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DENR to use drones to monitor emissions

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources is set to use drones to monitor emission levels in industrial areas to curb air pollution from...

Rich nations far behind on $100-billion climate pledge — study

PARIS -- Wealthy countries are falling well short of their pledge to provide $100 billion a year to developing countries by 2020 as part...

Deadly heat from climate change may hit slums hardest

MIAMI -- With sheet metal roofs, concrete floors, poor ventilation, and spotty electricity, crowded urban slums in Africa can expect to get even hotter...

Underwater photography shootout

THE STAGE is set for the world’s largest underwater macro photography shootout and it is happening in the Philippines. Dubbed as the “World Cup of...

Climbing Australia’s giant red rock Uluru banned

CLIMBING the world’s largest monolith Uluru was banned Wednesday amid concerns it was becoming a “theme park,” undermining the giant red rock’s deep cultural...

DENR turns over P153M for waste management in Calabarzon

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has allocated funds to finance its continuing ecological waste management project in the Calabarzon Region, composed...

Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover

OSLO -- Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of...

A chance Amazon encounter, then a tribe’s near extinction

WAIAPI, BRAZIL -- Tzako Waiapi remembers perfectly the day he first stumbled across white men while hunting in the Amazon rainforest: within months nearly...

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple ancient Egypt

PARIS — Sun-choking debris cast off by volcanoes more than 2,000 years ago starved headwaters feeding the Nile river and hastened the downfall of...

Massacre fears spark race to save rare Australia parrot

SYDNEY — Critically endangered Swift Parrots are under threat from squirrel-like sugar gliders in a battle for space in Australia’s ancient forests, scientists said...