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Cementing pathways to ‘green’ buildings

THE 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol province and the Supertyphoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan) that devastated central Philippines in the last quarter of 2013 have again revealed the country’s vulnerability to natural hazards.

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US cities prepare for warm climate without saying so

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan—Climate change remains a political minefield across the United States, despite the strong scientific consensus that it’s happening, so some local leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe consequences without triggering explosions of partisan warfare: Just call it something else. In many communities across America, especially strongholds of conservative politics, they’re planning for the volatile weather linked to rising temperatures by speaking of “sustainability” or “resilience,” while avoiding no-win arguments with skeptics over whether the planet is warming or that human activity is responsible.

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Coastal cleanup through recyclables regatta

A UNIQUE way to clean the coast of Zambales province was held recently. The Harbor Point Ayala Mall in cooperation with The Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation (LMRLF), together with the Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailing (SAGS) Club, held a Recyclables Regatta on September 6 at the beachfront of The Lighthouse Marina Resort.

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