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Good afternoon @here! Here are our top picks for the month of April! Let us know what you think of these stories and feel free to suggest other stories you want us to check out. :) https://communities.rappler.com/ytUTSmRbUiTCeeZEWA/mvUzaMfhCdhafjnpCT/board/139

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Jorge
Apr 08 06:42 PM

It’s fun! Getting closer to totality. I drove more than two hours for this! I am

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Canada

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Tricia
Apr 08 06:49 PM

Enjoy, @Jorge!

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Cara Oliver
Apr 08 06:50 PM

Wow! Enjoy, it's definitely divine to see celestial bodies at work. Thank you for sharing the photos!

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Cara Oliver
Apr 08 06:56 PM

Russellville, Arkansas has reached totality! According to NASA, planets can be visible on the ground in full totality.

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Tricia
Apr 08 06:57 PM

Planets can be visible?! The eclipse really is an experience 😮

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Cara Oliver
Apr 08 06:58 PM

You can check out the path of the total solar eclipse on NASA's eclipse explorer here: https://eclipse-explorer.smce.nasa.gov/

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Jorge
Apr 08 06:59 PM

Simcoe (Nord

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Tricia
Apr 08 07:01 PM

Carbondale, Illinois has reached full totality!

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Tricia
Apr 08 07:16 PM

Full totality in Cleveland, Ohio! So pretty 🤩

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Cara Oliver
Apr 08 07:27 PM

NASA shows how a total solar eclipse appears on the ground, in real time. It truly appears to be nighttime in Tupper Lake, New York!

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And seconds later, there is light. Magnificent!

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Duffie
Apr 08 07:43 PM

Totality in Bromont, Quebec

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Tricia
Apr 08 07:44 PM

Rappler CEO @MariaRessa watches the solar eclipse at the Columbia University in New York! How's the experience, Maria? 

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Cara Oliver
Apr 08 07:44 PM

That's so incredible, thanks for sharing @Duffie!

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Tricia
Apr 08 07:46 PM

This is so pretty, @Duffie 🥹

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MariaRessa
Apr 08 07:47 PM

Columbia campus about 20 mins before

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Tricia
Apr 08 07:49 PM

What's it like watching the solar eclipse there, @MariaRessa? 😮

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MariaRessa
Apr 08 07:50 PM

My first thought was can we do this shared reality ONLINE? You could sense everyone’s collective excitement, the purpose we are there, the oohs and ahhs at the same time

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Cara Oliver
Apr 08 07:53 PM

It must be so amazing to see it in real time! The anticipation! I can't believe the Philippines will be able to experience it next in 2042!

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Tricia
Apr 08 07:54 PM

I can only imagine the thrill of watching in person! Even Filipinos online watching our livestream are very excited for the eclipse – even though we can't witness it here 🌝

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Miss Go
Apr 08 07:58 PM

Watched the live stream. Did you hear the cheers from Illinois during the Diamond Ring phase?

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Also, napa-double take ako when this showed on my feed. “Ay, kamukha ni @mariaressa ‘yung nag-e-eclipse watching!”

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Eh si Maria pala nga! Toingkz!

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Cara Oliver
Apr 08 08:00 PM

It was so exciting @Miss Go! I love how the diamond ring phase signals the removal and the wearing of the protective glasses for observers

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Apr 08 08:00 PM

[Rappler’s Best] The elusive big fish – and big fishers
'It’s been a holiday, too, for one big fish that refuses to yield to the law, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, the self-proclaimed appointed son of God'

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/voices/newsletters/elusive-quiboloy-big-fishers/

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[Rappler’s Best] The elusive big fish – and big fishers 'It’s been a holiday, too, for one big fish that refuses to yield to the law, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, the self-proclaimed appointed son of God' Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/voices/newsletters/elusive-quiboloy-big-fishers/

What are your thoughts on the challenges faced by small fisherfolks in light of the ongoing issues with illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing?

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Tricia
Apr 08 08:01 PM
Miss Go

Watched the live stream. Did you hear the cheers from Illinois during the Diamond Ring phase?

