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Benham gets renamed; Beijing sidesteps threat
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order officially renaming Benham Rise to “Philippine Rise” to use the resource-rich territory off the coast of Aurora province. He signed Executive Order 25 on May 16 ...
- May 23, 2017
Du30 open to sea exploration with China, Vietnam
President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he was open to exploring the South China Sea’s natural resources with rival claimants China and Vietnam, after securing a “windfall” while in Beijing. Duterte also emphasized he had ...
- May 17, 2017
Talks to save oceans kick off
World leaders convene at UN headquarters next week for the first major bid to solve the toughest problems facing our oceans, from coral bleaching to plastic pollution, overfishing and rising seas due to climate change. The ...
- June 5, 2017
Volcanic island may hold key to coral survival
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 ...
- April 18, 2017
PH wary of China ships on Benham
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday said he has ordered the Navy to send a ship to Benham Rise, an underwater landmass 250 kilometers east of Luzon, to drive away Chinese survey vessels that have been spotted ...
- March 10, 2017
Conservation confab mulls fate of bluefin
Fishing and shipping nations gather in Portugal this week to consider the fate of the endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna and over-harvested Mediterranean swordfish, two pricey gourmet favorites. While conservationists want ...
- November 15, 2016
Record coral kill-off on Great Barrier Reef
Sydney - A mass bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef this year killed more corals than ever before, scientists said Tuesday, sounding the alarm over the delicate ecosystem.
- November 30, 2016
Vietnam activists thank Philippines
Activists in Vietnam held a brief rally outside the Philippine Embassy in Hanoi Sunday, holding up a banner that said “Thank you Philippines. You have a brave government.” The group was part of demonstrations in the ...
- July 18, 2016
Setback for the Great Barrier Reef
Australia’s plan to rescue the beleaguered Great Barrier Reef has been set back at least two decades after the fragile ecosystem suffered its worst-ever bleaching last year, experts said Friday. The vast coral reef―which ...
- February 25, 2017
US reacts to China dare sends warships
A US aircraft carrier strike group is patrolling in the South China Sea, the US Navy said Saturday, days after Beijing told Washington not to challenge its sovereignty in the waterway. China asserts ownership of almost all ...
- February 20, 2017