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Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu (Credits: ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo/ Manila Bulletin file photo)

Cimatu orders audit of IFMA in 29 provinces

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu has ordered the creation of audit teams to look into the compliance of all…


A key question is why ant-attacking pathogens have not developed resistance to antimicrobials that the insects have presumably been using for millions of years, whereas many human-developed drugs lose their potency within just decades. (dpa/AFP/File / Patrick Pleul / MANILA BULLETIN)

Ants as drug manufacturers for humans?

By Agence France-Presse Ants naturally produce powerful germicides against bacteria and fungi, said a study Wednesday that targeted the industrious insects as possible drug factories…

Bird migration. (Manila Bulletin)

Western Visayas wetlands remain as bird sanctuaries

By Tara Yap ILOILO CITY—While many areas have been developed, several wetlands in Western Visayas region still serve as sanctuaries for migratory birds. “Our region…

Previous attempts to estimate polar bear metabolism were based on certain assumptions that turned out to be false (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Polar bears can’t catch enough seals to stay fed: study

By Agence France-Presse Polar bears are struggling to find enough seals to eat, and the problem will get worse as the planet warms because their metabolisms are much faster than previously…