It was so pretty, @Miss Go! Hoping I can get to see an eclipse like that in person 🥹 I will also cheer!

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Miss Go
Apr 08 08:01 PM
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[Rappler’s Best] The elusive big fish – and big fishers 'It’s been a holiday, too, for one big fish that refuses to yield to the law, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, the self-proclaimed appointed son of God' Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/voices/newsletters/elusive-quiboloy-big-fishers/

Botbot, quiet ka muna. Moment ng eclipse coverage ito. ‘Wag mo i-eclipse! 😄

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Tricia

It was so pretty, @Miss Go! Hoping I can get to see an eclipse like that in person 🥹 I will also cheer!

Akala ko, “Hoping I can get…a diamond ring too!” 💍

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Cara Oliver
Apr 08 08:02 PM

@MariaRessa, let us know when the eclipse finally happens!

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Tricia
Apr 08 08:03 PM
Miss Go

Akala ko, “Hoping I can get…a diamond ring too!” 💍

Puwede rin po! 😂

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Cara Oliver
Apr 08 08:04 PM

Ay, tapos na po ba? Haha.

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MariaRessa
Apr 08 08:04 PM

@cagoliver it never completely closed for us! Never got totally dark in NY … just checking if I just missed it

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Miss Go
Apr 08 08:07 PM

My friend and my cousins sent me photos! Sharing here.

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From Toronto:

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Cara Oliver
Apr 08 08:10 PM

Oh wow! For a few minutes the sun looks like the moon in its many phases!

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And that concludes our 2024 Total solar eclipse coverage! If you're still curious about how solar eclipses work, and how often they come around check our story here!

https://www.rappler.com/science/earth-space/total-solar-eclipse-when-things-to-expect-2024/

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Miss Go
Apr 08 08:15 PM

Here, photos of liwanag to dilim somewhere in Toronto:

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Toronto ‘yan, ha? Hindi Estancia. #TimHortons 😄 @patriciakahanap @cagoliver

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Jrlasala
Apr 08 08:18 PM

Chicago IL

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Liz
Apr 08 08:22 PM

Our view in Parma, Ohio.

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Lara
Apr 08 08:42 PM

Eclipse view from the plane, approx 45 min east of Newark, NJ airport. An extraordinary perspective above the clouds!

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Apr 08 08:43 PM

Chicago IL

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Lara
Apr 08 08:44 PM

Everyone on the plane was in awe

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Chicago IL

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Chicago IL.

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kc lasala
Apr 08 08:55 PM

Chicago IL

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Derrik
Apr 08 09:16 PM

Poplar Bluff, Missouri

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Lira
Apr 08 10:44 PM

Wish I was a poet! Because the solar eclipse is equally awesome as the shared experience with strangers. But I'll just say: Strangers united, gazing skyward. A shared breath held.
Illinois, in direct path of the eclipse!
📷 Lira Luis

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Miss Go
Apr 09 02:16 AM
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Lara

Everyone on the plane was in awe

I would’ve been, too! Amazing!

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Lira

Wish I was a poet! Because the solar eclipse is equally awesome as the shared experience with strangers. But I'll just say: Strangers united, gazing skyward. A shared breath held. Illinois, in direct path of the eclipse! 📷 Lira Luis

Nice! Mapapatula ka nga!

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Christa
Apr 09 03:28 AM

Hello everyone! @Jrlasala @Liz @Lara @kc lasala @Derrik @Lira thank you so much for sharing your photos witnessing the total solar eclipse! Must have been a core memory for sure ✨

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FrancisZabala
Apr 09 05:21 AM

Sharing my photograph of the TSE from Temple Texas

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Diamond Ring in the Sky

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Rappler News
Apr 09 12:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know the Philippines imports 93% of its salt despite having one of the longest coastlines in the world? A new law, Republic Act 11985, aims to make the country salt self-sufficient and a net exporter by expanding farms and promoting investments in salt production.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/philippines/govt-evaluate-beneficial-use-abandoned-fish-ponds/

