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Against an environmental catastrophe, we need an almost revolutionary change: Andy Robinson

“If they don’t listen to us, there will be no future for them or anyone,” he said. Jyro saw, Of the indigenous people of the.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnJan 18th, 2021

Envi group pushes green spaces, quarrying cap in Council’s climate change plan

As the Davao City Council adopts the National Climate Change Action Plan, an environmental group has pushed for more specific actions for environment protection in the city......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

Mandatory appointment of PENRO pushed

Recognizing that illegal logging activities remain rampant in some provinces, Siquijor Rep. Jake Vincent Villa has filed a bill seeking the mandatory appointment of Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO). He filed House Bill No. 7382 to amend the Local Government Code by making mandatory instead of optional the appointment of PENRO. Villa sought to specifically amend Section 463 under Chapter 2, Title 4, Book 3 of Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, to ensure that there will be an official tasked to safeguard and promote environmental protection in the provinces. “As time passes, changes to the environment in all provinces become readily apparent. From once a land of flora and fauna turned concrete jungle of buildings and infrastructures. As changes occur, in particular, climate change transformation of some of our forests lands into virtual savannas aggravated by illegal logging activities have scalped off the precious cover that in the past has served as protection against rampaging rain water during the typhoon season,” Villa said.  “The government should be enjoined to protect and preserve our precious forest reserves to avoid destructive flooding,” Villa said.  “It is also for the same reasons that the government should designate an official who should be responsible for ensuring that the lands in every province are protected from wanton and illegal cutting of logs and that in areas where reforestation is needed, the same shall be undertaken to avoid destructive flooding in the future,” he added.  HB 7382 also seeks to amend Article 115 (b) of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA No. 7160 by including PENRO in the list of appointive provincial officials. At present, there are only 13 mandatory appointive provincial officials – Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, provincial treasurer, provincial accountant, provincial budget officer, provincial planning and development coordinator, provincial engineer, provincial health officer, provincial administrator, provincial legal officer, provincial agriculturist; provincial social welfare and development officer, provincial veterinarian, and provincial general services officer......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Earthshot – for world’s environmental problems

  PRINCE William of Britain, grandson and second-in-line to the throne after his father Prince Charles, launched Friday the Earthshot Project that will award five one-million-pound ($1.29-million) prizes a year for the next ten years for protecting and restoring nature, clean air, reviving oceans, waste reduction, and climate change. The prizes will seek to stimulate […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Greta Thunberg urges US voters to pick Biden

Swedish environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg on Saturday asked US voters to choose Joe Biden, saying the outcome of the US presidential election was crucial for fighting climate change......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

‘Happy’ Greta Thunberg back where she belongs

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg said Monday she has returned to school after a year off campaigning to curb climate change. “My gap year from school is over, and it feels so great to finally be back in school again!” the 17-year-old tweeted, attaching a smiling photo of herself with a schoolbag on her back […] The post ‘Happy’ Greta Thunberg back where she belongs appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020

We are not having a revolution at this time

Last Saturday, a group that met in a gathering in Clark Freeport consisting of some 300 people, in a group called the People’s National Coalition for Revolutionary Government and Charter Change, led by Duterte supporters Bobby Brillante and Arlene Buan, called for a Revolutionary Government asking for Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to lead this group so they could throw away the 1987 Constitution and come up with a Federal form of government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020

Raps eyed vs ‘rev gov’ proponents

MANILA, Philippines — A day after a group of Duterte supporters urged the public to join a coalition for a revolutionary government and charter change, critics and supporters of the President blasted the idea as illegal with Sen. Joel Villanueva urging the government to criminally charge the proponents. A supporter of the administration, Villanueva said […] The post Raps eyed vs ‘rev gov’ proponents appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2020

The role of profits

There is no question that the world today is under siege as all major institutions are going through a period of revolutionary change......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2020

Commentary: COVID-19 pandemic an opportunity to change environmental policies

As we reach for the economic reset button in the face of the continuing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, let’s take a step back and reimagine what the country would and should look like in the new normal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 4th, 2020

LG Launches new line of commercial air-conditioners designed to combat air pollution

As technology, innovation, and industry continue to grow at a steady pace, companies have set their focus on proactively combatting environmental issues and climate change, both for their customers, as well as their corporate social responsibility. One of the biggest, perhaps most dangerous issue is air pollution. In fact, the European Heart Journal announced 8.8 million annual premature deaths from air pollution. This number is more than 6 million deaths caused by smoking each year......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

What is the future of fashion after COVID?

