Amazon forest disturbance is changing how plants are dispersed
New research finds tropical forest disturbance goes beyond species loss and includes a shift towards smaller seeds and an increase in the proportion of trees dispersed by animals, impacting how the ecosystem functions.

Discovery at 'flower burial' site could unravel mystery of Neanderthal death rites
The first articulated Neanderthal skeleton to come out of the ground for over 20 years has been unearthed at one of the most important sites of mid-20th century archaeology: Shanidar Cave, in the foothills of Iraqi Kurdistan.

What the 2020 budget means for you: Five things to know

Credit to Author: Rob Shaw| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 02:05:52 +0000

Highlights include new grants for certificate students, a new tax on pop and the continuation of electric-vehicle rebates

2020 budget delivers modest initiatives for struggling forest sector

Credit to Author: Derrick Penner| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 02:05:00 +0000

“This is a problem that didn’t arrive overnight, it’s not going to be fixed overnight,” Finance Minister Carole James.

BI arrests Chinese man who spat on Manila cop

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 03:29:05 +0000

  Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents have arrested a Chinese national who was caught on camera spitting on a Manila policeman who apprehended him for a traffic violation. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said 50-year-old Zhou Zhiyi is now detained at the bureau’s detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig City following his arrest by BI agents at […]

EIA Releases 2050 Projections For Energy & Makes It Clear That It Hasn’t Been Paying Attention

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 04:00:36 +0000

It’s unclear why the EIA 2050 projections are so skewed from observable realities of costs, age of fleets, and global industry transformation. Like most major energy analysis organizations, they are very poor at predicting the rapidly declining costs of wind and solar, very poor at predicting the rapidity of growth of those technologies, and very poor at understanding that the existing technologies are fairly radically outcompeted

How CATL Lithium-Iron-Phosphate Batteries Could Be Leading To 100 kWh Tesla Model 3

Credit to Author: Chanan Bos| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 03:49:09 +0000

In our research we have been attempting to ascertain what Tesla’s plans are for its next-generation battery cells

Moody’s: 2020 PH GDP to hit 6.1%

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:25:45 +0000

MOODY’S Investors Service has lowered its growth forecast for the Philippine economy this year after taking into account the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak on the demand and supply chain in the Asia-Pacific. The credit ratings agency now projects the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growing to 6.1 percent this year, instead […]

2020 a challenging year for BIR – Dulay

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:23:44 +0000

COLLECTING taxes would be a challenge for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) this year amid the expected negative impact of recent local and overseas developments, including a volcanic last month and a virus outbreak, on businesses, according to its chief. “Early this year, we [faced] some challenges, [which] continue to challenge us. And this […]

Trillanes declines political asylum in Europe to face legal battles

MANILA, Philippines — At least two countries in Europe have offered former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV political asylum, but the Duterte administration critic said declined the offers to be able to face the numerous charges filed against him by current and previous administrations.   Trillanes made the revelation Wednesday morning, a day after he returned to the Philippines from the United States to post bail in his latest sedition case related to the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos, which linked President Duterte’s family and allies to the illegal drug trade at the height of the 2019 midterm elections campaign period.   READ: Trillanes posts bail for conspira…

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Wednesday weather forecast: Cloudy skies, scattered rain showers due

MANILA, Philippines — Cloudy skies and intermittent rain showers due to the northeast monsoon or “amihan” and localized thunderstorms will prevail anew in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao on Wednesday, the state weather bureau said.   The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its daily weather forecast that cloudy skies, accompanied by scattered rain showers are expected in the Visayas, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Aurora,Quezon, Marinduque,Romblon and Oriental Mindoro   Meanwhile, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains will prevail in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon. &…

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B.C. Budget 2020: Transportation and land-use plan coming for Fraser Valley

Credit to Author: Jennifer Saltman| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 02:03:46 +0000

The budget also includes money to continue work on the George Massey Tunnel replacement project, including safety upgrades and planning.