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Rappler News
Apr 13 01:00 PM

Bad roads, Homonhon mining, killings are top issues in Eastern Visayas for student journalists
To kickstart a campus journalism conference in Baybay City, Leyte, students from all over Region 8 airs out concerns in their respective localities through the #factsfirstph chat room on Rappler Communities

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/moveph/top-issues-student-journalists-regional-tertiary-school-press-conference-april-2024/

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Apr 13 03:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know sea otters are often found stranded off the California coast, with 10 to 15 pups being rescued each year? The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is partnering with the Monterey Bay Aquarium to pair pups with surrogate sea otter mothers to teach them essential life skills and prepare them for release back into the wild.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/stranded-sea-otter-pups-paired-surrogate-moms-california-aquarium/

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Laurice Angeles
Apr 14 02:24 PM

I went to the Sealife Center in Alaska over the weekend and thought this was interesting haha

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Rappler News
Apr 15 08:00 AM

[ANALYSIS] Investigating government’s engagement with the private sector in infrastructure
In a quickly emerging environment dominated by TikTok, print and online fake news, ChatGPT journalism and Op-Eds, payola, press releases and public relations operators and campaigns, demolition jobs and distortions, the Fourth Estate is gradually but inevitably being cauterized

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/voices/analysis-government-engament-private-sector-infrastructure-projects/

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[ANALYSIS] Investigating government’s engagement with the private sector in infrastructure In a quickly emerging environment dominated by TikTok, print and online fake news, ChatGPT journalism and Op-Eds, payola, press releases and public relations operators and campaigns, demolition jobs and distortions, the Fourth Estate is gradually but inevitably being cauterized Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/voices/analysis-government-engament-private-sector-infrastructure-projects/

What are your thoughts on the complex relationship between infrastructure development, economic growth, and social, environmental, and cultural costs?

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Jee Y. Geronimo
Apr 15 09:19 AM

Hello! I’m here at Athens, Greece, for the Our Ocean Conference. Sharing some scenes from the event venue, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, which houses new facilities for the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera.

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Rappler News
Apr 15 04:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know Southeast Asia is considered 'woefully off track' on green investments, with only four out of the 10 countries in the region having made progress in putting a price on carbon, according to a report by Bain & Company?

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/southeast-asia-off-track-green-investment-bain-report/

RN
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Apr 16 12:00 AM

Get a kilo of cabbages from community pantry, help Benguet farmers
Per kilo sold, the community pantry is going to give another kilo of cabbages for free to communities

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/nation/luzon/get-cabbages-community-pantry-help-benguet-farmers/

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Erti Fadhillah
Apr 16 04:40 AM

it is interesting article

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Apr 16 08:00 AM

Abra Mining fined P560 million for trading fraud
The SEC's Markets and Securities Regulation Department found Abra Mining guilty of violating the Securities Regulation Code and the Revised Corporation Code

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/business/abra-mining-fined-trading-fraud-securities-exchange-commission/

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Jee Y. Geronimo
Apr 16 08:08 AM

Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte Mayor Alfredo Coro II joins the first press briefing here at Our Ocean Conference. He talks about protecting "community seas" by equipping the communities that live near them.

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Apr 16 12:00 PM

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle to young scientists: Don’t stay quiet about what concerns you
At a conference in Athens, Earle also says countries must abide by the precautionary principle to conserve and protect the world's oceans

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/oceanographer-sylvia-earle-advice-young-scientists-our-ocean-conference-2024/

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Oceanographer Sylvia Earle to young scientists: Don’t stay quiet about what concerns you At a conference in Athens, Earle also says countries must abide by the precautionary principle to conserve and protect the world's oceans Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/environment/oceanographer-sylvia-earle-advice-young-scientists-our-ocean-conference-2024/

How do you feel after reading the article about Sylvia Earle's message on ocean conservation?

