Category Archives: Environment

2016: WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD

In a press release dated January 18, 2017, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed that 2016 was the hottest year on record. With a global average temperature of 1.1 degrees…

5 Songs that Describe the Peak of Amihan

If you were satisfied with the chilly ber months, brace yourselves for colder days! The Amihan Season isn’t over yet and is, in fact, now at its peak! Here are…

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….