Environment & Climate

Longer life expectancy and improve life seen projected with more trees and expanded green space

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr. LOS ANGELES – The proverbial belittling of the otherwise important functions of abundant grown trees and ampler and better green space as beautification strategies can now be regarded a thing of the past as it…

Denmark’s Grundfos backs Million Trees Foundation with €23,700 grant

LA MESA, Quezon City — The Million Trees Foundation, Inc. (MTFI) received a major boost with a €23,700 (P1.4 million) grant from Grundfos Foundation of Denmark as a memorandum of agreement was signed yesterday at the SMC Multi Purpose Center…

SC orders agencies to report on Manila Bay pollution, reclamation

MANILA – Is there hope for a cleaner and better Manila Bay? A glimmer of hope has emerged after the Supreme Court ordered government agencies to report in oral arguments on the pollution in Manila Bay, the steps being taken,…

‘Danger’ level heat index grips parts of Luzon

QUEZON CITY – The weather bureau is expecting danger level heat index (the temperature that a person feels) to continue in some areas in Luzon. “Our analysis shows that most areas in Metro Manila, Northern and Central Luzon will still…

The Outsider: Green Revolution of Million Trees Foundation, partners

For the past days we have witnessed how heavy downpours have affected our daily lives. Many areas in the metropolis were flooded, and once more the importance of trees comes to mind.  Flood mitigation after all, is among the many functions…

Filipinos prepare for heat despite living in ‘cooler’ Bay Area

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr. SAN FRANCISCO – As Californians brace for another excessive these summer months that in the previous years were punctuated by catastrophic forest fires, San Francisco Bay Area Filipino Americans learned a lot from the past…

Marcos suspends all but one of 24 Manila Bay reclamation projects; fishers want cancellation

By Jeanne Michael Penaranda, Correspondent MANILA –  President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has ordered the suspension of all but one of 24 reclamation projects in Manila Bay in response to environmental, flooding, security and other concerns raised by the United…

Typhoon ‘Egay’ death toll hits 54; damage over P10 B; state of calamity proclaimed

By ALFRED GABOT, Editor in Chief QUEZON CITY – Typhoon Egay battered Northern Philippines, including President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s home province of Ilocos Norte, Central Luzon, Metro Manila and surrounding areas during the past days and left in its wake  massive…

US Embassy airs fears over Manila Bay reclamation projects linked to China firm

By Jeanne Michael Penaranda MANILA — The US Embassy in Manila has expressed concerns over ongoing reclamation projects involving thousands of hectares in Manila Bay, including issues involving the environment. In a statement, US Embassy spokesperson Kanishka Gangopadhyay said they are…

The Outsider: Partnerships for watershed protection and water security

Coinciding with the celebration of Philippine Environment Month last June, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) led by MWSS Leonor Cleofas together with the Million Trees Foundation, Inc. (MTFI) recognized partners in the Annual Million Trees Challenge (AMTC) project….