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While the debate on carbon emissions and credits rages, an alternative solution is being offered by a woman professor and environmentalist: Live well by emulating the practices and coping mechanisms of grassroots communities. By LYN V. RAMO Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY –- Living well might can be one of the appropriate solutions to the climate crisis,…

By Andrew Simms International Commondreams.org Posted by Bulatlat.com Putting a price on nature becomes meaningless if we treat the ecosystems upon which we depend as mere commodities with a price for trading The economy is no stranger to creating its own fantasy world with little or no relation to the real one. We witnessed the…

Alternet International Posted By Bulatlat.com ‘The governments which moved so swiftly to save the banks have bickered and filibustered while the biosphere burns.’ Last night a tentative agreement was reached between major parties at the COP15 climate change talks in Copenhagen, but will need to be approved by the 193 nations at the gathering. Initial…

Multisectoral groups held a protest in front of the US embassy last December 7, marking the first day of the international climate change negotiations. The protesters called for genuine and immediate actions to make accountable the world’s biggest polluters, headed by the United States, cut down their greenhouse gases emissions and pay for their environmental…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
The Arroyo administration will have to work extra hard to prove that it is sincere in addressing climate change and its impacts. Signing the climate-change bill into law is one thing – approving the operation of coal-fired power plants, which have been identified as one of the dirtiest power-generation methods, makes a mockery of it.

By ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com MANILA — According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), Ondoy brought Metro Manila its highest amount of rainfall in the last 42 years. “In 1967, a typhoon brought Metro Manila 334 mm of rain in 24 hours,” said Pagasa spokesman Nathaniel Cruz in an interview with…

By ARNOLD PADILLA MANILA — “A President must be on the job 24/7, ready for any contingency, any crisis, anywhere, anytime.” “As a country in the path of typhoons… we must be as prepared as the latest technology permits to anticipate natural calamities when that is possible; to extend immediate and effective relief when it…

By VENCY D. BULAYUNGAN PIA-Ifugao/Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com BANAUE, Ifugao – Indigenous peoples (IPs) have contributed little to climate change and yet they are among those who suffer its adverse consequences the most. One of the causes of climate change is carbon dioxide resulting from use of burning fossil fuels which most IPs do…