Stories

Anything Grows – A Sustainable Sponge

A little brain teaser: Sea roses are reproducing quickly and cover the pond behind your house. The covered area doubles every day. In 48 days the whole pond is covered. How long does it take to cover... Read more

Stubborn Planet – Risk, Ruin, Resilience

Imagine, a good old pal of yours gets diagnosed with a serious disease. Would you react like this? “He feels fine, this can’t be happening.” “Why him? It’s not fair!” “I’ll do... Read more

I want to fly away - Destination Flyways

‘Take only memories and leave only footprints’ charms the travel brochure in bright letters. Also the scenery sounds to die for, doesn’t it? ‘A romantic landscape of coastal tundra, near to... Read more

A Healthy Risk? Ancient Answers

One hot summer day in ancient Sicily thousands of years ago, Noble Damocles is guest at a banquet of his tyrant king Dionysius. Surrounded by magnificence, power and authority Damocles envies the... Read more

Tree replanting is an urgent activity to protect our habitats, be it forests or mountains. Taken by 17 years old Yohana R. Frias in Gumaca, Quezon, Philippines. Photo courtesy of ACB

No Place like Home

Habitats from Oceans Deep to Mountains High ‚Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home,’ knows already the famous 19th century song... Read more

Nature lets us rest and refresh. Designed by environmental Artist Yvette Co and executed by sculptors from the Philippine’s Wood Carving Capital Paete - Cesar Cagayat

Art to Save – Nature’s esthetic value

Out of Harmony As the primal creator, one could deem nature herself the world’s true artist. And ‘standing at the junction of art and nature are environmental artists, who are often balanced... Read more

a, Indonesia, May 29, 2013.

Every Litter Bit Hurts

It’s Coastal Cleanup Day What do space and the ocean have in common? Their vastness, that we know little about it, and that both resemble the mess in a teenager’s room. Rather than piles of... Read more

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Born to be wild in a warming world

Ridden a Tamaraw lately? Then guess yourself lucky, as for this unique experience there are only two options: Either as an old timer fan, exploring Asia’s wilderness in a Tamaraw Asian Utility... Read more

Mangroves: Insurance against wrath of nature

Relax in our fabulous, affordable wooden beach cottages with sweeping sea views and crystal clear water full of vibrant tropical fish. Enjoy a cold drink in your hand and a warm, salty breeze on your... Read more

From Reef to Ridge

A Sunday Stroll through the Philippine’s latest ASEAN Heritage Park Plummeting down a 500 meter deep valley on your Sunday trip is perhaps not the most tempting outlook for most readers. But once... Read more

The World’s Oldest Science Dying

Taxonomist as Endangered Species Parastratiosphecomyia stratiosphecomyioides, Micropachycephalosaurus hongtuyanensis, Aquila chrysaetos simurgh. Put yourself in Noah’s position, when he had the... Read more

Steering the Earth-Ship

‘First, I couldn’t eat the food! It’s not noodles, it’s potatoes. Potatoes, potatoes. Fried potatoes, European style. From the beginning, I said I don’t want to eat... Read more

World Health Day for a Healthy World

In mother nature’s drugstore A little headache from last night’s party? Just have a quick asprin and you will feel better in no time. The box is empty and the pharmacy closed? No need to worry. A... Read more

By Arturo De Vera Jr.

An environmental gender agenda

An environmental gender agenda Man is tampering with the buttons of the world’s climate machine and pushes the global ecosystem ever further to its limits. Or is it men? Let’s take a glance at... Read more

No water without wetlands

Celebrating World Wetlands Day Are you reading this newspaper over your Sunday morning breakfast? Bon appetit! And are you washing it down with a glass of water? This will fill up the three bathtubs... Read more

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2012: The end of the world, after all?

An environmental retrospect ‘Survival pods’ built by a Chinese inventor, underground bunkers developed to safeguard their Italian owners and a skyrocketing interest in one-way tickets to... Read more

by ACB

Giants of biodiversity

A belly full of ecosystems This story starts with an adventurous walk through a lush, dense and wild mangrove forest, full of humming birds in the canopy and thriving with fish around the flooded... Read more

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