🌊 - Inspired to take action to protect our oceans
🌍 - Worried about the state of our environment
👩‍🔬 - Impressed by Sylvia Earle's dedication and knowledge

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Rappler News
Apr 16 01:00 PM

[WATCH] John Kerry: You can’t solve climate crisis without addressing ocean’s challenges
Former United States special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry addresses youth delegates at a conference in Athens

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/video-john-kerry-our-ocean-conference-2024/

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Apr 16 08:00 PM

Greece to spend 780 million euros to protect marine biodiversity – PM
Greece, which includes thousands of islands and has the longest Mediterranean coastline of any littoral state, says it plans to create two marine parks, one in the Ionian Sea and one in the Aegean Sea, as part of the initiatives

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/greece-spending-protect-marine-biodiversity/

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Apr 16 09:00 PM

Envi group urges revocation of resolutions that allow Chocolate Hills resorts
Tagbilaran Baywatch reiterates its call for the demolition of all illegal structures within the Chocolate Hills Natural Monument with payment of just compensation to affected property owners

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/environmental-group-urges-revocation-resolutions-allow-resorts-chocolate-hills/

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Apr 16 10:00 PM

‘Nature has no ego’: Connection is key for these Gen Z ocean advocates
The youth can offer 'new understanding of how to communicate and network between themselves,' says Greek Environment and Energy Minister Theodoros Skylakakis

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/philippines-youth-delegates-our-ocean-conference-2024/

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‘Nature has no ego’: Connection is key for these Gen Z ocean advocates The youth can offer 'new understanding of how to communicate and network between themselves,' says Greek Environment and Energy Minister Theodoros Skylakakis Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/environment/philippines-youth-delegates-our-ocean-conference-2024/

How do you feel about Gen Z's involvement in advocating for ocean protection and conservation?

❤️ - Inspired by their passion and unity
🌊 - Hopeful for positive changes in ocean conservation
🌍 - Concerned about the impact of climate change on our planet

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Iya Gozum
Apr 17 03:34 AM

Hi everyone! Just wrote a story on some of the places you can go to in Metro Manila if you want to unwind :) https://www.rappler.com/nation/metro-manila/green-spaces-unwind-leisure-activities/

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Do you have usual spots in the city you frequent when you need to breathe? (Minsan din kasi kahit malamig sa mall, nakaka-stress mag-stay kasi ang daming tao.)

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This was in Burgos Circle in BGC, when I visited last Monday^ :) That’s a sculpture of trees forming a dome

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Apr 17 07:00 AM

EU to spend 3.5 billion euros to protect the ocean, environment chief says
The commitments range from fighting marine pollution to supporting sustainable fisheries and investments in the so-called blue economy – sustainable use of marine and freshwater resources for economic activity

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/european-union-spending-protect-ocean/

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Laurice Angeles
Apr 17 07:13 AM
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Iya Gozum

Nice! Haven't been hereee. Can we post this on social media? :) @Iya Gozum

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Apr 17 09:00 AM

PSE urges Abra Mining minority shareholders to seek counsel as delisting looms
Minority stockholders of Abra Mining will need to band together to exhaust available legal remedies, as the Philippine Stock Exchange moves for the company's involuntary delisting

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/business/philippine-stock-exchange-urges-abra-mining-minority-shareholders-seek-legal-counsel-delisting/

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PSE urges Abra Mining minority shareholders to seek counsel as delisting looms Minority stockholders of Abra Mining will need to band together to exhaust available legal remedies, as the Philippine Stock Exchange moves for the company's involuntary delisting Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/business/philippine-stock-exchange-urges-abra-mining-minority-shareholders-seek-legal-counsel-delisting/

What steps do you think minority shareholders should take when faced with a situation where a company is delisted due to findings of fraudulent trading?

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Jee Y. Geronimo
Apr 17 09:02 AM

Hi! It’s the last day of the Our Ocean Conference here at Athens. Today, the Philippines received its third Blue Park Award for the work that the Siete Pecados Marine Park in Palawan is doing in its marine protected area. The Philippines is really considered a pioneer in conferences like this, and I hope more of our community-led MPAs will get the recognition they deserve.

