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CEBU CITY, July 2 — The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB)-Region 7 of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) also here in Region 7 will add some P33 million worth of equipment to monitor pollution in Metro Cebu based on the standard set by the Clean Air Act.

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BEIJING, July 2 — China's Internet regulator has launched the country's first online culture festival for universities as it pushes students to take part in developing a positive Internet culture, said the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) on Thursday.

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MANILA, July 3 — In celebration today (Friday) of the 6th International Plastic Bag-Free Day, green groups set out to clarify questions about so-called degradable plastic bags and warn the public about their impacts.

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CEBU CITY, July 2 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 seized at least 33 birds, including a threatened and an endangered species, which were displayed for sale by a couple and a relative along Apitong Street, Cebu City.

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CEBU CITY, July 2 — Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region 7 Regional Director Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo on Wednesday led the inauguration of the newly constructed PHP-3.597-million Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary (OIWS) Nature Center in Barangay San Vicente, Olango Island off Mactan Island.

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CEBU CITY, July 2 — The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 7 of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR) has urged the local chief executives in Central Visayas to familiarize themselves with geohazard maps and implement the necessary measures to reduce the impact of natural disasters on people’s lives and properties.

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By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, July 2 (PNA) — The Philippine Rice research Institute (PhilRice) on Thursday said that it is currently developing rice varieties that could withstand multiple biotic and abiotic stresses in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change on the country’s rice production and food security.

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LYON, France, July 2 — The World Summit on Climate and Territories kicked off on Wednesday in Lyon, France, gathering sub-national and local governments and other non-state actors in the lead-up to COP21.

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MOSCOW, July 2 — Forest fires raging near Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear power plant are not expected to cause radiation problems in Russia, emergency officials say.

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SYDNEY, July 2 — Australia could be the first country to launch a device which jams texting signals and calls in cars.

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 2 – Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar, hours after lifting the suspension of classes, has suspended anew Thursday the classes from kindergarten to high school levels due to inclement weather.

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BRATISLAVA, July 2 — Bratislava-based company AeroMobil R&D, engaged in the development of a flying car, will be granted investment assistance of nearly 6 million euros (USD 6.6 million) from state coffers towards research and development activities, according to a proposal approved by the Slovak government on Wednesday.

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SYDNEY, June 30 — Hundreds of Australian patients in remote communities have been screened via a satellite network helping to save their eyesight.

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By Crescencio “Cris” Diaz

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 30 (PNA) – The city government here has started conducting public hearings on the proposed Integrated Zoning Ordinance (IZO) that now mitigates “climate change.”

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BEIJING, July 1 — China on Tuesday made fresh pledges on fighting climate change, setting out ambitious targets beyond 2020 in what it calls its "utmost efforts" in tackling the global challenge.

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SEOUL, June 30 — South Korea on Tuesday announced a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent compared with the Business As Usual (BAU) by 2030.

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LONDON, July 1 — Algae might be able to cope well in climate change than expected, which would have great impact on the ocean's food chain, according to a report published Tuesday by University of Edinburgh.

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TACLOBAN CITY, June 30 – For some students in this city, it took them years to discover that computer is more than a game.

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By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan & Maria Edelyn Cantillo

MANILA, June 30 (PNA)- The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Tuesday that strong El Niño is expected in the fourth quarter of the year until early 2016.

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WASHINGTON, July 1 — The United States on Tuesday welcomed China's submission of its climate change targets, saying the move is conducive to reaching a key global climate agreement at the end of this year in Paris.

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