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Climate change resiliency

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CLIMATE change resiliency is one of the major categories in building assessment conducted by the Philippine Green Building Initiative. One of its major categories is soundness of structure, which means that buildings must be structurally capable to withstand various stresses, based on established seismic, floodwater flows and wind pressure thresholds. Photo from www.suncam.tv

CLIMATE CHANGE is everyone’s favorite punching bag. Many are quick to put the blame on climate change for just about anything that’s going wrong. Some people in government admit that it is difficult, if not impossible, to solve the many environmental problems plaguing our country due to the complex nature of climate change.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Chefs tapped to put a lid on climate change

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OATH TO CLIMATE CHANGE Vegan chef Marie Itchon Gonzalez with students of Center for Culinary Arts. Photo by Tessa R. Salazar

The World Meatless Lunch, a recently formed Filipino-led movement composed of scientists, nutritionists and environment advocates, revealed to members of media on Oct. 1 the emergent need for all individuals on this planet to start reducing their own carbon footprints to avoid climatic catastrophe by 2050.

Posted: October 19th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

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