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Is responsible mining possible?

February 22, 2017
WITH Environment Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez's order to close or suspend operating mines and cancel 75 mining contracts, the debate over the issue of mining in the Philippines is far from over. W ...

PH affirms full support for oceans global agenda

February 16, 2017
The Philippines has affirmed its full legislative support for the global agenda to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources as a vital ecosystem to ensure human survival and ...

Scientists find sea sponges thrived after ancient apocalypse

February 13, 2017
Sea sponges. (Manila Bulletin) Sponges could join cockroaches in a post-apocalyptic world, according to a new study which shows the species flourished after a mass extinction 445 million years ag ...

StarScience: Saving Laguna de Bay 2

February 09, 2017
  Aquatic macrophyte biosorption system (AMBS) (Conclusion) MANILA, Philippines – East Bay had the best rated water quality with a score of 81 percent. All water quality indi ...

Pangasinan finds ylang-ylang gold

February 01, 2017
A gardener waters seedlings in an ylang-ylang farm in Mangatarem. Cesar Ramirez MANGATAREM – Pangasinenses have found a gold mine in the fragrant ylang-ylang as about 200,000 seedlings of the Ca ...

Piñol pushes revival of river basin dev't council

January 31, 2017
Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has urged all local chief executives along the Davao-Agusan River watershed to revive the Davao-Agusan River Basin Development Council and look ...

Duterte cartoon pushes coastal environment protection

January 26, 2017
MANILA, Philippines – In a bid to reach out to the public, especially the fisherfolk in rural communities, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has produced an animated video featuring President Duterte ...

Waste and pollution watchdog calls for less "Holitrash"

December 20, 2016
QUEZON CITY, Dec. 20 - As Christmas fever grips the country, the zero waste advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition appealed to the general public to take conscious steps to reduce the volume of the anticip ...

Environment group tells youngsters" Firecrackers are dangerous, deadly, dirty

December 15, 2016
QUEZON CITY, Dec. 15 -  As schools get ready for the annual school Christmas closedown beginning late next week, a health and environmental watch group reached out to young students to warn them ...

Seaweed for income, and vs climate change

December 15, 2016
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has started identifying possible sites for seaweed farming, an alternative source of income for coastal communities tha ...

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" The world's rice research leader, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), is located in Los Baños, Laguna Philippines. The leading rice exporter is Thailand, followed by the USA. The Philippines' foremost rice breeder, Dr. Rodolfo Aquino, was one of the scientists who developed IR8, the 1966 strain of the rice variety that launched Asia's "Green Revolution." In 1970, Dr. Ricardo Lantican of Los Baños led a corn research that saved America's corn industry from the Southern leaf blight. "

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