Global Warming

Global Warming is a Catastrophe Coming! We already know the causes - humankind's unfettered burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. We already know some of the impacts - the melting of polar ice caps, rising oceans, severe droughts, the spread of pestilence, massive flooding, coral bleaching and surging storms. We already know who will be hit hardest - coastal countries, island nations, and underdeveloped regions like Southeast Asia. Read more

Genetic Engineering

Only a couple of decades ago, genetically modified organisms (GMO) would have been something out of science fiction. In the not so distant past, we never imagined we would find on our dinner tables strawberries with fish genes, corn with bacterial genes, and soybeans with built-in herbicides. Little did we know that such scenes would turn into reality in a dizzyingly short period of time. But this is now part of today's reality.Read more

Toxics

Rapid industrialization has made Southeast Asia one of the most dynamic regions in the world. The development of the region, however, has come at the expense of causing severe environmental damage. Pollution, particularly in urban and industrial areas, has reached alarming proportions. Major cities in the region like Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila are among the most polluted cities in the world today. Read more

Forests

Throughout the world, ancient forests are in crisis. Many of the plants and animals that live in these forests face extinction. And many of the people and cultures who depend on these forests for their way of life are also under threat. But the news is not all bad. There is a last chance to protect these forests and the life they support. Read more

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Look in the Mirror: Love or the devil on this fateful May day?

Blog entry by JP Agcaoili | April 30, 2016

“May Day Eve”, the short story written by the late Nick Joaquin, National Artist for Literature, is premised on an old custom which says that if you hold a candle up to a mirror on May Day Eve (the evening of May 1) and chant a certain...

Performing the Mutya: A re-enchantment of our times

Blog entry by Rina Angela Corpus | April 28, 2016

The Mutya is a mythical character in Tagalog legends, a river-goddess and protector of our waters, especially the Ilog Pasig. Based on Dr. Grace Odal’s cultural research, the Mutya is also a transcendent symbol of Inang Lupa , or...

Exxon and its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week

Blog entry by Naomi Ages | March 31, 2016

It’s been a great week for the movement calling out Exxon’s colossal climate denial operation, but the world’s largest private oil company isn’t having as much fun. First, the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF) announced it would divest...

Seventeen Attorneys General Joint Climate Announcement

Blog entry by Rodrigo Estrada Patiño | March 30, 2016

Today, seventeen Attorneys General announced their mutual commitment to collaborate on climate change related actions. Greenpeace USA Executive Director Annie Leonard said in response: “This is a clear demonstration of climate...

All We Need Is Less

Blog entry by Abi Aguilar | March 26, 2016

Our level of consumption and wastage has reached unprecedented levels, and it is alarming.  We are taking more from nature than we give back. This is evidenced by what Pope Francis says in his Laudato Si: “the exploitation of the...

We are called to reflect on our purpose and actions toward the environment

Blog entry by Diah Abida | March 24, 2016

Today, Maundy Thursday, marks the beginning of Paschal Triduum, which concludes on Easter Sunday. In the liturgical calendar, it is a three-day period for reflecting on the passion, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. ...

International Women's Day 2016: Celebrating bravery, celebrating ourselves

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | March 8, 2016

I have always believed that the women’s movement was created because we have so much to give, and not so much for the things we will receive. Before the term gender equality was even coined, many women already have made strides to...

Love the Oscars? You’ll love these environmental films too

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | February 29, 2016

Rising seas, severe droughts, catastrophic storms, people foraging for food. Sounds like a backdrop for a post-apocalyptic film but this is climate change, and it’s the real-life blockbuster happening right now. Whether it’s Al...

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