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Wind turbine sounds do not harm health – study

Jun 22, 2020 - 8:36 PM

People in many countries have blamed low-frequency waves for symptoms ranging from headaches and nausea to tinnitus and cardiovascular problems, researchers say

'Gone with the Wind' removed from HBO Max after racism protests

Jun 10, 2020 - 8:21 PM

The film will return to the streaming platform at a later date, along with a discussion of its historical context

Why is it now called tropical cyclone 'wind' – and not 'warning' – signals?

Dec 03, 2019 - 11:10 PM

Do you know what Signal Nos. 1 to 5 are based on? Here's a quick explainer.

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Why 'Gone With the Wind' eclipses both 'Avengers' and 'Avatar'

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Worldwide, and with inflation taken into account, the film would have taken in a stunning $3.44 billion, according to the Guinness Book of World Records

'Sesame Street,' Earth, Wind & Fire among Kennedy Center honorees

Jul 19, 2019 - 1:26 PM

This year, the Kennedy Center Honors, one of America's most prestigious arts awards, recognizes the impact of 'Sesame Street' and the famous R&B group

Wind turbines cause cancer? Trump's 'idiotic' theory whips up storm

Apr 05, 2019 - 7:00 AM

'It's an idiotic statement,' says Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, echoing an earlier assessment by Republican Senator Chuck Grassley

WINDMILL MAGIC. Be swept away by the wind and the towering beauty of Bangui’s windmills. Photo by Ros Flores

Wind farm 'predator' effect hits ecosystems – study

Nov 06, 2018 - 3:30 PM

An international team of scientists finds that predatory raptor birds are 4 times rarer in areas of plateau where wind turbines are present

Wind turbines contribute to climate change – study

Oct 05, 2018 - 3:46 PM

'Wind beats coal by any environmental measure, but that doesn't mean that its impacts are negligible,' says a senior author of the study

Isolated rain across Philippines on May 27

May 26, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Easterly winds are affecting the entire country

Satellite image as of May 26, 4 pm from PAGASA website

Isolated rain across Philippines on May 20

May 19, 2018 - 5:53 PM

Easterly winds are affecting the entire country

Satellite image as of May 19, 4 pm from PAGASA website

Isolated rain across Philippines on May 13

May 12, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Easterly winds are affecting the entire country

Satellite image as of May 12, 5:30 pm from PAGASA website

Deadly India superstorms kill nearly 150

May 03, 2018 - 5:07 PM

(UPDATED) Thousands of people in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan had their homes destroyed by the freak storm, which was packing winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour

This photo taken on May 2, 2018 shows an Indian traffic policeman covering his face as he stands on duty during a dust storm in New Delhi. Dust storms tore across northern India killing at least 77 people and injuring 143 as trees and walls were flattened by powerful winds, officials said May 3.   / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA

Scattered rains in parts of Mindanao on April 29

Apr 28, 2018 - 6:12 PM

The intertropical convergence zone is affecting southern Mindanao, while easterly winds are prevailing over the rest of the archipelago

PAGASA satellite image as of April 28, 2018, 5:30 pm from PAGASA website

George RR Martin: ‘Winds of Winter’ is not coming this year…but another book is

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:33 AM

The 'Game of Thrones' author announces the release of a new book on the Targaryen kings

FIRE AND BLOOD. The new book from George RR Martin details the history of Targaryen kings. Photo from

Violent winds topple stone pillars at Taj Mahal complex

Apr 12, 2018 - 10:42 PM

'Two decorative pillars collapsed last night amid high-velocity winds. One of the pillars stood at the royal gate, and the other at the southern gate,' says an official from the Archaeological Survey of India

CRASH. People gather around base of the Royal Gate entrance at the Taj Mahal complex next to a fallen pillar that collapsed during a storm in Agra on April 12, 2018. AFP

LOOK: List of PSC's 10 priority sports in 2018

Mar 29, 2018 - 3:31 PM

These are the top 10 sports that will receive a bigger share of the government's allocated budget

BANNERING. (from left to right) weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, judoka Kiyomi Watanable and gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo. Photo by presidential photo (Diaz), PSC-POC Media Group (Watanabe), Munehiro Kugimiya's Facebook page (Yulo)

BTS, GOT7, NCT dominate Billboard 'World Albums' top 5

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:45 AM

K-pop groups dominate Billboard's World Albums Chart top spots for the week of March 24, 2018!

