Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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ONE of the fast rising environmental problems is electronic waste or e-waste. According to the United Nations University, the volume of discarded electronics in East and South-East Asia alone jumped almost two-thirds between 2010 and 2015, and e-waste generation is ...
From 4 days ago
Peña: Transboundary pollution
POLLUTION is not confined to a particular place anymore. It migrates to other places. It is called transboundary pollution and defined by encyclopedia.com as pollution not contained by a single nation-state, but rather travels across national borders at varying rates. ...
From 11 days ago
Peña: Green space
METRO Manila's green spaces are shrinking because of unabated development and a ballooning population. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said that of its land area of 55,922 hectares, only 12,152 hectares of green space exist in the ...
From 18 days ago
Peña: Thank you, Mabalaqueños
THIS Sunday, June 30, at 12 noon, my third and final term as City Councilor of Mabalacat City ends. How time flies. It’s been nine years since I snatched the last spot in the 8-man municipal council in 2010, edging ...
From 26 days ago
Peña: The unusual ‘tourists’ in Singapore
SINGAPORE is a popular destination for many Filipinos, both for work and leisure. Recently, this island city-state country received unusual tourists, VIPs or rather VIBs (Very Important Birds) from the Philippines.The VIBs are a pair of Philippine Eagles, Geothermica and ...
From 32 days ago
BEFORE, there was N-I-M-B-Y, acronym for Not-In-My-Backyard in the waste management jargon. It refers to the attitude of not wanting to see trash accumulate in the immediate surroundings. Bring it someplace else. Out of sight, out of mind.The NIMBY attitude ...
From 40 days ago
Peña: World Environment Day 2019
LAST Wednesday, June 5, was World Environment Day (WED). This event was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. It was also on this date that ...
From 47 days ago
Peña: Basura na naman?
IT'S a never ending garbage dumping story. It started in 1999 when 122 containers of hospital and household waste were shipped to the Philippines from Japan. The Japanese government took back the waste after it was confirmed that it was ...
From 53 days ago
IN A visit to Davao City a few years ago, our group decided to explore Samal Island. Officially called the Island Garden City of Samal, it is a few minutes ride by ferry or passenger boats from the Sasa Wharf ...
From 61 days ago
Peña: Trade of plastic now in Basel convention
IN 1987, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) adopted the “Cairo Guidelines and Principles for the Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous Waste,” which contains recommendations concerning the export of hazardous waste. UNEP wanted to enlarge the scope of this international ...
From 68 days ago