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UN: ‘Yolanda’ tops extreme events of 2013

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The World Meteorological Organization, the United Nations’ authoritative voice on the state and behavior of the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and climate, placed Yolanda at the top of its list of key climate events in 2013.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos urged to join Earth Hour

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje urged Filipinos on Wednesday to take part in the observance of “Earth Hour,” saying “an hour of voluntary darkness will help us tame climate change.”

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Secretariat set up to protect Pacific Coral Triangle

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Graphic on Asia's Coral Triangle, which contains nearly 30 percent of the world's reefs and more than 3,000 species of fish. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has entered into a regional agreement establishing a permanent secretariat responsible for the technical and administrative management of the Coral Triangle, one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world, of which the country is part.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Stronger leadership needed in Yolanda aftermath’

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A mountain in Leyte with toppled coconut trees after the Nov. 8 Supertyphoon “Yolanda” lashed Leyte and other provinces in central Philippines.   AP FILE PHOTO

Stronger government leadership is needed for the recovery of the coconut farmers and fisherfolk struggling to rebuild their communities that were devastated by Typhoon “Yolanda,” according to nongovernment organizations (NGOs) led by Oxfam.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

93 more exotic animals seized

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Wildlife authorities have seized 93 exotic animals from Indonesia, Australia and Papua New Guinea, including wild birds, reptiles and mammals, which were smuggled into Mindanao in the second such haul in just two weeks.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Group slams shipment of toxic waste from Canada

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Zero-waste advocates on Friday expressed disgust over an attempt to smuggle into the country some 50 container vans of toxic garbage mislabeled as recyclable plastics from Canada.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US has not paid Tubbataha fine

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DEAD END.  The bow of the  American warship USS Guardian is lifted above water after it ran aground on an atoll in the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea in January last year, damaging the protected World Heritage Site. PHOTO COURTESY OF PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD

Almost a year after an American warship ran aground on an atoll of the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea, the US government has yet to pay the fine imposed by the Philippines for the damage to the environment.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US reminded on responsibility for coral reef destruction in Sulu Sea

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MANILA, Philippines — Almost a year after an American warship ran aground in the Sulu Sea, destroying a portion of the Tubbataha Reefs, a militant fisherfolk organization pressed the US government to take responsibility beyond the P58 million-fine it was ordered to pay the Philippines for the environmental damage.   The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang [...]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

For Filipino ‘astronaut,’ trip beats dream of flying

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Chino Roque with other Filipino contenders Evan Datuin, Ramil Santos and Axe brand manager Gem Laforteza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

As a child, he dreamed of flying in the sky as a commercial airline pilot. Next year, Chino Roque will be taking his ambition further and farther—into space.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Typhoon rehab a chance to build climate-resilient sites–Greenpeace

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Secretary Panfilo Lacson, the presidential assistant for recovery and rehabilitation, is one of the speakers at the ongoing 2nd Annual Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative Forum. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Greenpeace on Friday proposed that the government take the rehabilitation and reconstruction of areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” as an opportunity to build climate-resilient communities powered by renewable energy (RE).

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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