How Guimaras got rid of coal

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:25 AM

'We want to show the world that we don't need dirty energy to power development,' says Guimaras Governor Samuel Gumarin

[OPINION] TRAIN at a crossroads on a coal tax

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Our electricity bills would likely increase not because of a coal tax but because coal will become more expensive in the years to come relative to renewable energy

Philippines, U.S. simulate hijacking in counterterrorism drill

Sep 26, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The exercises 'simulated a scenario involving a real commercial airliner filled with over 150 actors who played hostages,' says US Ambassador Sung Kim

TEMPEST WIND. Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and US Ambassador Sung Kim shake hands after a joint press conference on September 26, 2017, about Tempest Wind, a counterterrorism drill between the Philippines and the US. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LISTEN: 10 songs that remind us of the Martial Law years

Sep 21, 2017 - 10:33 AM

Never forget with these tunes

'It' scares up box office glory for 2 weeks

Sep 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The film is way ahead of other box office hits – including new releases 'American Assassin' and 'mother!'

PENNYWISE. The murderous clown, played by Bill Skarsgard, is the evil driving force in the film based on a Stephen King novel. Screengrab from

PHINMA Energy pins hopes on DOE's new renewable energy policy

Apr 11, 2017 - 1:18 PM

With the tight competition in coal energy the firm plans to focus on renewable energy projects and retail electricity as it waits for the DOE s next renewable energy incentive

AC Energy eyes another renewable energy investment

Jan 19, 2017 - 5:00 PM

We are building up our RE platform so we re looking for acquisitions in the Philippines says AC Energy president John Eric Francia

RE. NorthWind Power in Ilocos Norte is a joint venture between AC Energy and NorthWind Founders: Niels Jacobsen, Atty. Ferdinand A. Dumlao and Atty. Jose Ildebrando B. Ambrosio. Screenshot image from AC Energy website

Lopez wants ECCs on renewable energy approved in 2 weeks

Jan 18, 2017 - 2:59 PM

The environment department also cancels the expired environmental compliance certificates of 6 projects

Ayala to build, operate $150-M Indonesia wind farm

Jan 11, 2017 - 5:20 PM

With a generating capacity of 75 megawatts MW the Sidrap Project is the first greenfield offshore investment of AC Energy

FIRST OFFSHORE. With generating capacity of 75 megawatts (MW), AC Energy says the Sidrap project is targeted for completion by the end of 2017. Background image from UPC Renewables' website

Dong Energy to build world's cheapest offshore wind farms

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The projects would be built for 72 70 euros per megawatt hour significantly below the group s 2020 target of bringing costs below 100 euros per megawatt hour over the life of a project

OFFSHORE WIND FARMS. Graphic from Dong Energy website at

'Game of Thrones' season 6 finale scores record ratings

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Nielsen says that 8 9 million people watched the 10th and final episode of Game of Thrones season 6 on HBO

Photo courtesy of HBO Asia

'Game of Thrones' season 6 finale recap: Shocking revelations galore

Jun 27, 2016 - 10:11 AM

Revelations dragons and more in the explosive Game of Thrones season 6 finale The Winds of Winter

Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

[IN PHOTOS] 'Game of Thrones' season 6 finale: Sneak peek

Jun 23, 2016 - 3:29 PM

What happens after the fateful events last episode in Winterfell and Meereen? What s going on back in King s Landing?

Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO, courtesy of HBO Asia

Gamesa, Siemens join forces to create global wind power leader

Jun 17, 2016 - 9:42 PM

In a statement issued in Germany Siemens says it will pay 3 75 euros per share to Gamesa s shareholders With just over 279 million shares in issue that would represent a total cash payment of just over one billion euros 1 12 billion

George RR Martin posts excerpt from new 'Game of Thrones' book

May 12, 2016 - 10:04 AM

You want to know what the Sand Snakes Prince Doran Areo Hotah Ellaria Sand Darkstar and the rest will be up to in Winds of Winter? asks Martin The excerpt from Winds of Winter gives readers a taste

DORAN MARTELL. The new excerpt from 'A Song of Ice and Fire' gives readers a taste of what the Sand Snakes, Prince Doran, Areo Hotah, Ellaria Sand, and Darkstar are up to in 'Winds of Winter.' Above, Alexander Siddig plays Doran Martell in the HBO series 'Game of Thrones.' Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

Renewable energy posted record growth rate in 2015 – IRENA

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Renewable energy is now the preferred option for new power generation capacity around the world says the International Renewable Energy Agency

epa05071233 Project Manager Klaus Schrot checks the last solar panels before the opening of a new solar farm on a former firing range in Star Buchholz in Schwerin, Germany, 16 Decemeber 2015. The company PVStrom has installed almost 40,000 solar modules. The installation will thus generate more than 10,000 megawatt hours of solar power annually. EPA/JENS BUETTNER

