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PH deadliest Asian country for environment activists – report

In this July 6, 2012 file photo, candles are lit at the very spot where Dutch environmental activist Wilhem Geertman, a former religious missionary who helped poor farmers affected by illegal logging and mining, was killed allegedly in a robbery attempt in San Fernando city, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines. AP

The Philippines is the deadliest Asian country for environment and land defenders, a report from a London-based group said.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Cheaper climate change solutions available now—Kerry

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US Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

Fighting climate change is about will and not about capacity, United States (US) Secretary of State John Kerry said in response to an international panel’s report that greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels.

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

Green groups urge Canada to ‘re-export’ toxic waste

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An online petition urges Canada to hasten the “re-exporation” of some 50 container vans of toxic garbage smuggled into the country last February.

Posted: March 28th, 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 »

Large cache of smuggled exotic animals seized in Surigao

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Wildlife officers said Wednesday they had seized almost 100 exotic animals and birds, including cockatoos, echidnas and wallabies, that had been smuggled into the Philippines for sale to wealthy collectors.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Calif. releases final report, preventive steps for oil refinery safety

The August 2012 Chevron refinery explosion in Richmond, California. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Ecowatch

After more than 18 months, the California’s Interagency Working Group on Refinery Safety (Working Group) released its final report with recommendations to improve public and worker safety at and near oil refineries.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Talks on payment for Tubbataha Reefs damage suspended

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This undated handout photo released on March 30, 2013 by Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) shows the stern of the USS Guardian before being lifted by a boat crane during its salvage operation at Tubbataha reef, in Palawan island, western Philippines.  AFP PHOTO/PCG

Negotiations on the compensation for the damage wrought by a United States Navy ship to the Tubbataha Reefs have been suspended as a case is pending before the Supreme Court (SC), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH to pursue damage claims vs US on Tubbataha

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In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian  sits aground in this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The government remains committed to continue pursuing its claims for compensation on the damages made by a US Navy Ship on the Tubbataha reef in 2013, Malacanang said Saturday.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Endangered ‘Asian Unicorn’ sighted in Vietnam: WWF

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The critically endangered twin-horned saola has been sighted in Vietnam for the first time in over a decade, raising hopes of recovery for the mysterious animal, conservationists said Wednesday.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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