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Soft coral reefs up close.

ENVIRONMENT | “Dream Bridge and Coral Reefs: The missing link

On January 18, 1979, Mindanao Times, the island’s oldest newspaper, carried this headline: “Bridge to link city and Samal.” “A bridge to link Davao City...

ENVIRONMENT: Saving sea turtles from extinction

Last October 6, Winston Plaza posted in his social media about a Green Sea turtle that was accidentally caught by a fisherman in the...
Pantaron Mountain Range is Mindanao's Central Cordillera. DENR Davao Photo

ENVIRONMENT: Pantaron Mountain Range may soon join protected area list

The Pantaron Mountain Range (PMR) – also known as the Central Cordillera of Mindanao – may soon be added to the list of protected...

ENVIRONMENT: Putting a stop to wildlife poaching

A case of illegal trading of a juvenile bird in Panabo City, Davao del Norte made rounds on social media in May this year...

ENVIRONMENT: Coral reeds need to be well-protected

If Filipinos want to have a steady supply of its second staple food – fish – they have to preserve and protect their ecologically-fragile...

ENVIRONMENT: Nuclear energy for power generation

“Our shortage of electricity is a real, serious problem that we cannot downplay. But if we focus exclusively on it, we run the risk...

ENVIRONMENT: Saving the endangered marine turtles in Dahican beach

Dahican Beach – a seven-kilometer stretch of white sand facing the Pacific Ocean – is about 15 minutes from the heart of Mati City...

ENVIRONMENT: The hazards of single-use plastics

When people talk of single-use plastics, they always think of plastic bags and sachets. But single-use plastics also include bottle plastics, which are typically...
Plastics in the beach front. Photo by Henrylito D. Tacio

ENVIRONMENT: The hazards of single-use plastics

It all started in 1933 when chemists in Norwich, England accidentally produced polyethylene. By 1960, a Swedish company figured out how to make bags...
. After deforestation: Once a forest is devoid of trees, several consequences like erosion and siltation happen.

ENVIRONMENT | Forest gone: Where did all our trees go?

“I was a shabu (crack or poor man’s cocaine) dealer for six years,” admitted Bagut, who’s from Agusan del Sur. “I was also in prison and even there, shabu dealing continued. I operated here in the Agusan marsh area. But I realized that it was almost like killing people and their families as well, even with all the money I earned.