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Dam crisis is wake-up call for aging California water system

Posted on: February 14th, 2017 | No Comments
In the mountainous folds of California lie hundreds of dams that played a vital role in making it America’s wealthiest and most populous state. The Oroville Dam crisis this week,...

Genetic study may make ancient Inca’s quinoa a grain of the future

Posted on: February 9th, 2017 | No Comments
Quinoa, the sacred “mother grain” of the ancient Inca civilization suppressed by Spanish conquistadors, could become an increasingly important food source in the future thanks to genetic secrets revealed in...

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...