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Fees set for use of Quezon zigzag road, protected forest

LUCENA CITY — The government will start collecting P20 as environmental fee from motorists passing through Quezon province’s scenic zigzag road, called “Eme,” in the boundaries of Pagbilao, Atimonan and Padre Burgos towns. Ramil Gutierrez, Quezon Protected Landscape (QPL) park area supervisor, said the fee would be collected by the Protected Area Management Bureau (PAMB) […]

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Diesel in Davao to soon cost just P16 per liter

DAVAO CITY — A plant that could produce biofuel that would cost no more than P16 per liter has been opened here on Friday, raising hopes, too, for a stop to the dumping of used cooking oil into the city’s rivers and canals. The plant, an initiative of the city government, Japan International Cooperation Agency […]

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Study lists 16 pollution-tolerant trees for 7 busiest Metro roads

Trees need to be compatible with their environment to maximize their ability to survive and influence urban air quality, a new study has suggested. Based on the findings, a team of Filipino scientists has come up with a “menu” identifying which species can withstand the air quality in seven of Metro Manila’s busiest thoroughfares: Edsa, […]

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1,858 trees must go for MRT 7

A total of 1,858 trees, including narra, molave and ipil species which are on the endangered list, will “have to go” to make way for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 7 project, a Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) official said on Thursday. “MRT 7 is a priority project.  In the first place, the […]

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Olive Ridley sea turtles return to nest at Chevron’s Batangas beachline

After several coastal cleanups, the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles are back nesting in the beaches of San Pascual in Batangas. Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI) has been conducting beach clearing along the coastline bordering its Batangas Terminal as part of its annual Week of Caring (WOC) activities. During the past two years, Olive Ridley sea […]

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Toyota, Suzuki tying up in technology, ecology partnership

TOKYO— Toyota, the world’s top automaker, and Suzuki, a Japanese rival that specializes in tiny vehicles, are tying up in a partnership. Both sides announced in a joint statement Wednesday they will study areas they can work together in developing technology for the environment, safety and information networking. They said such areas are likely to […]

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Stomachs of dead sperm whales found in Germany filled with car parts, plastics

Marine biologists were deeply saddened upon discovering 29 lifeless sperm whales around the shore of North Sea Island in Germany last week, and their grief heightened further after finding out what were inside the animals’ stomachs. According to a press release from Wadden Sea National Park in Schleswig-Holstein, most of the whales had stomachs full […]

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UP bike sharing scheme gets P15-M boost from DOST

THE DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology (DOST) has extended a P15-million grant to a 2-year-old program developed by University of the Philippines (UP) students, which combines technology and the earth-friendly use of bicycles to offer a viable mode of urban transport. The proponents of the UP Bike Share Program hope to use the money to […]

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Creating a fraud-proof environment

Purchasing a brand-new or second-hand vehicle via online car buy-and-sell websites should not be a matter of divine intervention. There’s no St. Enzo, patron saint against suspension rattles and hidden defects, looking out for our welfare.

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Jan 17, 2018

Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated cars for 2018 is Honda’s all-new CR-V.