marine environment - updates

Rappler's latest stories on marine environment


How many undiscovered creatures are there in the ocean?

Feb 07, 2018 - 3:32 PM

[The Conversation] Numerous new marine species are discovered every year – yet working out how many species there are in total is a much more difficult process

This undated handout photo released on April 20, 2016 by XL Catlin Seaview Survey shows a diver checking the bleached coral at Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef. XL Catlin Seaview Survey/AFP

U.S. backs UN call to save oceans but no action on climate

Jun 10, 2017 - 3:37 PM

The UN s first ever ocean conference opened June 5 under the shadow of the US exit from the 190 plus Paris agreement on climate change

WORLD OCEANS DAY. A special event was held in the General Assembly Hall to mark World Oceans Day June 8, 2017, at the United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Swimming with whale sharks? Don't copy these snorkelers!

Apr 19, 2017 - 11:05 AM

A viral video reminds us why it s wrong to touch whale sharks and how we can be better stewards of these gentle giants

CROWDED. A screengrab of a viral video showing snorkelers in Malaysia crowding around a whale shark.

NEDA board approves 5 infra projects

Dec 16, 2015 - 9:51 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority board approves 2 public private partnership and 3 official development assistance deals for roll out

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads his official family in prayer before presiding over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board meeting. Also in photo are Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras, DOTC Joseph Emilio Abaya DOST Mario Montejo and Finance Secretary Cecar Purisima. Photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Pesticide pollution in water is rare, but can be severe – global study

Apr 14, 2015 - 8:26 AM

Study: Threshold level exceedances were high even in highly regulated countries and were pronounced for new generation insecticides

An Indian worker sprays pesticide in a wheat farm near village Kathunangal, some 20 km from Amritsar, India, 06 February 2015. Raminder Pal Singh/EPA

Climate change could disturb marine life for millennia

Mar 31, 2015 - 1:05 PM

Climate change may lead to disturbances in marine life that will take thousands of years to recover from not hundreds of years as previously thought

PEEK-A-BOO. This photo taken on September 22, 2014 shows fish looking out from the coral of the Great Barrier Reef. William West/AFP

Tubbataha Reefs law wins int'l award

Sep 27, 2012 - 10:34 AM

The law protecting the world famous Tubbataha Reef National Park has been cited as one of the world s best practices in marine environment conservation

Image by Ron Van Oers/ Unesco