Manila, the Philippines: green takes root

Green Traveler Guides

| My Brief Tour | Hailed as one of the world’s top eco-tourism destinations, the Philippines and her 7,107 islands offer stunning biodiversity, incomparable diving and pristine white sand beaches from Palawan to Boracay.

In Philippines, 64,096 Trees Planted in 15 Minutes

Wend Magazine

Last Thursday, the world wecord for most trees planted simultaneously was broken in the Philippines when nearly 7 thousand people helped plant over 64 thousand trees in just 15 minutes.

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Endangered Philippine Eagle Still Being Trapped

10,000 Birds

The Philippine Eagle , which has a population that numbers less then 500 birds in the wild, is still being targeted by trappers and hunters. The Independent has the story. Asides

COP 18: We Stand With the Philippines - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

BP Should Pay Maximum Civil Damages for Deepwater Horizon Disaster » COP 18: We Stand With the Philippines. Right now, we stand with the Philippines. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference COP 18: We Stand With the Philippines : Comments. Compass.

Beautiful Purple Crabs Discovered in Philippines

Eccorazzi

While we always love reading about the discovery of new critters, these ones brought us particular joy to look at due to their bright purple and orange coloring. Read More. News Science Top News

Gigantic Crocodile Caught in the Philippines

Wend Magazine

While we Americans basked in our holiday weekend and enjoyed some barbecue, a crocodile hunter and some local villagers in the Philippines caught a beast of a crocodile. Click here to view the embedded video. Weighing in at 2,375 pounds and measuring 21 feet in length, the massive reptile is believed to have snacked on some water buffalo and maybe even a few fisherman in the area. Oh, and don’t worry, the crocodile was captured alive and is being sent to a local ecotourism camp.

World’s 10 best ethical destinations for 2014

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Once again extreme weather events draw headlines during international climate talks

Green Blog

Last year, as COP began in Poland, the tragic and devastating super typhoon Haiyan wrecked havoc in the Philippines. The Philippine government was however less amused and banned him for taking part in this years climate summit as a negotiator.

Philippines- the risk around Rice

Celsias

The Philippines is the world’s largest rice importer. And in 2010 the Philippines imported a massive 2.45 Despite having some of the best rice scientists, the Philippines has two serious problems. It has for decades been importing rice.

Miracle Baby Born Amid Typhoon Disaster in Philippines. {Video}

Elephant Journal

On November 11, Emily Ortega, 21, gave birth to a baby girl in an airport amid the typhoon disaster in the Philippines that has left an estimated 10,000 dead.

Abandonment, Adoption & the Place Between.

Elephant Journal

With two parents who were scientists, we traveled to visit family as often as funds and their careers would allow but, I too, grew up with questions about my heritage, Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today adoption death For Children India loss parenting Philippines I was born to immigrant parents and was a young child when we moved to the States.

Zero Waste: From Dream to Reality in the Philippines

The Green Changemakers

The city of Alaminos is pioneering zero waste in the Philippines with an energetic fusion of bottom-up planning and community participation. In 2000, the Philippines passed a waste management law, known as Republic Act 9003.

The Happy Animals Club May Be the Most Unique Animal Shelter Ever

Eccorazzi

Ken is a 9-year-old boy living in the Philippines. Ken has always dreamed of helping the stray animals in his town. Ken (and the Internet) made that dream come true Read More The post The Happy Animals Club May Be the Most Unique Animal Shelter Ever appeared first on Ecorazzi.

How We Can Best Help: Typhoon Haiyan kills up to 10,000 in Philippines. {updates}

Elephant Journal

EUMETSAT Image of Typhoon Haiyan striking the Philippines. million people without water, housing, food, rx…it’s hard to imagine. That’s like 94 large football stadiums, back to back. Video: Via Reddit: the situation report has the following information: 2,055,630 families or 9,497,847 persons were affected The number of damaged houses is currently at 19,551 (13,191 […]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good

Philippines' First Plant Billboard -Coca Cola and WWF

Celsias

Coca-Cola Philippines and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) have unveiled the very first plant billboard in the country difference for the environment. The partnership spans across two areas of Coca-Cola Philippines’ Live Positively sustainability program: Water Stewardship - Since 2008, Coca-Cola Philippines has partnered with WWF in an effort to help conserve critical watersheds in the country.

Beauty in Strength, Power in Vulnerability: Suzanne Rae Spring/Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Eco Chic

” The collection premiered during New York Fashion Week at the Philippine Center on 5th Avenue. Fair Fashion eco fashion ecofashion fashion week New York New York Fashion Week NYFW philippine center Spring/summer 2013 suzanne rae

Adapting to Climate Change in Vietnam and the Philippines

Celsias

I stumbled across a documentary programme on BBC World a while back, Nature Inc. It visited two Asian regions where the impacts of climate change are being experienced and described the active local measures under way to cope with them. It’s the sort of programme we ought to be seeing a great deal more of as the evidence of climate change effects accumulate around the world.

Wiltshire fruit farmers grow new sub-tropical fruit with help from Haxnicks Bell cloches

Green (Living) Review

It all started in the Philippines’ says Lali, ‘We went there on holiday in 2009 and were immediately impressed with the new hybrid fruit that was being grown on a small privately owned farm near Piffal, where we were staying’.

It Isn’t the Vegetables….

Green Home Blog

The fact that the pineapple smelled like fish makes me wonder if Dole processing supervisors in places like Thailand, the Philippines and Brazil are even aware of the problem. Have you ever noticed a peculiar smell when opening a can of vegetables or fruit?

A Smart Solution for Light in the Philippines that Involves Old Soda Bottles and the Sun

Celsias

Sometimes the. answers seem so obvious in retrospect don't they? We liked the combination of local entrepreneur seeing the problem and fixing it so simply, and cheaply with no ongoing energy bills. Check out the video- it's well worth a look.

The Skeleton Revealed: Vertebrates As You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Nature Conservancy - Science

Philippine eagle owl (Bubo philippensis) preying on a Philippine cobra (Naja philippensis).

Coca-Cola and World Wildlife Federation Unveil Living Billboard

Eccorazzi

Last week Coca-Cola unveiled a cool, new billboard which is on display in the Philippines and actually absorbs CO2.

UN report: 2013's extreme weather is consistent with climate change

Green Blog

We saw heavier precipitation, more intense heat, and more damage from storm surges and coastal flooding as a result of sea level rise - as Typhoon Haiyan so tragically demonstrated in the Philippines." Other key climate events of 2013, according to the WMO report: Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), one of the strongest storms to ever make landfall, devastated parts of the central Philippines.

Resurrection. ~ Paula Zayco Aberasturi

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) comet compassion environment healing life love natural disastor Philippines travel Typhoon The entire world is praying for islands and islets they can''t even pronounce. Children everywhere are drawing hearts, giving up piggy banks and toys for another child. Selfies and food porn have been superseded by selflessness and soup kitchens.

Paul McCartney Speaks Up for Elephant’s Freedom

Eccorazzi

Rock legend Paul McCartney recently wrote to the president of the Philippines, urging for Mali the elephant''s release into a sanctuary. Read More The post Paul McCartney Speaks Up for Elephant’s Freedom appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News paul mccartney

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 12

Conservancy Talk

Watch: Philippines climate negotiator makes emotional plea at COP19. Climate Change Global Warming The Green Buzz United States COP COP19 daily news Discovery News ethanol global warming green news ivory Mongabay Philippines Planet Change rainforest warsaw The internet is buzzing with climate change news today. Here are today’s top 5 green news stories. Aerial photos reveal secret roads in the heart of the world’s richest rainforest. Mongabay ).

Pete Postlethwaite Was Buried In An Eco-Friendly Wicker Coffin

Eccorazzi

We are already making coffins out of seagrass and we have begun importing coffins made out of bamboo from China,&# James Meynell, owner of Fine Timber Products told the newspaper. &# Very soon we will be getting our first coffins made from banana leaf imported from the Philippines.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 30

Conservancy Talk

— discovered in the Philippines. Africa Animals Birds Environmental News Insects The Green Buzz bird fossil conservation daily news dwarf fox environmental news fossil galapagos islands Google Street View green news Guardian Kenya Mongabay National Geographic nature Nature.com Philippines pirate ant poaching Treehugger In today’s green news, we meet a swashbuckling new species. New pirate ant — eyepatch included! National Geographic ).

History repeating itself

10,000 Birds

The Buff-banded Rail (simply Banded Rail here in New Zealand) is something of a tramp, ranging from the Philippines through New Guinea and Australia to northern New Zealand.

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Polar Vortex ? Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

What about these one-off dramatic events such as polar vortexes, Hurricane Sandy, or Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines? The dramatic “polar vortex” hitting much of the U.S. this week has generated a lot of questions about climate change. This is a good thing.

1 Liter of Light Project uses recycled bottles to create solar lamps

EcoFriend

Asmita Prasad: In The Philippines, like many parts of the developing world, kerosene lamps are the primary source of light for people living in the underprivileged areas.

Developing Nations Need Help With Climate Disruption Readiness

Sierra Club Compass

"Given the recent typhoon in the Philippines, some people may be wondering where that island nation falls in terms of readiness," said Nitesh Chawla, associate professor and director of the Notre Dame Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications. "According

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Civilization without destruction

Conservancy Talk

I shared the stage with French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal and other senior government representatives of Monaco and the Philippines as well as conservation leaders. “Forests precede civilization; deserts follow.”

Seeds on Loan, Solar Windows & At-Risk (and Way Cool) Birds

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is a giant forest raptor endemic to the Philippines. It is considered one of the largest and most powerful eagles in the world.

Mangroves: A Star Player in the Coastal Protection Game

Conservancy Talk

TNC recently partnered with World Bank, the Philippines Government and the University of Cantabria to determine the value of mangroves in the Philippines for risk reduction.

This April, Buy One Get One Tree with Chaco

Wend Magazine

In Philippines, 64,096 Trees Planted in 15 Minutes Throughout the month of April, Chaco and the Arbor Day Foundation will work together to ensure that for every pair of Chacos sold, one tree is planted.

Using Fish Movement to Make Sure Marine Reserves Actually Work

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bigeye Trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus) in Balicasag Island Fish Sanctuary, central Philippines. Photo © Aileen Maypa, Silliman University-Institute of Environmental and Marine Sciences. By Alison Green, senior marine scientist. The bottom line: Coral reef fishes move different distances.

Cooking with Leftovers—a Sustainable Way of Cooking.

Elephant Journal

Making something new with what is already there is a living philosophy of Pepe Dayaw, a performance artist from the Philippines, currently living in Berlin. Pepe sees. Food Z ADMIN Food Featured Today cooking leftovers pepe video

Arab investors and land grabbers wanted by Egypt

Green Prophet

million acres, the largest being 675,000 acres in the Philippines by Eastern Renewable Fuels Corporation for agriculture. Egypt plans to lease 25,000 hectares of agricultural land to Arab investors. Agriculture minister Ayman Abu Hadid made the announcement in Tunis recently.

World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

Green Blog

And the Philippines has seven projects due for completion in 2014 that will expand wind capacity there 13-fold to 450 megawatts.