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GOVERNMENT TO LIMIT NUMBER OF MINING OPERATORS

MGB: Proposed policy to boost mining ops nationwide: MGB

MANILA–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB) is proposing the implementation of a policy that allows only one operator per mining tenement in the country.Implementing such policy will help improve the execution of mining agreements and… Read More

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Rescued eagle to be released back into the wild

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-13 (Caraga) announced the scheduled release of a Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) that was rescued earlier this year in Surigao del Sur.

In a statement on Thursday (Nov. 4), DENR-13 said the rescued Philippine eagle will be released back into the wild on Nov. 17.

“Rajah Cabungsuan is a male eagle over five years old. He is named after the barangay in Lingig, Surigao del Sur where he was rescued last March 23,” it said. READ MORE

COP26 is Earth’s last best hope vs. climate change

LOCSINL This is the world’s last-ditch effort to save the planet

The ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference 26 (COP26) is the “last best hope” of Earth in the face of human-induced climate change, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said as he joined urgent calls to finalize the Paris Agreement rulebook.”This is the world’s… Read More

Over 100 world leaders sign declaration on reversing forest loss

Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

GLASGOW, Scotland – More than 100 world leaders signed a declaration Monday committing to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030.Under the agreement, 12 countries also pledged to spend USD12 billion in public funds between 2021 and 2025 to protect and restore forests and an… Read More

ANTI-POLLUTION: Writ of Kalikasan vs. plastic use

Suit seeking implementation of ban on plastics filed before SC

MANILA – A petition seeking to compel government action to ban non-biodegradable and recycle plastics was filed before the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday.In a 101-page suit, the petitioners led by Oceana Philippines, Inc. and Sergio Osmeña III sought a writ of kalikasan and a writ of… Read More