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What happened to Waddy?

Locally called Lampasut by Tagbanuas; Lumba-lumba by Tagalogs and Visayans, this unusual-looking dolphin got its name from the Ayeyarwady River (also called Irrawaddy River) in Myanmar. First identified by Sir Richard Owen in 1866, Irrawaddy dolphins usually travel in pods of six or fewer, but can group together up to 25 individuals when they fish…

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‘Contain the Contaminated’: Laguna Lake’s state of emergency

Due to increasing temperature, typhoons have frequented Luzon in the recent years and have affected areas near Laguna De Bay. This has caused an increase in the water level. The effects of climate change go beyond heavy rainfall. It can also damage ecosystems that service livelihood and human-wellbeing. Typhoons have been frequenting Luzon in recent…

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How El Niño affected a family’s farm

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – Back in March 2018, Renal Advincula and his family faced a huge tragedy due to El Niño at their farm in Barangay Claudio Salgado, Sitio Pandan, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. El Niño is a climate pattern caused by the interaction of the ocean and the atmosphere. The rise of oceanic temperature commonly…

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Subic authorities address forest reserve threats

The Subic Watershed Forest Reserve (SWFR) in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ) was classified as a Global Key Biodiversity Area (Global KBA) in the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas developed by the Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership last 2020. As a Global KBA, it is considered as one of the most ecologically important places…

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To address rising sea levels, former priest starts eco-village in Zambales

According to Climate Central, an organization of leading scientists and journalists, rising sea levels could displace 300 million by 2050. Filipinos living in the lowlands and coastal areas including Zambales are included in this number. Before this can ever happen, community leaders are taking two steps ahead to promote ways of living that can sustain…

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A look into the environmental impacts of Subic’s industrial development

Subic is a coastal municipality in Zambales that is a rising summer tourist spot for its beaches and eco-adventures. Only four to five hours from Metropolitan Manila, it transformed into a hotspot for tourists and vacationers.  It is also believed to be a potential economic gateway to people and the country. But unfortunately, all these…