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But who will protect the protectors? THE 26 Wildlife Enforcement Officers (WEO) or Bantay Gubat were recently deputized to help protect a crucial part of the central Sierra Madre: Mt. Mingan, in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija. Deputized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) with assistance from the Haribon…

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OFFSHORE wind power has the potential to increase its output from 13 gigawatts (GW) in 2015 to more than 100 GW in 2030 thanks to technology advances and steadily falling costs, according to an analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report, entitled, nnovation Outlook: Offshore Wind, was…

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Many paints sold in more 40 low-and middle-income countries, including nearly 70 percent of paints tested in the Philippines, contain dangerous levels of lead, sometimes in direct violation of national regulations, according to a new report released by IPEN, a global network of public and environmental health organizations. The Global…

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New and old bird lovers are invited to join the Haribon Foundation to count “wader” birds on Saturday, November 5, in one of Manila Bay’s last remaining mangrove habitats. A “wader” is a bird with legs and/or a beak adapted to wading in the water for food. And the world…

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AN international team of researchers has developed organic solar cells that can convert up to 9.5 percent of the energy in sunlight to electricity, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Energy. An organic solar cell is a type of photovoltaic cell made of conductive organic polymers,…

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NEW DELHI/BONN: One of the critical challenges facing the world today is that emerging migration patterns are increasingly rooted in the depletion of natural resources. Entire populations are being disempowered and uprooted as the land that they rely on for their survival and for their future no longer provides sustenance.…

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A sugar company in Negros Oriental has adopted an innovative technology that will utilize biomass to produce renewable energy. The Raw Brown Sugar Milling Company Inc. in Pamplona, Negros Oriental has adopted the Fluidized Bed Gasification (FBG) System where agricultural wastes are “burned” when a limited amount of oxygen or…

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A common type of fish parasite can prevent the accumulation of heavy metals from pollution in the fish’s tissues, making the fish safer for humans to eat, a study by the Institute of Biological Sciences of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) has found. Species of Acanthocephala (namely…

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RESEARCHERS in Japan have developed a simplified method to form various organic semiconductors, in a breakthrough that could lead to the development of more energy efficient organic electronic devices and luminescent materials, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The method involves heating mono-functionalized…

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A “sustainable conservation trust fund” with initial funding of $1 million was established for the Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape in Palawan, the first such fund in the Philippines, environmental group Conservation International (CI) Philippines announced last Friday. Established by Conservation International’s (CI) Global Conservation Fund (GCF), the fund ensures conservation…

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