Exhausted evacuees from Mariupol steel plant reach safety in Ukrainian city

The United Nations and International Committee of the Red Cross coordinate the five-day operation to bring out women, children and the elderly from the Azovstal steel works Dozens of evacuees who cowered for weeks in the bunkers of a steel works in Russian-occupied Mariupol reached the safety of Kyiv-controlled Zaporizhzhia on Tuesday, May 3, where … Read more

Negros Occidental environmentalists thumb down proposed natural gas power plant

BACOLOD, Philippines – Environmental in Negros Occidental have stepped up their campaign against San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) proposed 300-megawatt (MW) liquefied natural gas (LNG) combined-cycle power plant. Braving the summer heat last April 22, protesters at the Negros Provincial Capitol in this city said SMC subsidiary Reliance Energy Development Inc.’s (REDI) shift to natural gas, … Read more

Russia strikes Ukraine’s east, south; civilians evacuated from Mariupol plant

DOBROPILLIA, Ukraine – Russia carried out missile strikes across southern and eastern Ukraine on Saturday, April 30, Ukrainian officials said, and some women and children officials were evacuated from a steel plant in besieged city of Mariupol after sheltering there for over a week. Moscow has turned its focus toward Ukraine’s south and east after … Read more

Ukrainians cling on at steel plant in Mariupol

The Azovstal iron and steel works, one of Europe’s biggest metallurgical plants, has become an aptly apocalyptic redoubt for outgunned, outnumbered, and surrounded Ukrainian forces Explosions rumbled and smoke rose this week from a steel making district in besieged Mariupol where dwindling Ukrainian forces are holed up as Russia tries to take full control of … Read more

[OPINION] Bataan Nuclear Power Plant: Open or close sesame?

‘Sorry, Prof. Winnie, but I disagree with your position. We should not rehabilitate the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant.’ (Disclaimer: The views, thoughts, and opinions in this commentary belong to the author, and not to any organization that the author is affiliated with.) Among the different energy sources on Earth, nuclear energy is the most controversial. … Read more

Russia seizes Europe’s biggest nuclear plant in ‘reckless’ assault

Russian invasion forces seized Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant on Friday, March 4, in what Washington called a reckless assault that risked catastrophe, although a blaze in a training building was extinguished and officials said the facility was now safe. Combat raged elsewhere in Ukraine as Russian forces surrounded and bombarded several cities in the … Read more