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Are People Becoming Dumber? Reasons Behind Low Human IQ

By Sputnik News A NEW documentary broadcast by Arte TV Channel has revealed that the average human IQ is gradually decreasing. The authors explain this trend by the hazardous impact of the chemicals in our environment. Anthropologist Edward Dutton, however, is confident that the negative trend has been triggered by much more unwelcome factors. The phenomenon of a lowering human IQ can be […]

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Bulkang Kanlaon at Bulusan balisa

Bulkang Kanlaon at Bulusan balisa

PATULOY na nag-aalboroto ang bulkang Kanlaon sa lalawigan ng Negros ngunit sa kabila nito ay sinabi ng Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology na “moderate” lamang ang kilos nito. Ayon sa Phivolcs, nakapagtala nang siyam na volcanic earthquakes ang mga monitoring equipment nito sa paligid ng Kanlaon mula nang magpakita muli ito ng buhay noong ika-23 ng Nobyembre. Sinabi ng […]

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PH environmentalists lauded senate’s move to probe stinking Canadian trash

PHILIPPINE based civil society groups, including environmentalists, public health advocates and members of labor groups, welcomed the Senate’s move to probe the already rotting Canadian garbage dumping issue, weeks after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said “it is now theoretically possible to get the illegal garbage shipments back (to Canada).” The Ang Nars Party-list, EcoWaste Coalition, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives […]

Stop buying firecrackers and instead donate for the rehabilitation of war ravaged Marawi City

Stop buying firecrackers and instead donate for the rehabilitation of war ravaged Marawi City

A PHILIPPINE based environmental group called on the Filipino people to stop buying firecrackers for the yuletide season and instead donate the money to the people of Marawi City to help them rise from the tragedy that struck their community. In a statement, the EcoWaste Coalition, a public health and environment watchdog; said government offices, private companies, households and ordinary […]

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority urges MM local governments to be WHO-compliant in their Smoke-Free Ordinances

METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority Chairman Danilo Lim on Friday called for a sustained campaign against smoking as he urges all local government units in the National Capital Region to pass ordinances compliant with the World Health Organization-Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. In a message to the participants of a smoke-free forum at the MMDA auditorium in Makati City, Lim, at […]

Pit mining babalik sa Eastern Samar?

Pit mining babalik sa Eastern Samar?

MAHIGPIT na titnututulan ng mga residente ng isla ng Manicani sa bayan ng Guiuan, Eastern Samar ang pagbabalik at muling pagmimina ng Hinatuan Mining Corporation dahil sa naranasan nilang matinding kapinsalaan nuong una na itong naghukay sa kanilang bayan para sa mga likas yaman. Ayon kay Marcial Somooc, presidente ng Save Manicani Movement-Protect Manicani Island Society, bukod sa kapinsalaan na […]

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Stop the transfer of toxic wastes from developed to less developed countries!!!

FILIPINO environmentalists called on all world leaders to ratify the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, also known as the Basil Ban Amendment, to end the practice by  developed countries of transferring their toxic wastes to developing countries like the Philippines. Led by Franciscan Friar Robert Reyes, Ang Nars Partylist Rep. Leah […]

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Eat Healthy, Eat organic

EATING healthy could be a luxury these days! With so many constraints, like the high cost of healthy foods or the time needed for preparation or to buy good food for the family, many people just resort to instant meals like noodles which is affectionately called comfort food, apparently to hide the fact that noodles are just “laman tiyan” to satisfy […]

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Wasted opportunity

THE government’s non-implementation of anti-littering laws during the recent observance of the All Saints’ and Souls’ Days caused it to lose millions of pesos worth of fines and the proliferation of garbage in cemeteries nationwide. Thus claimed the Philippine based EcoWaste Coalition as it expressed dismay over the anti-environment attitude of Filipinos as evidenced by the widespread littering in public […]

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PH environmentalists lauded ban on lead based paints

