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LONDON – More than 28,000 species of plants around the world have a medical use but poor documentation means people are not making the most of the health benefits, according to a survey released on Thursday.

 A United Nations Development Program (UNDP)-led project will conduct scientific studies on the effects of mining and upland farming on coastal areas in Lanuza Bay in this province.

An enormous black worm that lives in the mud of the sea floor and survives on the remnants of noxious gases digested by bacteria has been unveiled by scientists for the first time.

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A museum dedicated to enhancing the appreciation of the country’s rich biological diversity was unveiled last Monday at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City.
    

The Senate passed on third and final reading last Monday a bill that would bring 92 new areas, including six internationally recognized natural sites, under the protection and management of the country’s landmark National Integrated and Protected Areas System Act.

A “climate resilience and green growth approach” to develop Mindanao has been crafted.

With the increasing amount of acid or chemicals in Philippine seas, Filipinos should make sure to thoroughly clean the fish they eat to avoid ingesting parasites of harmful organisms.

Volunteer scuba divers from Metro Pacific Investment Corp. took the lead in the continuing underwater cleanup of Duka Reef Marine Protected Area in Medina, Misamis Oriental as part of the Shore It Up program.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is investing P377 million this year for research and development aimed at crafting new drugs based on bio-materials culled from the Philippines’ biodiversity.

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has vowed to prioritize environmental protection through full implementation of existing laws.

The Philippines has sent delegates to the latest round of climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany.

Filipinos can now call, text and connect to the internet in times of calamity through “small cellular” technology, the Philippine Red Cross said.

  One of four El Nido Resorts properties in Northern Palawan has maintained its natural beauty – rugged limestone cliffs and crystalline waters amid a rich diversity of animal, marine and plant life.