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Study says lapu-lapu ‘threatened’ species

LAPU-LAPU COUNTRY There are at least 27 lapu-lapu
(grouper) species in the Philippines, of which six are “vulnerable”
or “near-threatened.” CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The expensive lapu-lapu (grouper) that we export to Hong Kong may be good business, but the traders may be signing the death papers of an already threatened species, according to molecular biologists.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

Beijing Marathon Smog

Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Environmentalist to DPWH: Don’t justify tree murder

THESE trees in the Binalonan section of the Manila North Road were marked for cutting when this photo was taken on Aug. 8. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

Officials of government agencies who wanted to cut trees along the Manila North Road (MNR) traversing eastern Pangasinan towns are now using the “dead tree discourse” to justify the “murder” of the trees, an environmentalist said here.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

CBCP head urges Filipinos to shun ‘not in my backyard’ mentality to save environment

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop and CBCP president Socrates Villegas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines is urging Filipinos to shun the “not in my backyard” mentality, saying that reducing the impact of climate change should be everyone’s concern.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Scientists see severe coral bleaching near Oahu

This 2014 photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology shows bleached coral at Lisianski Island in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The pale coral is bleached due to thermal stress, while the lavender-colored coral is healthy. AP

While people in Hawaii have been sweating out a lack of trade winds, corals underwater are also suffering.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »