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A boy plays in a public fountain as Meteo France has placed 16 departments on orange alert for heatwaves on June 19, 2017. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Even 2C warming means more killer heatwaves: study

By Agence France-Presse Climate change will sharply boost the frequency of lethal heatwaves even if humanity caps global warming at two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees…

Demonstrators protest against the use of weedkiller glyphosate in Brussels on May 18, 2016 | AFP File Photo | Manila Bulletin

One million sign petition for EU weedkiller ban

By Agence France-Presse More than one million people have signed a petition demanding the European Union (EU) ban on the Monsanto weedkiller glyphosate over fears…

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Ten cities qualify to join One City Planet Challenge

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz Ten  Philippine cities  have successfully qualified to join the One City Planet Challenge (OPCC)--a biennial global recognition of cities for developing…

Hong Kong is a major hub for ivory sales and announced last year that it would ban the import and export of the goods, but later clarified it would only completely abolish the trade by 2021 | AFP File Photo | Manila Bulletin

Hong Kong launches ivory ban bill

By Agence France-Presse Hong Kong launched a landmark bill to ban its ivory trade Wednesday, describing it as an effort to "eradicate" the illegal poaching…