Millions of Australians "better off" under carbon tax: Climate Minister

April 14, 2011 12:55 am· Comments Off on Millions of Australians "better off" under carbon tax: Climate Minister 

CANBERRA, April 13 — Australian Climate Change Minister Greg Combet on Wednesday said millions of households will be better off under Labor's carbon tax, as the government has maintained that all revenue from the scheme will be used to compensate households and sensitive industries, and support energy- efficiency and new technologies.

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Singapore shipping giant starts using marine gas oil

April 14, 2011 12:55 am· Comments Off on Singapore shipping giant starts using marine gas oil 

SINGAPORE, April 13 — Singapore shipping giant Neptune Orient Lines will start using marine gas oil as the new fuel is cleaner and greener than traditional heavy fuel oil.

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Bishop, environmentalists call for “Green” Holy Week

April 14, 2011 12:55 am· Comments Off on Bishop, environmentalists call for “Green” Holy Week 

MANILA, April 13 — A Catholic Bishop and an environmental network promoting Zero Waste and sustainable living are jointly calling for a “green” Holy Week as Christian Filipinos prepare to mark the last week of Lent from April 17 to 24.

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Lampung University students to transplant coral reefs

April 14, 2011 12:55 am· Comments Off on Lampung University students to transplant coral reefs 

BANDARLAMPUNG, Lampung, April 13 – Students of the University of Lampung Biology Division will transplant coral reefs in Lampung Bay as part of the activities to celebrate the Natural Resources Conservation Week, the work coordinator Novriadi said here Tuesday.

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Features: Indonesia`s mangroves need proper management

April 14, 2011 12:55 am· Comments Off on Features: Indonesia`s mangroves need proper management 

JAKARTA, April 13 – Mangrove forests – a common natural feature of tropical and subtropical coastlines – are among the most biologically important ecosystems on earth.

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DENR eyes master plan for Laguna Lake's rehab

April 14, 2011 12:55 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, April 13 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as well as other agencies concerned aim to develop this year a comprehensive master plan for saving Laguna de Bay, the Philippines' largest but dying freshwater body.

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Bulacan gov reiterates calls for immediate action to rehabilitate Angat Dam

April 14, 2011 12:55 am· Comments Off on Bulacan gov reiterates calls for immediate action to rehabilitate Angat Dam 

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, April 13 — Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado has reiterated his call for a concrete plan and immediate action to rehabilitate the 43-year-old Angat dam.

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Cleanest municipalities, city in Bulacan named

April 14, 2011 12:55 am· Comments Off on Cleanest municipalities, city in Bulacan named 

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, April 13 – Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, through the Bulacan Kalinisan Task Force, has recently recognized the province’s three towns and one city that were enable to implement the best practices for a cleaner environment.

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Public urged to cut back on wastes during Holy Week

April 14, 2011 12:55 am· Comments Off on Public urged to cut back on wastes during Holy Week 

MANILA, April 13 ― EcoWaste Coalition is encouraging the public to cut back on wasteful consumption during the observance of the Holy Week.

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Government gains ground in drive for cleaner air

April 14, 2011 12:55 am· Comments Off on Government gains ground in drive for cleaner air 

MANILA, April 13 – The government has gained ground in the fight for cleaner air as Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje reported that the quality of air in Metro Manila has “considerably improved.”

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