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Now showing for stargazers: Meteor shower

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Photo of a Quadrantid captured by a NASA meteor camera in 2010.  FROM NASA.GOV

New Year fireworks may continue to light up the sky in the first few evenings of January but Filipino stargazers may get to spot some “falling stars” too.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Showing Friday night: Geminids meteor shower

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Filipino stargazers will get a chance Friday night to witness one of the year’s most stunning celestial spectacles, the Geminids meteor shower.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Mindanao cacao production gets boost

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. FILE PHOTO

The hot chocolate you drink in the morning may soon be coming from Mindanao.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

‘Comet of Century’ may be seen in PH ‘if you know where to look’

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A streaking ball of ice, dust and rock dubbed by some science journalists as the “Comet of the Century” will make its very first trip around the sun on Thursday, keeping astronomers on tenterhooks as to whether or not it will “sizzle or fizzle.”  PHOTO FROM NASA.GOV

A streaking ball of ice, dust and rock dubbed by some science journalists as the “Comet of the Century” will make its very first trip around the sun on Thursday, keeping astronomers on tenterhooks as to whether or not it will “sizzle or fizzle.”

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Delight to October nights of celestial spectacles

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STARRY NIGHT IN BAGUIO  The country’s summer capital turns into a city of lights on the ground and in the sky, as this long-exposure shot turns bright stars into streaks of light against a purple canvas, a scene worthy of a Van Gogh painting. October is a month of celestial spectacles for stargazers. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

October nights will offer a number of celestial spectacles for stargazers, including the Square of Pegasus signaling the arrival of the northern fall and the Orionids meteor shower in the middle of the month.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Court of Appeals stops field trials of genetically modified eggplant

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GENETICALLY MODIFIED  Activists in hazmat (hazardous material) suits from the environmentalist group Greenpeace uproot genetically engineered Bt eggplant, locally known as ‘‘talong,” from a field trial site in Bay Laguna province, in this 2011 photo. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Greenpeace Southeast Asia (Philippines) on Friday welcomed a ruling issued by the Court of Appeals (CA) to permanently put a stop to the field trials of genetically modified eggplant, which the environmentalist group believes is harmful to humans and the environment.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Meteor showers visible over PH

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Meteors caused by the annual Eta Aquarids shower will streak across Philippine skies before dawn on Sunday or Monday, the weather bureau said.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

No price increases seen as gov’t cracks down on meat smuggling

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ENRIQUEZ Baguio Longganisa (sausages) freshly made from premium-grade pork meat.

The prices of pork and poultry will not go up in spite of a new Department of Agriculture order that seeks to curb the smuggling of meat by fly-by-night operators, two associations of local meat producers said on Saturday.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DENR revises code for refrigeration, aircon industries

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has launched a new code that sets Earth-friendly standards and practices for manufacturers, dealers, and sellers of refrigerators and air conditioners in the Philippines.

Posted: April 19th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

$5.9B mine project, PH’s largest, gets DENR OK

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The country’s largest mining project has finally gotten the green light from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) but under stiff conditions, an official said on Tuesday.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

DENR gives controversial mine firms conditional ECC

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Tuesday issued a conditional environmental compliance certificate to the $5.9 billion Tampakan copper-gold project of Sagittarius Mining Inc. (SMI) in Southern Mindanao.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philippines can be RE leader in Southeast Asia: Greenpeace report

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The Philippines is sitting on vast renewable energy potential of more than 250,000 megawatts of power that can save money, generate jobs and make electricity available and affordable to more Filipinos, Greenpeace said in a report on Wednesday.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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