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U.N. biodiversity conference to lay groundwork for nature rescue plan

Apr 29, 2019 - 2:55 PM

(UPDATED) The destruction of nature threatens humanity 'at least as much as human-induced climate change,' says UN biodiversity chief Robert Watson

1 million species risk extinction due to humans – draft U.N. report

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:13 PM

The report says the accelerating loss of clean air, drinkable water, CO2-absorbing forests, pollinating insects, protein-rich fish and storm-blocking mangroves poses no less of a threat than climate change

Land decay to displace tens of millions, global survey warns

Mar 27, 2018 - 8:27 AM

Scientists say land decay caused by unsustainable farming, mining, pollution, and city expansion is undermining the well-being of some 3.2 billion people or 40% of the global population

STUDY ON LAND DECAY. British Robert Watson (R), President of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) speaks during a press conference next to the Secretary of IPBES Anne Larigauderie, in the framework of the 6th IPBES Biodiversity Summit, in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on March 26, 2018. Photo by Joaquin Sarmiento/AFP

After warnings of species plight: solutions in sight

Mar 24, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Experts say it's not too late to halt the rate of destruction of nature, and maybe even reverse some of it

A farmer checking on his farm planted with lettuce in preparation for harvest in the next few days in barangay Paoay, Atok town Benguet province.photo by mau victa

Making policy decisions on the Philippine scientific enterprise system

Aug 22, 2016 - 1:36 PM

It isn’t just about how much we put in; it’s also about whether we can efficiently and strategically use it

Decline of bees, other pollinators, threatens crop output – UN body

Feb 26, 2016 - 8:15 PM

A UN body says healthy populations of pollinators are critical to ensuring stable fruit and vegetable output

IN DANGER. A UN body says many wild bees and butterflies have been declining in abundance.

Philippine leaders and world affairs

May 08, 2015 - 9:32 AM

We are unable to see the relevance of political sciences as a powerful source of expert policy advice Hopefully leaders heed advice from those who actually know

President Benigno S. Aquino III and His Excellency Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, share a light moment following their joint press statement at the Reception Hall of the Malacañan Palace during the State Visit to the Philippines on Monday (February 09, 2015). This is President Widodo’s first State Visit to the Philippines. In the spirit of ASEAN solidarity, it is tradition on the part of a new head of state to immediately conduct introductory visits to fellow ASEAN Member States. Indonesia was the Philippines’ 11th largest trade partner in 2013, with total trade amounting to US$3.62billion. The Philippines and Indonesia enjoy excellent bilateral relations and cooperate extensively in numerous areas. (Photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Battle over GMO labeling rumbling in US

Jan 05, 2014 - 9:45 AM

A GMO labeling battle is rumbling in the United States with those demanding full disclosure of genetically modified organisms in food products pitted against big companies

AGAINST GMOS. Photo dated May 25, 2013 shows a demonstration against agribusiness giant Monsanto and genetically modified organisms (GMO) in front of the White House in Washington. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Files

US science is in peril, say Nobel Medicine Prize winners

Oct 08, 2013 - 8:12 AM

But after they recounted their anecdotes of shock and amazement their speeches turned to a future that may hold fewer opportunities