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TO put a stop to overexploitation of fishery resources in Cagayan province, the Babuyan Channel Integrated Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (IFARMC) has come up with a proposed policy to regulate the deployment of fish aggregating devices (also called payao) and for the management of crab resources. In Cagayan…

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Austria has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Iran to build four solar power plants in the country. The MOU, worth 100 million euros, was signed between Austrian Solar & Benefit and Fars Province Investment Service Center, Babak Daei, director general of the Economic Affairs and Finance Bureau of…

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PARIS: Sun-choking debris cast off by volcanoes more than 2,000 years ago starved headwaters feeding the Nile river and hastened the downfall of ancient Egypt’s last kingdom, researchers said on Tuesday. Eruptions in the 3rd- and 1st-century BC —including one of the biggest blasts in the last 2,500 years—coincided with…

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MIAMI: Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere through fossil fuel use, researchers said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). Better land use could reduce carbon dioxide 37 percent, enough to hold global warming below…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for renewable fuels have long been a boon for agricultural states. But that is changing under the new EPA director, and that’s causing a backlash in Congress. EPA Director Scott Pruitt proposes stagnating the 2019 biomass-based diesel volume and reducing the advanced biofuels…

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NON-GOVERNMENT organizations (NGO) working with 16 cities across Asia have pledged during the recently held “Our Ocean Conference” in Malta to prevent nearly one million tons of waste from entering the environment through zero waste programs. More than 868,000 tons of waste annually—including more than 173,000 tons of plastic —are…

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DUMAGUETE CITY: Racing against time with the open dumpsite already “overflowing” with trash, the Dumaguete City government is now considering establishing a sanitary landfill for its exclusive use. The national government has already long outlawed open dumpsites with local government units (LGUs) across the country receiving closure notices from the…

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DUMAGUETE CITY: The Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (NOCCI) and its partners are targeting to plant at least 300,000 mangrove propagules next year as part of the massive forest restoration project in Negros. Dubbed “10M in 10,” the project, which was launched last year by geothermal leader…

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Members of the local government of Infanta, Quezon recently gathered in a training that teaches the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in disaster risk reduction and forest management. UAVs, or more commonly known as drones, are remotely-controlled and used for recreational and scientific purposes. Participants from the Local Disaster…

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THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has approved P175 million for the protection of the Quirino province watershed areas that is on the verge of being degraded as a result of upland farmers’ use of chemical compounds against perennial weeds, among others. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has approved…

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