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Rain-fed Angat Dam, Metro Manila’s main water source, may again be facing tough times ahead.

Latest international models indicate the possible recurrence of the drought-driving El Niño phenomenon this year after its damaging 2015-2016 onslaught, threatening water in Angat and other areas.

Angat Dam / Manila Bulletin file photo

Read more: El Niño haunts Angat Dam anew

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Candon City, Ilocos  Sur – A day after commending Secretary Regina Lopez for the cancellation of 75 mineral production sharing agreements (MPSA), the Ilocos Network for the Environment (DEFEND Ilocos) asked her to include MPSAs that straddle watersheds supporting Ilocos rivers.

Read more: DENR urged to cancel permits in Ilocos watersheds

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Estates developer Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) is embarking on an aggressive plan to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its commercial properties and aim for carbon neutrality by 2022.  The company plans to achieve this through a combination of initiatives, which include passive cooling design, energy efficiency, renewable energy sourcing, and carbon offset mechanisms such as forest regeneration and protection.

Read more: Ayala Land aims to be carbon neutral by 2022

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