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Expert cautions vs. incineration

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Jan. 29 (PNA) — An international consultant warned against incineration, noting this process of burning hazardous materials at temperatures high enough to destroy contaminants releases substances that jeopardize public health, the environment and climate.

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DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 29 — At least 20 dolphins, 10 of them dead, have been found in the beaches of Pangasinan and La Union since January 23, according to the National Fisheries Technology and Development Center (NIFTDC), a research facility of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) located in Dagupan.

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Snowfall breaks dry spell in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, Jan. 29 — Kashmir Valley today experienced fresh snowfall with most places, especially the plains, witnessing the first snow of the season, breaking the prolonged dry spell at the fag end of 'Chillai-Kalan', the 40-day period of harshest winter.

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MANILA, Jan. 29 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Thursday the country will remain storm-free until the end of January.

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By Ben Moises Ebreo

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Jan 29 (PNA) — The provincial government here will be expanding the reach of its Zero Waste Management Program(ZWMP) in the province in a bid to institutionalize solid waste management in the barangays.

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TOKYO, Jan. 29 — Three scientists have been selected as winners of the Japan Prize in the fields of river engineering and gene therapy, the Japan Prize Foundation said on Thursday.

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MANILA, Jan. 29 — Initiatives to address climate change in the country will be continuously supported by the German government through extension of its projects implemented through Climate Change Commission (CCC).

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URDANETA CITY, Jan. 29 — The Medical Mission of Mercy (MMOM) United States of America (USA), a non-profit international health organization, has started its first medical, dental and surgical mission, which runs from Jan. 26 to 30, in three towns and one city in Pangasinan.

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Angat Dam faces drier days –PAGASA

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Jan. 29 (PNA) – Metro Manila's main water source Angat Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan is in for drier days ahead with the government weather agency projecting rainfall there to slip from near- to below-normal levels in the next four months, raising urgency for more water conservation.

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MANILA, Jan. 29 –As part of its 64th anniversary celebration, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Thursday conferred the "Gawad Ulat" on several media organizations and practitioners.

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SYDNEY, Jan. 29 — Sydney's Chinese New Year Twilight Parade will feature more than 3,000 national and international performers, building projections and 35 floats, the Sydney City Council announced on Thursday.

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NEW YORK, Jan 29 — An earthquake measuring 5.74 on the Richter scale jolted 40 kilometers southwest of Ferndale in the U.S. state of California at 21:08:53 GMT Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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CEBU CITY, Jan. 29 — Environmentalists, representatives from concerned agencies and civil society and the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) management will gather for the first Tanon Strait Summit to be held from February 10 to 12 this year in Cebu City.

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China on yellow alert for blizzard

BEIJING, Jan. 28 — China's weather observatory on Wednesday issued a yellow alert for heavy snow that is expected to hit the country's eastern regions.

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By Juzel OL. Danganan

MANILA, Jan. 28 (PNA) — The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST’s) Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory (ADMATEL) is poised to double the number of its clients to a maximum of 170 firms from 88 by the year-end of 2015.

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NEW YORK, Jan. 28 — The US Navy unveiled plans to use robots to train marine forces with the launch of a research project at the University of Central Florida, military officials have announced in a statement.

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TOKYO, Jan. 28 — Japan Atomic Power Co. is considering spinning off its mainstay nuclear power operations into two companies to boost its technical capacity with expertise in two types of nuclear reactors, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.

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MANILA, Jan. 28 — The Agham Party-List on Wednesday asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to reverse its ruling that dismissed the writ of kalikasan petition which they filed against the operation of a mining company in Zambales province.

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By Robert Maico

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna Jan 28 (PNA) — Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate committee on food and agriculture, lauded the construction of the new International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) research facility during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Lloyd T. Evans Plant Growth Facility Tuesday (Jan. 27) at IRRI’s headquarters in this municipality.

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ILOILO CITY, Jan. 28 — Tribu Tatusan of Caluya, Antique which was declared champion in the just concluded Kasadyahan Regional Cultural competition in the Dinagyang Festival 2015, is not aiming for hefty cash prize, revealed Sherwin San Pedro, Caluya Tourism Officer.

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