Zamboanga’s pink sand beach seen as next top travel destination

Zamboanga’s pink sand beach seen as next top travel destination

MANILA, Dec. 2 (PNA) – What do you get when you mix powdery white sand with fragments of red coral crushed by waves over many years? You get one of the only two pink sand beaches in the country — Las Islas de Santa Cruz — which the Department of Tourism (DOT) is looking at […]

09.12.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Lifestyle, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Lawin’ agri, infra damage now at PHP2.5-B

‘Lawin’ agri, infra damage now at PHP2.5-B

MANILA, Oct. 24 (PNA) – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), in its Monday update, announced that damage caused by Typhoon “Lawin” to agriculture and infrastructure in Regions I, II, III, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) has now amounted to PHP2,527,246,025.16. This can be broken down into PHP1,583,404,188 for infrastructure and […]

26.10.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Environment, News, Philippine News ·
No Chinese reclamation at Scarborough Shoal: DND

No Chinese reclamation at Scarborough Shoal: DND

MANILA, Oct 17 (Mabuhay) – A visit by the Philippine Navy to the disputed Scarborough Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc in Zambales in September showed no reclamation activities in the area, a defense official told a Senate hearing on Monday. While denying any reclamation at the shoal, Defense Undersecretary Eduardo Del Rosario told the Senate […]

19.10.2016 · Filled under: Environment, News, Philippine News ·
Massive US health tab for hormone-disrupting chemicals

Massive US health tab for hormone-disrupting chemicals

Exposure to tiny doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals is responsible for at least $340 billion (310 billion euros) in health-related costs each year in the United States, according to a report published Tuesday. So-called endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are found in thousands of everyday products, ranging from plastic and metal food containers, to detergents, flame retardants, toys […]

18.10.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
EPA fines Carson Facility for safety lapses that led to toxic air leak

EPA fines Carson Facility for safety lapses that led to toxic air leak

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Eco Services Operations Corp., located in Carson, Calif., for violations of federal laws related to a large release of 65,049 pounds of sulfur dioxide in 2013. The company will pay a $106,000 civil penalty and has to come into compliance. “It is […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Services ·
Tourism dept. plans to redevelop Intramuros

Tourism dept. plans to redevelop Intramuros

MANILA, Oct. 3 (PNA) – The Department of Tourism (DOT) is finalizing a proposal to revive the walled city of Intramuros as a monument to the Hispanic period of Philippine history, director for public affairs and advocacy, Czarina Zara Loyola, has said. The plan, spearheaded by tourism Assistant Secretary Gwen Javier and Undersecretary Alma Jimenez, […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Philippine News ·
Agri fellows briefed ON PHL conditions

Agri fellows briefed ON PHL conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2016 batch of Cornell University’s LEADNY received a comprehensive briefing on the Philippines on 28 September 2016 at the Philippine Embassy. During the briefing, the twenty-two (22) LEADNY 2016 Fellows were apprised of current conditions and trends in Philippine agriculture, labor market, and trade and commerce. Snapshots of Philippine culture and politics […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Environment ·
PH industrialization possible under Paris Accord — senator

PH industrialization possible under Paris Accord — senator

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines does not have to turn its back on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to pursue development, Sen. Loren Legarda said Monday. Legarda was responding to President Duterte’s earlier statement that he would not honor the pact, a treaty for which the previous administration vigorously campaigned, as it might inhibit […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Duterte has prerogative not to honor climate change pact: Drilon

Duterte has prerogative not to honor climate change pact: Drilon

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte has the power not to honor the international agreement on reducing carbon emissions that the previous administration had ratified, outgoing Senate President Franklin Drilon said Tuesday. Drilon, a Liberal Party stalwart, said Duterte is well within his right not to honor the Paris Agreement on climate change because he […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Many everyday common chemicals are endangering child brain development says new report

Many everyday common chemicals are endangering child brain development says new report

A new report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives is calling for more attention to be paid to the growing evidence that exposure to many everyday common chemicals are causing harm to children’s brain development. Dozens of scientists, health practitioners and children’s health advocates have expressed their concern in the paper that these chemicals are disrupting […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness ·
Many Eligible For Prop. 47 Relief Still Need to Apply

