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Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

In this Tuesday, April 15, 2014 file photo, Japan's Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi speaks during the 26th whale meat tasting event in Tokyo. AP

Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial “research” whaling mission in the Antarctic after a United Nations’ court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as science.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Divers, resorts help save typhoon-stricken Malapascua Island

CARPENTERS repair the classrooms damaged during the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in November 2013.  EVA MARIE GAMBOA/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Teachers of Logon National High School (LNHS) were having a meeting in a roofless classroom three days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck Malapascua Island in northern Cebu province on Nov. 8 last year when a foreigner approached them and asked, “Can I help?”

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Endangered Philippine eagle killed by falling branch


A rare Philippine eagle, whose species is on the brink of extinction, was killed inside a conservation group’s breeding center when a branch fell on its cage, the center said Saturday.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Lucena villagers, exec return dolphins to sea


At least two injured dolphins, a mother and its offspring, which were rescued by fishermen in Barangay Talao-Talao facing Tayabas Bay here on Friday, were returned to the sea after being checked by local authorities.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Endangered turtles face new threat in Indonesia

A green turtle is seen at the bottom of the sea in the waters off Derawan Island, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. AP

Green sea turtles remain a rare sight in many parts of the world, but one Indonesian island tasked with protecting them is being overrun by far too many.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 dolphins rescued in Tayabas Bay


At least two injured dolphins were rescued by fishermen off the village of Talao-Talao facing Tayabas Bay Friday morning, a village official said.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Province opens window on its soul

FIGURES representing the mixed population of Davao Oriental—“lumad,” Christians and Muslims—greet visitors at the entrance of the province’s newly opened museum. NICO ALCONABA

The skeletal remains of Davor, the 53-foot sperm whale that was found dead on the shores of Governor Generoso town in 2011, greet visitors of the Subangan, the newly opened museum in the province of Davao Oriental.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Campaign on to save Navotas bird haven

NOT AS PUBLICIZED as the Las Piñas-Parañaque bird sanctuary, Sitio Pulo in Navotas City has a mangrove forest and avian feeding ground increasingly threatened by pollution. Photo by Jilson Seckler Tiu

The morning low tide revealed the island’s natural charms: a vast and largely uninhabited beach, a thick blanket of mangroves.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Group believes Yolanda failed to dent PH eagle population

The national bird of the Philippines, the Philippine Eagle or "Haring Ibon," was sheltered from the wrath of Yolanda by endemic rainforests in Samar. Photo by Klaus Nigge, courtesy of Haribon Foundation

Almost a month since Supertyphoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) rampaged across the provinces in the Visayas, little has been heard about the status of the country’s national bird, the Philippine Eagle or “Haring Ibon,” which has habitats in Samar and Leyte.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH eagles in ‘flight of romance’

A PAIR of Philippine Eagles sighted in Zamboanga del Norte.  SAMMY AMATONG/CONTRIBUTOR

The endangered Philippine Eagle also flies over the Linay mountain forests in Zamboanga del Norte, and environment officials in the province want the place declared a protected habitat.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Borneo orangutan dies at Indonesian ‘death zoo’

This handout photo taken on June 27, 2013 and released by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) shows an injured orangutan laying down on the ground as environmental activists transport it to an orangutan shelter in Panton Luas, Indonesia's Aceh Province . Indonesian villagers have beaten a Sumatran orangutan to death, an animal protection group said on July 2, the latest case of one of the critically-endangered primates being killed by humans. Only around 7,300 Sumatran orangutans remain in the wild, according to protection group the International Union for Conservation of Nature. AFP

An endangered Borneo orangutan has died at an Indonesian zoo notorious for the death of hundreds of animals in recent years, it was announced Thursday.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US studies humpback whale endangered list removal

A humpback whale jumps out of the waters off Hawaii. AP/NOAA Fisheries

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has launched a review of whether it should take North Pacific humpback whales off the endangered species list.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tiger, lions die at Indonesian zoo after being poisoned

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A critically endangered Sumatran tiger and two African lions have died at a zoo in western Indonesia after being poisoned, an official said Tuesday.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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  • Sonar finds 1888 San Francisco shipwreck
  • Santiago: Enrile, Lacson, Reyes plotting massive psywar operation
  • Poe, Cayetano to colleagues: Shun formalities, let’s hear Napoles’ tell-all ASAP
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  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
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  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Business

  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US
  • No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies
  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
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