Campaign launched to unite Filipino youth vs climate change

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 July) — A campaign to harness the youth’s social media presence to produce positive changes in climate change awareness and mitigation was launched in Davao City Wednesday.… »

More automated weather stations installed in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 July) – More automated weather stations (AWS) will be installed in Mindanao this year: at least 11 in the Davao region — eight in Davao City and… »

Why the Pope’s Encyclical on the environment should speed up the end of the fossil-fuel era

GREENPEACE NEWS RELEASE Rome/Manila 18 June 2015 – Reacting to the Pope’s Encyclical on the environment, Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director at Greenpeace, said: “Greenpeace welcomes the valuable intervention of… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Climate change and the Church

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 June) – It was long in coming, but at least and at last, it has come – a strong statement from the Roman Catholic Church on the… »

National Greening Program won’t address climate change – former DENR exec

CEBU CITY (MindaNews/09 June) – The government’s National Greening Program or NGP won’t address the threats posed by climate change, a former environment official said Tuesday. Raoul Geollegue, former regional… »

300 cave enthusiasts gather in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Apr) – At least 300 cave enthusiasts around the country have gathered here staring Tuesday for their five-day 15th National Cave Congress. Jason Garrido, president… »

BOOK REVIEW: POVERTY AND ECOLOGY AT THE CROSSROADS: Towards an Ecological Theology of Liberation in the Philippine Context by Fr. Reynaldo D. Raluto

Quezon City:  Ateneo  de Manila University Press, 2015, 280 pages. Karl M. Gaspar/MindaNews DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 February) — The memories of Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines continue to linger… »

Mindanao’s revolutionary fronts’ common message to Pope Francis: peace

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) – Peace is the common message of Mindanao’s revolutionary fronts to Pope Francis — from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) which signed a… »

PERSONAL ESSAY: Why is Pope Francis here?

BACLARAN (MindaNews/15 January) — Finally, Pope Francis is here. A grand welcome has been prepared for him by both the Philippine Church and the government. Why is he really here?… »

From Baclaran to Iligan Fr. Picardal: “I started as a solitary rider and ended with the biking community”  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 December) – Fr. Amado Picardal finally arrived in Iligan City on December 23, two weeks after he left Baclaran Church, along Roxas Boulevard in Paranaque City, Metro… »

‘Climate Ride’ ends in prayer for Sendong victims

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 Dec) – Fr. Amado ‘Picx’ Picardal’s 1,800-kilometer 14-day journey on a bicycle from Baclaran to Mindanao ended here noon today after saying a short prayer… »

Hot weather almost stops Baclaran-Iligan “Climate Ride”

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/23 December) – His experience along the Bukidnon-Davao highway Sunday proved to Redemporist priest Fr. Amado “Picx” Picardal that he was doing the right thing when he… »

Biking Priest in CDO

Fr. Amado “Picx” Picardal (center) arrives in Cagayan de Oro City, accompanied by cyclists from Malaybalay City, Bukidnon on Dec. 22, 2014. From Cagayan de Oro, Picardal will pedal to… »

Priest starts Mindanao leg of ‘Climate Ride’

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/18 December) – After finishing the Baclaran-Leyte route on Tuesday, Redemptorist priest Fr. Amado Picardal began the Mindanao leg of his bike tour for the climate Wednesday from… »

MINDAVIEWS: Let’s bike to save the planet

(Pre-departure Statement of Fr. Amado L. Picardal aka Fr. Picx, who will bike from Baclaran to Iligan City starting December 10 in what he calls a “Climate Ride.”) BACLARAN (MindaNews/08… »

Fr. Picx: from biking for peace in 2000 to biking for climate in 2014

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 Dec) — He biked “for peace” across the country for 18 days in 2000, meeting truckloads of soldiers on their way to the Estrada administration’s “all-out war”… »

Dead “Treevolution” seedlings in Maguindanao village to be replaced

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/06 December) – Volunteers replaced on Saturday the seedlings that were planted in Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao as part of the “Treevolution” campaign but did not survive.… »

Mindanao LGU leaders call for immediate access to adaptation funds;  seek clarity on use of People’s Survival Fund

Davao City (October 6, 2014) —– Local government leaders from 23 municipalities from Maguindanao, Cotabato, Lanao del Sur, Sultan Kudarat, Agusan, and Surigao provinces flocked to Davao City to renew… »

LGUs urged to adopt crop diversification, other measures for climate change

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 October) – Local government units should explore crop diversification and an improved water resource management for them to quickly adapt to changing weather patterns, a member of… »

Construction boom expected as a result of climate change

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Aug) – Engineers here say that there is a “tremendous opportunity” for construction projects in the region because of climate change. In an interview held… »

Climate Change Adaptation

Commissioner Naderev Saño of the National Climate Change Commission speaks at the workshop on ecosystem-based climate change adaptation in Cebu City (August 6). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

‘PH disaster rehab, preparedness plans ignore ecosystems’

CEBU CITY (MindaNews/06 August) – The country’s response to disasters like super typhoon Yolanda and its strategies for disaster preparedness have not been linked to ecosystem degradation and grassroots participation,… »

ADVOCACY MINDANOW: Going ‘green’ in Baguio City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 July) — Over the weekend, I travelled by bus for the first time to Baguio City, the country’s summer capital 5,000 feet up in the sky for… »

