The PBB 401 rice variety stands out because it has repeatedly shown its resilience to floods, including those induced by extreme weather events.
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Jeepneys’ just energy transition bogged down by lack of support
“A just transition to jeepney modernization entails putting critical infrastructure in place and empowering small cooperatives while developing renewable energy sources.”
Land monopoly and climate crisis: A look at Asia
The people rising for climate justice necessitates the struggle to dismantle corporate monopoly control over land and resources and give humanity a fighting chance to survive and reverse the climate crisis.
COP27: Perspectives from the world’s poorest
Will this gathering of world leaders finally heed the demands of environmental defenders for genuine and systemic solutions to the climate crisis? Will the world’s biggest polluter be finally made accountable?
By DEE AYROSO
Tropical storm Paeng leaves 48 dead, thousands flooded
Provinces in the south were hit the hardest while a “state of calamity” has been declared in the city of Cotabato where some 67,000 residents have been affected by the storm.
187 planned reclamation projects to hurt fisherfolk, destroy marine biodiversity
“It has been long proven by many scientists, experts, and fisherfolk that reclamation is catastrophic to marine and aquatic ecosystems. On top of its environmental impacts, reclamation entails massive displacement of fisherfolk and a consequent threat to local fish supply.”
Residents of a flood-prone community seek aid, long-term solutions
Quezon City is among the world’s largest cities that will be exposed to severe flooding and drought. But families residing in urban poor communities like Tatalon are not getting sufficient help.
‘Philippine courts must be ready for climate litigation’ – green groups
The Philippine courts have some catching up to do.
Kabankalan rice farmers need aid after onslaught of Odette
“Climate crisis is getting more real, and what’s more real is the devastation getting stronger each year, with most of the vulnerable communities heavily affected. Super-typhoon Odette (International name Rai) slapped its strength on farming and fishing communities in the Visayas.”
Farmer, agri officer attest to the demand for organic rice
For an organic practitioner in Santa Magdalena town in Sorsogon, he said there is demand for organic rice but the supply is lacking.