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December 31, 2012 · 

Fr. Shay assists  hundreds of newly hatched baby turtles get to the sea at All Hands Beach, Subic Bay,  27 December 12

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Mining, logging contributed to Philippine disaster ­ experts

December 10, 2012 ·  , Mynardo Macaraig | Agence France-Presse

MANILA, Philippines – Unchecked illegal gold mining and decades of indiscriminate logging contributed to the high death toll in the Philippines’ worst natural disaster this year, officials and experts say. Whole towns were washed away or buried by landslides when Typhoon Pablo (international codename: Bopha) smashed into a mountainous region on the southern island of […]

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Ships’ waste untreated–US Navy

November 19, 2012 ·  , Robert Gonzaga, Inquirer Central Luzon

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—A United States Navy vessel, which has been at the center of a waste dumping issue in Philippine waters, has no waste treatment facility, contradicting claims by a contractor that what it receives from the vessel are pretreated wastes, the ship captain said on Friday. Capt. Glenn Pendrick, commanding officer of the submarine […]

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US Navy investigates Subic waste dumping

November 13, 2012 ·  , Robert Gonzaga, Inquirer Central Luzon

The United States Navy has opened an investigation into allegations that its contractor for cleaning its ships docked here has been dumping hazardous waste on Subic Bay. In an e-mailed statement on Saturday, Cynthia Cook, deputy press attaché of the US Embassy in Manila, said the US Navy had “initiated its own inquiry into allegations […]

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Ateneo-Davao to hold mining gab anew

November 9, 2012 ·  , Arianne Caryl N. Casashttp://www.sunstar.com.ph

Friday, November 9, 2012 THE Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) will conduct anew a conference on mining in Mindanao that will give focus on small-scale mining on the island. The conference will take place on November 15-16 at Finster Auditorium of AdDU. With the theme “Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Mindanao: Issues, Opportunities and Future […]

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US toxic waste dumped in Subic

November 9, 2012 ·  , http://globalnation.inquirer.net

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is investigating a US Navy contractor for allegedly dumping hazardous wastes on Subic Bay last month. SBMA records showed that wastes dumped by the tanker MT Glenn Guardian were collected from American ships that joined the recently concluded joint military exercises in the country. The tanker is […]

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Silent spring to silent transformation: Six reasons for our environmental concern

November 5, 2012 ·  By Jaime Tatay SJ (ECOJESUIT via CNUA) .

This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring, a book written by Rachel Carson that prompted the concern about the environment in developed countries, exposing the dangers of pesticide use in farming, wildlife, and people’s health. Since the American biologist first drew attention to the effects of industrial pollution on environment and on human health, […]

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Mining firm under fire after killings

October 30, 2012 ·  , Bong Sarmiento, Koronadal City, Philippines October 23, 2012, UCA News

Tribal and human rights groups yesterday accused a foreign-backed mining company of causing “mayhem” among indigenous communities in Mindanao, following the killing of a tribal leader’s wife and two sons last week. Katribu, a tribal people’s party, said the killings in Davao del Sur province, by soldiers, “proves [the military] can go to the extent of […]

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Cooling on coal

October 30, 2012 ·  , Philippine Daily Inquirer, Opinion.

Environmentalists and investors are again at loggerheads over two proposed coal-fired power plants in Palawan, the last frontier for conservationists. The conflict though is not exclusive to that island. It is also taking place in Davao, Subic, Iloilo and Bataan. It does seem that while many countries are moving away from “dirty” fuel (like coal) […]

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Bishop of Sendai: Stop discrimination against the people of Fukushima

October 10, 2012 ·  , AsiaNews.IT

Sendai (AsiaNews) – The radiation that hit the area in Fukushima after the terrible accident of 11 March 2011, “considering the fact that we have enjoyed a high energy-consuming lifestyle until now…should be addressed not only by residents in and around Fukushima prefecture, but Japan as a whole”.  This was stated in a public appeal […]

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