Articles in the category Environment (90)

A looming fish shortage in the country is inevitable if the presence of Chinese militia remains in the traditional fishing grounds in the West Philippine Sea, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said on Sunday. Pangilinan said the government should not allow a fish shortage to happen as this will surely raise fish prices in the end.
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Published on 18/04/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, Environment, Politics
Tags: China, fish, fishermen, Pangilinan, shortage
President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a ban on issuing licenses for new mining operations in the Philippines, marking an about-face from a previous anti-mining stance that saw him ban open-pit mining in 2017 and close or suspend 26 mining operations for environmental violations.
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Making an organism that resembles extinct species is known as de-extinction (also known as regeneration biology or species revivalism).De-extinction can be carried out in a variety of ways. Cloning is the approach that has received the most attention, but genome editing and selective breeding have also been suggested. Certain endangered species have been given similar therapies in the hopes of improving their populations. Cloning is the only form of the three that can result in an animal with
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Published on 23/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Environment
Tags: extinction
According to Phivolcs, at least 1,722 “imperceptible,” or not easily noticed earthquakes, have occurred beneath the Pinatubo edifice since Jan. 20. Some of the earthquakes from Jan. 20 to Jan. 26 ranged between magnitude 1 and 2.5 at depths of 15 to 28 kilometers, it said.

But state volcanologists said these seismic activities were not signs of an imminent eruption.
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Published on 11/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Environment, History
Tags: Pampanga, Pinatubo, Volcano
Thirteen cities were given recognition for sharing their best practices in climate mitigation and developing adaptation plans anchored in their crucial role in building a sustainable and climate-safe future. WWF-Philippines awarded Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, Dipolog City, La Carlota City, Malolos City, Parañaque City, Pasig City, Quezon City, San Carlos City, and Tagum City.
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Published on 09/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Environment
Tags: climate, WWF
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has suspended the quarrying and crushing plant permits of 11 companies in Rizal. During the hearing of the Senate Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change on Thursday, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu enumerated the firms whose Mineral Production Sharing Agreements (MPSA) have been suspended.
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Published on 08/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, Environment, Legal
Tags: environment, Marikina, mining, river, Rizal
It was a microsnail, its shell just about the size of an ant, and it was found crawling along the jagged limestone boulders of Masungi Georeserve, looking for lichens and other vegetation to feed on. While the snail carries its shell in a typical position when it moves, with the pointed whorl at the top, when resting in crevices it moves its shell so that the whorl is underneath.
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Published on 02/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Environment, Fauna and flora
Tags: Baguio, companies, photography, research, University
First, a mysterious silver metal monolith appeared in Utah desert after County Rangers have discovered in it a remote public land spotted on 18 November by state helicopter crews helping wildlife biologists count bighorn sheep. It appeared to be made of stainless steel. Since its discovery, curious crowds have gathered in this parcel of land to post on social media and investigate its true nature.
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Published on 01/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Environment, Stories
Tags: mystery
The initial 50 hectares has expanded to 220 hectares (544 acres), thanks to both ongoing planting efforts and natural reforestation. The Kalibo mangrove is considered a major tourist attraction; in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the mangrove forest registered 38,455 foreign and local tourists, and the Kalibo Save the Mangrove Association (KASAMA), founded by the planters, has received several national awards.
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