Up to half a million people in southeast China will be evacuated as the region braces for typhoon Talim, which is expected to make landfall this week. Although Typhoon Talim formed to the east of the Philippines, it is expected to spare the country. Liu Aiming, the chief engineer at Fujian province’s meteorological bureau, said… Full Story »
Current Environmental Issues
An enormous 17-foot saltwater crocodile was captured by fishermen on Tawi-Tawi Island this morning (Friday, September 8). The saltwater crocodile was first spotted by fishermen on Thursday afternoon. According to Ruben Balcorza, of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office of Simunul, a fisherman who saw the crocodile mistook it for a wooden log. When… Full Story »
Following a widespread outcry, the picturesque “Acacia Tunnel” outside Puerto Princesa in Palawan will not be destroyed by planned six-lane superhighway project. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has said it was investigating alternative routes to bypass the trees. The prospects of the trees being felled was decried by protesters as an “environmental… Full Story »
Nickelodeon announced today (Wednesday, August 22) that it has abandoned plans for a resort in Palawan following a backlash from environmentalists.
In January, the American children’s television channel revealed plans for an “undersea attraction and resort” that where visitors could “interact with the brand and the iconic characters they love” — such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.
Two women died as a magnitude-5.1 earthquake hit Leyte today (Wednesday, August 23). The victims have been identified as Maria Contreras Colasito, aged 51, and Rodita Baloro, 71. Mrs Colasito fell over while fleeing a building and hit her head on the pavement, while Mrs Baloro suffered a heart attack within minutes of the quake.… Full Story »