Category Archives: Environment

WHAT’S HAUTE? Best Indoor Plants

Seven million. That’s how many people die every year due to air pollution. What’s more, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the most vulnerable to this environmental problem are…

Anatomy of a Typhoon

Each generation has its share of mind-blowing disasters. For our generation, one of the worst devastations ever to hit our country was caused by Typhoon Yolanda. Today, we remember the…

Hope Shines in Yolanda-Hit Areas

Recovery is still taking place in Yolanda-battered areas, and is expected to be completed in 2017. But how far have we really gone three years after the catastrophe?   It’s…

FACES OF BREATHTAKING BATANES

Maybebkas kan mayanien Makenem as masalaosao Pachivanan ko sa aya Ta imo mian du nakem ko. (Mighty waves and thunderstorms Heavy clouds and stormy skies All of these may come…

Freedom islands: are they really free?

If you’re immersed everyday in Metro Manila, a busy jungle of high-rise buildings and car-jammed roads, it’s difficult to imagine a serene paradise that soothes the eyes, and is bursting…

7 Things Marikeños learned from “Ondoy”

  It happened on a Saturday morning. Heavy rains continued to pour as a number of cars were already floating in water. A few hours later, people were soaked in…

Climate Change: When it rains, it pours—bizarrely

New studies from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) researchers showed that climate change does not only affect the severity or amount of rain but also the precipitation patterns. According…

Cloud Comprehension 101: How to predict the weather by observing clouds

What’s the weather today? To get the answer straight from forecasters, we simply go online, or get hold of other forms of media such as the television, radio, and newspaper….

Parliamentarians, Planet and Peace: International Leadership Conference

Kathmandu – More than a year after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, the city held a gathering of peacemakers and peacebuilders last July 27-30, 2016, hosted by the Universal…

AUGUST: Awesome or Awful?

A few weeks from entering the “ber” months, here are eight things you should know about the 8th month of the year in the aspects of weather and astronomy. 1….