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MADRID, April 23 — A forest fire in the Autonomous Community of Valencia in the east of Spain has caused hundreds of people to be evacuated from their homes on Tuesday afternoon.

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By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) – Expect light to moderate rainshowers in Eastern Visayas in the next 24 hours due to low pressure area (LPA), according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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By Aerol B. Patena

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — As the country and the rest of the world celebrates Earth Day, the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) recognized outstanding researches that contribute to environment conservation during the 2014 Environmental Science Awards held at the Traders Hotel in Pasay City Tuesday.

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CARASI, Ilocos Norte, April 23 — About 8,000 saplings of "madre de cacao" (Gliricidia sepium) locally known as "kakawate" will cover more than a hectare denuded mountains here as part of the national greening program (NGP) being spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

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BEIJING, April 22 — China continues to face severe challenges in energy conservation and emission reduction, a senior lawmaker in charge of environment-related legislation said on Tuesday.

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UNITED NATIONS, April 23 — The United Nations observed the International Mother Earth Day on Tuesday with senior officials appealing for greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources.

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SAMAL, Bataan, April 23 — This agricultural town is celebrating its 373rd founding anniversary.

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 22 — Six centenarians from three towns of this province received a cash incentive of P100,000 each from the provincial government on Monday.

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MANILA, April 22 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has called for greater public participation in environmental protection to combat climate change that aggravates the impacts of natural calamities like super typhoon "Yolanda."

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WASHINGTON, April 22 — U.S. researchers said Monday that they have identified central-east Mexico as the likely birthplace of the domesticated chili pepper, the world's most widely grown spice crop.

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Students make art for Earth

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — Several college students from various schools in Metro Manila and nearby areas formed teams and showcased their talent in executing their respective entries for the three-dimensional (3D) street painting contest of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) for this year's Earth Day celebration Tuesday.

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MANILA, April 23 — Most parts of the country will continue to experience fair weather on Wednesday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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LJUBLJANA, April 23 — A 4.4-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest Slovenia at 10:58 a.m. local time on Tuesday, the national Seismology and Geology Office said.

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BAGUIO CITY, April 22 -– Zumba enthusiasts in the city will band together to stage a dance workout for-a-cause for the benefit the city’s barangay tanod or village watchmen.

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MANILA, April 22 — The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has suspended Arsenio N. Reyes, Revenue Officer III of Revenue Region Number 10 (Legazpi City) of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), for his failure to file his Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).

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BRUSSELS, April 23 — The European Union (EU) on Tuesday moved a step closer to its aim of an 80 percent reduction in the use of lightweight plastic bags in Europe.

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MILAN, Italy, April 23 — A series of landslides over the past few days have disrupted traffic near Courmayeur, a renowned tourist resort in the Italian Alps, forcing temporarily closure of Mont Blanc tunnel, local reports said on Tuesday.

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Students make art for Earth

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — Several college students from various schools in Metro Manila and nearby areas formed teams and showcased their talent in executing respective entries for the three-dimensional (3D) street painting contest of Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) for this year's Earth Day celebration.

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WARSAW, April 18 — Two days before the 71st anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, a ceremony honoring the memory of Jews and Poles murdered during the war was held on Thursday at the monument commemorating Polish and Jewish martyrdom in Warsaw.

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WASHINGTON, April 18 — The White House on Thursday mourned the death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia's Nobel-winning writer famed for his novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude. "

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