‘People will have a change of lifestyle and priorities; consumerism will decline; there’s a rise in environmental consciousness, all of which are effects of the global cleansing we are currently experiencing,’ says Jojie Lloren......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

Environmental advocates urge leaders to put nature on top of agenda

In an open letter ahead of the Earth Day, 300 environmentalists urged the country’s leaders to address biodiversity loss, climate change and ecological amnesia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2020

Arctic doomsday vault stocks up on 60,000 more food seeds

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway – A "doomsday vault" nestled deep in the Arctic received 60,000 new seed samples on Tuesday, February 25, including Prince Charles' cowslips and Cherokee sacred corn, increasing stocks of the world's agricultural bounty in case of global catastrophe. Mounting concern over climate change and species loss is driving groups worldwide ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2020

Bezos launches $10-billion fund to combat climate change

Washington---His company is often criticized for its environmental record, but Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and the world’s richest man, said Monday he was committing $10 billion to a new fund to tackle climate change......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020

Multiple eco-crises could trigger systemic collapse – scientists

PARIS, France – Overlapping environmental crises could tip the planet into "global systemic collapse," more than 200 top scientists warned Wednesday, February 5.  Climate change , extreme weather events from hurricanes to heatwaves, the decline of life-sustaining ecosystems, food security, and dwindling stores of fresh water – each poses a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2020

World experts to mount urban & lsquo;revolution& rsquo; in PH

Construction and real estate experts from all over the world are coming to Manila to virtually mount an “urban revolution” geared at addressing the challenges of climate change, global warming, rising sea levels, earthquakes, natural calamities, environmental pollution, and the socioeconomic pressures from spiraling energy costs, among many others, all impacting the quality of city life......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

Lopez Group spearheads learning session on climate change for businesses

Amid the increasing global call for sustainability in business, Philippine enterprises may still be faced with challenges on how to transform their companies and concretely attain positive environmental and social impacts in their own respective operations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2020

How local Epson, MSMEs help curb environmental issues

Despite being one of the fastest-growing countries in Asia, the Philippines is considered the most susceptible to hazards brought by climate change. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 28th, 2019

Knicks hold Nets to NBA season-low 27% shooting, win 94-82

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle had 33 points and eight rebounds, and the New York Knicks forced the Brooklyn Nets into the worst shooting performance in the NBA this season in a 94-82 victory Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Brooklyn finished 21 of 78 (26.9%) from the field. Chicago had the previous worst shooting game this season when it hit 29.9% against Toronto exactly two months earlier. Marcus Morris added 22 points and eight rebounds for the Knicks, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Elfrid Payton scored 13 points as New York won for the first time in three meetings with Brooklyn this season. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 points but was only 5 for 15 for the Nets. The game was originally ticketed for a national television audience on TNT before it was recently pulled, which turned out to be a wise decision because it was anything but must-see TV. It even lacked the usual energy of a matchup between the city rivals, when there's almost always noise because both teams have plenty of fans in the building. The crowd was still big, but there were simply too many long spells when there was nothing to cheer. The Nets hadn't played since Saturday (last Sunday, PHL time) and couldn't shake off their holiday rust. Randle scored 12 points in the first quarter, when his five baskets were as many as the Nets. Brooklyn shot 21% for the period and the Knicks led 24-15. That wasn't the Nets' only bad quarter. After they had cut it to 46-41 at halftime, they came out for the third and took more than eight minutes to make a basket. That allowed the Knicks to break it open with an 18-4 burst that extended an eight-point lead to 71-49 on Payton's layup. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot finally gave the Nets their first basket with a 3-pointer with 3:52 to play in the period, and he hit another later in the quarter, finishing with half of Brooklyn's baskets in the period as it went 4 for 12. TIP-INS Knicks: F Morris and C Taj Gibson were back in the starting lineup after missing the loss to Washington on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Morris had a sore left Achilles tendon and Gibson was ill. G Dennis Smith Jr. was out with a strained left oblique. ... Mitchell Robinson had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Nets: Coach Kenny Atkinson reported no change for Kyrie Irving, who missed his 19th straight game with a right shoulder injury. He said the All-Star point guard continues to work out on the court but they haven't gotten to the point where they can add contact, which would be the next step. He added that the Nets aren't at the point where they're thinking Irving will need surgery on the shoulder. CARIS CLOSE Starting Nets guard Caris LeVert is moving closer to returning from right thumb surgery in November. Atkinson said LeVert just needs a little more work involving contact before he is ready to rejoin the lineup. He has missed the last 21 games. “He did a lot of contact today," Atkinson said. “Probably need a couple more of those sessions until he and our medical team, performance team feels like he’s ready to go, but obviously getting much closer." UP NEXT Knicks: Visit Washington on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Nets: Visit Houston on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 27th, 2019

Cuba has first PM in 43 years

Cuba’s first prime minister in more than four decades — long-serving tourism minister Manuel Marrero — took office Saturday as the country resurrected a post last held by Fidel Castro. The appointment of Marrero, 56, as head of government is part of a process of decentralization and generational change from the revolutionary old guard that […] The post Cuba has first PM in 43 years appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2019