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Manila Bay Rehab: 5 establishments cited for water pollution

Posted on Wednesday, 20 February 2019 01:22 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Five establishments in Metro Manila are facing temporary closure after the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) issued ex parte-cease and desist orders against them. The CDO was...

Endangered macaws rescued in Chile

Posted on Thursday, 14 February 2019 09:30 AM | No Comments
Chilean authorities arrested a wildlife smuggler in Buin, on the outskirts of Santiago, trying to smuggle 59 endangered macaws in boxes. At first, customs agents found 29 macaws in the...

Rare black leopard caught on camera in Kenya

Posted on Thursday, 14 February 2019 09:18 AM | No Comments
A rarely-sighted black leopard has been captured on camera in Kenya by a wildlife photographer who told Reuters it was a “stunning subject to photograph at night”. The cat is...

Waves of cuttlefish wash up on shore in Chile

Posted on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 10:59 AM | No Comments
Thousands of cuttlefish have mysteriously washed up on shore in Chile’s Bahia Inglesa, amidst pollution fears in this coastal area that is one of the country’s main tourist hotspots. Locals...

‘Ghost apples’ appear in Michigan orchard

Posted on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 09:21 AM | No Comments
‘Ghost apples’ appeared in Michigan after an ice storm on February 6. Photos shared by Andrew Sietsema showed apple-shaped ice-casings left after he pruned his trees. “It was just cold...

First in PH media: UNTV underwater drone explores Manila Bay’s murky seabed

Posted on Thursday, 7 February 2019 02:33 PM | No Comments
What seems to be a beautiful sight on the surface is not what it looks below. UNTV underwater drone gives you a glimpse of Manila Bay's 'dark secrets'.

DENR turns on gov’t offices polluting Manila Bay

Posted on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 02:23 PM | No Comments
After issuing cease and desist orders to private establishments over the absence of sewage and facilities, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is now turning its attention to...

DENR suspends operation of pig, poultry farms around Laguna Lake

Posted on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 11:52 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has ordered the suspension of all hog and poultry farms suspected of polluting Laguna Lake. “Those piggeries and poultries...

South African scientists establish sperm bank to save penguin species

Posted on Monday, 28 January 2019 10:15 AM | No Comments
A sperm bank for African penguins has been established in South Africa as part of a new study into the reproductive biology of the species, whose numbers are in severe decline. African penguins are...

Fishing ban eyed to save the Philippines’ endangered ‘tawilis’

Posted on Monday, 28 January 2019 09:47 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) together with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) are planning to enforce a fishing ban to save...