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SYDNEY, Aug. 11 — Australian researchers have revealed the universe is dying, but there is no need to panic as there is still about 100 billion years to go.

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Quakes rock Bohol, Davao Oriental

MANILA, Aug. 11 — A magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook Bohol in Central Visayas region on Tuesday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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Toxic algae spread in Baltic Sea

STOCKHOLM, Aug. 11 — Warmer weather has caused toxic algae to spread in the Baltic Sea, local media reported on Monday.

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TOKYO, Aug. 11 — Last week's unseasonably hot heatwave claimed the lives of 32 people according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, while a total of 11,219 people were ferried to hospitals across Japan suffering from symptoms of heatstroke or heat fatigue, the government said Tuesday.

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MANILA, Aug. 11 — The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education – or the ASPIRE Prize – was given on Monday night to a South Korean scientist for his work on climate change that affects the Asia-Pacific region.

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MANILA, Aug. 11 –The Philippines is hosting this year's Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health (Forum 2015) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City on Aug. 24-27.

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BEIJING, Aug. 11 — Chinese consumers prefer plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) to blade electric vehicles (BEV), according to a report released by the country's automobile guild and a leading global marketing research firm on Tuesday.

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CANBERRA, Aug. 11 — The Australian government has formally announced its emissions reduction target, signaling a reduction of 26 to 28 percent of carbon emissions by 2030 on the 2005 levels.

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BATAC CITY, Aug. 11 — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is all set for the North Luzon Cluster Science and Technology Fair and regional inventions contest and exhibits on September 1-3.

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MOSCOW, Aug. 11 — The supervolcano that sits underground at Yellowstone National Park has the potential to kill 90,000 people instantly and spread a 10-foot-deep layer of molten ash as far as 1,000 miles from the park.

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HONG KONG, Aug. 11 — An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted 180 km southwest of Dadali, Solomon Islands at 04:12:14 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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MANILA, Aug. 11 — The Philippine National Police, through its Maritime Group, intensifies its campaign to improve information flow for marine environmental protection through 700-DALOY.

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MOSCOW, Aug. 11 — Colorado has declared a state of emergency in response to the 3 million gallon wastewater leak triggered by Environmental Protection Agency workers last week.

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CAIRO, Aug. 11 — At least 21 people died and 66 others were hospitalized due to the heatwave in Egypt, the health ministry said in a statement Monday.

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KORONADAL CITY, Aug. 11 — Thousands of residents here and in South Cotabato have been feted with world class cultural presentation as the Council of International Organization for Folklore and Folkarts (CIOFF)-Koronadal International Folklore Festival 2015 started Monday.

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MOSCOW, Aug. 11 — Amateur stargazers rejoice! This year’s Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak on Wednesday and Thursday this week. And because of a lucky coincidence this time around, eyes on the skies are sure to be dazzled.

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GENEVA, Aug. 11 — The Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) reported Monday that the protracted heat wave and drought affecting Switzerland has engendered below average water levels in many of the confederation's lakes and rivers.

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FPI lauds streamlined DENR processes

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 10 (PNA) — The Federation of Philippines Industries (FPI) has lauded the modernized process in applying for Certificates on Non-Coverage (CNC) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB).

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By Kris M. Crismundo

MANILA, Aug 10 (PNA) — Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies were urged to come up with an action plan to translate science, technology and innovation (STI) into policy statement to support the growth of the region.

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By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Aug. 10 (PNA) — For the first time, a fluvial procession of Sto. Nino de Cebu icon will be held in the Pasig River on Sunday, Aug. 16.

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