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The Earth, as seen from its orbit is never the same due to the adverse effects of climate change, yet a large number of people still believe it isn’t happening.

This was the message stressed by Dr. Josefino Comiso, senior research scientist of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center, as he explained the “alarming and dominating” rate of the rising greenhouse gases (GHG) and its effect on the country.

Read more: PH scientist: Climate change is real, prompt preventive actions a must

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Rain-fed Angat Dam, Metro Manila’s main water source, may again be facing tough times ahead.

Latest international models indicate the possible recurrence of the drought-driving El Niño phenomenon this year after its damaging 2015-2016 onslaught, threatening water in Angat and other areas.

Angat Dam / Manila Bulletin file photo

Read more: El Niño haunts Angat Dam anew

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Candon City, Ilocos  Sur – A day after commending Secretary Regina Lopez for the cancellation of 75 mineral production sharing agreements (MPSA), the Ilocos Network for the Environment (DEFEND Ilocos) asked her to include MPSAs that straddle watersheds supporting Ilocos rivers.

Read more: DENR urged to cancel permits in Ilocos watersheds

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