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    • Climate change signals Earth in danger zone 

      (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 17, 2015, on page A23)
      Climate change and high rates of extinctions of animals and plants are pushing the Earth into a danger zone for humanity, a scientific report card about mankind’s impact on nature said on Thursday. An international team ...
    • Coral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefs 

      Sheridan, Kerry (Manila Bulletin, July 9, 2015, on page B9)
      Coral reefs are fragile and in danger worldwide, but a growing movement to restore them is based on the science of breaking off pieces in order to grow more, known as coral gardening. It works like this: marine biologists ...
    • Declining fish catch threatens livelihood, food supply in Negros 

      Colmo, Edith (Manila Bulletin, August 22, 2015, on page 13)
      The amount of fish caught around the country is dwindling to dangerous levels which threatens the livelihood of 60 percent of the population dependent on fishing reports a research of Remelyn I. de Ramos of the Marine ...
    • DENR to work with Smithsonian for reef preservation 

      Villanueva, Rhodina (The Philippine Star, May 28, 2015, on page B-6)
      The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently entered into an agreement with a group of museums and research centers based in the United States concerning the use of ARMS or Autonomous Reef Monitoring ...
    • DENR uses scientific tool to monitor biodiversity areas 

      Villanueva, Rhodina (The Philippine Star, May 24, 2015, on page 17)
      The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is now using a scientific tool that will effectively assess biodiversity in Batangas, Cavite, Palawan and Cebu, Director Mundita Lim of the DENR Biodiversity MAnagement ...
    • Everyone needs the oceans to be protected 

      Bloomberg (Manila Standard, September 18, 2016, on page A3-A4)
      Ensuring that these ecosystems stay healthy is getting harder, as the oceans absorb excess carbon dioxide and overfishing escalates, aided by advances in deep-water fishing technology. Carbon dioxide turns the water more ...
    • Food chain collapse predicted in oceans 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Panay News, October 14, 2015, on page 8)
      The world's oceans are teeming with life, but rising carbon dioxide emissions could cause a collapse in the marine food chain from the top down, researchers in Australia said. Marine ecologists from the University of ...
    • Guimaras seeks to protect 70 hectares of coral reefs 

      Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Panay News, January 15, 2017, on page 5)
      This island province boasts of 70 hectares of undistributed coral reefs, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Western Visayas. Coral reefs are marine ridges or mounds, which have formed ...
    • Island may offer clues to coral reefs' survival 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 18, 2017, on page A4)
      The key to the survival of the world’s threatened coral reefs may lie in the waters surrounding a small volcanic island off the coast of Japan, scientists say. The seabed of Shikine island is a “living laboratory” for ...
    • New marine parks named at Chile sea summit 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, October 6, 2015, on page C4)
      The United States and partner countries were to announce new marine reserves on Monday at the start of a major conference in Chile on protecting the world's oceans. Chile is hosting the Our Ocean conference in the picturesque ...
    • Pollution causes algal bloom 

      Aguirre, Jun Ariolo (Panay News, May 26, 2015, on page 5-15)
      An Aklanon government scientist insisted that pollution is the main cause of the algal bloom in this island resort. Raymund Jacinto Sucgang, a researcher for the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute of the Department of ...
    • Save our oceans 

      (Panay News, May 19, 2018, on page 8)
      Oceans have absorbed about a third of global carbon dioxide emissions, causing acidification. This has also resulted in coral bleaching. Ocean acidification is causing irreversible damage to coral reefs. With global warming ...
    • UN chief: save the oceans to avert 'global catastrophe' 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, June 16, 2017, on page S3/6)
      UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged countries to put aside national gain to save the oceans and avert a "global catastrophe" as he opened the first UN ocean conference. The five-day meeting is the first ...
    • US backs UN call to save oceans 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Bulletin, June 11, 2017, on page 1-6)
      The United States (US) on Friday joined all 192 other United Nations (UN) member states in releasing a “Call to Action” to save the oceans but disassociated itself from joint efforts to combat climate change. The declaration ...
    • Volcanic island may hold key to coral survival 

      Agence France-Presse (Manila Standard, April 18, 2017, on page C4)
      Tara, Japan – The key to the survival of the world’s threatened coral reefs may lie in the waters surrounding a small volcanic island off the coast of Japan, scientists say. The seabed of Shikine Island is a “living ...
    • Whales under threat as climate change impacts migration 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, December 4, 2015, on page S3/4)
      The sight of thousands of whales surfacing, jumping and playing off the coast of South America as they migrate toward their breeding grounds is one of nature's most majestic displays. But global warming is killing off their ...
    • What happens in the oceans affects us all 

      Soriano, Zelda DT (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 29, 2016, on page A17)
      If we are merely looking at the vast expanse of waters from the shores of Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia, or living in the landlocked Lao People’s Democratic Republic, we will tend to think that oceans ...