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2016, hottest year on record: UN Weather Agency

Posted on: December 22nd, 2016 | No Comments
  The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced on Tuesday that the year 2016 is on track to become the hottest year ever since records began to be registered in the...

DENR revokes ECCs of housing developer, mining companies

Posted on: December 16th, 2016 | No Comments
  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has revoked the Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC) of property developer, Century Communities Corporation for its housing project at the La Mesa...

Bill Gates, investors launch $1 billion clean tech fund

Posted on: December 13th, 2016 | No Comments
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and a group of high-profile executives are investing $1 billion in a fund to spur clean energy technology and address global climate change a year after...

Remarkable feathered dinosaur tail found in chunk of amber

Posted on: December 9th, 2016 | No Comments
Some 99 million years ago, a juvenile dinosaur got its feathery tail stuck in tree resin, a death trap for the small creature. But its misfortune is now giving scientists...

Truckload of hazardous chemicals seized in Hermosa, Bataan

Posted on: December 9th, 2016 | No Comments
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Bataan is alarmed over incidents of chemical wastes being disposed at a dumpsite in Hermosa, Bataan. This came after the Philippine National Police...

Scientists record biggest ever coral die-off on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Posted on: December 6th, 2016 | No Comments
  Warm seas around Australia’s Great Barrier Reef have killed two-thirds of a 700-km (435 miles) stretch of coral in the past nine months, the worst die-off ever recorded on...

Destination Moon? Belgium joins the space race

Posted on: November 30th, 2016 | No Comments
Belgian comic-strip hero Tintin helped popularize the 1950s Space Race with his iconic cartoon rocket; seven decades on from the boy reporter’s “Destination Moon”, his country is finally getting its...

Anglo-Saxon coffins found in England may shed light on early Christians

Posted on: November 18th, 2016 | No Comments
  Archaeologists believe that the rare discovery of 81 Anglo-Saxon coffins made from the hollowed-out trunks of oak trees may provide new insights into how people lived in the early...

DOST pushes for the establishment of Philippine Space Agency

Posted on: November 18th, 2016 | No Comments
  Bills that would establish the Philippine Space Agency (PSA) have now been filed in Congress. These are House Bill 3637 and Senate Bill 1211, which are expected to undergo first...

Night delight: ‘supermoon’ to grace Earth’s skies

Posted on: November 14th, 2016 | No Comments
  The largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades will be on display in the coming days, promising Earth-bound sky-watchers a celestial “supermoon” spectacle. The full moon will come...