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Watch Video The Fury of Mayon Volcano

25 Jan , 2018  

Mt. Mayon in the province of Albay, in the Philippines is again rumbling. And that restlessness has been going on for sometime now. The ultra active strato volcano in the region of Bicol is living up to its reputation. The mountain towers with the height of 2,463 meters or 8,081 ft. Some folks say the […]

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Bicol News Now, Climate Change, Disaster

Live blogging the fury of Mayon Volcano

23 Jan , 2018  

Today, at 9:32 AM, Tuesday, January 23, Legazpi time, we start a live blogging event to document the fury and ferocious destruction of Mayon volcano on its environ and the local residents living in its vicinity. We are getting a live text feed direct from the city fronting the volcano. Backgrounder Yesterday, about 12 Noon, […]

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Bicol News Now, Climate Change, Weather Stories

Mayon erupts anew, residents cower in fear, awed by its beauty!

22 Jan , 2018  

Yes it is. Each time the majestic volcano in Albay province erupts, reactions are in varied forms. The affected residents cower and tremble in fear for their lives, property and livestock. Tourists and disaffected residents flock to the city and get a good view of the eruption. On Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and […]

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Climate Change, World

Global warming is major cause behind extreme weather – WMO

19 Jul , 2017  

The extreme weather conditions prevailing worldwide, including the long-lasting heat waves and scorching temperatures across the northern hemisphere, remains the main culprit according to a latest study of the World Meteorological Organization released in Geneva. Using the climate assessment models of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the WMO predicted that if greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Climate Change, News, Video

Pink pineapples for your fruit salad, anyone?

13 Feb , 2017  

Do you love fruit salads? Are you fond of experimenting by adding colors on the mix to make it more fancy and attractive? Now that wait is almost over. Very soon, the food stalls and supermarkets in the US of A will get a fill of pineapple, not the yellow fleshed ones, but a new […]

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Climate Change

Palawan islet home to dozens of rare bird species going underwater

22 Dec , 2016  

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Dec. 22 — An islet in Palawan that is host to dozens of bird species is in the brink of going under seawater due to continuous erosion. The bird islet on the North Atoll of Tubbataha Reefs was confirmed undergoing a progressive erosion as officials of the Tubbataha Management Office raise the […]

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Climate Change, Video, World

Inner Mongolia claim success in cloning goat for superfine cashmere wool production

19 Dec , 2016  

HOHHOT, Dec.19 — Inner Mongolia said it has attained success in cloning goat for superfine cashmere wool production. The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China claims to have produced the first cloned goat that could produce superfine cashmere wool. This was announced by the city government of Bayannur on Sunday. The goat was born and […]

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Bicol News Now, Climate Change, News, NOAH

Why only now? Albay solon bats for huge impounding dams in Bicol

27 Aug , 2016  

In the season of change espoused by the President of the Philippines (POTP), elective government officials try to outsmart another with brilliant ideas so they would not be percieved as mere stones gathering moss on the pillars of their four cornered offices. Some fear lurks in their heart that President Duterte would one day humiliate […]

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Bicol News Now, Climate Change, News

Salceda wants to separate OCD from NDRRMC

17 Jun , 2016  

LEGAZPI CITY — If he will have his way, outgoing Albay governor Joey Salceda will separate the Office of Civil Defense from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Now that he is the newly elected representative of the second legislative district of Albay, it is exactly what he will do. Salceda said one […]

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Climate Change, News, World

Russia impose ban on corn, soy bean imports from US

11 Feb , 2016  

Russia bans import of soybeans and corn from the United States starting from February 15. Assistant to Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) Alexey Alekseenko told TASS on Wednesday, “Restrictions will be imposed on imports starting from February 15.” Answering a respective question, the agency said “they (the US) have […]

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Climate Change, News, World

Australia puts up US $500,000 to fight Zika virus in Pacific Region

8 Feb , 2016  

[flexiblemap address=”Nukuʻalofa, Tonga” region=”Pacific” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”12″ ] To prevent the spreading and combat the Zika virus, the Australian government has pledged US $500,000 in aid. Australian minister for the Pacific said in a statement that the fund will be used to combat the virus in Tonga and other Pacific countries. “Stopping the spread […]

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Climate Change, News, World

Zika virus affects over 25,000 in Colombia, Australia registers people with infection

7 Feb , 2016  

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday said upon his request, American team of doctors and scientists will soon arrive in Colombia to help fight and control the spread of Zika virus in his country. Santos in ameeting with health officials in Colombian capital of Bogota, said that the number of people infected by Zika […]

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Climate Change, News, OMG Facts, Travel, Visayas

