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'Ang init!': The heat index, explained

Apr 09, 2019 - 10:15 PM

The heat index isn't just about the temperature. Here's what it means, how it affects people, and what people can do to protect themselves.

Only 1 in 10 LGUs has plan on how to respond to natural disasters

Jul 06, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman urges local officials to create their own action plan by the end of 2017

VULNERABLE. Rice and corn farmers may go deeper into poverty because of climate change. Photo by Vincent Go/Greenpeace

Super Typhoon Dujuan batters Taiwan

Sep 28, 2015 - 8:57 PM

The storm hit earlier than expected after picking up speed as it approached with more than 7 000 people evacuated in advance

Taiwanese coast guards keep watch on the coastline of Keelung on September 28, 2015, as typhoon Dujuan approaches Taiwan. 'Super typhoon' Dujuan was swirling towards Taiwan on September 28 with thousands of people evacuated from outlying islands as the storm gathered strength on its approach. AFP PHOTO / Sam Yeh

Snowfall, blizzards forecast for US northeast

Jan 26, 2015 - 12:44 AM

With parts of the region already hit by a strong winter system over the weekend residents brace for what the National Weather Service called possible heavy snow and strong wind even blizzard conditions

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California braces for historic rains, snowfall

Dec 11, 2014 - 11:37 PM

The storm which began to batter northern California late Wednesday is expected to last through Friday causing severe flooding in coastal areas and mudslides in higher elevations

Staysea Colteaux (L) and Chris Furbee (R) set up sandbags and seal a vent in front of Dogville on December 10, 2014 in San Anselmo, California. The San Francisco Bay Area is bracing for a severe storm that is expected to bring high winds and heavy rain that could topple trees and cause widespread flooding. Urban areas could see up to 6 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

NGOs: UN Climate Summit not enough to change climate course

Oct 01, 2014 - 1:48 PM

We saw some positive signs but all in all the pledges were not ambitious enough to keep up with the demand of climate scientists and advocates alike

File photo of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon calling for climate action in the world’s largest gathering on climate change from AFP.

Coastal residents evacuated in Catbalogan

Jul 15, 2014 - 5:27 PM

Some 20 coastal barangays in Catbalogan City have already been forced to move to safer grounds

FORCED EVACUATION. Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan (in green) convinces residents to leave their homes. All photos from Catbalogan Mayor's office.

Young Pinoys urged to prepare for disasters

Jul 14, 2014 - 3:34 PM

The key is disaster risk reduction and environmental protection Everyone particularly the Filipino youth must always prepare for the worst and plan for the above normal

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT. A Tanay Mountaineer member gives basic first aid training to barangay residents. Photo from TM.

Palace: Conserve water, brace for El Niño

May 04, 2014 - 5:19 PM

Expecting a dry spell that could last for 9 months starting June this year Malacañang says there is a need for discipline in water consumption conservation and usage

CONSERVE WATER. A Palace official calls for wiser water usage in Filipino households. File photo by AFP