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Farm output seen to decline due to El Niño

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Some 27,000 farmers might not be able to work on about 34,000 hectares of farmland because of insufficient water supply expected in the first half of 2015, according to the National Irrigation Administration.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Human-caused climate change blamed for some heat waves

In this Sept. 29, 201,3 file photo, an Indian rickshaw puller sits atop the passenger seat to protect himself during heavy downpour in Allahabad, India. Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes: heat waves in Australia, Europe, China, Japan and Korea, intense rain in parts of the United States and India, and severe droughts in California and New Zealand.  AP PHOTO/ RAJESH KUMAR SINGH

Heat waves last year in Asia, Europe and Australia were influenced by human-caused climate change, but not all extreme weather events could be linked to global warming, scientists said Monday.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Agri losses due to ‘Luis,’ ‘Mario’ climb to P1.76B

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Agricultural losses in the wake of Typhoon “Luis” and Tropical Storm “Mario” have climbed to a total of P1.76 billion, as more data from the field showed greater devastation on rice farms.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Markets closed due to bad weather

Rescuers use a rubber dinghy to rescue trapped residents after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong (local name, Mario) flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. AP

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Financial markets in the Philippines were shut down yesterday due to inclement weather brought by Tropical Storm “Mario,” which flooded many parts of the National Capital Region and nearby areas.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Last month was hottest August since 1880–US

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Last month was the hottest August on record for global average temperatures over land and ocean surfaces, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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