Friday, Aug 16, 2019 Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said the Philippines should embrace bamboo as a substitute for wood timber if it wants to increase the nation’s forest cover and fight climate change.
Cimatu said that using bamboo as an alternative to traditional hardwood building materials would eliminate the need to cut trees in the forest, which helps lessen climate change impacts by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
“We are envisioning to produce engineered bamboo as a...
In the faraway Barangay Kalabugao, in the town Manolo Fortich in Bukidnon lives a Philippine eagle with the barangay’s namesake that has been through the extremes of life and death, and now, has fully matured and had her own family. Kalabugao, a female raptor, is the world’s first case of a rescued and rehabilitated young eagle surviving and successfully breeding after her release back to the wild.