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Investigation into gas leak at Biliran geothermal plant continues

June 22, 2014

Biliran Geothermal Inc. is investigating a gas leak that downed at least eight workers in its geothermal plant on Biliran Island last Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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ENR airs concern over lack of disposal facility for ODS waste

May 17, 2014

WITH the carbon credit market down, the Philippine Ozone Desk of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’s Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) is faced with the challenge of disposing waste from ozone-depleting substances (ODS) across the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dentists, students exposed to high levels of mercury vapors, says study

February 28, 2014

Dentists, students and patients are being exposed to high levels of hazardous mercury vapors in dental schools and supply stores around the country, according to an environmentalist watchdog. Read the rest of this entry »

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Public warned vs toxic ‘trumpo’

February 3, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – A consumer watchdog warned the public yesterday against buying trumpo or tops, saying that most of those available on the market contain lead and other poisonous substances. Read the rest of this entry »

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PH urged: Ban BPA in baby bottles, sippy cups

January 20, 2014

MANILA – The group EcoWaste Coalition is urging the Philippine government to ban the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in producing baby feeding bottles, sippy cups and other food and beverage containers for kids under the age of three. Read the rest of this entry »

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Emerging nations overtake West in dumping electronic trash

December 15, 2013

OSLO – China and other emerging economies have overtaken Western nations in dumping old electronic goods, from TVs to cellphones, and will lead a projected 33 percent surge in the amount of waste from 2012 to 2017, a UN-backed alliance said on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Treaty “insufficient” to reduce global mercury levels

January 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 2013 (IPS) – Even as government negotiators from around the world prepare to gather next week for a final round of talks on a new international treaty limiting the use of mercury, scientists and activists are warning that the draft treaty is both too weak and too limited in scope to have a major impact. Read the rest of this entry »

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New UN environment studies show rising mercury threat to people in developing countries

January 10, 2013

10 January 2013 – Communities in developing countries are facing increasing health and environmental risks linked to exposure to mercury, according to new studies by the United Nations environmental agency. Read the rest of this entry »

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Senate confirms Subic toxic waste dumping

November 22, 2012

US Navy contractor broke law—Legarda

A US Navy contractor violated Philippine environmental laws by dumping toxic waste into Subic Bay in October, Senate investigators found Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sale of imported mercury-laced skin whitening producs continues — watchdog

September 12, 2012

The sale of imported mercury-laced skin whitening products in the domestic market continues notwithstanding efforts to have them removed for consumers’ health and safety, a toxics watchdog pointed out. Read the rest of this entry »