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Air quality in Metro Manila back to normal after Taal ashfall – report

Jan 15, 2020 - 4:45 AM

The Manila Observatory's report shows that as of Monday, January 13, the air quality in Metro Manila is 'back to typical range'

PROTECTION. In this file photo, local officials distribute face masks to homeless people to protect themselves from the volcanic ash along a sidewalk in Manila on January 12, 2020, after ashfall from the Taal Volcano reached Metro Manila. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Manila Observatory to mark 150th anniversary with int'l conference

Sep 19, 2015 - 4:32 PM

The conference aims to underscore the importance of milestone collaborations fostered in the pursuit of many common goals

Hubble at 25, Google's Project Fi, Chile volcanic eruption | SciTech4u

Apr 27, 2015 - 3:30 PM

That and the girl who proved Einstein right in this week s episode of SciTech4u

2013 one of hottest years

Feb 20, 2014 - 3:13 PM

2013 is one of the hottest years on record the World Meteorological Organization says What does that mean for us?

Another hazardous New Year's welcome

Jan 15, 2014 - 10:58 AM

More than ten years of monitoring PM2 5 around Metro Manila shows no significant improvement in the New Year air quality

NEW YEAR SMOG. Smog carrying toxic particles and metallic compounds submerge Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City the morning after New Year's Eve. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Flashback: 1897, Leyte and a strong typhoon

Nov 20, 2013 - 7:40 AM

The typhoon that hit Leyte 116 years ago also landed near Guiuan before reaching Tacloban And the theory behind storm surges is extensively studied in one work

How do you solve the metro's flood problem?

Sep 11, 2013 - 8:30 AM

A multi billion peso flood management master plan for Metro Manila and surrounding areas provides a glimmer of hope

Rainfall levels in Metro still rising - Observatory

Aug 20, 2013 - 2:33 PM

As with data from August 19 the Observatory says the areas with the most rainfall recorded are in the southern half of Metro Manila

WAIST HIGH. People brave floodwater at Vito Cruz, which is not passable as of 8am Tuesday, August 20. Photo by John Allanegui

Data: South Metro bears brunt of rain

Aug 19, 2013 - 12:20 PM

UPDATED Manila Observatory data: Las Piñas Parañaque weather stations recorded over 200 mm rainfall since Sunday

DIRTY POOL. A child swims in flood waters in a street in Manila, August 19, 2013. Photo by Rappler

Study: June 17 Metro gridlock result of heavy rain, bad timing

Jun 25, 2013 - 10:39 AM

Confirmed: Quick heavy rain plus rush hour traffic equals a traffic nightmare But will this be the metropolis new normal?

Traffic nightmare: The new normal for the rainy season?

Jun 25, 2013 - 10:39 AM

Regular monsoon rain events such as the Habagat and June 17 s rainfall show that Metro Manila faces new challenges each rainy season

More storms hit Mindanao before

Dec 28, 2011 - 6:49 PM

Climate change? A century ago at least one typhoon visited Mindanao every year historical records show

NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Natural, human forces at play in 'Sendong'

Dec 23, 2011 - 1:29 AM

It s too early to say climate change was the sole culprit experts say

DENUDATION. Rampaging waters wash logs from denuded forests into low-lying areas of Iligan City. Photo by Manman Dejeto