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ENVIRONMENT: BIOTECH CORN IN JEOPARDY

Twenty years ago, in 1996, biotech crops (as they are products of biotechnology) were commercialized for the first time and were planted in the...

BIOTECH CORN IN JEOPARDY

Twenty years ago, in 1996, biotech crops (as they are products of biotechnology) were commercialized for the first time and were planted in the...

ENVIRONMENT: END PLASTIC POLLUTION NOW (Second of Two Parts)

Some businesses in Davao Region seemed to heed the advice that was given to Oscar-nominated Dustin Hoffman in the 1967 thought-provoking movie, “The Graduate.”  In...

ENVIRONMENT:END PLASTIC POLLUTION NOW(First of Two Parts)

When a whale in Thailand was found on the beach dead after swallowing 80 plastic bags (about 8 kilograms), the world was aghast. But to...

ENVIRONMENT: CORAL REEFS ON THE VERGE: DEFORESTATION (Last of Four Parts)

What happens to the land, happens to the sea.  And it is the sea that suffers the most.  That’s what happens to the coral reefs, which...

ENVIRONMENT: CORAL REEFS ON THE VERGE: CYANIDE FISHING (Third of Four Parts)

Manong Berto places a puck-sized lump of cyanide in the bottom of a squeeze bottle.  He fills it with water, the spray the contents on...

ENVIRONMENT:CORAL REEFS ON THE VERGE: BLASTING (Second of Four Parts)

Learning a lesson from experience is hard.  But it is harder and even more painful if you lost someone forever.  That was what happened to Arman. He...

ENVIRONMENT: CORAL REEFS ON THE VERGE: IMPORTANCE (First of Four Parts)

Every time there is a rice shortage, it’s a big news.  But when there is fish deficiency, it merits a mere mention, except when there...

ENVIRONMENT: MARINE WILDLIFE FACING EXTINCTION: DUGONG (Last of Three Parts)

Davao Gulf, with an area of 308,000 hectares, cuts into the island of Mindanao from Philippine Sea. It is surrounded by all four provinces...

ENVIRONMENT: MARINE WILDLIFE FACING EXTINCTION: SEAHORSES (Second of Three Parts)

Some years ago, on September 22, the “Philippine Daily Inquirer” carried a news report about rare species of seahorses in the Philippines that had not...

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