Monthly Archives: June 2013

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FISHES OF OUR YOUTH GONE ?

CURRENT BIODIVERSITY CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 29 June 2013 Yesterday, here in Baguio City, a workshop group working on the actions that the country needs to take for its Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP) 2020 got energized when … Continue reading

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ANOTHER HOHUM AFFAIR AS UN BODY ON CLIMATE FAILS TO AGREE ON JUST ITS WORK AGENDA

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 22 June 2013 One hundred ninety-three (193) countries of the world attending a United Nations body meeting in Bonn, Germany from 3 to 14 June 2013 fails to even start its meeting due to, … Continue reading

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So, Your Genes Cannot be Patented in the US, Why Should You Care?

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 15 June 2013 Last Thursday, 13 June 2013, the US Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in a long-awaited case involving the legality of patenting human genes, in Association for Molecular Pathology, et.al. v. … Continue reading

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UN Climate Body in Bonn Still Can’t Agree on its Agenda for the Fifth Day

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 8 June 2013 As Euronews.com reports that floods continue to wreak havoc across northern and central Europe, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI) meeting in Bonn, … Continue reading

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Before, We Had SARS; Now, We Have MERS : What Else Should We Be Worried About?

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 1 June 2013 In a news posting dated 31 May 2013, the Washington Post reported on a World Health Organization (WHO) announcement of three (3) more deaths from a new virus called the Middle … Continue reading

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