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Kalikasan: The Environment

UNICEF Philippines

Please watch this short video, outlining how UNICEF upholds children's rights in the Philippines and responds to natural disasters like Tropical Storm Ondoy. It also explains why we need your help to continue this vital work and how you can donate to UNICEF Philippines.

 

Our vision

Our vision is of a country where all children in the Philippines enjoy their rights and have a bright future within caring and protective families and communities.

 

Our mission

As a leading child rights advocacy organization, UNICEF Philippines will: advocate that every child in the Philippines has the environment they need for their growth, development and security; increase the number of organisations involved in securing the highest standards of care for children and the fulfillment of their rights; and, as managers of resources for all children, operate in a way that is transparent, effective and accountable. Donate now to support our work with children.

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Autumnal Equinox Days now as long as nights

This will reminds us that Christmas is much approaching
When we Filipinos Experience cold weather at night


Autumnal Equinox 2011 Startes in the Philippines on September 23, according to PAGASA website. As Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) explained, this is when the day and night will have equal length on Earth. As the Sun approaches the celestial equator, this would mean that there will be longer nights in the Philippines.

PAGASA officer-in-charge Graciano Yumul Jr said that “Mars and Venus will be visible throughout the month while Saturn will gradually cease to view as days pass by.” “Under perfectly cloudless dark sky condition in rural locations, Uranus can be spotted by people with good eyesight and who knows the exact position. Few people have actually seen it without the aid of a binocular or telescope,” he added.

The term “equinox” is derived from the Latin words “aequus” (meaning equal) and “nox” (meaning “night”) because when an equinox occurs, the length of the day and night becomes almost equal. While Autumnal equinox 2011 seems almost no meaning for most Filipinos, this is a very special day for some other nations.

In the US, Autumnal equinox 2011 starts September 22, which is also the start of Fall for this year and the whole day for them will be full of fun and excitement, where everyone will bring jacket and enjoy some apple picking activities. In Japan, the autumnal equinox is also called Higan, and an official holiday where families visit the graves of their loved ones.

But in China, Autumnal equinox 2011 is being celebrated from September 11 to October 10, while Singapore had a major celebration last September 18. They also call it the Moon Festival, to commemorate the Mongol invasions back in 1341 AD.

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What is Global Warming?

What is Global Warming?

Global Warming is a gradual warming of the Earth's atmosphere reportedly caused by the burning of fossil fuels and industrial pollutants due to greenhouse gases, leading to climate change and rising sea levels. Renewable energy, energy efficient buildings and sustainable travel are examples of ways to help avert the greenhouse effect.

 

Global Warming:  Natural or Manmade?

 

What is Climate Change?


Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather over periods of time that range from decades to millions of years. It can be a change in the average weather or a change in the distribution of weather events around an average (for example, greater or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change may be limited to a specific region, or may occur across the whole Earth.

 

 

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