Eco-friendly bamboo-made houses


Bamboo-made houses are a common sight in the Philippines and some countries where bamboo plant is in abundance. It’s cheap to construct and yet it can resist an earthquake.

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CNN Travel picks Tubbataha Reefs as 8th best dive spot


CNN Travel names Tubbataha Reefs among the best dive destinations in the world, ranking it 8th of the top 50 underwater spots.  The reefs are home to several hundreds of coral and fish species, and protector of one of the few remaining colonies of breeding seabirds.   The top 50 dive spots The complete list …

What is ocean acidification?


Ocean acidification is the ongoing reduction in the basicity of the earth’s ocean as a result of the uptake of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere over an extended period. Global warming, as we all are aware of, is one of the major concerns that the present generation has to deal with.  It is primarily …

Why are mangroves important?


Mangroves are often called coastal bioshield because of its crucial role in the ecological system. They provide a safe refuge for aquatic organisms, protects mankind from storm surge, and secures economic livelihood of coastal communities. At the same time, mangroves significantly facilitates in moving organic matter and energy from the land  to marine ecosystems. What …

Environmentally friendly alternative materials to plastic


It’s high time that we should seriously consider using alternative materials to plastic to improve our quality of life and a healthier environment. Anywhere you look, you see plastic – from feeding bottles to grocery goods container to food storage to credit cards.  It is indeed ubiquitous.   Because plastics are lightweight, easy to carry, …

Watch out for the revolutionary Rolltop laptop


The revolutionary Rolltop laptop is set to make a new trend in portable computer. It’s not just a futuristic gadget. It’s ergonomic. Get ready to welcome the newest invention in portable computer. Developed by the Munich-based design firm, Rolltop, the revolutionary laptop carries the concept to serve the purpose of designers, architects, and everyone seeking …

Coffin out of banana sheaves available


Have you heard of coffins made of banana sheaves? Some funeral homes have now turned to promoting eco-friendly coffins as alternative to the conventional wood material. This is their share of helping reduce the impact of climate change - by minimizing the use of hard wood and non-biodegradable options.

What you should know about pineapples


Scientifically known as Ananas comosus, pineapples are tropical plants with sticky, sweet, juicy fruit (although sometimes it can be tangy and sour).  They are powerfully loaded with several vitamins and minerals, as well as exceptional juiciness.  Pineapples are readily available all year round in local markets. Pineapple plants are commonly grown in the Philippines, Thailand, …