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Google hails Puerto Princesa Underground River with a Doodle

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Google users can see an illustration of the Puerto Princesa Underground River by artist David Lu on the search engine's homepage

JG Summit Holdings subsidiary adopts Boracay wetland

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:45 PM

(UPDATED) JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation is the latest firm to strike a partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for the rehabilitation of a Boracay wetland

WATCH: Balabag Wetland Park to be new Boracay attraction

Oct 27, 2018 - 6:49 PM

Wetland No. 4, located at Central Boracay, will be dubbed as 'Balabag Wetland Park' once its completed

PARK. Balabag Wetland Park is set to be completed within a year. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Wetlands disappearing 3 times faster than forests – study

Sep 27, 2018 - 5:21 PM

The 88-page report finds around 35% of wetlands – which include lakes, rivers, marshes and peatlands, as well as coastal and marine areas like lagoons, mangroves and coral reefs – were lost between 1970 and 2015

85 families in wetlands to be relocated outside Boracay

May 26, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The environment department is currently studying how to relocate 85 families to Sitio Corong in Barangay Cogon, Malay, which is located in mainland Aklan

ISLAND. There are 9 wetlands in Boracay, but 5 have illegal structures on it. Photo by Adrian Portugal

Villanueva urges DENR to declare Boracay as 'critical' area

Mar 03, 2018 - 2:52 PM

(2nd UPDATE) A business establishment in an environmentally-critical area is required to apply for an environmental compliance certificate before operating

HIGH-TIME. Senator Joel Villanueva says that the DENR should consider declaring Boracay Island an "environmentally-critical area." File Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

PH urges nations to conserve intertidal wetlands for migratory species

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:32 PM

'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

DRAFT RESOLUTION. The Philippines has proposed the promotion of the conservation of critical intertidal and other coastal habitats for migratory species during COP12. File photo from the CMS-COP12 website

Sungai di Surabaya tercemar pil KB hingga pembalut

Mar 23, 2015 - 10:32 AM

Anak anak di Surabaya menderita kanker dan sindrom lambat belajar yang diduga kuat akibat pencemaran sungai oleh bahan kimia dari limbah industri popok bayi dan pil kontrasepsi

Seorang peneliti melakukan survei pada warga yang tinggal di bantaran sungai di Surabaya, Jawa Timur. Foto oleh Ecogolical Observation and Wetlands Conservasi (Ecoton)

Rising sea levels threaten migratory birds - study

May 06, 2013 - 1:32 PM

Millions of birds that stop at coastal wetlands during annual migrations could die as rising sea levels and land reclamation wipe out their feeding grounds

Photo by Kim Atienza, Candaba, Pampanga Jan 2013

Learning to breathe underwater

Aug 11, 2012 - 3:53 PM

The solution to flooding is really very simple: Give the excess waters a place to go That is the function of wetlands ponds and lakes