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Activists urge Philippine government to tackle climate change

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Environmental groups on Friday called on the government to improve adaptation and mitigation efforts after a United Nations climate report last week issued dire warnings on the impact of climate change on the Philippines. “As a highly vulnerable country, extreme weather events are now our new normal, and we need to take concrete measures to literally survive,” [...]


Procter & Gamble is destroying tigers’ habitats, says Greenpeace

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Greenpeace activists dressed as Sumatran tigers set up camp outside a Procter & Gamble facility in Laguna province in the Philippines today to show how the company allegedly wiped out the tigers’ habitats. The protesters installed tree stumps and tents to dramatize the company’s “lack of a no-deforestation policy” when sourcing palm oil. Greenpeace earlier [...]


Air pollution is now world’s greatest health risk, says WHO

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Air pollution by sources ranging from cooking fires to auto fumes contributed to an estimated seven million deaths worldwide in 2012, the UN health agency said Tuesday. “Air pollution, and we’re talking about both indoors and outdoors, is now the biggest environmental health problem, and it’s affecting everyone, both developed and developing countries,” said Maria Neira, the World [...]


Greenpeace stages high-visibility protest over Indonesia

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Nine activists with the environmental advocacy group Greenpeace rappelled down the 17-story twin towers of the Procter & Gamble headquarters in downtown Cincinnati today (March 4) and unfurled two enormous banners to protest deforestation linked to palm oil. One of the 60-foot banners read: “Head and Shoulders wipes out dandruff and rain forests.” The other read: “Head [...]


Group warns against alliance with mining corporation

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A coalition of anti-mining groups today called on the government not to use mining companies as “development partners” in typhoon-devastated areas. The group Alliance to Stop Mining said that the government’s “engagement” with mining firms “is meant to give way … for possible mining investments in the future.” While mining companies may have the funds [...]


Volcanic eruption kills 15 in Indonesia

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At least 15 people including a group of students were killed when Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupted on Saturday, emitting hot ash clouds. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the National Disaster Mitigation Board, told ucanews.com on Monday that the number of dead could be higher, as emergency workers continued searching for other victims. Two other victims [...]


Floods, landslides kill 13 in southern Philippines

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At least 13 people were reported killed in the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental following landslides and flash floods caused by heavy rains over Mindanao. At least four other people were reported missing and 34 hurt in the landslides and flash floods. More than 132,000 villagers in 11 provinces were displaced, the National Disaster [...]


Education uncertain for young typhoon survivors

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Justine, 13, sits on a fallen coconut tree to pass the time in the town of Basey, in Samar province. Schools here have been closed for two months, since Typhoon Haiyan hit the province on November 8, flattening everything in its path and killing more than 6,000 people. “I feel sad. Some of my friends are [...]


Eco Waste coalition calls for “green celebration” of Black Nazarene feast

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The Eco Waste Coalition urged devotees and visitors to couple their devotion to the Black Nazarene with respect for the environment. “Combining our people’s amazing devotion to the Black Nazarene with action respecting, nurturing and defending Mother Earth will be a powerful force of hope and deliverance against those who trash and ruin the environment,” [...]


Tacloban residents aim for closure after tragedy

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By lighting 1,200 candles yesterday, survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the city of Tacloban brought “closure” to the November 8 tragedy that killed more than 6,000 people and devastated the central Philippines. The event ended 40 days of mourning in the predominantly Catholic region. Residents formed a procession and headed to the local church, [...]


Philippine mayors unite to declare towns GMO-free

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A coalition of 16 mayors in the southern Philippines have declared their towns free of genetically modified organisms. “We do this because organic agriculture and GMOs cannot possibly co-exist, as they contradict each other,” said one of them, Mayor Nacianceno Pacalioga Jr of Dumingag. Pacalioga, who has won awards for his work with agriculture, said [...]


A new look at climate change

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As the planet warms and the international community slows in response to climate change, these ‘super typhoons’ will only become more common – and more severe. The annual United Nations climate change talks, which concluded last month in Warsaw, unfortunately found little common ground on carbon. The talks broke down over the world’s richest nations’ [...]


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