Monthly Archives: May 2020

The era of new normal


After 2 months of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), most of the areas in the Philippines have shifted to General Community Quarantine (GCQ), meanwhile, NCR and other areas are now under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). With the final guidelines, the … Continue reading

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Turtle food market


Turtles are important creatures of seas and oceans that play a vital role in maintaining the health of flora and the coral reefs of the marine ecosystem. Sea turtles are also helpful in adequately balancing the marine food web. Tortoises … Continue reading

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Climate change and wildfires


Last February, a wildfire started to break out in the forest in Kabayan, Benguet and continued to spread over other parts of Cordillera Mountains, including parts of Mt. Pulag, the highest mountain in Luzon. With these fires, Mt. Pulag is … Continue reading

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Sustainable Tuna Fishing


Most of the countries depend on tuna fish for food safety and nutrition, economic growth, employment, and livelihoods as it is used in many countries around the world.

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The youth as drivers of climate action


Whether through educational, awareness-raising, behavioral change campaigns, technology, science or law ─ the youth are tapping into their skills to speak up for climate action. On top of the usual adolescent pressures β€” grades, socialization, etc. β€” the youth are … Continue reading

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The role of media in tackling crisis – COVID-19, climate change


The media are working round-the-clock and keeping the public informed on the latest developments and vital information about coronavirus disease (COVID-19), while risking their lives in the process. Just like the doctors and nurses, they are also considered to be … Continue reading

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Water conservation in anticipation of summer season


Water is an important resource this time, not only because of the summer season, but water is severely used for sanitation purposes and prevention of spreading of the COVID-19 virus. We use water for constantly washing our hands, for disinfecting … Continue reading

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Bayanihan to Heal as One Act


Following the declaration of State of Calamity throughout the Philippines, imposing of Enhanced Community Quarantine throughout Luzon and raising the COVID-19 to Code Red Sublevel 2, the RA11469 was enacted, declaring a state of national emergency over the entire country … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and the PH’s NDC submission: delivering climate justice


The spread of COVID-19 across the world has seen countries go into lockdown to limit the casualties attributable to the virus. Due to tougher travel restrictions implemented, international climate negotiations that require diplomats and experts from all over the world … Continue reading

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Limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5Β°C


According to 2019 Statement on the State of the Global Climate, the year 2019 ended with a global average temperature of 1.1 Β°C above estimated pre-industrial averages, second only to the record set in 2016. Without the role of El … Continue reading

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Will coronavirus slow down climate action?


The COVID-19 has much taken over the world. In just a few short months, most of the regions have locked down. The government has to implement the enhanced community quarantine on the entire Luzon. Everyone is strictly enforced to stay … Continue reading

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Climate change and biodiversity loss


The earth’s biodiversity is dependent on the climate. But anthropogenic actions resulting in changes in climate cause a major global threat to biodiversity and natural ecosystems. The various elements of climate change affect all levels of biodiversity, and its impacts … Continue reading

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