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    • UK grabbing attention with S. China Sea mission-paper 

      Reuters (BusinessWorld, February 15, 2018, on page S1/10)
      Britain’s Defense Ministry is trying to justify its existence and grab attention with a planned mission by a British warship to the disputed South China Sea next month, a Chinese newspaper said on Wednesday. A British ...
    • Ultra-thin sun shield could protect Great Barrier Reef 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, March 28, 2018, on page S2/10)
      An ultra-fine biodegradable film some 50,000 times thinner than a human hair could be enlisted to protect the Great Barrier Reef from environmental degradation, researchers said Tuesday. The World Heritage-listed site, ...
    • UN begins negotiations on treaty to protect imperiled high seas 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, September 3, 2018, on page S2/7)
      United Nations on Tuesday kicked-off talks on a 2020 treaty that would regulate the high seas, which cover half the planet yet lack adequate environmental protection. Four sessions of talks, each lasting two weeks, are ...
    • 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 ...
    • Universal language 

      (BusinessWorld, August 20, 2013, on page S1/10)
      Steve Westnedge plays in saxophone for a Leopard Seal known as "Casey" as part of a study on the animals reactions to different sounds at Sydney's Taronga Zoo on Aug. 19. Mr. Westnedge, who is also the zoo's elephant keeper, ...
    • US cautions on 'egregious' rules in disputed sea 

      Reuters (BusinessWorld, October 7, 2015, on page S1/8)
      Some countries appear to view freedom of the seas as “up for grabs” in the South China Sea, imposing superfluous warnings and restrictions that threaten stability, a US Navy commander said on Tuesday in comments apparently ...
    • US flies B-52 bombers over contested waters amid soured ties with China 

      Reuters (BusinessWorld, September 28, 2018, on page S2/7)
      The US military flew B-52 bombers in the vicinity of the South China Sea this week, US officials told Reuters, a move that is likely to cause anger in Beijing amid heightened tensions between the two countries. Lieutenant ...
    • US Marines unifies amphibious forces in Asia 

      Reuters (BusinessWorld, May 15, 2015, on page S1/11)
      The US Marine Corps (USMC) is bringing together foreign commanders from amphibious forces deployed mostly in the Asia-Pacific for a conference aimed at taking initial steps to integrate their operations, with China excluded ...
    • US warship in disputed sea raises China's ire 

      Reuters; ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) (BusinessWorld, October 28, 2015, on page S1/8)
      The US Navy sent a guided-missile destroyer close to China's man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, drawing an angry rebuke from Beijing, which said it warned and followed the American Vessel. The ...
    • US, China navy chief set talks on South China Sea 

      Reuters (BusinessWorld, October 30, 2015, on page S1/8)
      The Chinese and US navies are set to hold high-level talks over tensions in the South China Sea after a US warship challenged Beijing's territorial assertiveness in the disputed waterway this week. The US chief of naval ...
    • US, China set for high-stakes rivalry in skies above South China Sea 

      Reuters (BusinessWorld, May 19, 2015, on page SI/9)
      When the U.S. navy sent a littoral combat ship on its first patrol of the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea during the past week, it was watching the skies as well. The USS Fort Worth, one of the most modern ...
    • UST team researching seaweed cancer treatment 

      Ignacio, Reicelene Joy N. (BusinessWorld, April 1, 2019, on page S2/7)
      Researchers have claimed that a Philippine seaweed has some of the properties of the Japanese fucoidan, used to treat cancer and inflammation, and could serve as a substitute for the more expensive Japanese variant. Ross ...
    • Vast Antarctic marine reserves in focus at meeting 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, October 20, 2015, on page S1/8)
      Campaigners Monday urged global leaders to put aside differences and create two vast Antarctic marine sanctuaries to protect one of the world's last untouched wilderness and a unique array of species, including whales and ...
    • Veep urges filing of protest on Chinese missiles 

      Aguinaldo, Camille A.; Tadalan, Charmaine A. (BusinessWorld, May 7, 2018, on page S1/12)
      Vice-President Maria Leonor G. Robredo on Sunday urged President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s “administration to take immediate and appropriate actions, including the filing of a diplomatic protest” in the wake of China’s reported ...
    • Vietnam accuses China of attack on fishermen in South China Sea 

      Reuters; Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, March 27, 2013, on page S1/9)
      Vietnam has accused China of opening fire on a fishing boat in the disputed South China Sea and burning down its cabin, charges denied by Beijing on Tuesday as tensions resurface over sovereignty in the energy-rich waters. ...
    • Vietnam's beloved sacred turtle dies- state media 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, January 21, 2016, on page S1/9)
      A sacred giant turtle venerated as a symbol of Vietnam’s independence struggle has died, state media said, prompting an outpouring of grief and fears the death bodes ill for an upcoming communist leadership handover. The ...
    • Village plans to build statue of dead whale as a reminder of marine resource protection 

      Santiagudo, Emme Rose S. (BusinessWorld, February 8, 2019, on page S1/10)
      Barangay Gabi, where the body of a dead Sei whale species (Balaenoptera borealis) was spotted near the shore, plans to build a statue of the creature to serve as a constant reminder of the importance of marine resource ...
    • W.Visayas allocated 51 fish landing centers 

      Conserva, Louine Hope (BusinessWorld, November 2, 2015, on page S1/2)
      The Western Visayas Region, which has 84 coastal municipalities, will get 51 community fish landing centers (CFLCs) out of the 252 planned by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) for 2015-2016. Of the 51 ...
    • Washington forcing Beijing to accelerate South China Sea deployments, says China's top paper 

      Reuters (BusinessWorld, January 23, 2018, on page S1/10)
      China’s top newspaper, decrying Washington as a trouble-maker, said on Monday U.S. moves in the South China Sea like last week’s freedom of navigation operation will only cause China to strengthen its deployments in the ...
    • Watershed trees lost to ravages of El Niño 

      Padillo, Maya (BusinessWorld, May 21, 2015, on page SI/5)
      About 300 various seedlings out of 1,000 planted in the city’s watershed areas under an agro-forestry program did not survive the dry spell brought about by the prevailing El Niño, the environmental group Interface Development ...