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BEIJING, March 25 — The National Energy Administration (NEA) vowed on Wednesday to continue scaling back the coal industry in a drive to encourage use of renewable energy.

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TUGUEGARAO CITY, March 26 — The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 2 (MGB-2) conducted an Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign recently at Didipio Multi Purpose Hall at Barangay Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya.

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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, March 25 (PNA) — Government will tighten its grip on brand-new and second-hand motor vehicles shipped into the Philippines to help address air pollution nationwide.

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WASHINGTON, March 25 — NASA's Opportunity rover completed its first Red Planet marathon of 42.195 kilometers on Tuesday with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months, the U.S. space agency said.

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ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, March 26 — Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has called on all Angeleños to actively participate in the annual Earth Hour event on Saturday by turning-off their lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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BUTUAN CITY, March 25 — The Professional Criminologists Association of the Philippines (PCAP) recently awarded Caraga PNP chief PCSupt. David Y. Ombao with an "Outstanding Criminologist Award," in recognition for his remarkable, transformative accomplishments as director of the regional police here.

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CAUAYAN CITY, March 25 — The first SM Supermall in the province is set to join the local government unit in the worldwide observance of Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28.

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BEIJING, March 25 — An official report has documented how local governments are pumping millions of yuan into making funeral services less polluting.

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MANILA, March 25 — The Economic and Trade Office of the Israel Embassy is participating in the Water Philippines Expo on March 25 to 27, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. The Embassy will present Israel’s innovative water solutions in booth D130.

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 — Researchers at Stanford University have unraveled the mechanics behind hummingbird's extended hovering flight mode, opening up possibilities to apply the technique to flying devices such as drones.

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LOBITO, Angola, March 26 — A Chinese company is actively involved in preserving the west lands in the southern harbor city of Lobito, a key part of the migration route of flamingos from neighboring Namibia to Kenya.

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TANEGASHIMA, Japan, March 26 — Japan successfully launched Thursday morning a rocket carrying a backup optical satellite for the government's intelligence gathering program.

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KASANE, Botswana, March 26 — Delegates attending a conference on illegal wildlife trade in Botswana have agreed to step up actions to fight illegal trade of wildlife products, protecting elephants, rhinos and other endangered species.

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SYDNEY, March 25 — As part of ICC Cricket World Cup's commitment to supporting community causes, Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has launched a children's book to promote reading.

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ILOILO CITY, March 26 — The Iloilo provincial government through the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) has embarked on massive tree planting along river banks in the province.

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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, March 25 — A 22-year-old high school teacher from Sta. Barbara town, this province, impressed members of the media, winning for herself the "Darling of the Press" award during their press presentation of the "Limgas na Dayat" (Maiden of the Sea) beauty pageant in Pangasinan on March 23 at the Capitol Resort here

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 — San Francisco-based Open Garden is working to tweak a gadget that helps the firm's smartphone application, or app, reach further into areas where WiFi and cellular signals are not available.

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MANILA, March 26 — A Catholic priest has noted that Filipinos are lucky as they have spiritual vacation during Holy Week as compared to other countries where there no Lenten holidays.

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MANILA, March 26 — A magnitude 3.9 earthquake struck the province of Sarangani on Thursday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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WASHINGTON, March 26 — U.S. space agency NASA announced Wednesday it has chosen to capture a boulder from a larger asteroid rather than move a single smaller asteroid for its ambitious Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) that will test capabilities needed for future human expeditions to Mars.

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