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Crosta Pizzeria is a must-try, vegan or not

Jul 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Falling in love with this Poblacion pizza joint is as easy as (pizza) pie

Detours from home: Plant parenting in the time of pandemic

Jun 02, 2020 - 3:03 PM

It all started as a mild addiction in collecting indoor plants then I spiraled into becoming a full-fledged plant mom

Art by David Castuciano

Negros bishop to banks: Stop giving loans to coal plant developers

Feb 29, 2020 - 6:25 PM

'Banks financing coal are not only funding the climate crisis, they are also enabling the continued suffering of coal-affected communities,' says Bishop Gerardo Alminaza

WITHDRAW FROM COAL. San Carlos, Negros Occidental Bishop Gerardo Alminaza speaks during the 3rd Philippine Environment Summit held in Cagayan de Oro on Friday, February 28, organized by the Withdraw from Coal Campaign. Photo by Withdraw from Coal

'Plants vs. Zombies 3' soft launches in Philippines, Ireland, and Romania

Feb 27, 2020 - 6:33 PM

Seven years after 'Plants vs. Zombies 2' and several spinoffs later, the series makes a return to classic PvZ gameplay

PVZ 3. Image from EA


RESULTS: February 2020 Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination

Feb 27, 2020 - 5:04 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 1,334 out of 3,469 passed the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination and 48 out of 80 passed the Certified Plant Mechanic Licensure Examination

France begins shutting down oldest nuclear plant

Feb 22, 2020 - 4:32 PM

The plant will be fully decommissioned by 2040 at the earliest

This aerial picture taken on February 20, 2020, shows Fessenheim nuclear powerplant in Fessenheim, eastern France. - France will start closing its oldest atomic power plant after 43 years in operation, the first in a series of reactor shutdowns but hardly a signal the country will reduce its reliance on nuclear energy anytime soon. (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP)

UAE issues license for 1st Arab nuclear power plant

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:17 PM

The UAE has substantial energy reserves, but with a power-hungry population of 10 million it has made huge investments in developing alternative power sources including solar

FIRST IN THE ARAB WORLD. A handout picture obtained from the media office of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant on February 13, 2020, shows a view of the power plant in the Gharbiya region of Abu Dhabi on the Gulf coastline about 50 kilometers west of Ruwais. AFP PHOTO/Barakah Nuclear Power Plant

Kusog Bicolandia pushes for independent Bicol power grid

Dec 26, 2019 - 5:13 PM

‘We are wondering why we need to get electricity from the Tayabas station of NGCP when we can tap directly from Tiwi or BacMan geothermal power plants,’ the regional political party says

POWER SOURCE. Officials of Energy Development Corporation show off to members of the local media in Legazpi the facilities of BacMan geothermal field in Manito town. Bicol is producing clean and renewable energy from two geothermal plants in Tiwi and Bacon Manito geothermal plants but 70 percent of Albayanos remain powerless after typhoon Tisoy occurence. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Japan could release Fukushima radioactive water into environment

Dec 24, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Japan's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy proposes 3 ways to deal with the water: Releasing it into the sea, into the air using vaporization, or a combination of the two

At 50, Europe's oldest nuclear plant not ready to retire

Dec 05, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Commercial operation began at Switzerland's Beznau plant on December 9, 1969 – back when The Beatles were still together and a man had just walked on the Moon

This picture taken on July 9, 2019, shows a general view of Switzerland's Beznau nuclear plant near Dottingen. Europe's oldest functioning nuclear reactor, at Switzerland's Beznau plant, will turn 50 next week -- a lifespan deemed dangerously long by environmentalists who are demanding that it be shut down immediately. Commercial operation began at the plant in the northern canton of Aargau, near the German border, on December 9, 1969 -- back when The Beatles were still together and a man had just walked on the Moon. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

3 injured in blast at Texas chemical plant

Nov 27, 2019 - 6:10 PM

(UPDATED) Dramatic video and photos shared on social media show a large fire at the TPC Group facility in Port Neches, near Houston, with one resident describing waking up to a huge boom

