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Southeast Asia became dumping ground for plastic waste – study

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato/rappler.com – Countries, especially Southeast Asian nations, without policies banning imports of plastic waste are at risk of being toxic dumpsites, according to the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA). A report released Tuesday, April 23, showed plastic waste from highly-industrialized nations are rerouted to developing Read more »

Boracay Set to Ban Tourists for Six Months During Island ‘Rehabilitation’

By Cynthia Drescher/cntraveler.com – Our readers love Boracay, an island in the Philippines that has the kind of powdery white beaches and see-your-feet-clear water that inspires island cliches. It topped our Readers’ Choice Awards list of best islands in the world in 2017. Unfortunately, the tiny stretch of sand—just under Read more »

Boracay: the good, bad and ugly sides to Philippine island for tourists

By Tim Pile/scmp.com The good Boracay residents must feel like they’ve won the lottery. In 2017, the Philippines’ alpha resort generated revenue in excess of US$1.08 billion, a figure predicted to spike even higher in 2018, assuming President Rodrigo Duterte allows the island to stay open (see The Bad). Last Read more »

Luzon has greatest concentration of unique mammals

By Janvic Mateo/The Philippine Star – Twenty-eight unique species of mammals have been discovered in Luzon, according to a research project that touted the Philippines’ largest island as having the “greatest concentration” of unique mammals in the world. A study published recently in sthe cientific journal Frontiers of Biogeography bared Read more »

Mindanao plants 3M trees in an hour, challenges world record

By Karlos Manlupig/rappler.com – Thousands of residents from all walks of life across Mindanao traversed hills and crossed rivers at dawn Friday, September 26, for two missions: help the environment and bag a world record. The “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW” campaign seeks to plant 4.6 million trees across Mindanao covering a Read more »

Fighting for sharks in the Philippines

By Anna Valmero/gmanetwork.com – His skin burnt from from years of diving, a local reef warden gets ready for another underwater guard watch with his usual attire: fins, snorkel and a mask. It’s just another day in the office as he readies to release five premature blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus Read more »

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