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Apr 17 12:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that the European Union and 13 countries are urging nations to prioritize ratifying a UN treaty to protect the world's oceans from overfishing and human activities? The 'High Seas' treaty aims to secure 60 ratifications to get into force, with only four countries having ratified it so far.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/world-leaders-call-nations-ratify-un-ocean-treaty/

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Apr 17 01:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that the fishing sector is losing an estimated $23 billion annually to illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing? This was highlighted during the Our Ocean Conference in Athens, where advocates emphasized the importance of global transparency in fisheries to combat this issue.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/advocates-appeal-adopt-global-transparency-fisheries-our-ocean-conference-2024/

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Apr 17 05:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know the Philippines contributes a third of the total sachet plastic waste collected in four Asian countries, with 164 million plastic sachets used every day and 59.8 billion sachets discarded per year?

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/findings-philippines-plastic-brand-audit-2023/

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Laurice Angeles
Apr 18 04:11 AM

Sharing here my experience going to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center around two years ago! I went birding with some members of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines. This could be another space to unwind at during the summer :) (To beat the heat!!!) I don't have my photos anymore but there were picnic tables there and gazebos.

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Laurice Angeles
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Apr 19 09:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that total renewables financing from Philippine banks is now twice that of fossil fuels? In just a span of three years after the coal moratorium in 2020, financing for renewables amounted to $3.7 billion, while fossil fuels received $1.4 billion from local banks. Renewable energy is definitely gaining momentum in the financial sector in the Philippines!

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/bank-funding-renewable-energy-doubles-report/

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Apr 20 08:00 PM

Groups urge gov’t to address mining issues as PH transitions to renewable energy
'The government vulnerabilities and issues within the mining sector should be addressed before the country decides to commit to a head-on energy transition,' says Bantay Kita, a coalition of civil society organizations working on the extractive sector in the Philippines

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/groups-urge-government-address-mining-issues-before-transition-renewable-energy/

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Apr 21 11:00 AM

Waste workers demand fair wages, treatment as they form national alliance
The formation of the national alliance is called by groups as a 'significant move for labor rights and environmental justice'

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/waste-workers-demand-labor-rights-form-national-alliance/

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Apr 22 03:00 PM

La Niña may happen in 2024. Here are the flood-risk areas in Metro Manila.
Part 1: Among cities in Metro Manila, Navotas will be the most affected when flooding hits. About two-thirds of Navotas’ land area will be submerged by floods, while half of Malabon, Marikina, and Pasig will be swamped with water.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/la-nina-may-happen-2024-flood-risk-areas-metro-manila/

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La Niña may happen in 2024. Here are the flood-risk areas in Metro Manila. Part 1: Among cities in Metro Manila, Navotas will be the most affected when flooding hits. About two-thirds of Navotas’ land area will be submerged by floods, while half of Malabon, Marikina, and Pasig will be swamped with water. Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/environment/la-nina-may-happen-2024-flood-risk-areas-metro-manila/

How do you feel after reading this article?

😢 - Sad for the families affected by the floods
😡 - Angry about the lack of permanent evacuation centers
😯 - Surprised by the high flood risk in Metro Manila

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Rappler News
Apr 22 07:00 PM

Thai divers seek to take on ‘ghost gear’ threatening marine life
Discarded or lost fishing equipment is a growing problem in waters off Thailand and beyond, ensnaring marine life and adding to microplastics pollution

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/thailand-divers-ghost-gear-threatening-marine-life/

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Thai divers seek to take on ‘ghost gear’ threatening marine life Discarded or lost fishing equipment is a growing problem in waters off Thailand and beyond, ensnaring marine life and adding to microplastics pollution Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/environment/thailand-divers-ghost-gear-threatening-marine-life/

How do you feel about the article regarding the issue of 'ghost gear' and its impact on marine life in Thailand?

😢 - Sad, the impact on marine life is heartbreaking.
🌊 - Concerned, the issue of 'ghost gear' is threatening our oceans.
♻️ - Hopeful, efforts to clean up and recycle show progress towards a solution.

