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MOSCOW, Oct. 4 — With the international community becoming increasingly worried about the implications of global warming on the environment, Finland is maintaining its good spirits and optimism.

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WASHINGTON, June 16 — US space firm SpaceX on Wednesday failed to achieve its fourth consecutive rocket landing on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean but succeeded in launching two commercial communications satellites into orbit.

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WASHINGTON, June 16 — US space agency NASA said Wednesday it has successfully lighted the largest-ever man-made fire on an unmanned cargo ship for a microgravity experiment designed to study how fire spreads in space.

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BEIJING, June 16 — China's homegrown navigation system, the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), will provide continuous, stable and reliable open services to users "free of charge", said a government report on Thursday.

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By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

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HONG KONG, June 16 — In the second time that detection of gravitational waves was announced Thursday, the only Hong Kong scientist in the study team, Tjonnie Li, said he expects more breakthroughs to come.

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MOSCOW, June 16 — The launch of the modernized US Antares expendable launch system, equipped with the new RD-181 Russian engine, is likely to take place in August instead of July, the NASA Spaceflight publication reported Thursday.

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SAN JOSE, June 17 — Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei launched Thursday its new dual-lens P9 smartphone in Costa Rica for the Latin American market.

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WASHINGTON, June 17 — Astronomers have detected a clear signal from oxygen in a galaxy located 13.1 billion light years from Earth, making it the most distant oxygen ever discovered.

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By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, June 16 (PNA) — The first Cebu Semiconductor and Electronics Convention and Exhibition (CSECE) is scheduled on July 28-29 at the Waterfront Hotel in Lahug, Cebu.

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BACOLOD CITY, June 16 — The 3rd Infantry Division Commander’s Cup 2016 Brown Eagle-Negros Island Leg will be held on June 17 to 19 at the 303rd Infantry Brigade Firing Range at Camp Major Nelson Gerona in Murcia, Negros Occidental.

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Wildfires hit Russia's Far East

VLADIVOSTOK, June 16 — Wildfires have destroyed some 9,000 hectares of taiga in Magadan and Chukotka in the northeastern area of Russia's Far East since Wednesday, the local forestry department reported Thursday.

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MANILA, June 16 — The Climate Change Commission (CCC) began on Thursday its task of reviewing the government’s energy policy that is expected to reshape the country’s power development plans and replace coal with renewable sources of energy.

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MANILA, June 16 — The Government expects an average of up to six rainy days in seven regions of the country during the 10-day period ending Monday, June 20.

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MANILA, June 16 — A state-of-the-art forest nursery, with the capacity to produce up to 30 million tree seedlings a year, will soon rise in the province of Laguna, which is home to the country’s premier institution of higher learning in forestry and environmental management.

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RABAT, June 17 — Morocco and Spain signed here on Thursday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on a research program on forest ecosystem resilience to climate change.

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WASHINGTON, June 17 — Earth's record monthly heat streak has extended to an unprecedented 13 months, the US government's climate agency said Thursday.

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By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, June 17 (PNA) -– More than 30,000 mangrove seedlings and propagules were planted early Friday morning on the shores of the southern Palawan town of Brooke’s Point to celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the “Pista ng Kalikasan.”

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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, June 17 (PNA) — Environment Chief Ramon Paje has challenged airshed governing boards nationwide to increasingly integrate good governance in the nationwide campaign for cleaner air.

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NANCHANG/NANNING, June 17 — At least 13 people were reported dead on Thursday in Guangxi, Hunan and Jiangxi as heavy rain continued in central and southern parts of China.

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