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Failed previous experiment leads to invention of artificial pollinators Researchers in Japan have developed insect-sized drones that can pollinate flowers, a fortuitous result of an experiment gone wrong that could be a partial answer to the alarming global loss of bee populations. Lead researcher Dr. Eijiro Miyako, a chemist at…

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UNITED NATIONS, New York: The UN Oceans Conference planned for June 2017 aims to create a more coordinated global approach to protecting the world’s oceans from rising threats such as acidification, plastic litter, rising sea levels and declining fish stocks. The tiny country of the Seychelles off the East Coast…

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Environmental group Haribon Foundation recently held its first bird watching activity of the year in the wetlands of Candaba, Pampanga. Led by Haribon wildlife researcher David Quimpo, the bird watching came at one of the best times of the year to spot migratory birds coming from other sites before departing…

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THE government has opened a tree seed center within the 123-hectare Cebu Experimental Forest in Minglanilla as part of a goal to sustain reforestation efforts through 2028. The tree seed center is the first in the Visayas and is similar to an earlier center established in Bislig, Surigao del Sur.…

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Nothing hurts more than a broken heart, unless we lose our life-giving forests, home of the unique bleeding-heart pigeons of the Philippines. A bleeding-heart is a pigeon that has a distinct red or orange marking on its breast making it look like it’s bleeding. They are found nowhere else in…

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The mayors of three municipalities surrounding Mount Mingan in Nueva Ecija recently signed a covenant to increase protections for the Philippine Eagle habitat, the Haribon Foundation announced. Mayors Rolando S. Bue of Gabaldon Nueva Ecija, Sherwin H. Taay of Dingalan, Aurora, and Mariano S. Tangcon of San Luis, Aurora signed…

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ROME: There are more than 370 million self-identified peoples in some 70 countries around the world. In Latin America alone there are over 400 groups, each with a distinct language and culture, though the biggest concentration is in Asia and the Pacific– with an estimated 70 per cent. And their…

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The World Wildlife Fund Philippines (WWF) has challenged the government to raise its renewable energy (RE) target from 30 percent to 50 percent of the country’s energy mix by 2030, saying that RE investments have already saved the Philippines P4.04 billion since 2008. Citing a report by the Philippine Electricity…

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The Haribon Foundation has launched a Biodiversity Fellows Program (BFP), a training course for local leaders and environmental officers from the municipalities surrounding the biodiversity-rich Naujan Lake National Park (NLNP) in Oriental Mindoro. The Biodiversity Fellows Program, or BFP, is a coaching and mentoring program funded in part by the…

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: The Cotabato City government is considering buying Chinese-made solar and wind-powered streetlights, officials said on Wednesday after a demonstration of the technologies. Inventors and engineers from different companies in China demonstrated and tested their technology by installing example solar- and wind turbine-powered lamps, hoping to convince the…

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