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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s new official amphibian is a slimy, 2-foot-long (0.6-meter) salamander that needs clean streams to thrive.

Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Tuesday granting the honor to the Eastern hellbender, a nocturnal animal whose colorful nicknames include snot otter, lasagna lizard and mud devil.

Members of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s [...]

Wed, Apr 24, 2019 10:40:00 AM, Continue reading at the source

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said Wednesday that the power plants that are delayed in delivering the expected new power supply should be penalized.

Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate committee on energy, cited two reasons for the low energy reserve that Metro Manila is currently experiencing, which resulted in the [...]

Wed, Apr 24, 2019 10:38:00 AM, Continue reading at the source

A new study has found that many teens using e-cigarettes appear to be inhaling significant quantities of nicotine without realizing.

The research, published in the journalPediatrics, studied 517 individuals aged 12 to 21. Participants were asked to fill out questionnaires about their use of regular cigarettes, e-cigarettes and marijuana. Almost 14% [...]

Wed, Apr 24, 2019 10:38:00 AM, Continue reading at the source

MANILA, Philippines — The continued rise in the number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases is causing an additional burden to the prevalence of tuberculosis in the country, according to health experts.

Since those living with HIV are 37 times more likely to develop tuberculosis, the likelihood of them transmitting the [...]

Wed, Apr 24, 2019 10:35:00 AM, Continue reading at the source

It was a name change that was begging to be made. It took just one swap of a number to rename a road in Donegal, Ireland to R2D2.

Ahead of a three-day Star Wars festival set to take place in Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal, local county council members approved the proposal [...]

Wed, Apr 24, 2019 10:33:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The Clark International Airport resumed full operations on Wednesday afternoon, almost two days after the magnitude 6.1 that hit Pampanga and other parts of Luzon. [...]
Wed, Apr 24, 2019 10:26:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Many officials tagged in irregularities are about to lose their posts, President Rodrigo Duterte said, as he complained about the corruption in the Philippines that “seeps down to the core.” [...]
Wed, Apr 24, 2019 10:06:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
“The murder of Councilor Bernadino ‘Toto’ Patigas is apparently just part of an active, systematic and lethal campaign against progressive candidates and their supporters in the months leading to the May 13, 2019 elections,” the lawmakers said. [...]
Wed, Apr 24, 2019 8:44:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The Canadian Embassy said a joint technical working group has been looking into the issues surrounding the waste removal. [...]
Wed, Apr 24, 2019 7:28:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Public satisfaction with Vice President Leni Robredo and Senate President Vicente Sotto III settled in the positive territory in the first quarter of 2019, according to a new opinion poll. [...]
Wed, Apr 24, 2019 6:04:00 AM, Continue reading at the source