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PH-China collaboration on engineered bamboo R&D discussed by DENR, DOST agencies

February 19, 2020
Representatives of DENR-ERDB, DOST-PCAARRD, and DOST- FPRDI during the meeting (Image credit: Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) More projects on engineered bamboo will be imple ...

Transforming seaweed into savings through S&T

January 27, 2020
Seaweed farming has long been a reliable source of income for coastal communities in the Philippines. Fringed by waters of the Sulu Sea and the Moro Gulf, Zamboanga City is no stranger to the seaw ...

DOST sets research sights for 2020

January 20, 2020
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will push for more extensive and technical research and development initiatives on natural resource conservation as it seeks t ...

Scientists called for close monitoring of Laguna Lake

January 20, 2020
Scientists from the University of the Philippines (UP) recently urged for the extensive monitoring of Laguna Bay against potentially harmful pollutants like antibiotics, steroid hormones, industri ...

Significance of biodiversity

December 10, 2019
FOLLOWING the goal of sustaining biodiversity in the country, an event was conducted in Valencia City, Bukidnon to promote the use of chemical-free and organic implements in an effort to improve pla ...

Clonal nursery of native tree species in Quirino province established

December 05, 2019
Dr. Edgar Benabise (left) presents to PCAARRD the hardening nursery located inside QSU campus DIFFUN, Quirino – The Quirino State University (QSU) recently established a clonal nursery facility ...

Iloilo City buildings, trees survey vs. urban heat

December 02, 2019
The Iloilo Esplanade is one of the sites for the micro-climate modelling initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technolog ...

Scientists call for creation of Department of Marine Resources

November 04, 2019
Scientists call for creation of Department of Marine Resources MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines needs a government department “to manage and develop the country’s marine resources,” the N ...

Strategies to rehabilitate critical mangrove and coastal forests in Leyte

October 02, 2019
Mangroves in the project site Mangroves and coastal forests are important especially to the marine ecosystem in the community. Specifically, mangroves are home to a variety of fish, crab, shrimp, an ...

Weapons from local materials? DOST-FPRDI checks ‘sawale’

September 30, 2019
Did you know that the lowly sawale (woven bamboo mat) is a possible material for making body armors to save our soldiers’ lives? The Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research an ...

Regional soil, plant and water lab opens at Benguet State U

July 30, 2019
Science for the People.  Cordillera Soil, Plant and Water Laboratory stakeholders during the unveiling of the facility marker. (from left to right) DOST - CAR RD Dr. Nancy Bantog, DOST - PCAARRD Act ...

Science academy urges war vs plastic

July 19, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) has rallied the country’s scientific and innovation community to wage a war against plastic. In a resolution issued at the ...

DOST, UP assessing urban heat islands in the PHL

July 16, 2019
What are the land surface temperatures (LSTs) of the leading cities in the Philippines—such as Quezon City, Baguio City, Cebu and Mandaue City, Iloilo City, Zamboanga City and Davao City—and how can t ...

DOST-PCIEERD study finds rare earth elements from coal plant waste

June 24, 2019
The MSU-IIT Team discussing project details and methodology Researchers from the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) has recently uncovered valuable rare earth el ...

NAST wants further study on Manila Bay reclamation plans

May 30, 2019
MANILA--The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) has recommended further study on the Manila Bay reclamation plans or projects. "We are mandated to advise the President on matters rela ...

DOST-UP project creates online community-based ‘blue carbon’ assessment tool

May 30, 2019
Harnessing the power of satellite images, researchers from the University of the Philippines Diliman have created an online community-based assessment tool to assess the presence of “blue carbon” in c ...

Guiguinto aims to become garden capital of PHL

May 20, 2019
Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña (center) leads the visit to the planned site of Guiguinto’s Garden City Innovative Laboratory for Tissue Culture for Ornamental Plants. He is joined by Mayor A ...

Artificial reefs provide marine sanctuary off Tablas

May 17, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — A Buenavista, Marinduque steel fabricator has successfully built cube-shaped artificial reefs designed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), which have provided san ...

Science camp in Davao highlights why ‘water is life’

May 01, 2019
DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo (third from left) with the participants and facilitators of the 2018 Climate Science Youth Camp in Siquijor. The Climate Science Youth Camp (CSYC), one of the science ...

Phivolcs: Pinatubo not acting up

April 26, 2019
  CLARK, Pampanga, Philippines  —  Even with reports of irregular smoke and ash emissions, Mt. Pinatubo is not acting up, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) clarified y ...

DESPITE SMOKE EMISSIONS Phivolcs says Pinatubo not acting up

April 25, 2019
CLARK FREEPORT – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) debunked yesterday reports that the 6.1 magnitude earthquake last Monday has activated Mt. Pinatubo. “There are ob ...

Benguet joins Earth Day

April 23, 2019
TUBLAY, Benguet — A cleanup of the Bayokbok Falls in Tuel fired off activities for the nationwide celebration of Earth Day in this province. A Holy Mass was also celebrated by the residents along w ...

2019 Climate Science Youth Camp In Davao Highlights Why “Water Is Life”

April 22, 2019
An annual summer event organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is set to tackle the importance of water, is scheduled this month at the Island Gard ...

16 Pinoy scientist tutulak pa-Kalayan Group of Islands para sa scientific expedition

April 22, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — An all-Filipino scientific expedition to the Kalayaan Island Group (KIG) in the West Philippine Sea was launched Monday. Scientists from the University of the Philippines Mari ...

House measures declaring three areas as mine-free zones up for Senate nod

April 18, 2019
The house of Representatives has endorsed for Senate approval measures declaring several areas in the country as mining-free zones. The lower chamber transmitted to the upper chamber House Bill 8816 ...

Maynilad honors water champions

April 16, 2019
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad), together with the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), honored 21 new wat ...

‘Water is Life’ camp

April 16, 2019
  The Climate Science Youth Camp (CSYC), one of the science promotion projects of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DoST-SEI), tackles the theme: H2O: Highlands ...

PAGASA warns public against false data; says heat wave less likely in PH - UNTV News

April 15, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – The highest temperature in the country this dry season was recorded in Isabela City on April 10, 2019 at 38.7’C. Meanwhile, the highest recorded heat index was experienced i ...

WEATHER STATION IN SUGPON, ILOCOS SUR

April 15, 2019
One for All, All for One. DOST1 Staff and the Local Government Unit of Sugpon, Ilocos Sur joined force in the installation of the Weather Station. “On behalf of the Local Government Unit of Sugpo ...



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