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A diver among the corals in Palau. GLOBAL_PICS

Palau first to ban ‘reef toxic’ sun cream

THE Pacific nation of Palau has become the first country to ban sun cream that is harmful to corals and sea life.
A red brittle star, Ophiocoma wendtii, is seen in this image released on January 2, 2020. REUTERS

No eyes? No problem: Marine creature expands boundaries of vision

WASHINGTON – A cousin of the starfish that resides in the coral reefs of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico lacks eyes, but can...

106 sea turtle hatchlings released in Antique

A TOTAL of one hundred six green sea turtle hatchlings were released in their nesting ground located at Brgy. Cadajug, Laua-an, Antique last month....
The talisay’s brilliant green leaves during the wet season turn into shades of yellow, orange and red before falling away from the tree during summer. Photo by Rex Dianala

Talisay leaves may ‘revolutionize’ PH aquaculture

By RD Dianala and HP Villa NOT all leaves which fall to the ground are litters. There is one particular kind...
San Carlos Sun Power Inc.’s 59-megawatt peak utility-scale solar photovoltaic power plant in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, forms part of AboitizPower’s renewable energy portfolio, which also includes geothermal, run-of-river hydro and large hydropower facilities all over the country.

Industry leaders push for Cleanergy

THE Philippine energy sector has come a long way in the last 10 years, ushering in an era of landmark policies and initiatives geared...

Why New Zealand’s volcano alerts not forecasts

WELLINGTON – New Zealand’s geological agency downgraded its “alert level” for the White Island volcano this week. The apparent juxtaposition,...

The best plants for attracting insects to gardens

YOU can do something for insects by growing plenty of foliage in your garden, a study has found. Ground-dwelling insects, such as beetles, generally...

WWF, Prado Museum use art to depict impact of climate change

CONSERVATION group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF ) and the Prado Museum have joined forces to raise the alarm on the impact of...
One of the giant groupers (Epinephelus lanceolatus), locally known as lapu-lapu, in a broodstock cage at Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center’s Igang Marine Station. A study published in July 2019 debunked the long-held presumption that males of this hermaphrodite fish species only arise from females that sex change later in life. PHOTO BY RD DIANALA

The story of Ivy, Lito: ‘Straight’ males do exist, may help save threatened...

by RD Dianala WILL Ivy someday become Ivan? Researchers have been monitoring Ivy since 2015 to gain a better understanding of...

100 mangroves for 100 years of Zonta Zonta Club of Iloilo City II celebrates...

STRONG and empowered women of Zonta Club of Iloilo City II planted one hundred mangroves to mark Zonta International’s 100th anniversary.

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