With single use plastics getting more and more attention globally, the efforts of one Philippines-based activist have been recognised by UNESCO, in the form of first prize in the regional Plastic Initiative Awards.
Bats have a poor image. Associated with Dracula, the man who sucks blood, they often feature in movies as part-evil creatures. Maybe that’s why few people seems to pay attention to them - even if they are facing an uncertain future.
A new approach promises to help reduce hunger, fight erosion, promote tree cover, and capture carbon emissions all at once. In southern Philippines, it is happening in upland areas now.
News from the aviation world has not been encouraging of late. Increased overall emissions, worries about safety and peripheral noise – but some airlines are making sustainable, safe operation part of their marketing pitches.
Farming the sea offers huge opportunities to feed the world, and reduce poverty. The Philippines is committed to maximising its potential in this new sector.
Filipino activists, alarmed by the rapid increase in shark deaths over recent years, are enacting legislation to help trim shark killing by fishermen and poachers. But a more insidious killer – plastics – continues to cut into the peak predator numbers.
With rainy seasons looming across Asia, typhoons and floods are not far behind. It pays to both understand, and be prepared for flooding, no matter where you live.
Rice is seen as the staple food across almost all Asian countries. But changes to nutrition education, concerns about agricultural demands and a trend towards urbanisation are all pushing a move to less rice on the Asian plate.
Time to stem the tide of plastic pollution, writes Henrylito D. Tacio, describing what plastics are, how much we use them, their harmful effects and environmental impacts, plus positive industry actions taken to reverse plastic-related problems and pollution.
Conservation agriculture with trees, or CAT, provides the benefit of additional income to farmers while protecting the environment, reports Henrylito D. Tacio