollution
(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
Authors of a new study 'predict glacier extinction by 2100 under a high emission scenario in 21 of the 46 natural World Heritage sites where glaciers are currently found'
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 report says the accelerating loss of clean air, drinkable water, CO2-absorbing forests, pollinating insects, protein-rich fish and storm-blocking mangroves poses no less of a threat than climate change
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'
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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
The DENR Calabarzon says selling and catching of tawilis is prohibited during the closed season
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