Estel M.


I have been a current writer and contributor for The Environmental Blog for the past 2 years.

I am a freelance creative writer based in the “valley city” of Olongapo near the neighboring Subic Bay Freeport Zone in The Philippines.

I enjoy outdoor trips and activities in natural settings and I am passionate about animal welfare and environmental conservation.

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Posts by Estel M.:

Solar Power: Disruptive Innovation in the Global Energy Market

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Photo Credit:  Some rights reserved by  Mountain/\Ash on Flickr.

The battle to advance renewable energy against the strongholds of fossil fuel is being fought on many sides. But it could very well be with solar power that…

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Simple, Healthy Eating Emphasized By Brazil’s New Food Guidelines

Saturday, March 29, 2014
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Last March I went to the famous strawberry fields in La Trinidad, Benguet while on an overnight stay in the Philippines summer capital Baguio City. The trip was…

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Eco-Friendly Oil Spill Recovery Material Absorbs 150x Its Own Weight

Sunday, March 23, 2014
Photo Credit: NAIMOR

Oil spill disasters cost so much more than immediate recovery expenses. Loss of marine creatures and contamination of natural water resources often result in long term environmental costs…

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City Love: The Earth Hour City Challenge 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Do you love your city? Or does your heart find its home in another one on a different continent? Wherever we find the urbanscape we call our own,…

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Eco-friendly Christmas Gift Wraps

Friday, March 14, 2014
A brown paper bag is transformed into an eco-friendly Christmas gift wrap with jute twine, natural accents, and creativity. Photo credit:  Some rights reserved by LornaWatt via Flickr.

Wrapping a gift is half the fun in gift-giving. This Christmas, why not skip the usual supermarket wrapping papers and make your own eco-friendly gift wraps? With a…

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New IUCN Red List Shows Both Good and Bad News

Friday, February 28, 2014
The Okapi is Photo Credits:  Some rights reserved by phileole via Flickr.

The IUCN has updated its Red List of Threatened Species for the second time this year and revealed species which showed signs of recovery as well as those…

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UN-Habitat Classifies “Prosperous” Cities

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Photo Credit: Some rights reserved by Gane via Flickr.

More than half of the total world population today lives in urban areas. It is estimated that an average of 200,000 people will be added to the world…

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From Fossil Fuels to Renewables: Electricity’s Great Transformation

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Photo Credit:  Some rights reserved by ajari via Flickr.

“A once-in-a-century transformation.” These are the words Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), used in describing the electricity sector’s shift from a…

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Supertyphoon Haiyan/Yolanda Didn’t Wipe Out Everything: An Eco Editorial

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Supertyphoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) almost the eclipsing the entire Philippines. Photo Credit: Some rights reserved by NASA Goddard Photo and Video via Flickr.

On November 8 super-typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), bearing winds of up to 300 km/h, made landfall in the Visayan region of the Philippines. What happened next is…

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Most Irreplaceable Sites for Conserving Global Biodiversity

Sunday, January 19, 2014
Palawan, Philippines' "Last Ecological Frontier", is among the IUCN list of most irreplaceable protected sites in the world. Photo Credit: Some rights reserved by nennnn via Flickr.

A new study has identified 78 sites from around the world as being the most irreplaceable protected areas. From Colombia’s Sierra Nevada to the Philippines’ Palawan, these sites…

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