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The Plastics Pollution of Manila Bay

Publication | August 22, 2006 at 10:55

The beauty of Manila Bay is recounted in songs,poems,and stories of old. Historic battles have been fought and won in this body of water and its waters once teemed with fish and other marine life.

Mining in Rapu Rapu: A Countdown to Disaster

Publication | August 22, 2006 at 10:48

In the Philippines,Bicol’s immensely beautiful marine environment and its fragile sea creatures face a grave threat: toxic pollution and siltation caused by mining operations in Rapu Rapu Island in Albay Province. Local and national groups who...

The community-managed Marine Reserve of Apo Island

Publication | August 22, 2006 at 10:46

Unlike many of the marine protected areas in the Philippines, Apo Island is more than just a paper park.Studies have demonstrated the benefits of the reserve for conservation and for local community livelihood. Apo Island has also become a...

Philippines spill witnessed first hand

Feature story | August 22, 2006 at 6:00

It took Rodolfo Galuna only 15 days to build the small wooden boat he named "Rona". But now the 52-year-old fisherman has no use for it. Black, stinking oil sludge covers the boat’s hull, has crept into Galuna's back yard and quietly destroyed...

Mangrove roots and new shoots coated with

Image | August 21, 2006 at 7:00

Mangrove roots and new shoots coated with oil.

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