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Apr 22 08:00 PM

Deaf community builds sign language corpus for climate change vocabulary
Project SIGND aims to collect signs for climate change terms to make the issue understandable for the Filipino deaf community

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/deaf-community-builds-sign-language-climate-change-vocabulary/

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Deaf community builds sign language corpus for climate change vocabulary Project SIGND aims to collect signs for climate change terms to make the issue understandable for the Filipino deaf community Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/environment/deaf-community-builds-sign-language-climate-change-vocabulary/

How do you feel about the initiative Project SIGND and the efforts to create climate change vocabulary in sign language?

😊 - I feel inspired by the initiative and believe it is a step towards inclusivity.
😮 - I find it fascinating and had never considered the challenges faced by the deaf community in understanding climate change.
😡 - I am frustrated that the deaf community has been overlooked in discussions about climate change.

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Iya Gozum
Apr 23 04:50 AM

Covering this story yesterday felt like a breath of fresh air! We talk and write a lot about making sure marginalized sectors are included in policies re climate, so seeing a concrete example of how advocates are working on this was fascinating :)

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Main takeaway: the hearing should work with the deaf, not for the deaf

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Rappler News
Apr 23 03:00 PM

Bishop, environment groups file petition against OceanaGold
Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center says the national government is required to conduct local consultation and secure prior consent for every environmentally critical project

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/nation/luzon/bishop-environment-groups-file-petition-against-oceanagold/

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Rappler News
Apr 24 12:00 PM

CA stops propagation of genetically modified Golden Rice, eggplant
The cease and desist order directs concerned government agencies to submit proof of safety and compliance with all legal requirements before commercial production continues

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/philippines/court-appeals-stops-propagation-genetically-modified-golden-rice-eggplant/

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Rappler News

CA stops propagation of genetically modified Golden Rice, eggplant The cease and desist order directs concerned government agencies to submit proof of safety and compliance with all legal requirements before commercial production continues Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/philippines/court-appeals-stops-propagation-genetically-modified-golden-rice-eggplant/

How do you feel about the Court of Appeals' decision to issue a cease and desist order on genetically modified crops Bt Eggplant and Golden Rice?

😄 - I think it's a great win for Filipino farmers and the people.
😡 - I'm upset as I believe genetically modified crops could benefit agriculture.
😮 - I'm surprised by the complexities of the situation and the legal aspects involved.

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Rappler News
Apr 25 09:00 AM

Advocates urge NHCP to save Homonhon Island from mining
'We urge the National Historical Commission of the Philippines to take a firm stand against the continued destruction of Homonhon Island,' says the Save Homonhon Movement

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/nation/visayas/advocates-urge-national-historical-commission-philippines-save-homonhon-island-mining/

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Rappler News

Advocates urge NHCP to save Homonhon Island from mining 'We urge the National Historical Commission of the Philippines to take a firm stand against the continued destruction of Homonhon Island,' says the Save Homonhon Movement Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/nation/visayas/advocates-urge-national-historical-commission-philippines-save-homonhon-island-mining/

What are your thoughts on the protection of cultural and historical treasures like Homonhon island from harmful mining activities?

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Tricia
Apr 26 10:33 AM

We’re not gatekeeping this “new” artist!

Listening to sounds produced by NATURE – yes, nature itself – on major streaming platforms now generates revenue that will be used to fund nature conservation efforts.

https://www.rappler.com/environment/nature/nature-sounds-verified-artist-streaming-platforms-fund-conservation/

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Miss Go
Apr 26 12:46 PM

Anong NATURE sounds ang papakinggan ‘nyo? Ako, hangin at tubig — sa sounds man lang, ‘di ako mainitan! @patriciakahanap

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Tricia
Apr 26 12:48 PM
Miss Go

Anong NATURE sounds ang papakinggan ‘nyo? Ako, hangin at tubig — sa sounds man lang, ‘di ako mainitan! @patriciakahanap

Pampatulog ko po talaga ang rain and ocean sounds, @Miss Go 😅 Mas mahimbing na po ngayon tulog ko knowing na puwede siya mag-contribute sa environment :D

