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Greenpeace hails Philippine court ban on genetically modified eggplant

May 31, 2013 · 

May 25, 2013 Environmental group Greenpeace today welcomed a Philippine Court of Appeals  order to stop field trials of Bt eggplant. The Bt eggplant, also known as aubergine, is genetically modified to contain a ‘built-in’ quantity ofbacillus thuringiensis, a pesticide.Environmental groups opposed it because its effects on human consumers are not proven to be safe […]

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EU fishing reform deal could replenish stocks

May 31, 2013 · 

Agreement may see EU fish stocks rise by up to 15 million tonnes by the end of decade. The European Union has agreed to put an end to decades of over-fishing and rebuild dwindling stocks by 2020, as part of a deal to overhaul the union’s fisheries policy. The agreement will put an end to […]

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SMBA won't stop coal plant project – Our fight must go on!

May 30, 2013 · 

As the Philippines Inquirer reports today: SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Despite a Court of Appeals (CA) affirmation of its decision to invalidate the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) and contract to build a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant here, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said it will not stop the project proponents from pursuing development work at the […]

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CA strikes down ECC, deal on Subic power plant

May 29, 2013 · 

A Court of Appeals division has invalidated the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) issued by the government to a firm planning to build a  P56-billion, 600-megawatt power plant in Subic, Zambales. Apart from nullifying the December 2008 ECC issued to Redondo Peninsula Energy Inc (RP Energy), the CA 15th Division also struck down two subsequent amendements […]

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PH approves three new wind farms

May 20, 2013 · 

Agence France-Presse 9:22 pm | Monday, May 20th, 2013 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has approved three wind farm projects that will generate 208 megawatts, enough to power more than 40,000 middle-class homes, an energy official said on Monday. The wind projects will be the first to benefit from an incentive scheme which aims to […]

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Tribes oppose dams for MM folk’s water

May 5, 2013 · 

MANILA, Philippines—Indigenous folk from the provinces of Quezon, Rizal and Bulacan are up in arms over the proposed construction of dams in the Sierra Madre mountain range that it is feared would submerge large swaths of forested and agricultural lands. At a recent summit held in Infanta, Quezon, more than 100 leaders of the Aeta, […]

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April 24, 2013 · 

Preda-Akbay youth utilizing theater to advocate for environmental protection on Earth Day at Harbor Point Subic, Apr 23,13

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How can YOU help cut down on food waste?

January 23, 2013 · 

11 January, 2013 | Blog channel: GROW Did you see the headlines yesterday saying that almost half the world’s food is thrown away? According to a new report from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, between 1.2 and 2 billion tonnes of food produced around the world is never eaten. Instead, it’s thrown away by food […]

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Preda Environmental Campaign

December 31, 2012 · 

Children  learn the importance of protecting and helping baby turtles  survive.

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Preda Environmental Campaign

December 31, 2012 · 

 Baby turtles made a dash for the sea at All Hands Beach, Subic bay.

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