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Inside the industry: Discovering Disney on Ice magic

Dec 20, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Find out what it takes to be part of the Disney on Ice spectacle with figure skater Jules Alpe

Microplastics in Arctic snow point to widespread air contamination

Aug 16, 2019 - 12:59 PM

'It's readily apparent that the majority of the microplastic in the snow comes from the air,' says a study. It found that microplastic particles can be transported tremendous distances through the atmosphere.

n this August 4, 2017, image courtesy of the Alfred Wegener Institute, scientists from the institute use the helicopter from the icebreaker research vessel Polarstern to collect snow samples in the Arctic. Minute microplastic particles have been detected in the Arctic and the Alps, carried by the wind and later washed out in the snow, according to a study that called for urgent research to assess the health risks of inhalation. Every year, several million tonnes of plastic litter course through rivers and out to the oceans, where they are gradually broken down into smaller fragments through the motion of waves and the ultraviolet light of the Sun. The new study, conducted by scientists at Germany's Alfred Wegener Institute and Switzerland's Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, found that microplastic particles can be transported tremendous distances through the atmosphere. Kajetan Deja / Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmhol / AFP

Shrinking glaciers and rockfalls point to climate change in Alps

Jul 25, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Visitors now arriving from the last tramstop before the 4,809-meter summit are forced to take 20 steps more each year to reach the retreating 'Mer de Glace,' or Sea of Ice glacier, France's largest

GLOBAL WARMING. Aspiring mountain guide Yann Grava looks over the Mer de Glace glacier from the Refuge du Requin (moutain hut) in Chamonix on June 17, 2019. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Climate change threatens half World Heritage sites' glaciers – report

May 01, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Authors of a new study 'predict glacier extinction by 2100 under a high emission scenario in 21 of the 46 natural World Heritage sites where glaciers are currently found'

Alpine glaciers risk 90% melt by 2100 – study

Apr 09, 2019 - 11:15 PM

A team of researchers in Switzerland finds that due to historic emissions and current CO2 levels, the Alps will lose half of its glaciers no matter what is done about emissions

Rhone Glacier image from Shutterstock

Dozens evacuated as fire strikes French Alps hotel

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:39 PM

The blaze is discovered on the wooden roof of the chalet-style Four Seasons hotel at around 10:00 pm on Thursday, March 28. 70 firefighters worked throughout the night to bring the fire under control by Friday morning.

FOUR SEASONS IN MEGEVE. An image of the Four Seasons Hotel in Megeve, France. Image from https://www.fourseasons.com/megeve/

The week in photos: April 21-27, 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 4:32 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (L) turns to wave at the media as she is lead in with her brother Prince George of Cambridge (R) by their father Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (C) at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018, to visit Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and their new-born son. Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday. "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT)," the palace said in a statement. The baby boy weighs eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes). / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL

The week in photos: January 6-12, 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:07 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Participants in the 17th Annual "No Pants Subway Ride" wait for a New York City subway train on January 7, 2018 in New York. The "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York, the goal of which is for riders ride the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants while keeping a straight face. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

30 injured in train accident in Swiss Alps – police

Sep 11, 2017 - 10:14 PM

The accident happened shortly before midday as a train run by the Matterhorn Gotthard rail company attempted a maneuver at Andermatt station

Michael Christian Martinez earns SEA Games silver in men's figure skating

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:36 PM

Martinez earns silver with a total score of 171 63

SILVER SKATER. Michael Christian Martinez skates his way to a silver medal at the SEA Games. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Jules Alpe set to light up SEA Games ice skating rink for the first time

Aug 15, 2017 - 10:34 AM

Jules Alpe 18 has never known a passion greater than his love for figure skating

1 dead as Italy heatwave breaks in Alps

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:39 PM

The tragedy follows the deaths of two senior citizens who were caught up in wild fires in Abruzzo and Matera

HEATWAVE. A man refreshes himself with the waters of a fountain at Piazza Castello in Turin on August 2 as they seek relief during a heatwave that continues to grip southern Europe. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Swiss couple found on glacier after 75 years buried at last

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:29 PM

The funeral is held in the church where the couple had attended mass before setting out on their trek in the Swiss Alps

