People’s Climate March: a walk towards a cleaner Earth

There is power in unity! The People's Climate March has initially won. Thousand of Earth advocates came and responded to our call. Soon after the September 21 mobilization, countries from across the globe have started making plans and executing concrete actions that are easier on the environment. Little by little, we are heading forward... The [...]

Minimizing our carbon footprints with 3Rs

Climate change is not just a concern of a few or confined to certain regions of the Earth. Rather, it is a serious threat that affects all mankind.  Each of us, citizens of the Earth, has contributed to the accumulation of carbon footprints.  And so, let us do something to restore and repair the damage [...]

Waste management: it’s everybody’s concern

Waste management should be a concerted effort of each and every member of a community, and not a responsibility of the local government alone.  For everyone is responsible in messing up with Nature.  In Iligan City,  it seems extremely difficult to enforce a waste management program because of the divisive political views of both those in [...]

Animals are silent witnesses to global warming

Scientists warned that mass extinction of wild animals is likely to happen in the near future due to global warming. In fact, it has already started creating significant changes in climatic conditions that threaten species in different parts of the world. Polar Bears Polar bears depend on sea ice because they use it as a [...]

Clean water is not everywhere

Water may be a renewable resource as it replenishes itself through rain. But we should bear in mind that only 3 percent of it is fresh, and only a third of this amount is potable. The rest of the Earth's water is part of the ice caps and glaciers.  Over 700 million people in the [...]

February 2 is World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is commemorated every second day of February to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance in Ramsar, Iran on February 2, 1971.  Also known as the Ramsar Convention, it aims for “the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and [...]

Hybrid vehicles: a transport to sustainable development

Fossil fuels have brought us into this modern economy. But they also put us in danger because of the increasing carbon dioxide levels they produce. It is now time that we seriously look into the use of hybrid vehicles to reduce emission of carbon dioxide. Hybrid vehicles that are charged by electricity produce clean energy. [...]

Causes and effects of forest degradation

Forest degradation is the long-term reduction in the overall capacity of a forest to produce or provide benefits, such as carbon storage, biodiversity, wood, and other products due to environmental and anthropogenic alterations.  It results to a decrease in the number of species in the forest and in tree cover, or the alteration of the [...]

Living dangerously with polluted air

The Industrial Revolution ushered humanity into an age of economic progress, and a new kind of lifestyle.  A lifestyle that retrogressed from healthy to dirty.  Since then, we have been living dangerously with soot and polluted air. In fact, it is now very rare to find a place where we can breathe clean air. Alongside the so-called [...]

The harmful effects of smog

Smog, a name coined from the words smoke and fog, is a kind of air contamination produced by the photochemical interaction of light with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides that are dispensed into the atmosphere by vehicular emissions and postindustrial gas. Studies have found that the effects of smog can be serious and lasting.  While several [...]