QC must start Payatas rehab soon: NSWMC

MANILA -- Government plans sticking to its target of permanently closing this December Payatas sanitary landfill in Quezon City."That target remains so (the) Quezon City government must already commence, as soon as possible, closure and rehabilitation activities in Payatas," said Executive Director... Read More

Cloudiness, rain likely till Wednesday afternoon

MANILA -- Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains, and possible occasional heavy rains, gusty winds and lightning due to thunderstorms, will be experienced over Mindanao, said Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in its 24-hour forecast released... Read More

Flood death toll rises to 8 in north eastern Iran

MASHAD, Razavi Khorasan prov, Aug. 12 -- The number of victims of Friday's flash flood in the Razavi Khorasan Province mounted to 8, it was reported on Saturday.The flood, which happened on Friday in this northeastern, also damaged some 25 villages, Managing Director of the provincial Crisis... Read More

Tornado kills 5, hurts more than 50 in N. China

BEIJING, Aug. 12 -- A powerful tornado has swept through several villages in northern China, flattening homes and killing at least five people, local media said on Saturday.The storm hit the prefecture-level city ofChifeng inChina’s Inner Mongolia region onFriday, according tothe... Read More

Phivolcs studies quake felt in MM Friday

MANILA, Aug. 11 -- Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) is determining magnitude and other details of the earthquake Metro Manila felt Friday (Aug. 11).The earthquake's magnitude might be 6.0 or higher, said Phivolcs Dir. Renato Solidum.Movement of Manila Trench may have... Read More

2016 confirmed as hottest year on record globally: report

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 -- An international report issued Thursday by the US government confirmed that 2016 topped 2015 as the hottest year globally in 137 years of record keeping."Most indicators of climate change (in 2016) continued to follow trends of a warming world," the US National Oceanic and... Read More

Southern Palawan town to sue Ipilan mining over 'illegal' operations

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Aug. 10 – The municipal government of Brooke’s Point, southern Palawan, is poised to sue the controversial Ipilan Nickel Corporation (INC) for alleged illegal mining operations.In local interviews with the media, Mayor Mary Jean Feliciano said the criminal case they... Read More

Cloudy skies, rain likely in PH till Friday pm: PAGASA

MANILA, Aug. 10 -- Partly cloudy to cloudy skies, except for isolated light to occasionally heavy rains, gusty winds and lightning, will be experienced over the entire country, state weather bureau, PAGASA, said in its 24-hour forecast released Thursday afternoon.The ridge of a high-pressure area is... Read More

1,500 signatures sought to save ancient Acacia trees in Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Aug. 8 -- An appeal for 1,500 signatures has been launched in a petition website to save a numberof ancient Acacia trees from the planned Php30-billionsix-lane road widening project by the Palawan government.Presented as “Please save Palawan's Acacia Tunnel,” the... Read More

High humidity, heatwave hits Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Aug. 8 -- An extreme humidity and heatwave has gripped Turkey's biggest city Istanbul on Monday.Over 80 percent of humidity caused the so-called "perceived" temperature to be felt as 40 degrees Celsius in most parts of the city.The heatwave, combined with extreme humidity, has intolerably... Read More