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2 dolphins plucked from Quezon seas

Two injured dolphins were rescued and returned to the sea by fishers along the coast of Quezon province on Wednesday and Monday, a lawyer from an environmentalist group and a provincial official said.

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Study: Water shortages worst in Middle East

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Water shortages are worst in Africa and the Middle East, and the hardest hit are nations in the Gulf, including Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, according to a study released Wednesday by risk analysis firm Maplecroft.

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Councilor seeks aid for Carcar turtle sanctuary

Carcar City Councilor Robert Aleonar yesterday requested the Capitol for personnel to help protect coastal areas in the city, one of which is being eyed for a turtle sanctuary.

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THE Cebu City government supports the Solid Waste Management Board’s plan to develop the the Inayawan sanitary landfill into a park and housing site.

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Grounded ship faces P42-M fine for damage to reef

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said cargo tanker MV Double Prosperity, which ran aground off Kiamba town, Sarangani, should pay fines that could reach up to P42 million for damaging Bakud Reef, a protected marine area.

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