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Indonesia Creates the Savu Marine Park, Largest in Southeast Asia

Source: Dive Photo Guide, Sun May 17, 2009
Indonesia has opened Southeast Asia's largest marine park in the Savu Sea, a migration route for almost half the world's whale species and home to vast tracts of rare coral, the country's fisheries minister said.

Rice-powered stove ignites new hope for poor farmers

Source: Christian Science Monitor, Sun December 14, 2008
Iloilo City, Philippines - Alexis Belonio’s obsession with rice husks began in 2003, when rising fuel prices and heavy dependence on foreign oil slammed his native Philippines with an energy crunch.

Electric Jeepneys Challenge a Philippine Icon

Source: ENN, Tue November 25, 2008
Makati City, Manila, Philippines - The Philippine passenger jeepney has started to shed its image as a smoke-belching, eardrum-busting public utility vehicle.

Giant clams make come back in Philippines thanks to science this article opens in a new window

Source: Terra Daily, Sun November 16, 2008
Bolinao, Philippines (AFP) Nov 14, 2008 - Marine biologist Suzanne Licuanan leans over the side of her battered blue and white motor boat to collect another bag of her precious cargo -- giant clam sperm.

Gates donates 20 mln dollars to help rice farmers: institute

Source: Terra Daily, Mon January 28, 2008
Manila (AFP) Jan 28, 2008 - Bill Gates, the world's richest man, is to donate nearly 20 million dollars for research into helping rice farmers deal with global warming, the International Rice Research Institute said Monday.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Brangelina’s 1st Aid

Source: New York Post, Fri September 28, 2007
New York City, New York, USA - Bill Clinton's global conference to help the world's needy turned into the Brangelina show yesterday -- with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announcing they're spearheading efforts to raise millions to educate kids in war-torn countries and to rebuild New Orleans.

Photo in the News: “Nonexistent” Flying Fox Discovered

Source: National Geographic, Fri September 21, 2007
Mindoro, Philippines - This unusual species of flying fox was recently discovered in the Philippines not long after it was deemed not to exist. An unusual species of flying fox was recently discovered in the Philippines not long after it was deemed not to exist.

Coffee Calms Tension In Southern Philippine Politics

Source: WayOdd, Fri May 18, 2007
Lanao del Sur Province, Philippines - Fierce political rivals in the traditionally violence-prone Lanao del Sur province in southern Philippines have decided to settle their differences and defuse the rising tension in the region over a cup of coffee.

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