AS THE World Health Organization leads in commemorating the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Philippine based environmentalists lauded the country’s government for taking the “bold step” of phasing out lead based paints. EcoWaste Coalition, in a statement, said the country’s ongoing effort to phase out lead in paints is a step in the right direction that will benefit millions of […]

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PH Environmentalist lambasted anti-environment proposals of members of the congress

A COALITION of environmentalist groups nationwide demanded the scrapping of the regressive moves in the House of Representatives seeking the repeal of the ban in waste incineration, a garbage disposal process which has been proven to be disastrous for the environment and people. The demand was recently made in a press conference by No Burn Pilipinas, a coalition of 50 […]

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Poisoned Planet: Pollution Causes 9 Million Deaths Worldwide Each Year

By Sputnik News NEW research carried out by The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health showed that pollution’s harmful impact on people’s health, the environment and our planet was responsible for one in six deaths worldwide in 2015. The report, published Thursday in The Lancet, says that the deaths of approximately 9 million people worldwide in 2015 were linked to some form of pollution — air, […]

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US Withdraws From UNESCO – State Department

By Sputnik News THE United States has announced that it will withdraw from United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization at the end of 2018, citing a need for reform and an anti-Israel bias in the organization, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement on Thursday. “On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova […]

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Pacific islanders will continue to oppose US military live fire exercises

ENVIRONMENTALISTS and civil society movements from Saipan and Guam said they will continue to oppose the United States’ military live-firing range in Guam and Tinian due to its destructive effect on the environment and the threat it poses on endangered species. This was learned from the Zero Coalition, including members of Tinian Women’s Association; Pagan Watch, Guardian of Gani and […]

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is set to manage waste disposal to improve flood control

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is set to manage waste disposal to improve flood control

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority set to co-implement the Metro Manila Flood Management Project with the Department of Public Works and Highways and other government agencies after the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the World Bank late last month approved the PhP23 billion loan for the project.     Under the project, which is expected to improve flood management in […]

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PH evironmentalists calls on Manila court to implement order to return hazardous trash to Canada

A MANILA court order to return the illegally imported Canadian trash to its point of origin remains to be complied with, over a year after the decree was issued. “Over 14 months have already gone by and the court order remains unheeded,” laments Aileen Lucero, national coordinator of the Philippine based environment and public health watchdog EcoWaste Coalition, which is […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · Environment, News
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Stop killing the environment, implement environmental laws – EcoWaste Coalition

AMID the mounting calls to end drug-related killings in the Philippines by an enraged public, an environment and public health watchdog has demanded from government an end to the killing of the country’s seas and waterways, and the environment by genuinely enforcing environmental laws. The EcoWaste Coalition issued the demand as it observes the National Cleanup Month. Aside from the […]

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Pope Francis calls on the faithful to protect creation

ROMAN Catholic faithfuls and the public are expected on Friday to converge at the Burnham Green of Rizal Park to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The four hour event, which starts at 4 am., was instituted by Pope Francis. It will be highlighted with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 4:30 am. led […]

Residents of Melrose Park neighborhood walk through flooded streets with their belongings in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey makes its way through the area on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Elizabeth Conley / AP)

Houston’s lack of zoning left it vulnerable to catastrophic floods

By By Nicholas Deshais, The Spokesman Review SUBMERGED semi-trucks and highway on-ramps descending into deep water. Roof lines of homes flush with an unwelcome, churning brown river. The images from the nation’s fourth-largest city are shocking and, like the floodwaters, won’t abate anytime soon. Catastrophic rains continue to pummel Houston as its 6.6 million residents scramble for safety from a storm […]

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Slow-Moving Hurricane Harvey Causes Massive Destruction in Texas

Slow-Moving Hurricane Harvey Causes Massive Destruction in Texas

By Sputnik News SLOW-moving Hurricane Harvey – the strongest storm to hit the US in over ten years – is knocking down structures and flooding rivers in the region, and much more rain is expected over the next three to five days. A powerful and slow-moving Category 4 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico that came ashore in southwest Texas on Friday night — lashing […]

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