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Rappler News
Apr 26 07:00 PM

Stream now! Help the Earth recover by listening to nature sounds
Sounds Right listed the Philippines as one of the natural landscapes to be prioritized for funding because of its great level of biodiversity and endemic species.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/nature/nature-sounds-verified-artist-streaming-platforms-fund-conservation/

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Rappler News
Apr 27 12:00 PM

South Cotabato in state of calamity as El Niño destroys P200M in crops and livestock
South Cotabato is the second of the four provinces in the Soccsksargen to be placed under a state of calamity

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/nation/mindanao/south-cotabato-state-of-calamity-el-nino-april-2024/

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Rappler News

South Cotabato in state of calamity as El Niño destroys P200M in crops and livestock South Cotabato is the second of the four provinces in the Soccsksargen to be placed under a state of calamity Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/nation/mindanao/south-cotabato-state-of-calamity-el-nino-april-2024/

How do you feel about the article discussing the state of calamity in South Cotabato due to prolonged dry weather conditions?

😢 - Sad for the affected farmers and towns
🌾 - Concerned about the impact on agriculture and livelihood
💔 - Heartbroken over the losses incurred

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Rappler News
Apr 27 01:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that the damage to rice and corn crops caused by the El Niño phenomenon in Negros Occidental reached P197.153 million according to the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist? Cauayan town was the worst-hit locality with P66.139 million in damaged rice crops.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/nation/visayas/damage-el-nino-rice-corn-crops-negros-occidental-april-2024/

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ren
Apr 28 03:59 PM
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What are your thoughts on the protection of cultural and historical treasures like Homonhon island from harmful mining activities?

The leniency of our DENR-Environmental Management Bureau and NHCP makes it easier for resource extractive industries to extract all they want. We have the laws(although some needs to be updated) . We just don’t implement it well.

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Boy Andu
Apr 29 10:27 PM

What does the country need to do to survive, literally? When is the word or concept of a climate refugee going to go mainstream? Why has there not been a push for solar? What happens if trump and other climate-hostile presidents of huge countries are elected?

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Pia Ranada
Apr 30 08:32 AM

This heat wave is making everyone talk about climate change. I saw a statement from Senator Francis Tolentino, saying he "wants to hear short- and long-term solutions in order to respond to the current extreme heat condition being experienced by the students due to climate change." But it's the classic problem of, we talk about the problem when we feel its effects. We need to look at how the government is implementing key laws like the Philippine Climate Change Act, EVIDA (supposed to encourage shift to electric vehicles), Renewable Energy Act, and more. How else can we assess the government's response to climate change?

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Jee Y. Geronimo
May 02 04:28 AM

Good afternoon @here! Here are our top picks for the month of April! Let us know what you think of these stories and feel free to suggest other stories you want us to check out. :)

https://communities.rappler.com/ytUTSmRbUiTCeeZEWA/mvUzaMfhCdhafjnpCT/board/139

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Jee Y. Geronimo
May 03 08:16 AM

Happy to share that our two-part investigative story and documentary on the Kusiong landslides is a finalist in the 2024 Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Awards for Editorial Excellence!

https://www.rappler.com/about/awards-recognition/teduray-tragedy-diplomatic-impunity-stories-finalists-sopa-awards-2024/

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08:18 AM

Also, you may have noticed that we just renamed this chat room to environment and science. Hope everyone @here finds what they're looking for in this chat room in the coming months!

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Laurice Angeles
May 05 12:47 PM

STAY HYDRATED! 💧

Aparri in Cagayan and Guiuan in Eastern Samar both post a heat index of 47°C on Sunday, May 5.

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Rappler News
May 06 07:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that Department of Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. was not consulted personally on Administrative Order No. 20, which aims to remove non-tariff barriers and ease importation of agricultural products?

