WWF-Philippines Names New President and CEO

Top environmental solutions-provider World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) recently named Jose Angelito Palma as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2015. Palma brings with him a wealth of experience, plus strong leadership and expertise in the environment and conservation sectors. Palma brings with him a wealth of experience, plus strong leadership and expertise in the environment and conservation sectors. Palma handled the sea turtle conservation project of the Philippine Department […]

Ilocos Norte’s wind farm developer bags safety award

LAOAG CITY, January 8 (PIA) – The Safety and Health Association of the Philippine Energy Sector conferred the 2014 Shapes Safety Awards to the North Luzon Renewable Energy Corp. (NLREC), the developer and operator of the newly-opened 81-MW wind farm in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. NLREC Chief Operating Officer Miguel de Jesus said the award recognizes energy companies and safety and health professionals for their exceptional performance in the workplace health and safety. The award is […]

Public cooperation needed to effectively combat HIV, says Palace

MANILA, Jan. 8 –The government’s campaign against the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues but the public must cooperate for it to succeed, a Palace official said on Wednesday. “Tuloy-tuloy ang ating campaign against HIV. We have always stated there are measures undertaken to ensure the prevention of HIV,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said during the daily press briefing in Malacañang. “Unfortunately, those who engage in certain activities, some of them don’t seem […]

Daimler’s self-driving concept car turns into mobile living room

The race for being the first car maker to offer true autonomous driving just hit the fast lane as Mercedes-Benz unveiled its futuristic F 015 concept at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Daimler Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche, introduced the fuel-cell powered luxury car at the automaker’s keynote address on Monday evening (January 05). The car’s arrival on stage drew applause from the standing room only crowd as the doors of the […]

Las Vegas is gadget central for annual CES tech convention

The 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show kicked off on Tuesday (January 06), turning the city of Las Vegas into the tech capitol of the world, at least for the next four days. There are a number of early trends and among those is the continued consumer fascination with bigger, lighter, thinner, and certainly more dramatic TV’s. South Korean electronics giant Samsung has been ahead of the curve and once again looks to be a leader […]

With New Fiberglass Bancas, Fishers No Longer Fear the Sea

“My father has always been a Pescador, our term for fishermen,” says Cocoy Garcia, a 38-year old fisher, as we strolled around his stilt village in Culion, Northern Palawan. “I was nine when he first took me out. We caught baskets of squid that first night, lured in by the glow of our petromax lamp.” Together, Cocoy and his father fished for decades. The old Pescador taught his son the age-old skills of the sea […]

Top firms’ greenhouse gas emissions rise, despite call for cuts

Greenhouse gas emissions by the world’s top 500 companies rose 3.1 percent from 2010 to 2013, far off the cuts urged by the United Nations to limit global warming, a study showed on Monday. The top 500 firms by capitalisation accounted for 13.8 percent of world greenhouse gas emissions and 28 percent of gross domestic product in 2013, according to the report, drawn up by the information provider Thomson Reuters and BSD Consulting, a global […]

NASA prepares for next phase of Hubble successor

Inside a sealed, airtight clean room at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt,Maryland, an international of team scientists and engineers all dressed in white jumpsuits is building what its members hope will provide a deeper look into space than ever before, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). “The James Webb Space Telescope is the scientific successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. It’s really the next big space telescope that is being built, so it […]

Disgraced Japan researcher fails to replicate ‘game changing’ stem-cell results

(Reuters) – A disgraced Japanese researcher has failed to replicate results hailed as a potential breakthrough in stem-cell treatment and efforts to do so will be abandoned, officials at her research institute said on Friday. The scandal involving the research, which detailed simple ways to reprogram mature cells back to an embryonic-like state, eventually led to the retraction of papers published in the influential journal Nature and tarnished the reputation of Japanese scientific research. The […]

New York premiere of North Korea comedy canceled after threats

The New York premiere of “The Interview”, a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been canceled and a source said one theater chain had scrapped plans to show it, after threats from a hacking group. The hackers, who said they were also responsible for seizing control of Sony Corp’s computer system last month, on Tuesday warned people to stay away from cinemas showing the film starring James Franco […]