World News

World Wildlife Fund Shares Deforestation Statistics

The World Wildlife Fund, in a press release, revealed that 166,000 square miles – roughly the size of California - have been lost to deforestation worldwide, between 2004 and 2017. “More than 166,000 square miles of forest habitat—an area roughly the size of California—were lost to deforestation in the tropics and subtropics between 2004 and… Continue reading World Wildlife Fund Shares Deforestation Statistics

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NASA Explains the Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

“Have you noticed two bright objects in the sky getting closer together with each passing night,” begins the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in its newsletter. According to the agency, it is Jupiter and Saturn doing a planetary dance that will result in the Great Conjunction on Monday, December 21. On that day, Jupiter… Continue reading NASA Explains the Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

Feature Stories, Local News

Iloilo City Strengthens Green Initiatives

Iloilo City, under the leadership of Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, strengthens its green initiatives through ongoing and upcoming projects in the metro. Here, the Iloilo Bloggers Society has summarized some of the green projects of the local government. One of the projects that has recently gained popularity is the green tunnel. The ‘Green Tunnel’… Continue reading Iloilo City Strengthens Green Initiatives

Local News

Iloilo City to Establish Dog Pound for Strays

In an update, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas revealed that the City Veterinary Office, General Services Office, along with the City Engineer’s Office are conceptualizing a plan to establish a dog pound in the metro. Treñas also said that the local government is intending to purchase a vehicle to capture strays and to settle them… Continue reading Iloilo City to Establish Dog Pound for Strays

National News

DENR Reveals Truth about Manila Bay’s Dolomite

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently posted a narrative about the truth behind the controversial dolomite and the beach nourishment project for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay. “The Department of Environment and Natural Resources wishes to extend its sincerest gratitude and appreciation to those who have expressed their understanding and support for… Continue reading DENR Reveals Truth about Manila Bay’s Dolomite

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WWF: 68% Average Decline in Species Population Sizes Since 1970

In an article published by the World Wildlife Fund, it indicated that there is an average decline of 68% in species population sizes since 1970. Declines in monitored populations of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians present a dire warning for the health of people and the planet. Globally, monitored population sizes of mammals, fish,… Continue reading WWF: 68% Average Decline in Species Population Sizes Since 1970

National News

Bulusan, Kanlaon, Mayon, Taal Volcanoes On Alert 01

In an update issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology – Department of Science and Technology, four volcanoes in the country have been placed under Alert Level 01. Bulusan, Kanlaon, Mayon, and Taal Volcanoes are now under Alert Level 01, as of August 18, 8am. Here are individual updates: Bulusan Volcano Bulusan Volcano’s… Continue reading Bulusan, Kanlaon, Mayon, Taal Volcanoes On Alert 01

Feature Stories

Gabby Mejia on Oil Spill and Green Energy

Ayala led company AC Energy Corporation was recently under fire after a power barge exploded in one of its newly acquired properties in Iloilo City. The explosion happened last July 03, around 3pm, at Power Barge 102, spilling around 40,000 liters of oil into the sea. This caused a massive oil spill that reached the… Continue reading Gabby Mejia on Oil Spill and Green Energy

Feature Stories

Oil Spill: An Abomination to Nature

‘To err is human’. Oil Spills have frequented the seas for as long as man can remember. The Kuwaiti Oil Fires in 1991 spilled 136,000 tons of crude oil into the sea, the Gulf War Oil Spill in 1991 almost 1,000 tons, and the Deepwater Horizon in 2010 almost 590 tons – these are just… Continue reading Oil Spill: An Abomination to Nature

National News

AC Energy Philippines Submits Environmental Management Plan

Just recently, AC Energy Philippines submitted its environmental management plan (EMP) to the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) detailing the plans to address the environmental impact of the oil spill. It may be recalled that nearly 48,000 liters of oil spilled into Iloilo waters after an incident at the… Continue reading AC Energy Philippines Submits Environmental Management Plan