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/philippines/da-chief-not-consulted-easing-importation-agricultural-products/

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Iya Gozum
May 07 02:00 AM

Hope you all had a restful weekend! Sharing a photo from a recent Cordillera trip. The mountains are so so beautiful 🥺

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Jee Y. Geronimo
May 07 03:35 AM

Kumusta ang temperature doon @Iya Gozum?

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Jee Y. Geronimo
May 07 08:54 AM

@here Iya and I recorded a The Green Report episode with our reporters Bonz Magsambol and Kaycee Valmonte! Ano kayang topic? 🤔 Catch this episode on Saturday!

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Acor
May 08 11:06 AM

Hi everyone! Below is PAGASA’s heat index forecast for Thursday, May 9. To emphasize, these are estimates and they may or may not be the same as the actual figures that will be recorded tomorrow. In any case, stay hydrated! 💧

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Rappler News
May 08 06:00 PM

Tax fossil fuel firms, raise $720B for loss and damage fund by 2030 – report
If rich countries implement the Climate Damages Tax in 2024, they could raise $720 billion for the loss and damage fund by 2030, a new report says

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/report-tax-fossil-fuel-firms-raise-loss-damage-fund/

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Tax fossil fuel firms, raise $720B for loss and damage fund by 2030 – report If rich countries implement the Climate Damages Tax in 2024, they could raise $720 billion for the loss and damage fund by 2030, a new report says Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/environment/report-tax-fossil-fuel-firms-raise-loss-damage-fund/

How do you feel about the proposed Climate Damages Tax (CDT) that aims to gather $720 billion for the fund to help vulnerable countries?

❤️ - I support the CDT as a crucial step in addressing climate change
🌍 - I believe in helping vulnerable countries but have concerns about how the CDT may impact other areas
💸 - I have reservations about the effectiveness and implementation of the CDT

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Acor
May 09 12:28 PM

Hello! Here's PAGASA's heat index forecast for Friday, May 10:

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Iya Gozum
May 10 06:19 AM

Talked to Dr Jonathan Anticamara of UP Institute of Biology regarding their findings on the environmental damage in Pag-asa Island. This Rappler Talk is airing later at 4 pm! :)

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Jee Y. Geronimo
May 11 10:45 AM
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@here Iya and I recorded a The Green Report episode with our reporters Bonz Magsambol and Kaycee Valmonte! Ano kayang topic? 🤔 Catch this episode on Saturday!

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Acor
May 11 12:35 PM

Hello! Check out PAGASA’s heat index forecast for Sunday, May 12:

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Acor
May 12 11:57 AM

Hi everyone! Here’s PAGASA’s heat index forecast for Monday, May 13:

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Rappler News
May 13 07:00 AM

The Green Report: It’s getting hotter – now what?
Bookmark this page or tune in to Rappler's YouTube channel on Saturday evening, May 11

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/environment/the-green-report-episode-getting-hotter-excessive-heat-now-what/

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Acor
May 13 01:11 PM

Hello! For Tuesday, May 14, dozens of areas are still expected to have heat index levels 40°C and above:

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Acor
May 14 10:47 AM

Hi! Here's PAGASA's heat index forecast for Wednesday, May 15:

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Acor
May 15 10:16 AM

Hello! Below is the heat index forecast for Thursday, May 16. PAGASA still sees dozens of areas experiencing heat index levels 40°C and above:

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Rappler News
May 15 11:00 AM

Ombudsman lifts suspension vs NFA warehouse supervisors
Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel says the Ombudsman's decision will allow the NFA to reopen padlocked warehouses

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/philippines/ombudsman-lifts-suspension-national-food-authority-warehouse-supervisors/

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Ombudsman lifts suspension vs NFA warehouse supervisors Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel says the Ombudsman's decision will allow the NFA to reopen padlocked warehouses Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/philippines/ombudsman-lifts-suspension-national-food-authority-warehouse-supervisors/

How do you feel about the Office of the Ombudsman lifting the suspension order against 72 NFA warehouse supervisors?

😃 - Happy - It's good that they can go back to work!
😠 - Angry - They should have been suspended longer for their actions!
😐 - Neutral - I'm indifferent about the decision.

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