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'Releasing balloons into the air is no laughing matter, especially for marine animals who bear the brunt of this wasteful practice,' says zero waste campaigner Daniel Alejandre
The agreement seeks to restore, conserve, and protect the Visayan Sea's marine biodiversity
Some 300 reef balls out of a targeted 1,000 are scattered to hasten the coral regeneration in Masbate's Colorada Marine Protected Area
Eleven of Kenya's precious black rhinos were transferred to a new home in what was supposed to be a routine operation in a country fabled for its conservation. So how did all of them end up dead?
'The genome has allowed us to understand the koala immune genes in detail for the first time,' says a co-author of the study
June 8 is World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate our shared oceans and their importance in everyday life. How much love and care have we given Manila Bay?
The World Heritage-listed site is reeling from significant bouts of coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change
'Two decorative pillars collapsed last night amid high-velocity winds. One of the pillars stood at the royal gate, and the other at the southern gate,' says an official from the Archaeological Survey of India
A fleet of five whalers set sail for the Southern Ocean in November, as Tokyo pursues its "research whaling" in defiance of global criticism
The Vigan Conservation Complex has a booth for ‘pasyon’ sing-along, except it’s open only on request. Still, the city continues with its century-old Holy Week traditions.
Theoretically, the death of the last male northern white rhino, named Sudan, assures the extinction of this subspecies of rhino
'These charges must be dropped immediately,' says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim
Jeremy Corbyn: 'Labour would seek to negotiate a new comprehensive UK-EU customs union to ensure that there are no tariffs with Europe'
The 14-time NBA all-star responds to comments by Fox News presenter Laura Ingraham who said sports stars should stay out of politics, claiming James should "shut up and dribble"
Marine scientist Dr. Daniel Pauly says that their report has shown that the catch of fisheries across the globe is not only much higher than what is being reported by FAO – it has also been declining in the past two decades.
The defeat is a blow to Theresa May the day before EU leaders gather in Brussels to approve the terms of an interim Brexit deal struck last week after months of negotiation
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
In the 15 months before an alligator dragged two-year-old Lane Graves underwater on June 14, 2016, 45 of the reptiles were captured on Disney property
The opposition Labour party tables the 'humble address' motion in which they call for the government to publish its assessment of 58 sectors, including tourism and nuclear
Host country the Philippines lobbies for the inclusion of the whale shark, which has become a major tourist attraction
Officials say Russia and China were key stumbling blocks, worried about compliance issues and fishing rights
Taal Volcano's protected landscape is proof that tourism can be sustainable
'The train has left the station, the train is speeding up, but we need to speed up more,' says United Nations Environment Programme head Erik Solheim
'Every other nation [has] accepted the climate message, and we should be at the same place by 2020 with biodiversity,' says United Nations Environment Programme head Erik Solheim at an international wildlife conference in Manila
'If we want to protect our migratory species, it is important that we look at their habitats as well,' an environment official says as the Philippines hosts an international wildlife conference in Manila
Being ambitious is not a bad thing. Small in geography need not mean 'small-country mentality and policies.'
Her remarks in Ottawa come after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson stirred up colleagues and put pressure on May by laying out his own vision for Brexit
It will be the longest period that Big Ben has been silent in its 157 year history
To save the nearly extinct gharials or fish eating crocodiles conservationists bring together a male and a female hoping they will mate
Of the country s approximately 200 shark and ray species only two are protected by Philippine laws
This is the first time that the Philippines will host a meeting this huge This is the first COP that will be held in the Philippines says Environment Undersecretary Ernesto Adobo Jr
The ASEAN Center for Biodiversity releases the second edition of the ASEAN Biodiversity Outlook as it opens its new headquarters in UP Los Baños
UPDATED Members of the House of Commons will vote on the Conservative leader s legislative plans – the Queen s Speech – in a key test of whether she can stay in power
The agreement with the ultra conservative Northern Irish party is signed after more than two weeks of negotiations following her disastrous showing in the June 8 general election
UPDATED The British parliament opens in the aftermath of an election that weakened Prime Minister Theresa May s authority and tragedies that have shaken the nation
The government s current weakness has fueled criticism of its approach to Brexit and given rise to notions that the government might pursue a softer tone
May lost her parliamentary majority in last week s election and is now desperately seeking the support of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland s ultra conservative Democratic Unionist Party
I got us into this mess and I m going to get us out May tells Conservatives MPs during the meeting in Westminster
Senior members of the ruling Conservative party have reportedly made the departure of Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill a condition of allowing Prime Minister Theresa May to stay on after losing her parliamentary majority
UPDATED The firestorm of criticism continues unabated after May announced she would keep her ministerial team unchanged and planned to stay in power with the aid of a small Northern Irish party
We will fulfill the promise of Brexit May says after meeting Queen Elizabeth II to seek permission to form a new government despite losing her majority in a snap general election
May s astute political instincts served her well in running the country but the election campaign exposed her awkward public manner to the country at large
UPDATED British Prime Minister Theresa May faces pressure to resign after losing her parliamentary majority plunging the country into uncertainty as Brexit talks loom
The country could be plunged into uncertainty for weeks as Theresa May seeks to form a government if her Conservative party loses its overall majority as an exit poll and near complete results indicate
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UPDATED The United Kingdom officially has a hung parliament Here is what would happen next
UPDATED The election comes at a pivotal time in British history as it negotiates a complicated exit from the European Union the first country to leave the 6 decade old bloc
While most still expect a Conservative victory predictions of the margin vary widely and one shock forecast model even predicted May could lose her majority of 17 in the 650 seat House of Commons
Since failing to predict the outcome of the last general election and the Brexit referendum pollsters have adjusted their methodologies and broadly show the Conservatives ahead despite their lead narrowing
Britain s snap general election is set to go ahead on Thursday June 8 and will decide who shapes the United Kingdom s future as it leaves the European Union