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Environment group Philippine Coral Bleaching Watch is urging the public to report the condition of coral reefs in their areas. “We need everyone’s help on the matter,” said the group’s coordinator Miledel Quibilan, noting that the country’s reef area covers an about 26,000 square kilometers. Quibilan said the public can…

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KNOWN for its pristine marine waters that remain relatively untouched, the Isabela province has the potential to supply the fish needs of Cagayan Valley. A study conducted by the National Stock Assessment Program (NSAP) in Cagayan Valley (Region) 2 proves Isabela, with a lengthy range of seacoasts, is rich in…

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Haribon Foundation recently visited the Learning Tree Child Growth Center (LTCGC) to teach young kids about Philippine biodiversity and environmental conservation through the foundation’s Biodiversity on Wheels (BOW) program. Around 120 students were given biodiversity education through lectures, story-telling activities and interactive games. During the learning session, first and second…

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MANKATO, Minnesota: The piece of land just east of Mankato was prairie for thousands of years. A century and a half ago it was plowed into farmland. Last year it was transformed to a massive solar array. And this spring, the parcel will become a first-of-its-kind research laboratory—studying ways to…

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding with Siemens that will start work on the region’s first solar-driven hydrogen electrolysis facility at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. Reem bint…

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The International Year of the Reef 2018 (IYOR 2018) was launched officially in the Philippines on Monday in Mandaluyong City. The event was initiated by over 60 country-members of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI). “Millions of Filipinos depend on coral reefs and other marine ecosystems for both food and…

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A multi-agency technical working group is set to formulate a Philippine roadmap for blue carbon control, according to an official of the Climate Change Commission (CCC). “The roadmap will identify measures for dealing with blue carbon,” said CCC Development Management Officer Seal Patiño. Blue carbon is carbon captured by and…

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SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga: Deemed as important migratory sites and habitat of migratory birds frequenting the country from October to March every year, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Central Luzon has appealed to the public to protect and conserve wetland areas in the region. DENR-Central Luzon Director Franscisco Milla…

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ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania: Nestle may be known for things such as bottling water, but now the company is turning its attention to another resource: wind. Using wind energy, that is. On Tuesday, Nestle — in partnership with EDP Renewables, one of the world’s largest wind energy producers — announced a 15-year…

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An international scientist and environmental advocate group is calling for measures that will protect wetlands from encroachment and the other ills of urbanization. “We encourage cities to adopt policies and actions, which will help conserve urban wetlands,” Martha Rojas Urrego, secretary- general of an international advocacy group for wetlands, Ramsar…

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