EXPLOSION. This handout image taken early on November 27, 2019 and released to AFP by Ryan Mathewson, who lives roughly two minutes from the plant with his family, shows fire and flames following an explosion at a chemical plant in the Texas city of Port Neches, east of Houston. Handout photo courtesy of Ryan Mathewson/AFP

Iran says to resume enrichment at underground plant

Nov 05, 2019 - 8:44 PM

The suspension of all enrichment at the Fordow plant in the mountains near the Shiite holy city of Qom was one of the restrictions on its nuclear activities that Iran accepted in return for the lifting of international sanctions

IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL. A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on November 5, 2019, shows President Hassan Rouhani speaking during the opening of a factory in the capital Tehran. AFP PHOTO/HO/IRANIAN PRESIDENCY

FAST FACTS: What herbal medicines are being promoted by DOH?

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:10 AM

Since the establishment of the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Healthcare in 1997, the health department has endorsed only 10 scientifically validated herbal plants

Indian nuclear power plant confirms North Korean malware on its network

Oct 31, 2019 - 8:23 PM

The malware, Dtrack, affects the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant's administrative network and not the internal network controlling the reactors

[OPINION] Planting a lot of trees will make money for cities

Oct 19, 2019 - 11:30 AM

What if we plant our trees in clusters, or line a kilometer with just one species, a sunny yellow tree for instance, in the tradition of the cherry blossoms? Wouldn’t that look amazing?

CHERRY BLOSSOMS. Cherry blossoms from the Tidal Basin area in Washington DC, USA. Photo by Nicolas Raymond from Bethesda, Maryland, USA/CC BY 2.0

Beyond tree planting: How companies can ignite change

Sep 25, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Companies usually plant trees or hold feeding programs as part of corporate social responsibility. But a one-day effort will not suffice.

Residents urge mayor to block coal plant in Palawan town

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:16 PM

'I am not here to say 'yes' or 'no' to coal. What I'm trying to say is if it's advantageous for us, then I'll give it a go signal. But, if not, we'll stop it,' says Narra Mayor Gerandy Danao

CONSULTATION. Narra Mayor Gerandy Danao talks to residents about the planned construction of the 15-megawatt coal-fired power plant in the municipality. Photo by Keith Anthony S. Fabro/Rappler

Magalong prioritizes preservation of Baguio ‘heirlooms’

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:48 AM

Here are the first-term mayor's plans for the Asin mini-hydropower plants, Burnham Park, Baguio City Market

MAYOR IN ACTION. First-term Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong shuts down a bar at Upper Session in his first week week in office in July 2019. Sourced photo

Drone strikes on Saudi Arabia ripple across oil market, diplomacy

Sep 15, 2019 - 7:43 PM

Here is what we know about the implications of the strike on the world's largest oil processing facility and nearby Khurais, which hosts a massive oil field

Environmental groups urge gov't to block coal plant in Palawan

Sep 04, 2019 - 10:21 AM

The Green Thumb Coalition calls for a shift to renewable energy in view of the current climate emergency

BAN COAL PROJECTS. Members of the Green Thumb Coalition called for a total moratorium on coal projects in the Philippines. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

RESULTS: August 2019 Mechanical Engineer, Certified Plant Mechanic board exams

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:44 AM

The Professional Regulation Commission says 3,928 out of 5,563 passed the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination, while 59 out of 137 passed the Certified Plant Mechanic Licensure Examination

2 killed, 12 missing after huge blast rocks China gas plant – state media

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:01 PM

(UPDATED) Xinhua says the blast occurred in the air separation unit of the Henan Coal Gas Group factory and not in the gas tank areas, citing a source in the Yima city government

MISLEADING: Bataan Nuclear Power Plant 'wasted by Cory Aquino'

Jul 13, 2019 - 10:27 AM

The Cory Aquino administration decided not to open the $2.3-billion project due to safety and corruption concerns. A court ruling in 2012 also ordered the project broker to return $50 million in ill-gotten wealth.

