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Mt Pulag fire: Hikers face imprisonment, P18-M fine

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:13 PM

The hikers from Cebu will be charged for violating the Forest Code of the Philippines, says the DENR

 TORCHED. Mount Pulag is closed off from hikers for 6 months after a grassland fire. Bureau of Fire Protection photo

Brazilian prosecutors sue BHP, Vale for $43B over mine tragedy

May 04, 2016 - 4:40 PM

UPDATED The civil suit calls on the co owners of the Samarco mine dam to completely compensate for the November 2015 disaster

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 6, 2015 shows a general view where a dam burst in the village of Bento Rodrigues near Mariana in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Shares in Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton plummeted seven percent in Sydney on May 4, 2016, after it revealed Brazil has filed a 43 billion USD lawsuit against it and co-owner Vale over the Samarco mine disaster. A dam at the mine they co-own broke on November 5 last year, spewing a deadly wall of mud and water that swamped a village, killed at least 17 and polluted a huge swath of river basin. / AFP PHOTO / Douglas Magno

Rosario mayor files cease and desist order vs Petron

Aug 13, 2013 - 4:06 PM

Mayor Ricafrente says Petron s pipelines are no longer safe Governor Remulla says leak could have been a result of negligence sabotage or force majeure

NO LONGER SAFE. The underwater transfer of oil to the Petron oil depot in Rosario, Cavite poses risks to residents, says the mayor of Rosario. Photo from EPA

Oil spill reaches La Union surf beaches

Feb 25, 2013 - 4:28 PM

Surfer clubs are cleaning up the beaches while the oil spill moves closer to Ilocos Sur

OIL SPILL. The oil spill comes from a Panama-flagged cargo ship that sank on February 17 off Pangasinan. Graphic by Teddy Pavon

1,000 sq meters of Tubbataha reef damaged by US ship - gov't

Jan 23, 2013 - 5:11 PM

UPDATED About 1 000 sqm of coral was damaged by the USS Guardian US and Philippine divers observed