Two towers of Pagudpud Wind Farm bombed

Feb 20, 2016 - 1:50 AM

North Luzon Renewables says initial investigations indicate that explosives were used to take down the transmission towers

TOPPLED. Two of Pagudpud Wind Farm's transmission towers had toppled. Photo from Ayala Corporation - Energy and Infrastructure Group

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Feb 05, 2016 - 6:49 PM

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Funk legend Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire dies at 74

Feb 05, 2016 - 10:37 AM

Maurice s death is the latest among a string of prominent musicians who have passed away since the start of 2016

World's biggest wind farm given go-ahead off Britain

Feb 04, 2016 - 12:11 PM

Offshore wind developer Dong Energy says a final decision has been made to construct the 1 2 gigawatt Hornsea Project One scheme off the coast of Yorkshire in northern England

Image courtesy DONG Energy

'Game of Thrones' to be released before 6th 'A Song of Ice and Fire' – George RR Martin

Jan 02, 2016 - 11:13 PM

Author George RR Martin says that the 6th book The Winds of Winter is not finished

'THE WINDS OF WINTER' UNFINISHED. Maisie Williams plays Arya Stark on 'Game of Thrones.' With its upcoming 6th season, the TV series will overtake its source material, George RR Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire.' Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

ADB to help finance PH's largest wind farm

Nov 07, 2015 - 9:54 AM

ADB says the Burgos wind farm will provide a shot in the arm to the government’s push to diversify its energy sources and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions

REDUCE GAS EMISSIONS. The operation of this farm will avoid the production of over 200,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions a year. Photo from Asian Development Bank

Korean wind tower to rise in Catbalogan

Aug 05, 2015 - 8:15 AM

The proposed wind tower according to ODIN Energy is about 11 story building with a minimum ground floor area of 113 square meters

SOON TO RISE. The proposed wind tower is seen to generate four times more energy compared to the traditional ones. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman

DOE awards 648 renewable energy contracts end March

May 04, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The contracts have a potential generation capacity of 10 632 22 megawatts

Ayala’s energy arm receives FIT compliance for N. Luzon wind farm projects

Apr 17, 2015 - 4:30 PM

The feed in tariff compliance entitles AC Energy’s Ilocos Norte wind farm projects to a FIT rate of P8 53 kWh for a 20 year period

George R. R. Martin unveils new 'Game of Thrones' chapter

Apr 04, 2015 - 11:02 AM

This chapter is from upcoming book The Winds of Winter

GRRM. He releases a new chapter from upcoming book 'The Winds of Winter.' Screengrab from YouTube

PAGASA awards NGO working on localized weather forecasting

Mar 30, 2015 - 11:20 PM

The Wind Vane Awards is given to those who have been instrumental in advancing vital PAGASA services and government s hazard mitigation program for overall national socio economic development

Coal energy still most viable, for now

Mar 25, 2015 - 11:53 AM

The feed in tariff scheme which the government is banking on to promote renewable energy investments is not exactly investor friendly say industry experts

Korean firm to test wind power tower in PH

Mar 11, 2015 - 2:26 PM

ODIN Energy is spending over 2 million an alternative investment to the high cost of diesel powered electricity in off grid areas in the country

Google to buy wind energy to power headquarters

Feb 13, 2015 - 10:10 AM

Google and NextEra Energy Resources are working together to power Google s North Bayshore headquarters with wind energy

WIND ENERGY. Photo from Google Blog.

New wind farms to help bridge summer power shortage – WWF

Feb 07, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The new wind farms in Guimaras and Ilocos Norte have already contributed 300 MW to the country’s power supply the World Wide Fund for Nature says

Calamba hospital saves on costs with solar power

Feb 06, 2015 - 7:30 AM

What the Calamba Doctor s Hospital in Laguna has is possibly the largest renewable energy system to be powering a hospital in the country

SOLAR HOSPITAL. Officials at the Calamba Doctor's Hospital say its new solar panels will help promote the hospital as a 'green' hospital. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Renewable energy law 6 years after: 650 contracts okayed

Dec 26, 2014 - 3:55 PM

Six years after the Philippines moves to cut its dependence on fossil fuel the country has more renewable energy projects

RENEWABLE ENERGY. The Philippines has aimed to cut its dependence on fossil fuel as energy source by introducing the Renewable Energy Act in 2008.