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World Ocean Day, June 8th, 2017: celebrate and be grateful for the oceans

The oceans are where life begins. They cover two-thirds of the globe and give it its nickname, the blue planet. The oceans are full of glorious life, from coral reefs and colourful fish, to plants and crustaceans, from microorganisms to large ocean-crossing sea mammals. The sea water, because of its salt, acts as a purifier for the water that ends up back in the ocean. We are just like the oceans: our bodies are two-thirds water, and we need a little salt in our drinking water to help us stay healthy. Read on...

Philippines ban smoking

President Duterte has signed an Executive Order implementing a nationwide ban on smoking in all public places. Read on...

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