Ecology and Environment

04.03.2018

Cockatoos Under Threat: Homonhon Island Residents, Social Development Network Push for Protection on World Wildlife Day Celebration

Cockatoos Under Threat: Homonhon Island Residents, Social Development Network Push for Protection on World Wildlife Day Celebration

As the world celebrates World Wildlife Day with the theme “Big Cats: Predators Under Threat”, residents of Homonhon and its partner social development network, the Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) are calling the attention of concerned government agencies to prevent the extinction of the Philippine Cockatoo found in Homhonhon island. »

01.03.2018

Ecuador Endangered

Ecuador Endangered

By John Seed* The tropical Andes of Ecuador are at the top of the world list of biodiversity hotspots in terms of vertebrate species, endemic vertebrates, and endemic plants. Ecuador has more orchid and hummingbird species than Brazil, which is 32 times larger, and… »

26.02.2018

Manicani Residents Reclaim Former Mine Sites; Call for Immediate and Full Rehabilitation of the island

  Manicani, Eastern Samar – Around 38 members including women and children of the Protect Manicani Island Society, Inc. (PROMISI) coming from the 4 Baranggays of Manicani Island converged near the foot of nickel ore stockpiles in Brgy. Buenavista of the island to jumpstart the island’s rehabilitation and put… »

26.02.2018

A Call for Investigation on the Flooding in Cantilan and Carrascal, Surigao del Sure

A Call for Investigation on the Flooding in Cantilan and Carrascal, Surigao del Sure

The recent tropical storm, Basyang, that hit Surigao del Sur last February 13, 2018, drew urgent concern from Bishop Nereo Odchimar of the Diocese of Tandag. In a recently released pastoral letter, the Bishop highlighted the “untold suffering among the people, especially in the areas of Cantilan and Carrascal where… »

23.02.2018

Why the world is looking to the Philippines for climate justice

Why the world is looking to the Philippines for climate justice

Annalisa Savaresi, University of Stirling; Ioana Cismas, University of Stirling, and Jacques Hartmann, University of Dundee for The Conversation Corporations and governments around the world increasingly stand accused of causing or failing to prevent the damaging effects of climate change. Test cases are… »

22.02.2018

Junk Planet: Is Earth the Largest Garbage Dump in the Universe?

Junk Planet: Is Earth the Largest Garbage Dump in the Universe?

Is Earth the largest garbage dump in the Universe? I don’t know. But it’s a safe bet that Earth would be a contender were such a competition to be held. Let me explain why. To start, just listing the types of rubbish generated by… »

20.02.2018

Rose Bay, Australia: A Tale Of Development Told Everywhere On Earth

Rose Bay, Australia: A Tale Of Development Told Everywhere On Earth

By Jerome Irwin, Andrew Taylor, a columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald, has raised some pressing issues about out-of-control development in Sydney’s suburbs that should give everyone in the modern world cause to reflect upon, because the constant problems of traffic gridlock, lack of adequate parking, the overload and breakdown… »

15.02.2018

PMPI Press Statement on Mining Cancellations and Suspensions in the Philippines

PMPI Press Statement on Mining Cancellations and Suspensions in the Philippines

When President Duterte assumed office, he promised that his administration would look into the state of minng in the country, especially with regards to its impact on the environment and on the surrounding communities. He nominated a staunch environmental advocate as Secretary of the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources)… »

13.02.2018

Jeremy Corbyn: nationalize, democratize electricity grid to avert climate crisis

Jeremy Corbyn: nationalize, democratize electricity grid to avert climate crisis

[UK] Labour Party leader calls for ‘radical’ action to help avert climate catastrophe by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said making the nation’s electricity grid publicly-owned is the best course to “put tackling climate change at the heart of our energy… »

02.02.2018

Earthquakes from the oil and gas industry are plaguing Oklahoma – here’s a way to reduce them

Earthquakes from the oil and gas industry are plaguing Oklahoma – here’s a way to reduce them

Thomas Gernon, University of Southampton  for The Conversation “There are better ways we can be doing things,” says Erin Brockovich, the environmental activist portrayed in the Oscar-winning 2000 film, who has become one of the latest people to draw attention to the frequent man-made earthquakes plaguing… »

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