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A pair of Philippine eagles fly to Singapore

  LAST June 4, a pair of Philippine Eagles was delivered to Singapore as part of the Philippine Eagle Foun­dation (PEF) captive breeding pro­gram. The Department of Environ­ment and Natural Resources (DENR) signed a Wildlife Loan Agreement with the Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS). According to Dr. Jayson Iba­ñez, PEF’s Director for Research and Conservation, this […]

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The future of plastic

ACCORDING to the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup report from 2017, plastic drink bottles were the sec­ond most common item collected by volunteers around the world. More than 1.5 million pieces were collected from cleanups conducted along beaches, during dives and from boats. According to a report from CNN, the London Marathon was able to […]

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Zero waste airline flights

  SINCE last May, Qantas Airlines, Australia’s largest airline com­pany, has started operating a zero waste flight that flies from Sydney to Adelaide. A typical Sydney-Ade­laide flight normally produces 150 tonnes of waste yearly (which is 34 kilograms of waste per flight). On this flight, passengers’ waste will be composted, recycled or reused. None of […]

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Indonesia’s first subway

  JAKARTA, Indone­sia’s capital, is among world’s most-densely pop­ulated cities. Jakarta is home to about 10 million people, but the popula­tion of the greater met­ropolitan area swells to 30 million. Rising vehicle purchases by middle-class consumers (due to poor access to public transport) are squeezing more and more vehicles onto Jakarta’s unchang­ing road network causing […]

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El Niño

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El Niño

  EL Niño is a natural phenomenon that occurs when ocean surface temperature in the East Central Pacific becomes warmer than usual. El Niño event usually cause the average temperature of the global atmosphere to rise. This combined with human induced climate warm­ing can result in new national and global heat records, and changes rainfall […]

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Super corals may be the hope for coral reefs

  ONLY 46% of the world’s reefs could be currently regarded as in good health and about 60% of the world’s reefs may be at risk due to de­structive, human-related activities. By the 2030s, 90% of reefs are expected to be at risk from both human activities and cli­mate change; by 2050, it is predicted […]

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