Mt. Apo reopens to climbers with higher fees, strict policies

Mt. Apo reopened to trekkers on Thu, around one year after fire broke near the peak of the country’s tallest mountain. More than 100 hectares of forest cover was affected by the fire, prompting the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) to close the ecological park to mountaineers. As of Thu, New Israel trail in Makilala,

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An ‘algae’ truth: Tourists express disappointment over untreated waters in Boracay

Ah, Boracay — famous for white-sand resorts, breathtaking sunsets, thriving nightlife… and mats of slimy green algae? The beloved tourist spot is now partially covered with...

An ‘algae’ truth: Tourists express disappointment over untreated waters in Boracay

Plastic, cellophane, wires, ropes, fishnets, and hardwood kill beached whale in Davao

What does it take to kill a whale? Trash, trash, trash, and even more

Plastic, cellophane, wires, ropes, fishnets, and hardwood kill beached whale in Davao

DENR: Guimaras boasts of 70 hectares of undisturbed coral reefs

Here's to hoping that we don't cause the destruction of this nature's

DENR: Guimaras boasts of 70 hectares of undisturbed coral reefs

‘Seed the Difference’ with the GreenerMNL movement happening on Oct 27-30

This makes it easy to be

‘Seed the Difference’ with the GreenerMNL movement happening on Oct 27-30

Plants in a box: From edible to ornamental, going green made easy with MNL GrowKits

You don’t need a plot of land to start planting greens, all you need is a

Plants in a box: From edible to ornamental, going green made easy with MNL GrowKits

Greenpeace opposes plans for waste-to-energy plant in QC, ‘just a fancy name for incinerators’

A Japanese firm is set to construct a USD395-million garbage-burning power plant in Quezon City that's expected to operate in the early

Greenpeace opposes plans for waste-to-energy plant in QC, ‘just a fancy name for incinerators’

This is how Gina Lopez ended up getting the DENR post

She is a ‘crusader,’ said President Rodrigo

This is how Gina Lopez ended up getting the DENR post

Smithsonian officially declares Luzon as having “greatest concentration of unique mammals” in the world

No, they were not talking about the

Smithsonian officially declares Luzon as having “greatest concentration of unique mammals” in the world

Flashback: Mt. Pinatubo eruption photo is one of world’s iconic images

It's an unforgettable

Flashback: Mt. Pinatubo eruption photo is one of world’s iconic images

Coconuts Manila Environment

This is our humble contribution to keeping our home livable. From companies going green to the latest vandalism in a popular tourist spot on a virgin island, Coconuts Manila will give you updates about things that matter to the planet. We stalk (and interview) environmentalists and  tree huggers to know more about intriguing issues involving animals, marine life sanctuaries, and rainforests. Coconuts Manila reports on excessive garbage, tree-cutting, marine life destruction and of course, climate change.