Swiss mining giant Glencore will go on trial before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) in Geneva this month for “troubling human rights violations in the Philippines.”
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Some 100 “environment planners” all over the country held a two-day conference here since Friday to discuss ways to create “green and sustainable communities” vis-à-vis urban development in Mindanao.
Davao environmental advocates Juland Suazo (left) and Francis Morales (right) of Panalipdan listens to the city council deliberate on the proposal for a ‘no-mining zone’ in the city. (davaotoday.com photo by MEDEL V. HERNANI)
City Councilor Danny Dayanghirang said the Council needs to firm up a resolution in the next two weeks before it’s too late to oppose the entry of two mining companies in Paquibato district, this city. Otherwise, “(M)aybe we will wake up and see the companies excavating the mountains,” he said.
Can drones or the eye in the sky help save our dwindling forests?
DRONES VS. ILLEGAL LOGGING Department of Environment and National Resources regional director Joselin Marcus Fragada announces that the region will…
Building the huge all-concrete structure — chiroptorium — will not come cheap.
With the number of mining firms under exploration concessions, gold, nickel and copper in the rocky mountains of Davao region continue to be up for grabs. But government earnings from the excise taxes paid by mining firms are small.
By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN
By JOHN RIZLE SALIGUMBA
Small-scale miners grapple with the impact of landslides and the government’s demolition order.