World Oct 16, 2015

Typhoon takes aim at northern Philippines

A typhoon was heading straight for the main Philippine island of Luzon on Friday, prompting storm alerts in nearly 20 provinces and placing army and police units on standby. With center winds of 130 kph, Typhoon Koppu was about 585 km east of northeast Aurora ...

Editorials Nov 23, 2013

A helping hand for Philippines

The Philippines was one of the most important contributors to the relief effort after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, and now Japan has the chance to return the favor.

Japan's coast menaced by storm surges

National Nov 23, 2013

Japan's coast menaced by storm surges

When monster Typhoon Haiyan slammed the Philippines in early November, it inflicted especially severe damage on Leyte Island, where the city of Tacloban was engulfed by a massive storm surge. Experts said the devastation was caused mainly by two factors — the powerful gusts of ...

Commentary Nov 19, 2013

View Typhoon Haiyan as an early warning system

by Gwynne Dyer

"We've been telling the rest of the world we don't want what's happening to us to happen to everyone else," said Lucille L. Sering, the vice chair of the Philippines' Climate Commission,, as the country struggled to cope with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. ...