BIMP-EAGA environment cluster OKs climate change proposal

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/20 June) – A proposal by the Philippines to implement a US$ 1.2-million environment project in the BIMP-EAGA was adopted by the sub-regional cooperation’s environment cluster, a government… »

DENR-IX to reorganize regional task force on climate change

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/30 May) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to reorganize Regional Task Force on Climate Change. Arleigh Adorable, DENR Regional Executive Director, cited… »

Mindanao state universities and colleges to offer DRMM and climate change courses

DAVAO CITY (May 30, 2014) – Mindanao’s state universities and colleges are stepping up efforts in making the island-region and its people more adaptable to climate change by integrating disaster… »

PAGASA: Prepare for long dry spell

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 May) — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) urged Region 12’s four provinces and five cities to start preparing for the predicted onslaught… »

LGUs in Region 12 urged to adopt disaster management tools

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 May) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is pushing for the full adoption by local government units (LGUs) in Region 12 of various disaster… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Melting Point: Grappling with Sea Level Rise (Last of a series)

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – Science says planet Earth is around 4.5 billion years old, and the universe at least 13 billion years old. Interestingly, many of humanity’s technological advances… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Melting Point: Grappling with Sea Level Rise (3)

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 May) — If, as scientists say, there’s no stopping the collapse of ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland as global warming has reached a threshold no thanks… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Melting Point: Grappling with Sea Level Rise (2)

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 May) — The first part of this series cites three findings related to global warming in reports released recently by climate experts: [1] Sea level rise has… »

6 Davao City villages ‘most vulnerable’ to disasters due to climate change–DENR

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 May)–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has classified six barangays here as “most vulnerable” to disasters brought by climate change based on the data of… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Melting Point: Grappling with Sea Level Rise

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/17 May)—Sea level rise has become irreversible, scientists said at the Weather and Climate Forum in Paris last month. And on May 12, a news item in… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Climate Change!

Karong semanaha nakapagtataka sa buntag paskang inita kung di ka maligo mura ka’g gisugba pero sa hapon kalit mobunok ang ulan dala sa maitom nga dag-om Ang alisngaw sa init… »

Climate Change Talk

Raoul Geollege, former environment regional director for Northern Mindanao, says upland communities should receive economic incentives to motivate them to protect the forests. Geollege spoke in a forum on climate… »

Mindanao Energy Outlook

Mindanao Development Authority Assistant Secretary Romeo Montenegro III explains to reporters the prospects of renewable energy in the island, on the second day (26 April 2014) of the 9th Mindanao… »

Think Global, Act Local

Darrel Blatchley, curator of D’Bone Museum, posts a challenge to journalists to take an active role in the community with respect to the environment during the second day of the… »

Why World Is Warmer

Fr. Daniel McNamara ,  SJ chair of the Ateneo de Davao University’s Environmental Science Department, explains the impact of climate change to Mindanao media executives during the 9th Mindanao Media… »

Communicating the Impact of Climate Change is 9th Mindanao Media Summit’s theme

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 April) – Mindanawon experts will discuss with Mindanawon media executives the impact of climate change in Mindanao, the theme for the 9th Mindanao Media Summit… »

TURNING POINT: The Earth: Ours to Love, to Live

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/23 April) — The 22 of April is celebrated annually as Earth Day to raise worldwide awareness on the need to care for and protect the planet… »

Bukidnon creates climate change body

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 9 April) – The Bukidnon provincial government has created the Ecological Solid Waste Management Board (ESWMB) and the Provincial Climate Change Committee (PCCC) with the issuances… »

BISAG UNSA: Hulaw/Climate Change

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (MindaNews / Marso 17) – Karon pa ko kakita og mga prutas sa rambutan nga nangliki sa punoan mismo. Mao nay nahitabo sa mga rambutan sa akong… »

Davao Oriental governor asks SP to declare state of calamity

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 January) — Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon on Monday asked the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to declare the province under a state of calamity following the massive devastation due… »

40,000 families displaced by floods in NE Mindanao

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 January) — The number of people affected by floods spawned by a Low Pressure Area (LPA) over Mindanao has climbed to 40,640 families or 199,327 individuals, the… »

CRUCIBLE: Two Birds in the Nest

(A Friday Khutbah delivered at the Institute of Islamic Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman on 06 December 2013). QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/7 December)– There are some encounters we usually have… »

Good governance must address climate change issues, says bishop

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 November)–Good governance must also address issues on climate change, Malaybalay Bishop Jose Cabantan told participants at the launching Thursday of Barog Bukidnon (Rise Bukidnon), a group advocating… »

Flooded Koronadal

Heavy rains inundate some parts of downtown Koronadal City in this photo taken shortly before 6am on October 28, 2013. Photo Courtesy of Love Bacongco

GenSan gets serious on climate change adaptation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 Oct) – In a bid to strengthen the city’s climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives, the city council here is pushing for the creation… »

Cooking hot to keep the climate cool

VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – Buying a new cookstove is not easy. Sellers offer heaps of different models that look alike and as a buyer, how do you… »

IPM adopted to protect trees in ‘greening’ sites

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 September) — Environment personnel in Region 12 have adopted the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to ensure the survival and proper growth of trees planted in… »

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