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Philippines Risks Missing Out on Clean Energy Boom

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Falling oil prices have take the urgency out of the renewable energy push—and that will set back both development of a viable market and industry investment By Dennis Posadas – The Philippines and most of the rest of Asia have finally started falling in love with clean energy. Last Read more »

New rodent species in Davao

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By Jonathan Mayuga – Flora and fauna-rich Philippines made history again. Scientists confirmed recently that a small rodent found only in Mount Hamiguitan in Davao Oriental and discovered two years ago by the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) and the Chicago-based Field Museum of Natural History is a new species. Read more »

Philippines to suffer worst climate change devastation

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MANILA, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — The Philippines faces serious threats of climate change as the rising temperature and sea level will devastate most of the archipelago’s ecology system, a U.S. space scientist warned here Friday.

McDonald’s Helps Pinoy Cops Go Green

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by Barnaby Lo Restaurant Chain Donates Used Cooking Grease To Help Power Police Cars On Biodiesel Police patrol vehicles in the Philippines capital are kissing high-priced gasoline goodbye in favor of more cost-efficient biodiesel – made in part with used cooking oil donated by local McDonald’s restaurants.

More than half Pinoy fauna nearly extinct

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MANILA (AFP) — More than half the birds, amphibians and mammals found only in the Philippines are either threatened or nearly extinct, the environment and natural resources department said Monday.The tropical southeast Asian archipelago is the sole host to 1,137 animal species and 14,000 species of plants, the government agency Read more »

Philippine authorities hunt killer of rare eagle

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MANILA (AFP) — Authorities in the Philippines are hunting the person who mutilated and killed a rare eagle just four months after it was released into the wild, a conservation group said on Thursday.

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