FINALLY FOUND. This handout picture distributed on July 18, 2017 shows the mummified remains of a Swiss Couple who went missing 75 years ago and who were found in a glacier in the Diablerets mountains, in southern Switzerland. Glacier 3000/AFP

World's longest tunnel begins regular service in Switzerland

Dec 11, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The 57 kilometer Gotthard Base Tunnel cost over 11 2 billion euros to build

OPEN. This file photo taken on May 31, 2016 shows an Italian train making its way at the north entrance of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest train tunnel, on the eve of its inauguration in Erstfeld. Regular rail service through the world's longest tunnel began on December 11, 21016 carrying passengers deep under the Swiss Alps from Zurich to Lugano. The 57-kilometre (35.4-mile) new Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT), which runs under the Alps, was first conceived in sketch-form in 1947 but construction began 17 years ago. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

Ayala Land Premier announces most expensive residential project yet

Jul 26, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The 69 storey Park Central South Tower will rise across Ayala Triangle in Makati City with unit prices ranging from P32 million to an unprecedented P477 million

ULTRA LUXURIOUS. This ultra-luxury, two-tower development will rise at the corner of Paseo de Roxas and Makati Avenue. Artist rendition images from Ayala Land

INFOGRAPHIC: Things to do in Morong, Bataan

Aug 10, 2015 - 11:35 AM

The go to exclusive family destination north of Manila

Remains of two Japanese climbers found in Alps after half century

Aug 06, 2015 - 11:46 PM

The two climbers identified by the Japanese consulate in Geneva as 22 year old Michio Oikawa and 21 year old Masayuki Kobayashi go missing on August 18 1970

Arca South: The next BGC

Jul 06, 2015 - 4:54 PM

Watch out for the new kid on the block Arca South is going to be the next big thing

Why you should make the shift to garden living

May 12, 2015 - 12:07 PM

If you believe that nature is good for the soul science agrees with you

QUIZ: What's your real estate of mind?

May 09, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Picking out a property is always a daunting task but it s easy if you keep your priorities in mind Take this test to better assess your real estate personality

Bringing out the talent in your child

May 05, 2015 - 12:02 PM

Here are some tips on how to nurture the talent that resides in every child

French police end Germanwings debris recovery in Alps

Apr 20, 2015 - 11:42 PM

The aviation disaster highlights the question of pilots mental health and sees industry doctors urge more extensive medical checks for those tasked with flying aircraft

HARD CLIMB. A handout photo provided by the French Interior Ministry on 27 March 2015 shows search and rescue workers making their way through debris at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, above the town of Seyne-les-Alpes, southeastern France, 26 March 2015. Francis Pellier/Dicom/Ministre Interieur/Handout/EPA

Second black box found from French Alps plane crash

Apr 02, 2015 - 9:55 PM

UPDATED The second black box records technical flight data that could provide vital insights into the final moments of Flight 4U9525 before its crash

HARD CLIMB. A handout photo provided by the French Interior Ministry on 27 March 2015 shows search and rescue workers making their way through debris at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, above the town of Seyne-les-Alpes, southeastern France, 26 March 2015. Francis Pellier/Dicom/Ministre Interieur/Handout/EPA

Jeane Napoles, Lee Kuan Yew, Arum on fight earnings | The wRap

Mar 24, 2015 - 7:24 PM

Jeane Napoles is back in the Philippines What is Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy? Bob Arum says the Pacquiao Mayweather fight could earn more than 400 million

2 dead, 9 hurt as train derails in French Alps

Feb 08, 2014 - 9:49 PM

The train was traveling from the coastal city of Nice to the town of Digne les Bains and came off the tracks after hitting a rock on the rails firefighters say

Voters return to provinces as elections approach

May 11, 2013 - 10:12 PM

Different transportation terminals report an increase in passenger traffic two days before the elections

Valais: Scenic walks, simple pleasures

Apr 18, 2013 - 6:49 PM

The majestic mountainside town of Valais in Switzerland can make anyone an outdoor person

LAKESIDE WALKS. Lush greens and placid waters make up the scenery in Valais during summer. All photos by Ana Santos

Hopes pinned on wounded girl as Alps shooting probe stalls

Sep 08, 2012 - 8:20 AM

Investigators into the murders of a British family in the French Alps pin their hopes on a 7 year old girl wounded in the attack as they struggle to make headway in the case