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Geopolitical standoff in South China Sea leads to environmental fallout

Satellite images show significant growth in the occurrence of algal blooms in contested areas in the South China Sea.Images suggest that these algal blooms...

Philippine forest turtles stand a ‘good chance’ after first wild release

Researchers released a pair of Philippine forest turtles (Siebenrockiella leytensis) on the island of Palawan in February, they announced this month, part of a...

‘Complete turnaround’: Philippines’ Duterte lifts ban on new mining permits

President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a ban on issuing licenses for new mining operations in the Philippines, marking an about-face from a previous anti-mining...

It’s not too late to save the Philippine pangolin, study says

  Philippine pangolins, found only in the island province of Palawan, are among the most heavily trafficked mammals in the world, with nearly 7,000...

Philippine community goes to court to stop coal plant in ecological...

Community members and civil society groups have filed a petition against a planned coal-fired power plant in the Philippine province of Palawan, a biodiversity haven that’s one of the last strongholds of the country’s most critically endangered species.