DPWH to use 'green' technology

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on DPWH to use 'green' technology 

MANILA, April 11 — In support of the government's effort to promote green engineering and minimize the effects of climate change, the Department of Public Works and Highways is conducting training on bio-engineering technology for construction, planning and design to engineers.

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Retired CJ Puno accepts adviser role for Butuan City greening project

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on Retired CJ Puno accepts adviser role for Butuan City greening project 

By Ben Serrano

BUTUAN CITY, April 10 — Retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno on Saturday accepted the invitation of the Butuan City government, through Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr., to be the city government’s adviser/consultant in the city’s greening project.

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Verde Island Passage's first major biodiversity inventory set this month

April 12, 2011 1:35 am· Comments Off on Verde Island Passage's first major biodiversity inventory set this month 

MANILA, April 11 — Government and its partners will mount this month the first major international expedition to inventory flora and fauna in Verde Island Passage (VIP) which experts identified as the world's center of the center of marine biodiversity.

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DENR to assess coastal areas for geohazards

April 12, 2011 1:35 am· Comments Off on DENR to assess coastal areas for geohazards 

MANILA, April 11 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through the Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau (MGB), is now conducting geohazard mapping on the country’s coastal areas.

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Roundup: Australia's LNG sector calls for carbon tax exemption

April 12, 2011 1:35 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Australia's LNG sector calls for carbon tax exemption 

By Vienna Ma

CANBERRA, April 11 — Australia's booming natural gas sector on Monday launched a campaign to be exempted from the federal government's proposed carbon tax, arguing the energy source is helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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PCC condemns Japan's action in Pacific Ocean

April 12, 2011 1:35 am· Comments Off on PCC condemns Japan's action in Pacific Ocean 

SUVA, April 11 — The Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) here Monday condemned as unacceptable the decision by the Japanese government to pump sea water to cool down the reactors which is then returned to the Pacific Ocean.

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Aklan coastal areas to be covered by mangroves

April 12, 2011 1:35 am· Comments Off on Aklan coastal areas to be covered by mangroves 

KALIBO, Aklan, April 11 – The newly-installed president of the Aklan State University (ASU) vowed to cover the Aklan coastal areas with mangroves as part of his main agenda to ensure environmental sustainability of the province rich natural resources.

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Fukushima N-plant hit by waves as high as 48 ft

April 12, 2011 1:35 am· Comments Off on Fukushima N-plant hit by waves as high as 48 ft 

TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA, April 10 — A wall of water that slammed into Japan's Fukushima Daiichi power plant in the massive tsunami on March 11 was as high as 48 feet higher than normal sea levels, a brief video clip shot by a plant worker shows.

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Highly radioactive water in nuke plant to be moved for storage Sunday

April 12, 2011 1:35 am· Comments Off on Highly radioactive water in nuke plant to be moved for storage Sunday 

TOKYO, April 10 — Workers at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are expected Sunday to start pumping out highly radioactive water filling an underground trench to a nearby storage place they have secured inside the No. 2 reactor turbine building, the government's nuclear safety agency said.

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Radiation levels remain within norm in Russia’s Far East

April 12, 2011 1:35 am· Comments Off on Radiation levels remain within norm in Russia’s Far East 

VLADIVOSTOK, April 10 — Radiation levels are within the norm in all districts of Russia's Far East as of early Sunday morning, a spokesman for the regional emergencies ministry said.

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