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A scavenger uses a make-shift raft to collect reusable plastic from a river of trash and other debris in Binondo, Manila on Wednesday, April 22, a day after a thunderstorm brought heavy rains in Metro Manila. GMA NEWS

DENR urges public to stop throwing trash in waterways

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) urged the public to stop throwing trash into waterways to address the growing problem of marine...
Marilyn Brandt, a research associate professor at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, applies an antibiotic paste to corals being killed by Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease near the University of the Virgin Islands campus in St. Thomas in the United States’ Virgin Islands, May 14, 2019. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

Scientists tear Caribbean reefs to stop spread of new disease

OFF the coast of St. Thomas in the United States’ (US) Virgin Islands, a group of scientists is tearing a reef apart in an...
(Left Photo) A student looks for materials among piles of scrap. (Right Photo) Stacks of finished recycled trash bins.

Un-hurting Mother Nature

THE Philippines is one of the biggest ocean polluter of plastic. This has been reported over and over but to no avail, we are...
Many parts of Indonesia are burning.

Indonesia haze: Why do forests keep burning?

ALMOST every year, a smoky haze blankets the South East Asian region - signaling the return of forest fires in Indonesia.

How trees defend us

IT is common knowledge that planting trees tackles the causes of climate change by absorbing carbon emissions. Less known is the fact that forests...

World ‘losing battle against deforestation’

A HISTORIC global agreement aimed at halting deforestation has failed, according to a report. An assessment of the New...

Seaweeds help fight climate change

As the Amazon burns, there’s growing interest in cultivating forests that absorb planet-warming carbon emissions, but are fireproof. An increasing...

Are fires in the Amazon and elsewhere getting worse?

Countries in South America are meeting to discuss some ways on how to respond to the fires across the Amazon basin.

Wood wide web: Trees’ social networks are mapped

Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots, fungi and bacteria helping to connect trees...
Cigarette butts are thought to be the world’s most common form of litter. AFP/GETTY

Campaign aims to tidy up cigarette butts

Cigarette butts  - flicked into drains, mashed under foot or dropped in parks - are a common sight around the world.

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