Manila Water narrows supply gap

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Manila Water says it is drawing more supply from its treatment plant in Rizal and from deep wells, and was able to reduce its system loss

As water interruption continues in the Metro, residents of Mandaluyong getting a water supply from Manila Water, June 22, 2019. Angat Dam is now reported in critical low level. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Youth, advocates continue fight for coal-free Negros amid new leadership

Jul 02, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The protest turned into a time of celebration as youth, environmental advocates have once again proven that their voice can make a difference to continue fight for coal-free Negros

Activists from the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice. Photo by Jorge Gamboa

Bohol gubernatorial race: Arthur Yap against coal power plants

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:05 PM

His rival, former Duterte Cabinet secretary Jun Evasco, does not join the candidates' forum arranged by businessmen due to disagreement over the format

NO TO COAL. Bohol candidate for governor Arthur Yap faces businessmen in a candidates' forum on April 26, 2019, in Bohol. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Japan turns to foreigners to decommission Fukushima plant

Apr 18, 2019 - 2:52 PM

The step comes after Japan launched new visa statuses to attract more foreign workers and ease the impact of the nation's shrinking workforce and population

DANGEROUS. In this file photo, a staff member of the Tokyo Electric Power Company measures radiation levels between reactor unit 2 and unit 3 (Rear) at the tsunami-crippled Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture. Photo by Kimmasa Mayama/Pool/AFP

AboitizPower begins operating coal plant in Toledo, Cebu

Apr 16, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The coal plant will deliver power to Visayan Electric Company and electric cooperatives, as well as to open-access customers in Luzon and the Visayas

UP AND RUNNING. The Therma Visayas coal power plant in Toledo City, Cebu, is now operational. Photo from Aboitiz Power Corporation

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:48 PM

The delicate operation represents the first time the Tokyo Electric Power Company has pulled out fuel from inside a highly contaminated building containing the melted-down reactor, and comes 4 years behind schedule

This handout from Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) taken and released on August 22, 2017 shows workers pouring coolant to freeze the underground ice wall around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture on August 22, 2017.  The Fukushima nuclear plant's operator on August 22 started freezing the last section of a $320 million ice wall designed to cut down on vast amounts of contaminated water at the site of the worst atomic accident in a generation. / AFP PHOTO / TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY (TEPCO) / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

6 more detained over China blast that killed 78

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Measures will also be taken against Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical, according to police

(FILES) This file picture taken on March 21, 2019 shows fire and smoke rising at an explosion site in Yancheng in China's eastern Jiangsu province. - The death toll from a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 78 on March 25, 2019, with hundreds still receiving medical treatment four days after one of the country's worst industrial accidents. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

Manny Pangilinan on brownouts: We need more power plants

Apr 11, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Meralco chairman Manny Pangilinan says building more power plants is the 'only solution' he could think of

3 detained over China chemical blast that killed 78

Apr 03, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Three employees from Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical, whose facility was involved in the blast, had 'significant responsibility' for the accident, according to a statement on the Yancheng government's official Weibo account

CHEMICAL BLAST. This file picture taken on March 21, 2019 shows fire and smoke rising at an explosion site in Yancheng in China's eastern Jiangsu province. Photo by AFP

Death toll in China chemical blast rises to 78

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Local authorities say more than 500 people are still in hospital. Among them, 13 are critically injured and 66 are seriously injured.

DEADLY BLAST. This file picture taken on March 21, 2019 shows fire and smoke rising at an explosion site in Yancheng in China's eastern Jiangsu province. Photo by STR/AFP

China probes factory blast after 47 killed

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:57 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The explosion on Thursday, March 21, in the eastern city of Yancheng, Jiangsu province is one of the worst industrial disasters to hit China

RESCUE. Paramilitary police officers and a medical staff transfer an injured man as smoke rises from an explosion site behind them in Yancheng in China's eastern Jiangsu province on March 21, 2019. Photo by STR/AFP

Manila Water slammed for Cardona plant delays, fees

Mar 19, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The Cardona water treatment plant was supposed to begin operating in 2018 and could have prevented the shortage crisis. A senator also questions why consumers were charged for it as early as 2015.

