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By Gideon Belen

LUCENA CITY, Quezon, March 31 (PNA) — As part of “Kalikasan” (Environment) Festival, more than 5,000 mangrove propagules were planted along the shoreline of Cotta Village and Village 8 of this city on Monday led by the Clean and Green Team of Arwin Flores in cooperation with the City Agriculture Office headed by Melissa Letargo.

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By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

CORON, Palawan, March 31 (PNA) — Municipal and barangay officials, business owners and residents in this town forged an agreement with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to implement an action plan to protect and save Coron Bay from water pollution.

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BEIJING, March 30 — The battle to dispel smog, cut greenhouse gases and solve the energy crisis is moving to space.

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XICHANG, Sichuan, March 31 — China launched a new-generation satellite into space for its indigenous global navigation and positioning network at 9:52 p.m. Beijing Time Monday.

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MANILA, March 30 — Women issues are often overlooked in infrastructure. The way roads are designed and built are traditionally seen to be dominated by men where specific gender issues can go unnoticed.

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GENERAL NAKAR, Quezon, March 30 — Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 4A (Calabarzon) Regional Director Reynulfo A. Juan reminded Chief Forester Miliarete Panaligan and other forest protection officers in the field to be more vigilant during the Holy Week as unscrupulous wood poachers will have a heyday during the holidays if not checked.

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MANILA, March 31 — The Antipolo City Government and the EcoWaste Coalition on Tuesday exhorted Filipinos joining the penitential “Alay-Lakad” this Maundy Thursday to make their pilgrimage litter-free.

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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, March 31 (PNA) — The environment department's Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) is reminding people to ensure securing, from protected area (PA) offices concerned, approval for them to climb mountains nationwide.

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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, March 31 (PNA) — Public interest advocacy network EcoWaste Coalition is reminding the people to make their Lenten break an environment-friendly one.

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MANILA, March 30 – Authorities retrieved a total of 515 pieces of abandoned lumber and flitches with an aggregate volume of 13,318.83 board feet from waters of Magnac River in Sitio Magnac, Barangay Maligaya in General Nakar, Quezon province.

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MELBOURNE, March 30 — Australian researchers have discovered that a unique form of carbon — which can be created by drawing on paper — holds the key to faster DNA sequencing, which would revolutionize medical research and testing worldwide.

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SYDNEY, March 31 — New South Wales police commissioner Andrew Scipione has warned the ice epidemic could ruin Australia.

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By Rhaydz B. Barcia

LEGAZPI CITY, March 30 (PNA) — “For the love of our children and upcoming generations, let’s protect the earth everyday. Earth Hour celebration should not be one day but must be every single day of our lives,” Fr. Herbert Canar said in a Holy Mass during the Earth Hour celebration here held at Albay’s Penaranda Park on Saturday night.

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By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — The Yuchengco Museum on Ayala Avenue in Makati City will conduct an intermediate Shui Mo or Chinese painting on April 18, 25; May 2,9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6, 13 and 20 from 2 to 5 p.m.

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MOSCOW, March 31 — Earth’s southernmost continent may have reached its warmest day ever on Tuesday when thermometers shot up to 63.5°F, a figure more than 30 degrees above Antarctica’s average temp for the month of March.

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YANGON, March 30 — Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered aircraft, left Myanmar's second largest city of Mandalay Monday afternoon for Chongqing of China to continue its around-the-world trip, local sources said.

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ILOILO CITY, March 31 — The Province of Iloilo has lined up various activities for the upcoming “114th Semana sang Iloilo” celebration slated on April 6-10.

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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — Germany is exploring opportunities on further supporting climate change-related initiatives in archipelagic Philippines, which is among the most vulnerable to the changing climate's impacts.

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BACOLOD CITY, March 31 — A contemporary Lenten presentation will be staged on April 1, 2, and 3 at 7 p.m. at the Sen. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center in Silay City, Negros Occidental.

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MOSCOW, March 30 — The Solar Impulse 2 (SI-2), a fuel-free plane that runs solely on power generated by sun batteries, has departed for the fifth leg of its round-the-world flight, the first ever carried out using a solar aircraft.

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