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Kalikasan: The Environment


The Bonsai Kamatsile Tree

The kamatsile is the fruit of a plant having the scientific name Pithecellobium dulce. It is native to Central and northern South America, and was  introduced to the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period. The Spaniards call it guamachil or guamúchil.Filipinos also spell it as camachilecamachili and kamatsili.

It has been referred to as Manila tamarind by English speakers, although it is neither native to Manila nor a real tamarind. Another English name for it is monkeypod. The fruit is in the form of a long pod, and the flesh is white and edible

The Mira Nila Classic BamBike

This a Bambike or Bamboo Bike 

The select species of bamboo that  was use at least as strong as steel in tensile strength and have higher strength-to-weight ratios. The bamboo bike frames have been  tested for durability, crash worthiness and stiffness. They are certified to the toughest standards. The all-terrain frames are certified to the EN 14766:2005 and EN 14781:2005 clause 4.8 EN 14781 is the toughest standard for road bicycles, and comprises a total of four test clauses for bicycle frames: two impact tests and two fatigue tests involving 100,000 test cycles.  Most of the frame is made out of bamboo. The lugs (or joints) of the Bambike are made of abaca fiber and resin. The component interfaces, or connection points, are made out of aircraft-grade aluminum.  It is handcrafted by a group of skilled BamBuilders. Bambike frames take approximately 50 working hours to build. 5 year warranty on Bambike frames. 

Learn about Bryan Benitez McClelland of BamBike


makers of the famous Bambike or the Bamboo Biike

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What is Global Warming?

What is Global Warming?

Global Warming is a gradual warming of the Earth's atmosphere reportedly caused by the burning of fossil fuels and industrial pollutants due to greenhouse gases, leading to climate change and rising sea levels. Renewable energy, energy efficient buildings and sustainable travel are examples of ways to help avert the greenhouse effect.


Global Warming:  Natural or Manmade?


What is Climate Change?

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather over periods of time that range from decades to millions of years. It can be a change in the average weather or a change in the distribution of weather events around an average (for example, greater or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change may be limited to a specific region, or may occur across the whole Earth.



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