Fueled by China fears, Russians protest Baikal bottling plant

Mar 16, 2019 - 3:05 PM

People are increasingly angry about what they see as a Chinese land-grab

A picture taken on February 27, 2019 shows water manifolds built on the ice of Baikal lake in the village of Kultuk. - A China-funded project to bottle water from Russia's Lake Baikal has caused a backlash in Siberia, where people are increasingly angry about what they see as a Chinese land-grab. Ecologists and local authorities have previously touted bottling the water of the world's largest lake as a "green" way of profiting from Siberia's natural resources. (Photo by Vadim DANILOV / AFP)

Wait, plants could talk?

Mar 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Plants have a planet within our own planet, and that planet is keeping us alive. Losing plants in a massive scale such as when we decimate forests is literally pulling the ground from underneath us.

Stakeholders' inputs included in amended rice tariffication law IRR

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the government listened to some of the proposals of rice industry stakeholders

Imported rice from Vietnam has arrived and are being unloaded and being readied for distribution at the NFA Warehouse in Quezon City. People have been lining up in NFA outlets waiting for supplies to sold at the markets. September 4, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

RESULTS: February 2019 Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:28 PM

1,538 out of 3,046 passed the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination and 31 out of 87 passed the Certified Plant Mechanic Licensure Examination

How natural gas plants benefit communities

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:40 AM

In Batangas, natural gas plant projects are powering up businesses, helping build infrastructure, and supporting communities

Chinese chemical firm 'misled' investigators over deadly blast

Feb 03, 2019 - 8:13 PM

In its report, local authorities also blamed the company's lack of safety measures and 'chaotic' management for contributing to the blast

Japan's Hitachi freezes British nuclear project

Jan 17, 2019 - 10:01 PM

Hitachi CEO Toshiaki Higashihara told reporters that Britain's looming EU departure had had 'no bearing' on the decision

Scientists boost plant yield by 40% through 'genetic hack'

Jan 04, 2019 - 2:52 PM

The wider goal isn't to produce more tobacco but to apply the technique to wheat or soy beans, in order to meet mankind's growing appetite

La Union deserves a coal-free future – congresswoman

Dec 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Ten years after the Renewable Energy Act was signed, 'the evils and perils it aims to eradicate have continued to persist,' says Senior Citizen Representative Milagros Magsaysay

LUNA COASTLINE. Part of the Darigayos coastline in Luna, La Union, home to many beach resorts. Residents are worried about the construction of a coal-fired plant in their town. Photo courtesy of Laurie Mae Gucilatar, Joms Santos, and Eleazar Cuela

Concrete plant defies Lipa mayor's closure order

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:52 AM

Residents of Barangay of Calamias in Lipa City, Batangas, appeal to higher authorities to look into the continued operations of RY Saligvera Builders Construction and Supply Company

WRONG PLACE? The batching plant of RY Saligvera Builders is in a residential area in Lipa City, Batangas, prompting residents to air health and environmental concerns. Contributed photo

DENR issues ECC for La Union coal plant project

Nov 03, 2018 - 3:53 PM

The project faces opposition from residents and environmental groups in La Union

LOOK: Miss Earth candidates plant mangroves in Legazpi City

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The 30 ladies, including Miss Philippines Celeste Cortesi, lead the mangrove planting at Barangay Puro

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

There is no such thing as forever – even with rice

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We can diversify a lot more when it comes to what we should eat

INFOGRAPHIC: Natural gas and the Philippines' rising power demands

Oct 05, 2018 - 10:54 AM

When it comes to energy security, we shouldn’t put all our eggs in one basket

Plant-rich diets may help prevent depression – new evidence

Sep 29, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The growing evidence for nutritional psychiatry suggests that general practitioners and mental health professionals should now seriously consider including dietary counseling for patients who are at risk of depression

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