10 Fun photos of Boracay you will help preserve its prestine beauty forever

7 Feb , 2016  

It’s always fun in Boracay. The small island is a beach paradise. Tourists come and go. Beautiful memories are made. Can these 10 Instagram photos convince you to preserve the distinct beauty of the island forever? View this post on Instagram Photo by @gab0824 A post shared by Boracay (@boracay_island) on Feb 18, 2013 at […]

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Buzz News, Climate Change, News, World

Zika virus is just one flight away from Australia to the Philippines

3 Feb , 2016  

This should make everyone aware and cautious. The dreaded Zika virus is just one flight away from Australia to the Philippines. Or from an infected population in a Latin American or Carribean country to Manila. It will be carried not by Aedes aegypti, the mosquito vector of Zika virus, but by an infected tourist or […]

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Buzz News, Climate Change, News, World

World Health Organization declares global emergency over Zika virus

2 Feb , 2016  

World Health Organization declares global emergency over Zika virus and considers the outbreak in the Americas constitutes public health emergency. The UN health agency declared on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland, a global public health emergency over the Zika virus chiefly affecting Brazil and other countries in the region, the first such warning since the Ebola […]

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Buzz News, Climate Change, News, World

Pandemic: Zika virus spreading ‘explosively’ in Americas

29 Jan , 2016  

Zika virus is spreading “explosively” in the Americas, and could spread even further afield amid an “extremely high” level of alarm, said a senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday. Margaret Chan, WHO director-general, made the statement while briefing WHO’s board members in Geneva on the Zika situation, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric […]

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Climate Change, Green, Luzon, News, Travel

Mindoro’s Puerto Galera hosts 11th World Congress on Most Beautiful Bays

28 Jan , 2016  

The tourist town of Puerto Galera of Mindoro Oriental hosts the 11th World Congress on ‘Most Beautiful Bays’ slated on February 1 to 6. It is one of the major events under the mantle of Visit the Philippines Again 2016 campaign of the Department of Tourism. This early, 18 countries signified interest in participation according […]

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Business, Climate Change, Mindanao, Nation, News

ADB raise urgency for fast-tracking greenhouse gas emission reduction

11 Jan , 2016  

A new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report raised urgency for fast-tracking Southeast Asia’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction, warning limited impacts of climate change arising from these discharges can already reach some 11 percent of this region’s GDP by 2100. Launched Monday in Metro Manila, the report ‘Southeast Asia and the Economics of Global Climate […]

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Buzz News, Climate Change, News, World

Transient full Moon worshippers thrashes Thailand beaches

28 Dec , 2015  

The last full moon of the year pulled a lot of moon gazers into the beach. And look what they did to the beach afterwards!. In Thailand, the aftermath of the full moon party, produced trash unkempt but left on the beach for others to clean-up, or the waves of the ocean to sweep away. […]

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Climate Change, News, World

India PM says ‘climate change pact no winners or losers’

14 Dec , 2015  

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described the landmark climate change deal reached in Paris last night as the victory of “climate justice” and said there are no winners or losers in the outcome. He appreciated how every country rose to the challenge for reaching the agreement at the Conference of Parties (COP)-21 and said […]

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Climate Change, News, Video

PH need to institutionalize climate change struggle

30 Nov , 2015  

Video: PH need to institutionalize climate change struggle — Ambassador Lazaro PARIS, France, Nov. 30 — President Aquino was able to put in place the principles and regulations addressing climate change in the country and the next leader should strengthen those guidelines, the country’s ambassador to France said during an interview. Meanwhile, President Aquino III […]

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Climate Change, Global Pinoy, Manila, News, Video

Video: Departure of President Aquino for climate talks in Paris

29 Nov , 2015  

Departure ceremony at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for President Benigno S.Aquino, III. The President’s first stop will be Paris, where he will attend the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) scheduled on November 30 to December 11 in Le Bourget. The Philippines committed a […]

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Climate Change, Nation, News

P-Noy’s COP21 Paris visit includes Italian side-trip

26 Nov , 2015  

Malacanang on Thursday said President Benigno S. Aquino III will attend the 21st Conference of the Parties for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Nov. 30. The working visit will enable Aquino to further expand Philippine bilateral ties and cooperation with the Holy See, France, and Italy at the highest level. […]

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Bicol News Now, Climate Change, News

Bicol farmers face climate change challenge next planting season

22 Nov , 2015  

Bicol farmers are facing an immediate challenge based on the seasonal climate outlook advisory by the Department of Agriculture covering the months of September this year up until January 2016. Reduced rainfall and increase in temperature might reduce crop yield, specifically in rain-fed as well as irrigated areas at the tail end of canals, and […]

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