By Armand Galang
, Carmela Reyes-Estrope
With the water level at the Angat Dam now 2 meters below critical level, government authorities on Friday dispatched cloud-seeding planes to induce rain over Metro Manila’s major water source.
Cloud seeding is the process of condensing clouds to create rain, particularly in areas where condensation is unlikely.
Cloud seeders have had little success in inducing rain but that is because clouds generally have been sucked out to the Pacific Ocean due to weather patterns suggesting the development of an El Niño phenomenon, experts said on Thursday.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
The lack of rain and heat that summer brings not only affect people, but also farms and watersheds vital to human survival.
By Melvin Gascon
Four people were killed after the plane they were riding in crashed at a corn field in Barangay (village) Villa Coloma in Bagabag town, Nueva Vizcaya province, on Sunday afternoon, police said.