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Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires

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Air pollution in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels Monday, blanketing the city-state’s skyline with clouds of smog from fires raging across giant rainforests in the neighboring Indonesian island of Sumatra, officials said.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Plastic pollution choking Australian waters – study

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Three-quarters of the trash found off Australian beaches is plastic, a study released Monday said as it warned that the rubbish is entangling and being swallowed by wildlife.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Anticoal protest revived in Subic

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Do not be surprised if one of these days, one will see people in the Subic Bay Freeport and nearby areas in Zambales province wearing protest shirts against a proposed coal-fired power plant here.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Philex Mining allowed to resume Padcal operations 2 years after tailings leak

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ON AUG. 1 last year, Tailings Storage Facility No. 3 of Philex Mining Corp. in Itogon, Benguet, leaked and spilled 20 million metric tons of silt into the Balog Creek and Agno River. As of late April, Philex officials said cleanup in the creek was 98-percent complete. RICHARD BALONGLONG

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau has allowed Philex Mining Corp. to finally resume its operations in its Padcal mine in Benguet, roughly two years after the company was slapped with a cease and desist order.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Town, fishermen demand P132M for damage from 2013 oil spill

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Philippine Navy divers retrieve a body from the waters off the coast of Talisay city, Cebu province, in central Philippines Saturday Aug. 17, 2013, a day after a passenger ferry MV Thomas of Aquinas collided with a cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete. AP FILE PHOTO

The Cordova municipal government and a group of fishermen are seeking about P132 million in damage payment from the owners of two vessels that last year collided and leaked oil, polluting the town’s marine environment.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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