Many Eligible For Prop. 47 Relief Still Need to Apply

Viji Sundaram OAKLAND, Calif. – California’s Prop. 47 allows many individuals to change certain felonies into misdemeanors on their criminal records – but less than a quarter of those eligible have submitted their requests, and the window of opportunity could expire next year. Eighteen months into Prop. 47’s enactment, the state has received some 211,000 […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Legal Matters, Services ·
Group finds ‘high concentrations’ of cancer-causing chemical in school supplies

Group finds ‘high concentrations’ of cancer-causing chemical in school supplies

MANILA, May 24 (Mabuhay) – An environment watchdog on Tuesday unveiled a list of school supplies that tested positive for toxic phthalates, a cancer-causing chemical. The EcoWaste Coalition collected samples from retail outlets in Divisoria, Quiapo and Cubao, which the group submitted to testing firm SGS Philippines. The retrieved samples were made from polyvinyl chloride […]

24.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Bright light can affect metabolism and insulin resistance

Bright light can affect metabolism and insulin resistance

New research has found further evidence to support the beneficial effects of sunlight on health, finding that exposure to bright light could affect your metabolism and aid weight loss. The recent study out of Northwestern University in the US, builds on the university’s previous research into the effect of light on metabolism and weight loss. In their […]

24.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness ·
SCE launches Charge Ready Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

SCE launches Charge Ready Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

Hundreds of stations to be added for area employees, customers, residents and students ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 16, 2016 — Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready program will bring representatives of local businesses and other organizations together on Wednesday in Irwindale to learn how they can take part in the pilot program that will add as many as 1,500 […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Motoring, Science & Technology, Services ·
Trucking firm owner pleads guilty to dumping 11,000 gallons of waste soap into San Gabriel River

Trucking firm owner pleads guilty to dumping 11,000 gallons of waste soap into San Gabriel River

LOS ANGELES – A man who ran a trucking company in Sante Fe Springs has pled guilty to dumping 11,000 gallons of waste water and soap into a tributary of the San Gabriel River in Santa Fe Springs, California. David Lee Flury, the 61 year old owner and operator of the Flury Industries, Inc., a waste-hauling […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Residents continue saving water efforts in state

Residents continue saving water efforts in state

SACRAMENTO   – Californians sharpened their water saving efforts in March, conserving 24.3 percent compared to the amount used in March 2013 – double February’s savings and evidence that residents and businesses remain concerned about the persistent drought now in its fifth year. Statewide cumulative savings from June 2015 to March 2016 totaled 23.9 percent compared […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
Drought-stricken Zamboanga get water supply from Red Cross

Drought-stricken Zamboanga get water supply from Red Cross

MANILA  (PNA) – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to provide water resources in drought-affected areas in Zamboanga City through its water production site and water distribution using its water tankers. As of April 22, PRC has distributed 716,950 liters of water from the water production site located in Abong Abong, Upper Pasonanca and through […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Five natural superstars for green cleaning

Five natural superstars for green cleaning

With Earth Day in the spotlight April 22, you might be looking for a greener way to keep your home clean. As well as reducing exposure to synthetic chemical components, DIY products are great money-savers. To get started making your own cleaning products, stock up on these five key ingredients: white vinegar, household soap, bicarbonate […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘Pista’y Dayat’ to kick off April 22 with beach party

‘Pista’y Dayat’ to kick off April 22 with beach party

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, April 12 (PNA) – People attending the annual Pista’y Dayat (sea festival) of the province of Pangasinan will be welcomed through a beach party when this year’s revelry starts on April 22 at the Capitol beachfront here. Dubbed as “I Love Pangasinan” beach rave concert/party, the kickoff concert at night will be preceded […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Philippine News ·
Commission asks next President to take bold steps to combat climate change

Commission asks next President to take bold steps to combat climate change

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) wants those running for office in the May elections, especially presidential aspirants, to include in their agenda steps to combat climate change and its far-reaching effects on food security, health, livelihood, and poverty. Vice chairperson of the CCC, Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman, said on Saturday that environmental […]

22.03.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·