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Groundwater pumping could ‘devastate’ river systems

Rampant and unsustainable extraction of groundwater reserves crucial for food production will “critically impact” rivers, lakes and wetlands in half of Earth’s drainage basins by mid-century, researchers warned Wednesday. Found underground in cracks in soil, sand and rock, groundwater is the largest useable source of freshwater on the planet and more than two billion people […]

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PH improving market access to Russia, envoy says

Philippine Ambassador to Russia Carlos Sorreta said the government is working “aggressively” to improve the Philippines’ market access to Russia, particularly on agricultural products. “Our primary objective is market access. Russian taste is evolving. They’re willing to try things that are new. So we have, I believe, a good market here for agricultural products,” Sorreta […]

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Bacteria-infected Brazilian mosquitoes pack a punch in dengue fight

Dengue-resistant mosquitoes breed in a Rio de Janeiro laboratory, producing offspring infected with bacteria packing a punch in the fight against the deadly virus, which is exploding across Brazil this year. Scientists are using Wolbachia, a bacteria common among insects except the dengue-transmitting Aedes aegypti mosquito, to dent the spread of the debilitating virus and […]

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Stokes wins PCA Players’ Player of Year award

England all-rounder Ben Stokes was voted Players’ Player of the Year at the Professional Cricketers’ Association awards on Wednesday. Stokes played a starring role in England’s first 50-over World Cup triumph, culminating in his dynamic man-of-the-match display in their dramatic final win against New Zealand in July. The 28-year-old then repeated his heroics with a […]

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250 erring cops face raps: IMEG

As part of its internal cleansing program, the Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG), the anti-scalawag unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP), has already filed cases against 250 erring cops. Based on the data of IMEG from February 2017 up to September 11, 2019 released Thursday, the group has filed criminal complaints against 124 […]