NEWS AT A GLANCE

December 23, 2019-January 5, 2020

INDIA TIMES
 
Picture of Burnt Baby Kangaroo Caught in Fence Shows How Destructive Australia’s Bush Fires Are
By KC Archana
 
Australia is facing an unprecedented national crisis, the bush fires are tearing through cities and rural areas, leaving millions of people and animals homeless and injured. Reports state that since September, at least 20 people have died and over 1,500 homes have been destroyed. 
 
 
MANILA BULLETIN
 
DENR laments huge amount of garbage left be revelers at Rizal Park on Christmas Day
By Ellalyn De Vera – Ruiz
 
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Monday expressed dismay over the tons of garbage left behind at Rizal Park on Christmas Day.
 
 
METRO
 
Nearly 500,000,000 animals have been killed in Australia’s wildfires
By Zoe Drewett
 
Almost half a billion animals have been killed in Australia’s raging wildfires with fears entire species may have been wiped out.
 
BBC accused of ‘preaching about climate change’ by guest BBC radio editor
By Emma Brzaell
 
Conservative peer Charles Moore, who edited Saturday’s edition of the show, claims the broadcaster has become a ‘secular church’ which ‘tells us what we ought to think about things’ and needs to be ‘disestablished’.
 
 
PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER
 
Swift action
By Mary Ann LL. Reyes
 
The first five months of the House of Representatives under the 18th Congress have been generally controversy-free, but the large number of quality bills passed in so short a time and without fanfare may have been enough to restore trust and confidence in the institution.
 
Coal seen to remain key part of global electricity generation mix
By Ronnel W. Domingo
 
Forecasts that demand for coal will continue to represent a significant part of the global electricity generation mix signal the need to reconcile what is real and what is ideal, according to the World Coal Association (WCA). WCA was reacting to a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that the use of coal for power generation would be stable, at least in the next five years, despite calls by environmentalists for governments and corporations to ditch the fossil fuel and go for renewable energy sources instead.
 
 
PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY
 
The IP journey of Pinyapel: From creation to going global
By IPOPHL
 
As part of the global pursuit to save the earth, the packaging industry, the biggest contributor to the plastic economy, is given a tall order: do away with plastics, completely and immediately. 
 
 
THE MANILA TIMES
 
Gen Z may hold the key to solving the climate crisis
By Ludwig O. Federigan
 
“What’s with Gen Z?” I was once asked by a media personality in a yearend gathering organized by a leading think tank on environment and climate change. I am prepared to share my insights having three beautiful children — aged 12 to 18 — of my own born on this generation.
 
Manila Bay restoration to continue – DENR
By Lisbet K. Esmael
 
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) vowed that the restoration of Manila Bay would continue until 2022. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said rehabilitation efforts remain in “full swing” almost a year after the government began the clean-up program.
 
 
THE PHILIPPINE STAR
 
Kaliwa Dam project: Government to relocate IP communities
By Rhodina Villanueva
 
The government will ensure that indigenous people (IP) communities to be affected by the Kaliwa Dam project will be provided a proper relocation site, according to the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System.
 
Angat Dam’s water level rises amid monsoon rains
By Ramon Efren Lazaro
 
Malolos, Philippines — The water elevation in Angat Dam continued to rise yesterday due to rains spawned by the northeast monsoon