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Peña: Costa Rica: Champion of the Earth
IT WAS during the General Assembly of the Environmental Practitioners' Association (EPA) in August 2016 when I first learned how environment-friendly Costa Rica is. Recently, this small country in Central America received a 2019 Champions of the Earth award for ...
From 147 days ago
Peña: The side effects of being beautiful
AN ENVIRONMENTAL group has repeatedly warned the public about the dange posed by certain beauty products. Most, if not all of these dangerous products, are not registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As reported in this paper last ...
From 155 days ago
Peña: Biodegradable plastic
I LEARNED from the news that the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will ban plastics. It will be the first plastic-free airport in the country, as their management claim. I am not exactly pleased by this move. Why? Because the MCIA ...
From 162 days ago
Peña: 2018 Coastal Cleanup Report
THE 2019 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day will be held next Saturday, September 21. This cleanup activity was started by “Ocean Conservancy” on a beach in Texas, USA, in 1986. Since then, the ICC has expanded to over 150 countries, ...
From 169 days ago
Peña: Pope Francis on climate change
ACCORDING to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States, July 2019 was the hottest in the last 140 years of recorded history. The average global temperature in July was 1.71 degrees F above the 20th-century average ...
From 176 days ago
Peña: Tree planting requirement for graduation
I READ it in my favorite environmental website. There is now a law requiring all graduating students from elementary school to college to plant 10 trees each before they can graduate. This story was picked up by some international news ...
From 183 days ago
Peña: Goodbye Sec. Gina Lopez
AS I read news last Monday morning, I was saddened to know that former DENR secretary Gina Lopez passed away at 65. Sec. Gina's stint at the DENR was short. In May 2017, the Commission on Appointments voted against her ...
From 190 days ago
Peña: Now is the time to plant trees
IT’S been raining almost every day for two weeks. Some areas here in Pampanga are already flooded. Asphalt roads, including the supposedly well-maintained NLEX, are riddled with pot holes. On the bright side, all dams are now recovering from critical ...
From 197 days ago
Peña: The City of Pines
IT SEEMS Baguio City is suffering from urban decay. Pine trees are disappearing and buildings are sprouting all over. There is a NEDA report though that says the city has not yet exceeded its carrying capacity. Some drastic measures however ...
From 204 days ago
Peña: Dragonflies and other natural pest control
HEALTH Secretary Francisco Duque III recently declared a National Dengue Alert due to the rapidly increasing number of cases observed in several regions. Just last Wednesday, I visited my friend’s daughter who was confined in the hospital due to dengue. ...
From 211 days ago